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Celebrate International Surfing Day with us on June 20th!

By Katie Ferguson, Communications Manager, Surfrider Foundation

June 20th is International Surfing Day (ISD)! For 11 years now, surf enthusiasts, beach-goers and supporters unite in a worldwide celebration of surfing. In addition to celebrating the sport and lifestyle of surfing, participants also give back to our ocean, waves and beaches by organizing beach clean-ups, habitat restoration and other acts promoting costal protection.

Join the celebration by starting your own event, finding an event, or making a donation!

Create a team and invite your friends, family, and colleagues to support the Surfrider Foundation. Join in and compete to win prizes from our sponsors, valued at $3,300. The teams that raise the most money could be jetting across the country thanks to JetBlue with a new Firewire surfboard and other prizes!

Here's how to get involved!

Create an event.

Celebrate ISD by organizing your own event on Saturday, June 20th! Get started by registering your event today.  

Find an event.

Want to join in on an event near you? Use the event locator to see who's celebrating ISD in your area.

Make a donation.

Not near a beach or event? Donate to the Surfrider Foundation to protect the beaches we all love!

Hope to see you at the beach on June 20th!

Waterman's Weekend Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

By SIMA Environmental Fund, Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, SIMA

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!
Waterman's Classic Golf Tournament
Friday, August 14, 2015
Monarch Beach Golf Links
Dana Point, California
Download Golf Sponsorship Opportunities

Waterman's Ball
Saturday, August 15, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Dana Point, California
Download Ball Sponsorship Opportunities

Stephanie Gilmore - Waterman of the Year
Perry Farrell - Environmentalist of the Year
Doc Paskowitz - Lifetime Achievement Award

Protect Our Playground...Preserve Our Livelihood
Become a Waterman's Weekend Sponsor

As individual businesses, we each face unique concerns and obstacles. As an industry, we face one common issue that threatens our continued success as a whole: ocean pollution. Poor water quality, watershed runoff, and irresponsible coastal development are negative trends that threaten the entire surf industry. For every week that a beach is closed due to unsafe bacteria levels, for every surf break that is destroyed by development, for every child that doesn't have beach access, surf industry companies see a direct correlation in lost sales. For many of us, these trends affect not only our work, but also our play. It is incumbent upon every surf company to support this ongoing effort to ensure that our ocean playground remains healthy and accessible for our customers and ourselves.

With so many worthwhile causes seeking support, it's often difficult to assess where your company's donation can make the greatest impact. On August 14-15, 2015, the SIMA Environmental Fund will host the 26th annual Waterman's Weekend fundraiser. Over the past 25 years, the SIMA Environmental Fund has raised nearly $7 million for 18 organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving our oceans, beaches and surf breaks. By sponsoring and attending the Waterman's Weekend you can be assured that your contribution will go toward solving specific ocean-related environmental issues and thereby help ensure that the surf industry and your business continue to thrive.

This effort is as important as ever and the SIMA Environmental Fund needs your help. Here is how you can get involved:

Waterman's Ball Sponsor
Deadline: June 9

With three sponsorship levels available starting at $8,500, the Waterman's Ball sponsorship packages offer a number of valuable benefits such as full tables of 10, program ads, and hotel rooms during the event. Your company will also be recognized as a major donor to more than 650 Waterman's Ball attendees which include surf industry executives, Southern California business leaders, and friends of the environment.

Each paid SIMA member company will have the ability to purchase two tickets. SIMA cannot guarantee that additional individual tickets will be available. The best way to secure more than two allotted tickets or a full table of 10 is to purchase a sponsorship package.
Waterman's Ball Event Program Tribute Pages
Deadline to Reserve: June 9

The event program for the Waterman’s Ball will be a beautifully printed color piece celebrating the evening’s honorees and beneficiaries. The program will be distributed to the 650 Waterman’s Ball guests.
Tribute Pages are an ideal way for surf industry companies, partners and vendors to extend their congratulations to any or all of the 2015 Waterman's Weekend honorees, or to thank the Waterman's Weekend beneficiaries for their excellent work to protect and preserve our ocean environment.  
Download Waterman's Ball Sponsorship Opportunities

Waterman's Classic Golf Tournament Sponsorships, Hole Sponsorships and Foursomes
Deadline: July 17

