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Building a Better Boardshort

By Andrew Asch | August 28, 2014

Modern surfing was born in Hawaii, took root in California and spread across the world. Since its early days, surfers have been on a quest to find the right gear to wear while surfing.

Quiksilver Sells Snowboard Business Mervin Manufacturing

Quiksilver announced it is shedding Mervin Manufacturing Inc., which makes snowboard products, in a sale to Extreme Holdings Inc., a strategic holding company in Pennsylvania.

Vans Expands Boardshorts Program

Vans Expands Boardshorts Program

Vans hopes its loyal shoe fans will become boardshorts fans too.

Billabong Changes CEO, Refinancing Plans

Beleaguered surf giant Billabong International Ltd. shifted gears in its bailout.

Catching Up With CM Cia.Marítima’s Benny Rosset

Cia.Marítima is one of Brazil's top names in swimwear and is worn by celebs, including Rihanna and Gisele Bündchen

Tilly’s Reports 17.1 Percent Increase in 2nd-Q Total Net Sales, Names New CFO

Jennifer Ehrhardt has been named chief financial officer of Irvine, Calif.–based teen surf chain Tilly’s, succeeding Bill Langsdorf, who announced his retirement earlier in the year.

Quiksilver’s Rating Cut

B.Riley & Co. forecast that sales will be weak for the Back-to-School season, and an analyst for the Los Angeles–based financial-services company cut his rating for Quiksilver Inc. from “buy” to “neutral.”

Miami Heat

Miami Heat

Hottest Swim Trends from Cruise '14

Billabong's Naude Resigns

Billabong's Naude Resigns

Paul Naude, Billabong International Ltd.’s longtime director and president of Billabong’s Irvine, Calif.–based Americas division, resigned from the surfwear giant.

Sole Technology's Taryn Hawk, 35

Sole Technology's Taryn Hawk, 35

Taryn Corby Hawk, 35, died in a motorcycle accident July 26 after he left the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif.

Runway Wrap

Runway Wrap

Runway coverage from Miami Swim Week.

Miami Swim Week Bows With New Trade Shows and Expanded Schedule

Miami Swim Week Bows With New Trade Shows and Expanded Schedule

More, more, more” seemed to be the theme at Miami Swim Week

Quiksilver Loses in Trademark Case Over Kelly Slater VSTR Line

Quiksilver Loses in Trademark Case Over Kelly Slater VSTR Line

Surfwear giant Quiksilver splashed and crashed in a trademark infringement case that pitted its relatively new VSTR apparel line promoted by surfer Kelly Slater against a similar clothing label called Visitor.

Miami Swim Week Cruise ‘14

Miami Swim Week Cruise ‘14

The swim shows are underway in Miami Beach with runway shows and parties, as well as three trade shows.

Former Oakley Chief to Helm Billabong, Dakine Sold

Former Oakley Chief to Helm Billabong, Dakine Sold

Former Oakley CEO Scott Olivet named CEO and managing director of surf giant Billabong International Ltd., which sold its Dakine brand as part of the deal.

Cruise Chic

Cruise Chic

Swimwear gets chic for Cruise with the season’s hottest trends.