SURFING IN FOCUS

Cornwall student making waves...

A SURFING student found time to set up his own live-streaming company while studying for his degree.

Tyler Worth, who studied the surf science and technology foundation degree at Cornwall College Newquay, has formed Stream Freedom Ltd, a pioneering mobile broadcasting company.

During his degree, Tyler developed Stream Freedom based on a growing involvement with the UK Pro Surf Association.

Following his graduation, he was then recruited as the social media event specialist for the UK Pro Surf Tour, streaming all the live surfing action from the tour to a large social media audience.

Tyler said: “Stream Freedom has gained a huge digital audience for the UK Pro Surf Association.

“This was most notable at last year’s Surf Snowdonia Pro Surf Challenge, which achieved a social media reach of over 601,000 people tuning in to watch the surfers compete in the artificial wave pool.

“We also achieved the impossible by broadcasting from even the most remote stops on the UK Pro Surf Tour, for its Scottish Highlands leg of the circuit, the Thurso Surf Festival.”

Tyler has grand plans for the future of the business. Upcoming plans include developing the Pro Surf Tour live-production to include live scoring and interviews.

Lecturer Brender Willmott from Cornwall College Newquay said: “Tyler made the very best of those opportunities to gain knowledge and experience and to set himself up to run his own business. It’s testament to his engagement and determination to succeed in his chosen field.”

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