Tag: Slater

World Surf League (WSL) Buys Majority Stake in Kelly Slater’s Wave Company—What This Means for the Promotion of Surfing

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Today May 24, 2016, World Surf League Holdings (WSL), announced an agreement in principle to acquire a majority stake in the Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC). The partnership between the WSL and KSWC will be dedicated to promoting the growth of high-performance surfing around the world. KSWC’s revolutionary technology creates a number of possibilities for […]

Quiksilver Eddie Aikau Big Wave Event Called ON, Most Prestigious Surf Event on World’s Biggest Waves Begins; Kelly Slater in the Line-up

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It’s a big day, literally, for the surfing world today, Wednesday, February 10, 2016, as the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, a WSL Specialty Event, is called ON at the world-renowned Waimea Bay. This will be the ninth time this prestigious event has ever run in its storied, 31-year history. The best big wave […]

Kelly Slater’s Eco-Friendly Collection for PBTeen Launches, Plus Surfing on a Beanbag Chair

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11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater has launched his eco-friendly collection of home furnishings with PBTeen, starting with a star-studded launch party April 30, 2015, at the World Surf League’s headquarters in Santa Monica, CA. The collection is decidedly cool for many reasons. First, most of the pieces have some element of sustainability, similar to […]

Investors Call for Quiksilver Sale Again, and Cut to Bob McKnight’s Compensation

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Here it comes again: Another shareholder, Consac LLC, has called for Quiksilver to sell due to lower than expected stock prices. This comes just a month after Andy Mooney was removed as CEO and replaced by  Pierre Agnes, and Bob McKnight was back on board as Chairman. Quiksilver has been undergoing significant changes in the […]

Quiksilver’s Changing of the Guard: Pierre Agnes CEO, Bob McKnight Chairman, Andy Mooney Is Out

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Quiksilver, once the kingpin of surfing brands, is still on a long path to recovery and has recently announced new changes to its Board and staff, namely that Andy Mooney is no longer with the company and Pierre Agnes is now the new CEO. Quiksilver has been undergoing significant changes in the past few years, […]

Kelly Slater Takes Sustainability One More Step, with Furniture for Teens

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Just after investing in Firewire and sustainable surfboards, and the launch of his sustainably driven apparel brand Outerknown, Kelly Slater has partnered with PBteen to design a sustainably driven furniture collection of 40 pieces for teens due out in April, 2015. “I’m really excited to be working with PBteen on this project,” said Slater. “While […]

Kelly Slater, 11-Time World Surf Champion, Adds More to His Sustainability Initiatives with Majority Stake Investment in Firewire

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Just off the heels of announcing the direction of his new, sustainable-driven apparel brand Outerknown, Kelly Slater, the 11-time Association of Surfing Professionals World Champion, has told Slab Magazine, his intentions for buying a majority stake in Firewire, the surfboard brand. Firewire is one of the few surfboard brands in the industry that have been […]

Kelly Slater’s Outerknown—Why This Brand Is So Important for Fashion Right Now

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After ending a 23-year relationship with Quiksilver in April this year, Kelly Slater has moved on to create his own lifestyle fashion brand, Outerknown. As we’ve written about before, Outerknown is one of those highly anticipated new brands that’s changing the course fashion for many reasons. First, while surfing is obviously at the heart of […]

Kelly Slater Becomes Brand Ambassador for Kering Brands

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There’s been a lot of discussion about how things are going with Kelly Slater and his new brand Outerknown which is being developed with sustainability at its core. Slater left Quiksilver in April after a 23-year relationship with the once surfing giant. And on Halloween of this year, Bob McKnight retired as the Quiksilver CEO. […]

Most Prestigious Surf Competitions, 2014 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, About to Launch

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It is during these upcoming events on the massive winter waves of Hawaii that the Associate of Surfing Professionals Men’s and Women’s surfing world champions will be decided. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing – a prestigious three-event showcase series that features the world’s top ranked professionals on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii – […]