We are honored to be nominated for this years SIMA Image Awards in the categories, Breakout Retailer, Women’s Retailer, and Men’s Retailer. For those who aren’t familiar with the SIMA(Surf Industry Manufactures Assocciation) Image Awards, they are THE awards association for the surf industry and give out awards for everything from Best Wetsuit to Best Brand to Best Marketing Campaign. We wish all of our customers could help vote for us, but voting is closed to a select few who work in the surf industry. Keeping our fingers crossed!
If you’re interested in the breakdown of categories we’ve been nominated for I have copied them below. I think we have a great chance for “Breakout Retailer of the Year” as we have had a great year thanks to our customers and a lot word of mouth growth. Thanks for that!
From SIMA.com –
Breakout Retailer of the Year
Recognizing the specialty retailer with 15 U.S. brick and mortar doors or less that experienced success in 2013, between January 1 and September 1. Consider the specialty retailer that had a break out year in terms of sales and increased store recognition and appeal. (Previous winners of this category are no longer eligible for five years.)
Men’s Retailer of the Year
Awarded to the specialty retailer that featured the best selection, product mix and merchandising in the men’s category between January 1 and September 1, 2013.
Women’s Retailer of the Year
Awarded to the specialty retailer that featured the best selection, product mix and merchandising in the women’s category between January 1 and September 1, 2013.
There are a lot of toys out there that Surfers are interested in, and a lot of them are out of the price range for your average gift. Surfboards can run over $1000 and wetsuits can run as much as $600. To make it easier to come up with gift ideas we have procured this short list of Awesome and Affordable Gifts for Surfers.
Christmas Shoppers Look No Further. Everything listed in the below guide is available for sale at our online surf shop as well as our two retail locations. Continue reading
I love to travel, experiencing new cultures, exploring unfamiliar terrain, and of course catching waves in some exotic location. Living in Oregon, one has to appreciate the novelty of surfing in a wetsuit. That being said, most of us also very much enjoy a lil’ break from our cocoon of 5 mil neoprene. That’s why when a friend asked me to accompany her on a Central American adventure to Panama and Costa Rica, I enthusiastically joined forces with her. When travelling there are lots of things to take into consideration, what to pack, language barriers, important documents, change in climate, water quality, where to stay etc etc etc. The “change of climate” category really struck a cord in my planning efforts.
See I live in Oregon out of necessity as much as I live here because it is near and dear to my heart.
While Kohl Christensen and Danilo Couto were in Ireland, a much larger swell formed off the coast. The forecast was calling for huge, windy seas, but the chance there might be a window to surf kept them where they were. It was the right call, and it brought them some of the biggest, craziest surf they’d seen all year.
Deep Water, Part 5 – Ireland (ep. 2 of 2) from Patagonia on Vimeo.