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cbdMD, Cannabidiol Brand Partners with World Surf League and named official sponsor

Janet Miller

Janet Miller

Last updated: November 5, 2019

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  • World Surf League named cbdMD as the official sponsor of its Jaws Big Wave Championships for the 2019–2020 Big Wave Season
  • WSF confirmed it as a historical sponsorship deal and was delighted to work with the firm
  • Some surfers have also stated that surfing while on cannabis is fun, though highly advocated against it

The World Surf league recently announced its partnership with a North Carolina-based cannabidiol firm, cbdMD, who will be their official sponsor of the Jaws Big Wave Championships, one of World Surf league’s biggest events for the 2019–2020 Big Wave Season.

cbdMD is a national cannabidiol (CBD) brand that sells CBD tinctures, bath bombs, topicals, gummies and pet products. cbdMD is also huge investor of professional sports athletes, it is a proud partner with BIG3 Basketball League, Bellator MMA, Barstool Sports and Nitro Circus.

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WSL declared that the partnership with cbdMD as a historical deal in big wave surfing. Also, cbdMD was the first CBD sponsor to professional surfing. Cherie Cohen, the WSL Chief Revenue Officer declares,

“We are excited to announce our partnership with cbdMD for the Jaws Big Wave World Championship, the WSL’s first CBD partnership. Optimal performance is the key to overcoming the unique challenges of big wave surfing. This partnership with a CBD category leader will help inform consumers of CBD’s benefits.”

Jaws is known for bringing competent sports men and women and providing them with a platform to showcase their talent and skills.

The November, 2019 to March, 2020 Jaws Big Wave Championship taking place on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii is a highlight of all big-wave surfing they have hosted so far.

Caryn Dunayer, president of cbdMD says

“Surfing has been an integral part of our brand strategy and growth within the action sports community we’re grateful to have this opportunity to solidify our footprint.”

Nevertheless, there are still numerous speculations about consumption of CBD. The Food and Drug Administration is ironing out the science, safety and quality of CBD and CBD-derived products as well as their effects to consumers.

Why are Surfers Interested?

Interestingly, surfers have been known to consume marijuana to elevate the fun and experience a deeper connection with the ocean. There are scientifically identified benefits of cannabis such as treating anxiety, inflammatory diseases and to ease pain as well as arthritis. However, going surfing while high on cannabis should make an individual hesitant.

Among cannabis effects are its interference with a person’s balance, slows their reaction to events, disorientation and paranoia. Being a personal choice to go to the water stoned, the fact remains that surfing an eventful activity and it does not require one to get high to enjoy it.


Janet Miller

Janet Miller

Janet is a medical specialist with 10 years of experience as a physician and writing passion. She aims to help people and expand humans mindset. Chat with Janet on Twitter @Janet_Miller_MD or via our contact page.


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