Archive for the ‘Industry’ Category

October 27th, 2014

Bob McKnight At Shop Eat Surf

Interesting read on Bob McKnight from shop-eat-surf.com
…he was the valet and bar-back at The Cannery in Newport Beach” – Tom Holbrook

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October 19th, 2014

Neil Fiske (Billabong CEO) Under Fire

Billabong International’s chief executive, the American retail specialist Neil Fiske, is working in Australia on a 457 visa. Mr Fiske is the most high-profile – and, at $1 million a year, best paid – worker on the controversial 457 visa covered in a leaked monitoring report by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The unredacted version of the report, obtained by Fairfax Media, reveals the names of 1800 visa holders and the companies that employ them – or in many cases, the companies that used to employ them. The audit, which involves less than 1 per cent of the 200,000 foreign workers in Australia, raises concerns over 40 per cent of 457 visa holders, including evidence that many are no longer working for their nominated employer or are not being paid at the rate at which they were promised.

The report also raises questions about the widespread use of the visa, which the government insists is available only to employers who “cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work” they require.

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September 26th, 2014

Fox Head Up For Sale

Fox Head or simply known as Fox is privately owned action sports and clothing brand founded in 1974. Fox designs, develops and distributes clothing and accessories to over fifty countries focusing on motocross, surfing, bmx, mountain bike and wakeboarding.

Starting price at around $200,000,000.00
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September 12th, 2014

Quiksilver Fires Nine Employees

Unfortunately major changes went down today at Quiksilver as nine employees have been let go in the marketing department and the CMO Nick Drake is departing as well.

“My understanding is that the marketing changes signal a re-emphasis on core marketing after a period of difficulty for the company, particularly in the wholesale channels in Europe and North America.” – Shop Eat Surf

“Quiksilver shares tumble to near 5-year low – the results confirmed his concerns about secular changes in the action sports market, which have been exacerbated by a competitive retail environment and migration to online sales.” – Tomi Kilgore

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September 3rd, 2014

Nike Is Back In The Surf Industry – We Just Don’t Know Why?

“Nike is returning for a third try, the whispers say. There is a plan, apparently, to take John John, who was signed by Hurley post-implosion, and Carissa Moore, hit the eject button on the rest of Bob’s crew and steal market share based on the most dynamic male surfer this side of Neco Padaratz. Part of John John’s deal was that he had to jettison Vans, which opens those feets up nicely. Nike would then be positioned holding only the Michael Jordans of surf and none of the excess baggage (also known as Michel Bourez and Alejo Muniz).” – Beach Grit

Just a quote out of the same story that we thought was funny – “Who wants shit surf product heaped upon shit surf product (here’s looking at you Rip Curl)?”

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August 9th, 2014

Kelly Slater Vs. Greg Webber

Greg Webber may have just beat out Kelly Slater in bringing the first surfing wave pool to the world and it will cost you $2 a wave to ride it – full story at Surfing Life
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August 9th, 2014

Fox Pulling Out Of The Surfing Industry

We have just received confirmation from a reliable source that Fox clothing will be pulling out of the surfing industry
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August 7th, 2014

Beach Grit – New Surfing Website

From the two most controversial surfing writers Derek Reilly and Chas Smith have just launched their newest baby – BEACH GRIT – Ultra Hard Surf Candy
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August 5th, 2014

Fox May Be Departing The Surfing Industry

We wouldn’t be surprised if Fox clothing is indeed exiting the surfing industry as to what “surfer” really buys Fox surf apparel.

“We don’t sell Fox clothing to people that live within 5 miles to the beach, but we do sell clothing to middle america” – Chris Drummy (Fox’s former surfing team manager)
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July 26th, 2014

Kelly Slater On CNBC and NBC Today

Kelly Slater and Paul Speaker (ASP CEO)

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Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina, Coco Ho, Julian Wilson, CJ Hobgood, and Greg Long