Archive for the ‘Industry’ Category

October 8th, 2015

Bob Hurley No Longer The CEO Of Hurley

Bob what will be your new role at Hurley? Can someone explain what this means:

“Now I look forward to focusing on what I love most — spending my time with the community and growing the sport with the athletes that push the limits of what’s possible.” – Bob Hurley / ShopEatSurf

Rob Machado and Bob Hurley

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October 1st, 2015

Ben Bourgeois Joins The Longboarding Team For Captain Fin

Small wave charger Ben Bourgeois has gone from Quiksilver to Reef and now settling for Captain Fin from head to toe.

Ben representing his fin of choice – the Joel Tudor. If it works for Joel it’s got to work for me!

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Welcome to the team Ben Bourgeois from Captain Fin Co. on Vimeo.

September 23rd, 2015

Laird Hamilton Apparel

“…we see the mature waterman looking for technical fitness gear with more of a masculine look than yoga brands that his wife wears and without the “jock” stigma of mainstream sports gear.” – Tim Garrett (President and General Manager formerly with Globe, O’Neill and Lost)

Laird Hamilton Apparel – Live Life Alive

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September 21st, 2015

Quiksilver Selling In RadioShack

“…the fact that brands such as Quiksilver are ubiquitous, sold in department stores and in mall-based stores, is a problem in maintaining its cool factor with the kids.

But more important may be a perception of surf wear, which was once identified with a rebel culture — a brand providing authenticity and an experience, rather than just pushing product.” – The Street

“Quiksilver Inc., the bankrupt California clothing designer, considered putting “pop-up” outlets inside shops abandoned in the collapse of RadioShack Corp.” – Oregon Live

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September 13th, 2015

Quiksilver Closing 27 Stores

“The California locations that will close include Quiksilver stores at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Del Amo in Torrance, Glendale and Universal Citywalk; Roxy at Fashion Island in Newport Beach; DC Outlet stores in Gilroy, Irvine Spectrum, Pismo Beach; and Boardriders in Pasadena.” – LA Biz

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September 9th, 2015

What Do 50 Cent and Quiksilver Have In Common?

They both just went bankrupt this week!

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September 2nd, 2015

Quiksilver Is For Sale

“Quiksilver Inc., the surfwear chain that has lost more than three-quarters of its value this year, is looking for a buyer that could help keep the company afloat, according to people familiar with the matter. The goal is a management-led buyout, ideally outside of a bankruptcy, that would let the company retain its stores.” – Bloomberg

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August 23rd, 2015

No Love For The Australian Surfing Press

THE SEVEN SURF WEBSITES THAT MATTER! – By BeachGrit/Derek Rielly

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7. Encyclopedia of Surfing
6. Surfline
5. Surfing Magazine
4. What Youth
3. Boardistan
2. Surfer Magazine
1. Marine Layer Productions

No love for your Aussie peers? Don’t let the .com in BeachGrit.com fool ya, it’s made in Australia and ran from Australia, but yet going after the USA $.

ALEXA – Its toolbar collects data on browsing behavior and transmits them to the Alexa website, where they are stored and analyzed, forming the basis for the company’s web traffic reporting. According to its website, Alexa provides traffic data, global rankings and other information on 30 million websites, and as of 2015 its website is visited by over 6.5 million people monthly.

Top Ranked Surfing Websites in America According to Alexa

Surfline

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The Inertia

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Surfer Magazine

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Surfing Magazine

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Shop-Eat-Surf

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What Youth

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Encyclopedia of Surfing

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Surfers Journal

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Boardistan

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Marine Layer Productions (not sure why, but it’s showing the rank for France at 40,751, but for America it it ranked at 412,738)

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Surfimages (were beating Aframe!)

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Aframe Photo

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Top Ranked Surfing Websites in Australia According to Alexa

Stab Mag

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Surfing Life

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Beach Grit

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Tracks

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Surfing World

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August 11th, 2015

Transworld Surf Website Is Officially Done

The last thing standing was Transworld Surf website which has now been taken down and replaced with GrindTV

Rest In Peace TWSURF.com

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July 29th, 2015

Quiksilver Looking To Borrow More Money

“…its cash declined to $48 million in April from $177 million at the start of 2011.” – Bloomberg

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