By Andrew Asch | August 21, 2014
Australian surfwear giant Billabong International Ltd. announced on Aug. 20 that it will sell its e-commerce businesses, Swell.com, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and SurfStitch.com, which is based in Australia.
Hobart “Hobie” Alter, 80, passed away March 29 in Palm Desert, Calif. He was one of the innovators of the sport of surfing and also opened one of California’s first surf shops.
After more than 20 years as the public face of Huntington Beach, Calif-based surf giant Quiksilver, Kelly Slater is changing teams.
Frank Voit was named as the global general manager for Irvine, Calif.–based skate label Element.
Jack’s Surfboards opened a location for its skateboard concept, Jack’s Garage, at the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach.
Surf-industry luminaries Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp made waves when they joined new fashion label Stokehouse Unlimited in January. They recently released a few more details about their project for the Costa Mesa, Calif.–headquartered Stokehouse.
Bleu/Rod Beattie has been sold by New York swimwear manufacturer A.H. Schreiber Co. to Amerex Group.
Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association (SIMA) hosted its Image Awards on Feb. 13 at The City National Grove of Anaheim.
The legendary world-champion surfer has bought back the surfwear label he sold to Oxford Industries.
RVCA, a leading boardsports and fashion brand out of Costa Mesa, Calif., recently announced its first capsule collection with a model since its popular collaboration with model and actress Erin Wasson for Spring 2009.
Looks like Cherokee Inc. is going to be getting a little air with two new brands, Tony Hawk and Hawk, which it acquired for $19 million in cash.
Cherokee, the Sherman Oaks, Calif., company that has a stable of brands that include Cherokee, Carole Little, Liz Lange and Sideout, bought skateboard-centric brands Tony Hawk and Hawk from Quiksilver in a deal that closed on Jan. 10.
The newest women’s label in the surf industry will be run by an all-star team.
Emily Fioravanti is inspired by her years living in Santa Cruz and surfing iconic West Coast surf spots.
It was announced on Jan. 6 that top women’s beach and surfwear designers Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp will partner with Paul Naude, former president of the Americas division of Billabong International LTD., to develop as yet unnamed women’s lifestyle brand.