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ZEAL Optics Welcomes Surfer Leila Hurst to the Team

| posted on August 07, 2012

August 6, 2012 – Boulder, Co. – ZEAL Optics is proud to call surfer Leila Hurst part of the ZEAL pro team. Known for being one of the most accomplished young surfers in the world, Leila holds multiple titles including: Vans Triple Crown Rookie of the Year in 2010, three national titles and the 2012 ASP Junior Women’s world junior title. She also took second place at the US Open of Surfing this past weekend in Huntington 8Beach, Ca. Having grown up in some of the toughest surf breaks in the world in Kauai, Leila learned from the elite and is now a global competitor and champion. To her, surfing is about more than just the competition it is about getting out and doing what you love. Check out a video of ZEAL’s recent trip to France with Leila at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP8lPLj9L88.

“ZEAL has such an incredible team and I am excited to be a part of it,” said Leila. “The brand is so different because they care so much. It’s like being part of a family.”

Now living in Costa Mesa, Ca. in the midst of the surf industry, Leila continues to do what she loves and go after her dreams. She is also inspired to help others through surfing and volunteers for Life Rolls On, a nonprofit that is dedicated to improving the quality of life through action sports for young people affected by spinal cord injuries. Leila enjoys most her days in the sun at the beach, in the surf, working out or doing yoga.

About ZEAL Optics:
ZEAL Optics is based in Boulder, Colorado and known for revolutionary advances in performance eyewear. ZEAL’s passion is creating some of the world’s best performing sunglasses and goggles for those that enjoy an active lifestyle. Located in the mountains, ZEAL is built for beach living, mountain fun and every kind of active adventure in between. Every ZEAL sunglass frame is made from Z-Resin, a plant-based resin made from castor bean oil instead of crude oil, making the entire line of eyewear eco-friendly. Stay tuned to ZEAL Optic’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/zealoptics for more updates.