Big news from Nike, owners of Hurley today as it was announced that founder Bob Hurley would be stepping down from the helm as CEO after 16 years. He will transition into a new role where he will focus on building and cultivating the community and extending Nike’s relationships with elite athletes. Here’s more: He […]
Bob Hurley Steps Down as Hurley CEO
Quiksilver’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Bob McKnight, Retires; Andy Mooney CEO, Pierre Agnes Now President
Significant changes are again underway at Quiksilver. This time it’s with the executive leaders. On October 14, 2014, Quiksilver announced that Bob McKnight, co-founder and senior executive, would be retiring as of October 31, and Andy Moony would be the new CEO and Pierre Agnes would become President. Quiksilver has been dealing with economic challenges […]
Body Glove Co-Founder and Wetsuit Pioneer Bob Meistrell Passes at 84
We just received the sad news that Body Glove co-founder Bob Meistrell passed away. Several years ago, we were fortunate enough to have met him and enjoyed some of his amazing stories about the history of surfing and diving during an unforgettable ride aboard his beloved boat The Disappearance. Our thoughts and prayers go out […]
Skateboarding Big Air Off 80-Foot Perches Stokes Fans at X Games 17 -Bob Burnquist Lands the Gold
One of the most exciting events at the X Games, Big Air skateboarding came with its fair share of thrills and chills and top skaters, including newcomer, 14-year-old Mitchie Brusco, threw massive tricks.
Dramatic Clutch Run Boosts Shaun White to Gold in X Games Skateboard Vert
Highlight of X Games 17 comes from a dramatic showdown during Skateboard Vert competition with Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Shaun White, and Bucky Lasek proving why
this sport is a favorite among youth culture.
Action Sports Round-up: Bob Burnquist Lands 900 On Mega Ramp; New York Surf Film Fest; Nike 6.0 Title Sponsor of Winter Dew Tour
Quiksilver Continues to Get Hammered: 200 Laid-Off, Poorly Timed Commercial with Microsoft Debuts; Prized Jewel DC Shoes Rumored to be Sold to VFC%u2026and Here’s What Youth Markets Think
Label Networks recaps the brand’s preference placement among 13-25-year-olds in our consumer data from North America over the last 5 years (one reason why subscriptions come in handy).
Quiksilver America’s President Marty Samuels Resigns
Quiksilver’s Americas President exit among wave of the future for many other top executives in fashion and retail from Wal-Mart to Bebe.
X Games Re-Instates Vert Competition After Heat from Pro Skaterboarders BMX Rider-What This Means about The State of Halfpipe Competitions, Including the Youth Olympic Games
Heated talks between ESPN X Games organizers such as Chris Stiepock and professional skateboarders such as Bobby Burnquist, Tony Hawk, and a slew of others (not to mention those flaming message boards on various skate-related sites and blogs) have caused the X Games to continue with its 13-year-tradition of holding a vert (a.k.a. halfpipe) competition for both skateboarding and BMX at the Summer X Games in Los Angeles in July.
Finally, Quiksilver Sells Rossignol, But Takes a Bath on the Transaction
It’s been one of those “Euro’s vs. Americans” heated debates that lasted an ugly 2 years until finally, selling the brand proved to be the only best option. Here’s the story.