Surf brands making waves–one from a licensing deal which could lead to others doing the same down the road, another taking top sponsorship title.
Surf Brands Making Moves: Quiksilver and Roxy Sign Home Product Licensing Deal with CHF Industries; Billabong Claims Sponsorship Title of Pipeline Masters
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In its 26th year, this event series remains one of the strongest in action sports history for both athletes and sponsors.
Swiv Tackle Circus”Gallertique” Brings Together Fresh Concepts in Retail, Art, Community, Sound Creating a Modern-Day Moulin Rouge for Skaters, Surfers, Artists, Fans of the Lifestyle
Smack in the middle of an economic landscape that has torn retailers apart and sunk galleries into oblivion, up pops Swiv Tackle Circus in Oceanside, CA, a gritty little beach community on the northern edge of San Diego and an outpost for skaters, surfers, and artists. As original as its name, Swiv Tackle Circus has redefined what it means to be a retail store, gallery, and community gathering space. Known as a “gallertique” as in part boutique and part gallery, the 3,500 square-foot space owned by Shaney Jo Darden and Jeff Black, and managed with partners Desiree Dawn Kuhn and Kirsten Kuhn, gives new meaning and hope to the concept of having a business and artistic gathering space that pushes forward creativity and new ideas, rather than constricts life based on outside forces of bad economics. The concept is the epitome of DIY in that it’s so CYOO (create your own oasis).