More than 150 surf industry executives and professional surfers will tee it up at the 15th Annual Waterman's Classic Golf Tournament. The Waterman's Classic has become a must-play tournament and a fun and memorable way to kick off the surf industry's annual Waterman's Weekend fundraising event. Enjoy a day on the links with outrageous on-course entertainment and contests, and pump up the friendly competition by vying for Best Dressed Foursome or Best Hole Activity - all while knowing your sponsorship and participation contributes to the vital efforts to protect and preserve our oceans, beaches and surf breaks.
Download Waterman's Classic Sponsorship Opportunities

Questions? Contact:
Kelly Keenan, SIMA Event Manager
Phone: 949.366.1164 ext. 3

Byron Roth 2015 CAF Honoree | Heroes, Heart & Hope Gala in NY on June 10, 2015

By Ted Roth, President & Head of Institutional Sales, ROTH Capital Partners

Please join the Challenged Athletes Foundation for the ninth annual A CELEBRATION OF HEROES, HEART AND HOPE GALA. A triumphant evening to honor and celebrate UNBREAKABLE spirit, strength and support.

Purchase tickets here

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
• Waldorf Astoria •
301 Park Avenue, New York, New York

Hosted by The TODAY Show's Natalie Morales and Willie Geist

•   Byron Roth  •
Chairman and CEO of ROTH Capital Partners, LLC
Read more about Byron Roth by clicking here

You will meet extraordinary athletes including:

Amy Purdy
Even as a bilateral amputee, nothing has stopped Amy Purdy from a Paralympic Gold Medal or performing on Dancing with the Stars, while motivating countless individuals along the way.

Glenn Hartrick
A mere 10 months after becoming paralyzed in a cycling accident, Glenn Hartrick competed again, this time on a CAF granted handcycle. His next goal: NYC Marathon.

Aldrich Brothers
9-year-old Noah Aldrich has embraced the exhilaration of racing triathlons  with his 7-year-old brother Lucas, who suffers from a rare brain condition.  

Cocktails and Silent Auction

Dinner, Program and Live Auction

• Cocktail Attire •

 For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation, please visit: heroesheartandhope.com


Nice Kicks joins Agenda as the official media partner for Agenda Footwear

By Mike Carter, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AGENDA Trade Show

With the largest and most respected trade show in sneakers, streetwear, and action sports, Agenda is strengthening their footwear category through a unique partnership with Nice Kicks. Footwear is an integral category at Agenda, boasting over 70 of the worlds top footwear brands.

This July, Agenda Long Beach welcomes Nice Kicks to the show floor where they will create exclusive content that will be pushed through their web and social channels. They will also be broadcasting live from the show floor on the Nice Kicks Live radio show, which is featured on Dash Radio, one of the leading Internet radio platforms.

This is the first step in creating an ongoing collaboration between Agenda and Nice Kicks.  We have various projects in the works including a Nice Kicks curated edition of Agenda Emerge in 2016.

“We are really excited for the opportunity to work with the team at Nice Kicks. There is huge potential with this partnership for broadening our reach and creating new platforms together in the future.” said Agenda founder Aaron Levant.

Nice Kicks has grown to become the authoritative voice on sneakers and sneaker culture.  Highly regarded media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, CNN, ESPN and MSNBC have all quoted and/or referenced Nice Kicks when speaking on the topic of sneakers.

Nice Kicks reaches more than 6 million readers per month and socially engages with more than 5.8M fans and followers across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+ combined.

"Agenda is something that we have long looked forward to as a place that we can see what is coming from the best brands in sneakers, street wear, and accessories.  Beyond the products, the event is filled with an energy and experience that cannot be matched.  Allison and I are honored to partner with Aaron and his team on this, the first of hopefully many joint ventures."  says Matt Halfhill, founder of Nice Kicks.

This partnership will kick off at the Agenda Show in Long Beach California on July 8-9.

NAWBO-LA's 29th Annual Leadership & Legacy Awards Luncheon, Friday, June 5th

By Andrew Horan, President, Shop-eat-surf.com

NAWBO-LA's (National Association of Women Business Owners)

Friday, June 5, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
JW Marriott L.A. Live, Downtown LA

Luncheon Honorees:

TICKETS: $150 Individual | $1,250 Table of 10

Click to see more honorees and information or contact teresa@nawbola.org.
Questions? Contact Mary Woodworth at mary@calfashion.org.

California Fashion Association
444 South Flower Street, 37th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
213.688.6288 | info@calfashion.org | calfashion.org

Registration is now open for the September 10-12 Surf Expo!

