The Triple Crown in Hawaii is ramping up as the final stage for surfing competition, but this year, there are no women’s events. What this means for the state of surfing.
Tough Times for Pro Women Surfers with No Vans Triple Crown Series, Low Prize Purses, Plus Who’s Confirmed for 2012 ASP Tour
VF Corp, Owners of Vans, The North Face, Wrangler, Just Added Timberland to Roster in a $2 Billion Deal
Crossover between outdoor and action sports just got tighter as VF acquires Timberland and Smartwool.
Retail Round-up: VF Corp Down but Vans is Up; Abercrombie & Fitch Re-Bounds; Hot Topic’s”Twilight” Merch Sinking; Sad Good-bye to Alexander McQueen
This roller coaster round-up indicates what new strategies and brands are working in youth culture, and what’s not.
Surfing Round-up: $1,000,000 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Gets Underway; Big-Wave Event Eddie Aikau Invites Announced; ASP Europe President Argues for”Free” Surfing Competition Changes
It’s big wave season which means time for the most prestigious surf competitions among global pros, sponsorship opportunities, and announcements in competition formats for 2010 effecting the industry.
%u201CVans: Off the Wall” Book is Released Tracing the History of the Iconic Brand, So-Cal Skate Culture, Founder Steve Van Doren, and Top Skaters Tony Alva, Steve Caballero
The highly anticipated release of the “Vans book” is out today, delivering a great read on the history of the brand, skate/surf culture, icons, and the influence of Sean Penn’s Spicoli.
Dick Baker, Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Chairman Emeritus and former President of OP, Passes Away
Reflecting on my talks with Dick Baker and his business prowess in preparation for a presentation at a former SIMA summit.
Surfing Remains North Shore Economic Stimulus Package As the Vans Triple Crown, including Banzai Pipeline Masters, Kicks-off Attracing World’s Top Pros, Media, Fans
In its 26th year, this event series remains one of the strongest in action sports history for both athletes and sponsors.
Surfing Legend Kelly Slater Wins 9th ASP World Title with Big Win in Spain; plus Surfing Industry Heats-up for Big Waves in Vans Triple Crown of Surf in Hawaii
Most-winning surfer of all time, Kelly Slater scores his 9th ASP World Title giving the industry a boost as the pros heads into big-wave season.