Congressman Mike Levin Celebrates Rip Curl WSL Finals

Congressman Mike Levin Celebrates Rip Curl WSL Finals

The Rip Curl WSL Finals are upon us and the media was out in full force at the press conference on September 6th at the San Clemente Pier. This years event is going to be exciting and the best athletes will soon be hitting Trestle’s to battle it out for the World Title! SIMA has had a long standing relationship with elected officials and this year we invited Congressman Mike Levin to share updates on his efforts to protect our coastal communities from new offshore oil and gas drilling along with an update on the San Onofre Nuclear waste issue. In addition, Rep. Levin and Vipe Desai presented Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition to our members, Rip Curl CEO Brooke...

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33rd Annual Waterman’s Celebrates Honorees and Environmental Groups to Protect Oceans and Surf Breaks

33rd Annual Waterman’s Celebrates Honorees and Environmental Groups to Protect Oceans and Surf Breaks

Michael Tomson, Italo Ferreira, Anne Earhart, and Beto Bedolfe Honored, While Live Auction Sets Record Bid. HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Monday, August 23, 2022) — The sold-out 33rd Annual Waterman’s at The Ranch Laguna Beach was a smashing success, exceeding fundraising goals and honoring key industry members and environmentalists at the surf industry’s most-anticipated annual social event.  Held at The Ranch in Laguna Beach, California on Saturday, August 13, more than 200 of the surf industry’s leading executives, local business leaders, and surf enthusiasts flooded this year’s gala under the stars on an amazing night. In the end, the generous crowd helped exceed the evening’s fundraising goal that go to some of the most impactful environmental organizations working to protect our...

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Icon of Foam Timmy Patterson To Be Honored at the Boardroom.

Icon of Foam Timmy Patterson To Be Honored at the Boardroom.

The Boardroom International Surfboard Show presented by US Blanks takes place in Del Mar Ca. October 8th & 9th and features a hall filled with surfboards, shapers, fin manufacturers, wetsuits, surf gear, and art.

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WATERMAN'S RETURNS FOR 33rd ANNUAL EVENT RAISING FUNDS TO PROTECT OCEANS AND SURF BREAKS

WATERMAN'S RETURNS FOR 33rd ANNUAL EVENT RAISING FUNDS TO PROTECT OCEANS AND SURF BREAKS

The surf industry's most-anticipated annual social event, the 33rd Annual Waterman's Ball, will be held at The Ranch in Laguna Beach, California, on Saturday, August 13. This year's gala returns to the idyllic setting as 200 of the surf industry's leading executives, local business leaders, and surf enthusiasts gather under the stars for an amazing night raising money for some of the most impactful environmental organizations working to protect our oceans, beaches, and waves.

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Surfers Active, Purchase Products in Surf Shops, Survey Reveals

Surfers Active, Purchase Products in Surf Shops, Survey Reveals

While the online shopping world is growing quickly, surfers still buy most of their gear in surf shops. Almost three quarters of the respondents said they purchased their most recent surf related product in person in a surf shop, and 60 percent said they’d buy their next surfboard from a surf shop in person.

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SIMA Speaker Series: Sustainability means “Do No Harm”

SIMA Speaker Series: Sustainability means “Do No Harm”

While there’s no clear definition for what it means to be sustainabile, Dr Marcus Eriksen from 5 Gyres Institute summed it up with this simple message of “do no harm” - a simple, yet powerful statement that can help guide your business sustainability journey.

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Preparing and Positioning Your E-Commerce Business for the Future by Moss Adams

The most successful companies have figured out how to leverage technology and the e-commerce marketplace to adapt to and overcome unexpected challenges.

In this special presentation by our partners at Moss Adams, SIMA members can learn what companies are doing to reach untapped audiences, grow sales, and increase brand awareness. 

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Creating the First State Park in Baja California with Save The Waves Coalition

Creating the First State Park in Baja California with Save The Waves Coalition

In a historic moment for surf and conservation, the first state park in Baja California, Mexico was officially approved, providing long-lasting protection for the iconic San Miguel wave alongside 67 hectares of green space thanks to our longtime SIMA Grantees, Save The Waves Coalition.

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Waterman Documentary

‘Waterman’ documentary chronicling life of Duke Kahanamoku celebrates athletic accomplishments, personal doctrine of Aloha, and enduring gift of surfing to the world

Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. Waterman explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the sport’s first-time inclusion in this year’s Games – a fitting tribute to his work promoting the sport around the globe.

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Carissa Moore, Surf industry Members Association

2021 SIMA's Waterperson of the Year: Carissa Moore

“SIMA is thrilled to honor Carissa Moore with a long overdue award as Waterperson of the Year,” said Paul Naudé, President of SIMA and CEO of Vissla. “Over the past decade, Carissa has spearheaded a new brand of women’s surfing that has now earned the respect of all surfers globally and inspired a whole new generation of young female rippers. She is considered the top seed for surfing’s debut in the Tokyo Olympics, and is favored to be wearing a medal at Watermans!”

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