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January 14-16 2016

 

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Cory Lopez Introduces New “Zepol” Signature Eyewear Line by O’Neill

Pro Surf Hero to Appear at 'On The Beach Sports' 40th Anniversary Celebration, Surfrider Clinic & New Store Grand Opening South Padre Island Texas; June 18-20, 2016

Iconic Surfing Legend and former elite World Tour Campaigner, Cory Lopez, will be introducing his new ‘Zepol’ signature eyewear line from O’Neill during a celebrity guest appearance at the 40th Anniversary Celebration (and new store Grand Opening) of ‘On The Beach Sports’ in South Padre Island Texas; June 18-20, 2016

A leading exponent of aerial surfing and star of the “Lost Generation” series of ground breaking videos, Cory is best known for challenging the boundaries of heavy barrel riding at places like Teahupoo, Tahiti, Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline and other locales around the globe.

Lopez is the only (male) Floridian to seriously challenge for a World Title besides 11X World Champ Kelly Slater and CJ Hobgood; holding the coveted #1 Spot in 2001 for several months after winning his maiden WCT Title at Teahupoo, Tahiti. Cory jockeyed with fellow East Coaster CJ Hobgood for the Title that year, finishing a respectable #3 in the World.

In 2003 Cory won the US Open and placed 2nd behind good friend Andy Irons in Fiji. In 2006 Cory made the Pipe Masters Final; placing 3rd over Rob Machado; following (3X World Champ) Andy Irons and Kelly Slater (in first and second place, respectively).

In between his consistent Top 10 Finishes on the ASP World Championship Tour (WSL) and Surfer Mag Poll (Top 10); Cory managed to best Slater by winning the inaugural Sebastian Inlet Pro in 2005 and helped lead the East Coast to Three (3) consecutive Gold Medals in the ESPN X Games. Along the way, Cory was part of the first expeditionary team that discovered the iconic Skeleton Bay Left Point Break in Africa. Additionally, he helped lead the U.S. Team to a Gold Medal Victory during the ISA (IOC/Olympic Recognized) World Games in Costa Rica (2010) and led the first US delegation to China in 2012, earning a Silver Medal in the inaugural ISA China Games.

Countless Magazine Covers, video parts and event finishes later, Cory Lopez is still charging and is in the prime of his career. No longer chasing world tour points, the father of 3 is however still chasing perfect waves around the Globe as a Global Brand Ambassador for O’Neill (Wetsuits, Clothing & Eyewear), Rockstar Energy Drink, On-a-Mission (OAM), Nekton Surf Shop, Lost Surfboards and Corkcicle.

An avid watersports enthusiast, Cory is always in the sun and wearing the best protective eyewear, while maintaining his personal sense of style is important to him; “Sunglasses are vital to my lifestyle. I spend most my time either at the beach surfing or on my boat fishing. With my new Zepol sunglasses by O’Neill (Eyewear), I wanted them to be really comfortable for long days and have great lenses for seeing the fish. These glasses do exactly that.” I am really looking forward to seeing everyone at the beach on Monday June 20th for the Surfrider Foundation Surf Clinic!”; said Cory.

Designed with comfort and performance in mind, Cory’s signature ‘Zepol’ series sunglasses are constructed from a lightweight and durable TR-90 material and are available in four colors. A wrap frame design and rubber temple inserts are used to ensure maximum comfort and grip, and all ‘Zepol’ series sunglasses feature high quality polarized lenses with anti-scratch and mirror coatings.

What: On The Beach Surf Sports (OTB) will be celebrating their 40th Year in business on South Padre Island. Celebrity Pro Surfer & Global Surf Icon, Cory Lopez will be on hand to introduce his new ZEPOL Signature Eyewear line by O’Neill Eyewear. The Iconic Champion Surfer and Tube Riding Legend will participate in the three day celebration with a meet & greet to sign autographs for fans at the Island Style new store Grand Opening on Saturday, June 18th and the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the original store on Sunday, June 19th. To round things up, Cory will also participate in a free Surf Clinic for kids, sponsored by the South Padre Island Surfrider Foundation Chapter on Monday, June 20th.

The event is sponsored by O’Neill Eyewear, On The Beach Sports, Corkcicle and South Padre Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

When: June 18th, 19th & 20th

Where:  On The Beach Surf Sports – 2105 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597

Event Schedule

6/18 – Saturday – 11:00 AM New store opening event 410 Padre Blvd, Suite 103, South Padre Island, TX 78597

6/19 – Sunday – 11:00 AM  40th Anniversary celebration at their original store.

6/20 – Monday – Surfrider Surf Clinic early or at 11:00 AM to be there at lunch break for kids.

This event starts at 8:30AM and lasts till 3:00. There will be two session with about 50 to 75 kids in each session.

Cory Lopez Blog: http://www.gulfster.com/corylopez/

Career Highlights: http://www.lopezbrothers.com/cory/cory-lopez-career-highlights/

About O’Neill Eyewear:Inspecs USA – Official O’Neill Eyewear Licensee. Inspecs USA is the American sector of British based Inspecs, a design and innovation driven eyewear house. The company was established in 1988 with the mission to produce desirable eyewear with excellent value. Inspecs designs, manufactures and markets a wide spectrum of products to appeal to diverse customer base, from competitively priced and uniquely tailored private label programs to expertly crafted branded collection, such as O’Neill. Inspecs is the exclusive licensee for O’Neill Eyewear worldwide.

About O’Neill International:O’Neill is an American wetsuit, apparel and surf brand started in 1952 in San Francisco, California; based in Santa Cruz since 1959. Founder, Jack O’Neill is credited with inventing the first functional wetsuit for surfing and diving. In 2007, O’Neill Wetsuits Inc. sold the rights to the trademark to Logo International Inc., based in the Netherlands. O’Neill products are distributed internationally by a group of authorized licensed distributors worldwide.

About On The Beach Sports (OTB): OTB is the leading watersports store & surf shop in South Padre Island for the past 40 years…

 

Event Contact:

Arlene McKinlay
Owner – On The Beach Surf Sports
2105 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Ph: 956-761-1194
Fax: 956-272-0107

 

 

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