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Raen Brings On New VP and Director of Sales

Both of the new executives will report to CEO Jeff Fitzhugh at the brand's Oceanside, CA, office.<p>California-based accessories brand RAEN is excited …

Extreme Sports

The Story Behind Marea: The ‘Saint Archer of Coffee’

Rob Machado, Kimmy Fasani and Danny Way are a few faces behind the new small-batch, subscription-based business model.<p>Marea Coffee has been called …

Coffee

Agenda Teams Up With Artist and Skater Mark Gonzales

The legendary Gonz will create a limited-edition capture collection exclusively for Agenda Festival.<p>Los Angeles, CA June 14, 2018 – Agenda, the most …

Streetwear

The ANOC World Beach Games 2019 is Landing in Southern California

An inaugural Olympic event featuring surfing, skateboarding and BMX will grace San Diego next year.<p>It may come as a surprise to hear that an Olympic …

Extreme Sports

Volcom Makes Key Appointments in Global Design and Marketing

Jeffrey James Gonzales promoted to men's design director, and a new global women's marketing director hired.<p>Costa Mesa, California-based Volcom has …

Globalization

Body Glove Aims to ‘Create Happiness’ Through its Yoga Tour and New Fitness Initiative

Co-founder Bob Meistrell’s motto was “Do what you love, love what you do” - and the brand wants to keep that fire burning.<p>Rooted in Southern …

Puerto Rico

Agenda Parent Company Reed Exhibitions Names New VP of Marketing

New exec will oversee Agenda Show, Agenda Festival, ComplexCon and more.<p>LOS ANGELES (May 29th, 2018) - Reed Exhibitions (RX), the world’s leading …

Outdoors

Dew Tour Announces Summer 2018 Athletes, Contest Details

Lizzie Armanto, Curren Caples, Leticia Bufoni, Nyjah Huston and more will descend on Long Beach June 28-July 1.<p>The initial athlete lineup and details …

Extreme Sports

Surf Summit 21: Closing Day & A Lesson from Bobby Hundreds

Talks from Alterra Mountain Co.'s Erik Forsell and Zumiez CEO Rick Brooks, and key learnings on racial diversity.<p>Surf Summit 21 is officially on the …

Surfing

SIMA Surf Summit 21 Gathers 100 Industry Execs in Cabo

This year's speakers include Paralympic Gold Medalist Alana Nichols, Bobby Hundreds and RVCA Global GM Kevin Meehan.<p>SIMA gathered nearly 100 industry …

Extreme Sports

Agenda Show Partners With Stab Magazine to Revamp Surf Section of Show

The surf lifestyle media company will bring a newly curated look to the show's surf section this summer.<p>Los Angeles, CA May 15th 2018 — Agenda, the …

Extreme Sports

Camp Woodward Believes Inclusivity Is the Way to Reach the Next Generation

Camp Woodward execs explain strategy to ‘resurrect growth of past decades’ and new initiative for kids of industry parents.<p><i>This story was produced</i> …

Extreme Sports

Rip Curl Promotes Dylan Slater to President, North America

Longstanding Rip Curl President Kelly Gibson to transition to non-executive board member.<p>Rip Curl is promoting Dylan Slater to President, North …

Extreme Sports

Outdoor Retailer Moves OR + Snow Show Dates To Better Align with Buying Groups

SIA President Nick Sargent on why the decision was made to move the show to later in January, and how the industry is reacting.<p>Timing is …

Sports Industry

Globe Appoints Eric Tomlinson as Marketing Director North America

Surf industry marketing exec re-joins the team at Southern California apparel and footwear brand.<p>Globe International Ltd., has appointed Eric …

North America

How a Small Tech Company Aims to Evolve the Action and Outdoor Sports Experience

Bonx Founder and CEO Takahiro Miyaska on why he sees massive opportunity in the North American market.<p>It’s been nearly a year since Japanese tech …

North America

2018 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge to Kick Off at New Smyrna Beach, Florida

The seven-event series gets underway May 16, and will determine America's most-core surf shop.<p>CARLSBAD, Calif., April 24, 2018 - SURFER Magazine is …

Aquatic Sports

Nico Müller Gives the ‘Locals Only’ Tour of Laax, Switzerland

Cruise around the mountain with Müller and get a look at his favorite spots to hang in his hometown.<p>Nixon just released a short film featuring …

Extreme Sports

Dew Tour Adds Women’s Skateboard Street and Park Competitions to Summer Event

The world's best female skaters will compete in Long Beach, June 28 - July 1, 2018.<p>Women are on the rise. That statement is ringing true across the …

Extreme Sports

How a Streetwear Vet is Bringing Lessons From the Apparel Industry to Craft Beer

Beach Grease Founder creates a different craft brewery experience inspired by Santa Cruz roots, old cars, surfing and art & tattoo culture.<p>James …

Beer

Volcom Receives Fair Labor Association Accreditation

The achievement reflects the brand's journey to uphold a high standard for the workers in its global supply chain.<p>COSTA MESA, CA, April 20, 2018 -- …

Codes of Conduct

Boardrider Inc’s Acquisition of Billabong is Now Complete

As the deal officially closes, a long list of Billabong board members have resigned their positions.<p>After announcing plans earlier this year, …

Extreme Sports

Why Birkenstock is Back on the Radar: CEO David Kahan Says ‘Never Compromise Brand Equity’

The centuries-old brand is making a come back by holding true to its self-proclaimed 'geeky' roots and creating market scarcity.<p>Depending on when you …

Business Strategy

A Look at RVCA’s New Mission Viejo Concept Store and the Brand’s Global Expansion

Marking the brand’s first mall-based location, Mission Viejo is the sixth retail concept store the brand has opened.<p>Over the past two and a half …

Native Hawaiians

How Seea Evolved its Sourcing, Manufacturing and Packaging Process to Become More Sustainable

Founder and Designer Amanda Chinchelli makes the case for updating business practices to benefit the environment, above all else.<p>Seea is a company …

Sustainability

CSEF Founders on Why Sending Skateboarders to College is the Future

The foundation held its first fundraiser, gathering more then $5k towards supplementing youth education.<p>In November 2017, a group of pro skaters and …

Skateboarding

The Ecology Center Teams Up With Encinitas Community; Looks to Scale ‘Farm to Table’ Message

Executive Director Evan Marks downloads on how this youth program could be the model for future global initiatives.<p>The Ecology Center in San Juan …

Farm-to-table

Slowtide and Laserwolf Talk About Their New Collaboration Towel

The artist and towel brand talk photography, process and nicknames.<p>Slowtide recently released their newest artist collaboration towel, with Hawaiian …

Street Photography

DC Shoes Names New Vice President of Footwear

After 15 years of industry experience, Cory Long will return to DC Shoes in a new role.<p>(Huntington Beach, CA) March 2018- Southern California-based …

Extreme Sports

How Sanuk is Expanding its Gender-Neutral Footwear Strategy

"We don’t want to tout a different message based on gender. Inclusivity is paramount."<p>Sanuk is a company that wants to lead the charge in our space …

Gender-Neutral