LOS ANGELES, California – Big-wave surfing legend Laird Hamilton and members of the Silicon Beach Surfers have given the new Land Rover Discovery the sport’s seal of approval.
Laird was joined by eight-year-old future surf star Jett Prefontaine and the Silicon surfers at Point Mugu in Malibu as he reconfigured the premium SUV’s seats from the water.
The new Discovery#s Dynamic Design Pack will have its public US debut at the show (Nov 18-25) with its combination of all-terrain capability and “unrivalled versatility and a revolutionary new exterior design”.
In an effort to match British adventurer Bear Grylls, who re-arranged the New Discovery’s seats in mid-air, Laird used the InControl Remote app to operate the Intelligent Seat Fold technology from the water.
(It’s a development that allows the driver to do so via a smartphone.)
He and Jett also carried their boards on the vehicle’s specially-designed Aqua Rack and used its powered inner tail door and activity key before hitting the water.