Carlsbad, CA (June 30th, 2010) – With much excitement, Dragon is proud to welcome Taylor Knox to its ever-growing roster of global surf athletes. After almost two decades of competition, Taylor remains the most longstanding surfer on the World Tour and one of the most highly respected power surfers on the planet. He currently sits at #16 on the World Tour rankings going into the Billabong Pro at JBay, an event he is considered a favorite at.
“I’m so stoked to be on a sunglass brand like Dragon that has the best surf team in the world!” says Taylor. “I’m excited to be part of a team that includes a lot of my friends, and to be able to bring whatever I can to the table in helping to build the brand.”
Taylor joins an all-star surf team that includes current World Champ Mick Fanning, surf icon Rob Machado, World Tour rookies Owen Wright and Brett Simpson, as well as big-wave standouts Shane Dorian and Reef McIntosh.
“Taylor is icing on the cake,” exclaims Sean Taylor, Dragon Surf Marketing Manager. “I don’t know one person today who doesn’t still look up to Taylor. He’s at the top of his game and surfing better than ever. He brings the experience and longevity that many of these young kids can aspire to. I see him being a mentor to our amateur program as we build the next crop of World Tour athletes.”