OAKLEY: Established in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, Oakley is one of the leading sports brands in the world. The holder of more than 600 patents, Oakley is continually seeking problems, solving them with inventions and wrapping those inventions in art. This philosophy has made Oakley one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market, with innovations that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level possible. Oakley is famed for its insuperable lens technologies such as High Definition Optics® (HDO®) which is incorporated into all Oakley sun and prescription eyewear, and all premium Oakley goggles. Oakley has extended its leadership position as the world’s leading sports eyewear brand into accessories collections. Laser focused on the consumer, Oakley has both men’s and women’s product lines that target Sports Performance, Active and Lifestyle consumers. Oakley is a subsidiary of Luxottica Group. Additional information is available at www.oakley.com. Follow Oakley on Twitter and Facebook.
SURFER: In 1960, SURFER Magazine began as the original. After a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award winning state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker “the bible of the sport.” The SURFER brand has also grown to include Surfermag.com, Fantasy Surfer, The Hot 100, Wavewatch, My SURFER Cover and a myriad of SURFER message boards. All of these assets combine to make the SURFER network the most current and reliable channel of information to the surf community. The magazine is published by The Enthusiast Network, which reaches more than 2 million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. Additional information is available at www.surfermag.com
FUTURES FINS: Founded in Huntington Beach in 1999, Futures Fins is filling the demand for a strong, easily installed removable fin system. Futures improves the efficiency of the manufacturing process, with a system that’s hinged on simple pre-glass installation. With a diverse team of athletes, including Jordy Smith, Rob Machado, John Florence, Clay Marzo and Dave Rastovich, Futures offers a complete line of fin templates for all surfers, boards and conditions, and is known around the world as the Strongest Lightest and Fastest fin system on the market. Additional information is available at www.futuresfins.com
GoPro_Be_a_HERO_Logo_All_White.ai_9226040_master-2 GoPro: GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras. www.gopro.com
XCEL:  Ed D’Ascoli founded Xcel in 1982, working from the bedroom of his Sunset Beach house. D’Ascoli found no shortage of inspiration from the world-class performances on display at his doorstep; and the opportunity to create and to connect high-performance products with the athletes who demanded them was irresistible. Xcel’s passionate focus on product development would become the defining characteristic of the brand.  Xcel’s reputation for exceptional product quality is a clear result of an unwavering dedication to research, development, and design innovation. With tropical to cold-water products for men, women, and youth, the brand stresses performance: maximum stretch and durability, sealed-seam construction, and a fit that feels custom-made every time. www.xcelwetsuits.com
JS Industries:  In recent times JS industries has become one of the most known and respected names in the world of performance surfboards. Jason Stevenson (founder, owner and shaper) has built the company from ground up and his talents and love of surfing have gained him global recognition and some strong relationships with a world class team of loyal surfers. The iconic Traktor logo has been found under the feet of a huge number of elite surfers over the years including four World Champions and many more top 32 contenders. JS’s work coming into 2016 is at its absolute best, with the designs encompassing all of the innovations and improvements developed by the team and World Champions over the past half decade. We are incredibly excited for the future of surfing and JS will be there to see it progress!  www.jsindustries.com