3.9.10

Industry News

Rip Curl Announces Mirage Boardshort Premium Retailer Partnership Program

Costa Mesa, CA: The launch of Rip Curl’s MIRAGE Boardshort Premium Retailer Program has officially been ignited in core surf shops nationwide. The MIRAGE is Rip Curl’s Ultimate Boardshort, boasting Elastostretch 3 (ES3) fabric, STL stitchless technology, and a slew of other functions and features, making it the lightest constructed performance boardshort on the market.

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3.9.10

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“Safe Trestles”: Coalition Launches Two-Stage Design Competition to Create Low-Impact Access to Trestles

Access to Trestles, one of North America’s most celebrated waves, is under threat due to safety and environmental concerns. Currently, over 100,000 people each year follow informal trails through marshlands and over active train tracks to gain access to the surf breaks at Trestles. These impromptu manmade paths present a safety hazard with passing trains

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3.8.10

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Surfboard Manufacturers Vie for BEST OF SHOW at Sacred Craft Expo

Encinitas, Ca. (March 8, 2010) — The best of the best high performance surfboards and equipment will be on display during the two-day exposition at the Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo in Ventura, Ca. These exhibitors will be vying for the acclaimed “Best of Show” award given to the manufacturer that is on the cutting

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3.8.10

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Mike Losness Releases New Part on Innersection.tv

Icon Management athlete and San Clemente’s free surfing fiend Mike Losness sees Taylor Steel’s newest movie project www.Innersection.tv as an opportunity to unleash some new footage, promote his sponsors and solidify his reputation amongst the surfing world. Wasting no time, Mike’s freshly filmed part will be up for voting during the first cycle of Innersection,

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3.8.10

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Vote for Marlon Gerber on Innersection.tv!

Marlon Gerber has been working on his Innersection part for months now and it’s finally online for all to see. Go to to watch his video. Be sure to sign in and vote before the March 14 cut off date. — WHAT IS INNERSECTION? Innersection.tv is a user-generated and user-judged surf movie experiment created

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3.8.10

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Registration Now Open for Surf Summit 13 Presented By SIMA & BRA

ALISO VIEJO, CALIF. & WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (March 8, 2010) – The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and Board Retailers Association (BRA) are proud to announce that registration for Surf Summit 13 is now open to SIMA and BRA members. The surf industry’s most influential manufacturers and retailers will be gathering on May 12 –

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3.8.10

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Da Kine Welcomes CJ and Damien Hobgood to the Team

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (March 8, 2010) – DAKINE is pleased to announce the addition of WCT standouts CJ and Damien Hobgood to its international surf team roster. One of the best barrel riders in the world, CJ is embarking on his 12th year of the ASP Dream Tour. Currently ranked 7th in the world for

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3.8.10

Industry News

Stylesight Presents Active Sport Forecast Webinar Tomorrow, March 9th!

Tune in tomorrow, March 9th at Noon EST, for the latest in Stylesight’s series of Global Webinars. Stylesight’s resident Active Editor, Jeanine Pesce, will discuss the trends driving the Active Sport sector in our Fall/Winter 2010 Active Forecast Webinar. The free online trend presentation will touch on key topics including colors and materials for Fall/Winter

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3.8.10

Industry News

Midget Smith Surfboards Launches New Website

Midget Smith Surfboards, a Southern California staple for quality, hand crafted surfboards, has launched its newly revamped website, www.midgetsmithsurf.com. In addition to photos and news, www.midgetsmithsurf.com is headquarters for ordering new Midget Smith Surfboards shaped by Tim Marshall. Jeffrey “Midget” Smith passed away 2008, surrounded by loved ones in the town he had lived his

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3.8.10

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Save The Waves Field Teams Hit the Ground Running in Chile

March 6, 2010, Pichilemu/Curanipe, Chile – Save The Waves Coalition’s Chile relief ground teams have begun to distribute initial relief supplies to towns and villages that were hardest hit by the recent 8.8-magnitued earthquake and following tsunami. Teams have been traveling south from Pichilemu through the remote coastal areas and inland, reaching as far south

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