September 7-9, 2017 Demo Day September 6 Orlando, Florida


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Hobie SUP Announces New European Distribution

Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards Announces Hobie Cat Europe as new European Distribution Partner

Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards is pleased to announce the immediate addition of Hobie Cat Europe as the newEuropean distributor for Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards. Hobie Cat Europe, working alongside current French distributor Double V, will greatly expand Hobie Stand Up Paddleboard’s product offering and ability to distribute throughout the entire European region.

“I as well as the entire team at Hobie Cat Europe are very excited” Michel Corigliano Director General for HobieCat Europe “We look forward to the opportunity to expand Hobie SUP distribution in Europe.”“Hobie Cat Europe has been a long time leader in the distribution of high quality water sports equipment into theEuropean market.” Mark Johnson Director of Hobie SUP Sales and Development “We are excited to join forceswith them in expanding the global reach of Hobie SUP.”

The new partnership adds to Hobie Cat Europe’s long standing reputation for offering high quality product and exceptional service in Europe.

Media Contacts:

Double V
Philippe Vuilmart
+33 (0)6 29 12 36 46

Export Europe
Hobie Cat Europe
La Farlède-Var
Sibille Lévèque
+33 (0)4 94 08 70 65

About Hobie-

Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and innovative quality products. From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes, and markets an impressive collection of eco-sensitive watercraft worldwide, with subsidiaries; Hobie Cat Australasia, in Huskisson, NSW, Australia and Hobie Cat Europe, in Toulon, France and independent distributors; Hobie Kayak Europe and Hobie Cat Brazil. These products include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats and stand-up paddleboards, plus a complementary array of parts and accessories.

About Surf Expo
Surf Expo is the global watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow. Produced in January and September each year, the shows draw buyers from specialty stores, major resorts, cruise lines and beach rental companies from across the U.S., and 71 countries. Surf Expo features approximately 2,500 booths of apparel and hard goods and a full line-up of special events, demos, fashion shows, and annual award ceremonies. The 2013 shows were named among Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 for growth in attendance, number of exhibitors and net square footage in addition to being named The Fastest Growing Tradeshow for Attendance by TSNN. For more information visit All shows are open to trade only.