Two-time Aussie champ, pro-junior champ, and rising QS star Molly Picklum has joined the Creatures of Leisure surf team. The deal, which will see Molly ride for Creatures for the next 3 years at least, was originally initiated by 3 x World Champ and Creatures team member Mick Fanning.
“When Mick calls you up and says you have to put someone on the team, you listen,” laughs Head of Creatures Product and Brand, Beau Campi. “Molly is an incredible surfer so we’re really excited to have her on board.”
“Molly has the full game dialled already,” continues Fanning. “She has carves, is a great tube rider and throws crazy airs too. She’s part of the future of women’s surfing, so it’s epic to see her now on the best hardware to help support her rise. It’s those 1% advantages that make all the difference at the top.”
“I’m so stoked to be on the Creatures team and Mick’s vote of confidence is really special,” says Molly about the signing. “To be on a team with some of my favourite surfers like Mick, Italo, Steph and Griffin is a dream come true. I can’t wait to get started and put all the Creatures gear through its paces.”
Molly claimed victory again last week at the Oakberry Tweed Coast Pro Qualifying Series 5,000 event and has already won 2 QS events this year in the 2021 season, so is well placed to potentially qualify for the Championship Tour in 2022. Stay tuned for some big things from the 18 year old Australian. Molly’s story is only just beginning.
ABOUT CREATURES OF LEISURE
Purpose-built surf gear for a lifetime of discovery. Since 1987. Creatures was started to support the surfing lifestyle and shaped by the coast we call home. Founder John Malloy left Los Angeles in 1972 on a container ship to surf through the Pacific to West Oz. When he arrived in Yallingup, he realised he’d found paradise. Uncrowded waves, stunning coastline, great friends.
To earn a living, John began making surf leashes. He learned the hard way that the raw waves of our South Indian Ocean would snap inferior materials. Good wasn’t good enough. They had to be better. John introduced the first-ever urethane cord, providing the most reliable connection from board to surfer yet. He became obsessed with improving other solutions, inventing a self-lubricating stainless steel swivel as well. These pioneering innovations remain industry standard today.
That same focus on rugged reliability and premium detail has since been expanded to other surf essentials. Board covers, traction, tie-downs, and more – it’s all geared toward a lifetime of discovery. After all these years, we’re still based in South West WA. John has since passed the torch to a new generation, but every design is still tested by staff and the world’s best surfers, both here, in Hawaii and other unforgiving locations. We could move somewhere more central to make travel easier, but that’s all part of the fun. Most surfers get that right away.
After all, we’re a different breed. We’re Creatures.