This how you get sponsored. go to many contest and when... after a bit the local surf shops start looking at you and want to sponsor you. after that then surf for better contest and at greater distances than just your state or coast. after that it will grow. This is if your good enough. You really have to be good.
Did you know there are poeple surfing in the pros that aren't even sponsored. They just pay there way in to the big contest and show themselves off then the sponsors come for them.
There are many way's to get sponsored but I didn't know you could send a profile to someone then wam your sponsored. hmm.