'The Ultimate Surfer': Release date, spoilers and how to watch ABC's surfing competition series

'The Ultimate Surfer': Release date, spoilers and how to watch ABC's surfing competition series
The cast of ABC's surfing competition series 'The Ultimate Surfer' (ABC)

If you love surfing and reality competition shows excite you, then ABC's upcoming show 'The Ultimate Surfer' might soon become your new all-time favorite. Featuring some of the best up-and-coming talented surfers from across the world 'The Ultimate Surfer' will definitely keep you hooked with not just the amazing skills of the contestants featured on the show but also the intense rivalry and healthy competition between the surfers.

Hosted by former NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer, the competition show will feature 14 talented surfers. Sports anchor Erin Coscarelli and the iconic voice of professional surfing Joe Turpel to serve as commentators. Eleven-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater is the lead consultant and also serves as a special correspondent. Read on to know all about ABC's 'The Ultimate Surfer'. 



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Kelly Slater is the lead consultant and special correspondent on 'The Ultimate Surfer'  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


Release date

Get stoked for the two-night premiere of ABC's new summer series 'The Ultimate Surfer' airing Monday, Aug 23, and Tuesday, Aug 24 (10-11 pm. EDT), following all-new episodes of 'Bachelor in Paradise'.


How to watch 'The Ultimate Surfer'

'The Ultimate Surfer' will be available for live streaming on ABC. However, if you can't catch it on TV, you can watch ABC live without cable with one of the following options: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and AT&T TV NOW. 
Hulu+ Live TV: Get a seven-day free trial and a monthly plan costs $54.99.
YouTube TV: You can avail a five-day free trial and a monthly plan will cost you $49.99.
Fubo TV: Get a seven-day free trial and it costs $44.99 a month.
AT&T TV Now: A seven-day free trial is available and it is priced at $55 a month.
Philo TV: You can get a seven-day free trial and a monthly plan costs $20.




'The Ultimate Surfer' will gather some of the world's greatest up-and-coming surfers to train and live together as they battle it out at the World Surf League's (WSL) state-of-the-art Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, powered by Kelly Slater's human-made wave technology, in the hope of competing amongst the best athletes in the world's fastest-growing sport. Slater will serve as on-air talent and special correspondent for the show. Jesse Palmer will host the eight-episode series alongside commentators Erin Coscarelli and Joe Turpel.


Alliances and rivalries will be front and center in 'The Ultimate Surfer' as men and women compete in individual and team challenges focused on specific surfing disciplines. Weekly eliminations will leave two men and two women as finalists who will vie for the male and female titles of the 'The Ultimate Surfer' and the opportunity to compete on the elite WSL Championship Tour, the pinnacle of professional surfing. Slater's remarkable, one-of-a-kind, human-made wave—the most even playing field for measuring surf mastery—is at the heart of the series.



The surfers competing for the title of The Ultimate Surfer this season include the following:
Anastasia Ashley – 33, Miami Beach, Fla.
Kai Barger – 30, Haiku, Hawaii
Mason Barnes – 26, Venice, Calif.
Tia Blanco – 23, Oceanside, Calif.
Austin Clouse – 26, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Brianna Cope – 25, Koloa, Hawaii
Luke Davis – 27, Los Angeles, Calif.
Kayla Durden – 27, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Juli Hernandez – 22, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Zeke Lau – 26, Honolulu, Hawaii
Alejandro Moreda – 34, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Koa Smith – 25, Sunset Beach, Hawaii
Malia Ward – 22, San Clemente, Calif.
Bruna Zaun – 30, Redondo Beach, Calif.




'The Ultimate Surfer' is produced by Lionsgate's Pilgrim Media Group and WSL Studios. President of Lionsgate Nonfiction Television and Pilgrim CEO and Chair Craig Piligian, WSL CEO Erik Logan, UFC President Dana White and Faye Stapleton serve as executive producers.




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