Public Relations Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2011, Irvine, CA – Sanuk, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK), is un”bro”lievably excited to announce that it is welcoming Jack Freestone to the brand’s surfing team. The 19-year-old was the 2010 ASP World Junior Champion and recently took second at the 2011 Oakley Pro Junior at Trestles.
Freestone calls Queensland’s legendary Gold Coast home and has been living in the area since he was a young kid. At age 10, he acquired a second-hand surfboard and has never been far from the water since.
“We are super stoked to get Jack on Team Sanuk,” said James Crush, marketing manager, Sanuk. “Besides being an amazing contest surfer, Jack is always pushing the limits of progressive surfing, and he is a really cool kid to work with.”
Twice recognized at the SIMA Image Awards as the 2007 and 2010 Footwear Product of the Year, Sanuk makes creatively inspired and distinctively designed footwear for the global outdoor community. Taking its name from the Thai word for fun, the brand is best known for its Sidewalk Surfers, often referred to as “Not-A-Shoes”, for their patented sandal construction which allows your feet to bend and flex in natural comfort. Founded by Southern California native and surfer Jeff Kelley, Sanuk sponsors a spectrum of premier athletes, including surfers Donavon Frankenreiter and Dave Rastovich and rock climbers Chris Sharma and Daniel Woods. Sanuk products are now distributed in nearly 70 countries worldwide. Learn more at www.sanuk.com. Smile…Pass It On!
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