By Adrienne Belk, Director of Markeing, Surf Expo

The next Surf Expo will be held September 10th-12th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida.  A few highlights:

  •  RECORD BREAKING ATTENDANCE--The past two Surf Expo September shows have attracted the highest attendance in our 39 year history. Don't miss out on this unique, vibrant marketplace.
  • A BUYER'S PARADISE--2,000+ booths of products ranging from high end hip surf brands to value-price souvenirs and coastal gifts.
  • NEW PRODUCTS, NEW BRANDS--Hundreds of new exhibitors at each show, and all the latest new products.
  • THE marketplace for WAKE--Surf Expo September is THE PLACE where the Wake, Wind and Wakesurf industries gather annually to showcase the latest hardgoods, apparel and more.

Show events will include:

Try out the latest SUP, Wake and Wake Surf products before you buy.
September 9
Wakeboarding Magazine's Wake Awards
September 10
Association of Wind & Watersports Industry Awards
September 11
The largest trade show dedicated to the decorated apparel industry is co-locating with Surf Expo again.
September 10-12

Surf Expo January 2015 Full Show Recap from Surf Expo on Vimeo.





NuORDER iPad App Updated with Barcode Scanning Feature

By Owais Farooqui, Marketing, NuORDER

Users can now immediately scan items to visual orders and proposals

NuORDER, the #1 B2B eCommerce Platform, is excited to announce the release of its newest feature: barcode scanning.

Barcode scanning will enable NuORDER users to scan products instantly to visual orders, quotes and custom catalogs.

The feature is packaged with the update of NuORDER’s best-in-class iPad app, which works on and offline.

“We know barcode scanning feature will be highly beneficial to brands, allowing them to service more customers, more efficiently,”said Heath Wells, NuORDER cofounder and CEO. “In the tradeshow and showroom environments, buyers and sellers can simply scan a barcode, the way a customer does at a checkout counter.”

Barcode scanning captures orders in a fraction of the time, allowing brands to cover more accounts per selling day and to spend valuable face time with buyers more constructively. Items can also be instantly scanned to visual proposals/catalogs for increased upselling.

Additionally, barcode scanning minimizes order-entry error — a common area of revenue loss. Brands without product barcodes can use NuORDER to easily create and print them to labels.

According to Wells, “Initial users have already seen a 3X increase in the number of brands they can service in the sales environment. The ROI on a feature like this makes it a must-have for any wholesaler.”

Tom Morey Display at The Boardroom May 16-17

By John Bernards, Director of Development, SHACC

SHACC will be bringing a collection of Morey's inventions and innovations to The Boardroom at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, May 16 & 17

"Hello, I'm a spaceman," Morey wrote in the first paragraph for "Spaceboards," his 1971 Surfer article. "I am the spirit of Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Bob Simmons, taking possession, temporarily, of the innocent body known here on earth as Tom Morey."

Thursday, May 21st - Paid Sick Leave Redux: Compliance Issues for July 1, 2015 and Beyond

By Marie Burke Kenny, Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Back by popular demand and in time for the July 1 compliance deadline, Procopio employment law experts, Marie Burke Kenny, Bob Levy and Annie Macaleer, will revisit important compliance issues involving California's new paid sick leave law. Learn more about the accrual method, the non-accrual method, mandatory tracking, policy drafting, PTO policy issues and other critical considerations.  

Bring your burning questions for the expanded questions and answer session!


Thursday, May 21, 2015  

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM | Registration
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM | Program

Doubletree Del Mar
11915 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

$35 | General Admission

Seating is limited; register today!

SIA Snow Show: Take a look back

By Elizabeth Hurst, Communications Manager, SnowSports Industry America (SIA)

The 2015 SIA Snow Show welcomed a record-breaking number of new exhibitors, saw a 50% increase in Sourcing Snow exhibitors, hosted its first ever Industry + Intelligence day, and that’s just the beginning. The seminars, parties, events and comradery were unmatched. With statistics, photos, recaps and more – our Show Rewind is sure to spark memories but also give you a deeper look into what the 2015 SIA Snow Show was all about, who was there and what was seen.

“The Snow Show gives us the chance to high-five, reconnect and just see a lot of old friends.” Calvin Egbert, Milosport, Salt Lake City, UT, SIA’s Mountain Region Retailer of the Year Award Winner


SIA Snow Show Fast-Forward from SnowSports Industries America on Vimeo.