The longest running and largest boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world.

2,600+booths

7,000+store fronts

26,000+attendees

Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features approximately 2,600 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 26,000 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show.

Upcoming Shows


Surf Expo Tradeshow
September 4-6, 2014

Orange County Convention Center
South Hall
9899 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819

Board Demo Day
September 3, 2014

Orlando Watersports Complex

No matter what the market category, Surf Expo is your one-stop marketplace for the latest product and hottest trends.

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Show Awards


Fastest 50
2013 Fastest 50 by Number of Exhibiting Companies
2013 Fastest 50 by Total Attendance
2013 Fastest 50 by Net Square Feet of Exhibit Space
TSNN WINNER
Fastest Growing Attendance - Overall
Fastest Growing Attendance – Non Profit
Top 25 Fastest-Growing Show by Attendance

Endorsements


*Surf Expo is open to trade only. 

SHOW Categories

Surf

It’s the category that launched Surf Expo, the surfing industry’s oldest and largest trade show. Features boards, sunglasses & sun protection products, boardshorts, juniors, footwear and fins. You’ll also find dive fins, masks, spearguns, dive specific wetsuits and underwater photography equipment.


Wake

September Surf Expo is THE marketplace for wake boards and water skis as well as the growing wake surf category. You’ll also find bindings, gear including clothing, helmets and wetsuits, inflatables, pumps, and other related accessories. Plus boats and jet skis, towers, pylons, racks, speakers, lights, and biminis.


SUP

The largest growing water sport in the country for oceans, river and lakes. Stand Up Paddleboards are also the perfect tool for fitness and yoga junkies. Features the boards, paddles and fins, plus accessories, racks and training videos.


Skate

Sidewalk surfing and shredding the concrete wave. Skate at Surf Expo includes completes, long and short board decks, cruisers, trucks, wheels, protective gear and accessories along with apparel.



Wind

Surf Expo is the retailers’ resource for all wind-related boarding. Features kites, boards, sails, booms, masts, harnesses, bindings and related accessories.


Lifestyle

Lifestyle is a curated collection of emerging and newly established brands at the intersection of water, outdoor, style and music--all rooted in California youth culture.


Swim

With the largest collection of swimwear exhibits in the country, you’ll find the latest juniors, missy, children's and contemporary styles. The largest collection of swim lines at the largest water-related event in the country.


Boutique

Offering high fashion and contemporary lines that include resort wear, preppy patterns and sexy sundresses; high-end apparel, footwear and accessories make up this juried category.



Resort

This category offers everything a vacationing consumer wants. It’s the most comprehensive collection in the resort tradeshow industry including tees and shorts, casual shirts, dresses, sarongs and batiks, jewelry, towels & footwear, plus premiums and souvenirs, mementos and custom merchandise.


Tech

Connectivity to our world and active lifestyle is the focus of this floor category. Wearable and mountable cameras that capture every moment, lasting memories of a vacation, specialty headphones to blast favorite soundtracks and watches that tell the tide.


Coastal Gift

From Hammocks to tabletop and everything in between; enjoy nicer gift items with a coastal flair.


Performance

A mix of products and accessories that complement or enhance an active water lifestyle; ranging from apparel, to fitness products and accessories. The performance category includes training aides, yoga, consumables and post performance fashions.

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2014 Surf Expo Sponsors

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