SPY Optic™ announced a multi-year sponsorship deal with professional surfer, 2011 Surfer Poll “Best Barrel” winner and all-around hell man Alex Gray. This past year was a particularly “big” one for Alex, nabbing some of the heaviest waves during Tavarua and Teahupoo’s historic “Code Red” swells, earning him the coveted “Best Barrel” honor and a nomination for Billabong’s XXL award. More recently Gray was part of the paddle crew that took on massive Jaws—a remote wave on Maui with so much size and velocity that most surfers only tow into it. Despite a thirst and aptitude for treacherous surf, the 25-year-old also holds his own when it comes to laying it on rail or punting airs.
“SPY is a fun brand that has deep roots in surfing and makes great product,” says Gray. “The president and CEO of the company is a fellow South Bay native which is rad. I’m stoked to be on board with such a solid team, and I’m looking forward to pulling some ladies in my new SPY glasses!”
. For more information about Alex and SPY Optic, log-on at spyoptic.com and facebook.com/spyoptic.