SURF EXPO

January 25-27, 2018 Orlando, Florida

 

Press Releases

Surftech and prAna collaborate on a unique line of women’s-specific paddleboards, paddles, and leashes.

Carlsbad, California (August 31, 2017). San Diego based brands, Surftech and prAna, together have created the ultimate line of women’s-specific stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), paddles, and accessories. With prAna’s outdoor experience and Surftech’s art of technology, the brands are proudly introducing a collection to the paddle sports community featuring amazing design, proprietary construction, and groundbreaking…

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Surf Expo Announces Paddle Life Demo Day – September 6, 2017

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. —June 7, 2017 – Surf Expo, the largest and longest running watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow, announced today their Demo Day on September 6, 2017 will be held at a new location, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in Orlando, Florida, less than 10 miles from the Orange County Convention Center….

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Surf Expo Hosts ESA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA –  January 3, 2017 – Surf Expo will host the Eastern Surfing Association’s 50th Anniversary kick-off celebration at their upcoming show January 26-28, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Surf Expo’s January tradeshow, and gathering of the industry, is the ideal venue for celebrating the largest amateur…

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SIMA Board of Directors to Conduct Consumer Study Boot Camp

In 2015, the SIMA Insights Committee was challenged by the SIMA Board of Directors to conduct a consumer study in order to give the membership and industry true insight into the size and make up of the consumer base that surfs, buys surf products and/or are interested in surfing. What better way to know who…

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ESA Announces Latest “Doc Rock” Recipients

As the Eastern Surfing Association prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017, we are proud to announce the latest recipients of the “Colin J. Couture Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to Eastern Surfing Award.” The “Doc Rock” is the most prestigious award in East Coast surfing because it honors dedication, commitment and service to…

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Surf Expo Welcomes Surf Park Summit 2 in September

San Juan Capistrano, CA – March 24, 2016 – Surf Expo is pleased to announce the co-location of Surf Park Summit 2 with Surf Expo’s September 2016 show. Surf Park Summit is the largest industry conference designed for surf park entrepreneurs, investors, developers and suppliers to accelerate the growth of surfing outside the ocean. The…

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Surf Expo Expands Watersports Categories For September Show

San Juan Capistrano, CA – February 9, 2016– Emerald Exposition’s Surf Expo today announced it will be adding kayaks, canoes and related gear and accessories to its September 8-10, 2016 Orlando-based event. This addition reinforces the show’s standing as the premiere watersports show in the United States. The addition of the kayak and canoe segment of…

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Surf Expo Achieves Fastest 50 Status for Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted 2/4/2016 Trade Show Executive this week named Surf Expo among the Fastest 50 tradeshows in 2015 for growth in exhibitors. This marks the fourth consecutive year the show has been on the Fastest 50. “Surf Expo is excited to be again included in Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50. The award for exhibitor growth is…

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Surf Expo January 2016 Delivers Again

Posted 2/1/2016 Orlando, Fla. – Feb. 1, 2016 – Surf Expo, the largest and longest running tradeshow for brands and products in the boardsports, resort and beach lifestyle markets kicked off its 40th show season with a strong January show. SVP and Show Director Roy Turner said, “The industry gathered in Orlando to help us…

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Surf Expo Celebrates “Bustin’ Down the Door”

Posted 1/5/2016 Atlanta, GA. – This year Surf Expo celebrates its 40th anniversary as the multi-billion dollar surfing industry’s largest and longest running tradeshow. The launch of the tradeshow in 1976 coincided with the establishment of pro surfing and a lifestyle that has captured the imagination of the world. To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Surf…

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2016 Florida Shape Off at Surf Expo

Posted 12/21/2015 The line up of six shapers who will show their skill, live at the Florida Shape Off at Surf Expo, has been announced. The shape off, now in its ninth year, will honor Hobie Alter and takes place Thursday January 14th and Friday, January 15th. Roy Turner, Surf Expo’s Show Director explained, “The…

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Announcing Preview Days – Coming in June 2016

Posted 9/11/2015 Spring lines presented allowing timely, efficient buying for the core surf market   SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – September 11, 2015 – Show organizers for Surf Expo, the largest boardsports and beach lifestyle trade show, announced today the launch of a new event focused on the needs of the surf marketplace. Preview Days…

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2015 SUPConnect / AWSI Awards Party

Man of the Year- Danny Ching Woman of the Year- Fiona Wylde Grom of the Year- Noa Hopper Brand of the Year- SIC Maui Shop of the Year- Big Winds, Hood River OR Blog of the Year- SUP Racer See a full recap of honorees here.

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PADI Worldwide Announces Launch of Freediver Program

Posted 9/8/2015 RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. – (2 September 2015)— As PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, the organization is expanding beyond scuba diving to offer training in freediving, a sport quickly gaining in popularity among water and adventure enthusiasts. While the program won’t officially launch until…

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