January 14-16 2016


Industry News

THE BOARD PRESS: Our Industry’s Action Sports News

We are very excited to announce the launch of The Board Press, a bi-annual action sports news magazine along with a website stuffed full of exclusive online features and news stories. The premiere issue of The Board Press will launch at Agenda, SIA, KNOWSHOW and Surf Expo in January 2015 and ship to thousands of retailers and vendors across North America.

Why? Well, our purpose is to provide accurate, useful and time sensitive action sports news while also offering insightful interviews and stories that explore the hardcore economic realities of our industry. We also taking time to spotlight the inspiring and … well, let’s say “colorful people” that make our jobs so unique. When the industry is firing on all cylinders, there’s a ton of creativity, ingenuity and irreverence blasting out of the tailpipe.

Founder and managing editor, Mike Prangnell has spent the majority of his life working in action sports (Yup, he’s old … like in his 40s!). Most recently Mike held the title of editor atSBC Business Magazine and associate editor at SBC Skateboard Magazine.

“I want to delivery practical, meaningful news while at the same time making it relatable and useful,” Explains Prangnell.

Sean Mortimer, another seasoned [old] writer for Transworld Skateboarding, SkateBoarder, Transworld Business, SBC Business, Concrete, and co-author of the Tony Hawks and Rodney Mullen’s biographies. Sean will be joining as Editor-At-Large.

“All this scribbling provides the perfect excuse to remain connected to my favorite activities,” Mortimer says. “And tell my wife that I’m ‘working’ when I go skateboarding.”

Please visit us at

Facebook: The Board Press

Twitter: @theboardpress

Mike Prangnell, Managing Editor

Sean Mortimer, Editor At Large

Casey Jones, Sales Manager

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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.