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Industry News 12/6/2018

SIMA Image Award Nominees Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 SIMA Awards Nominees!

Accessory Product of the Year
EVAC by Billabong
FCS Freedom Leash by FCS
Unbound series pack & tote by Hydro Flask
The Regulus by Nixon
HIGHLINE AIRLIFT VEST by QUIKSILVER
SearchGPS 2 by Rip Curl
Drylock Boot by XCEL Wetsuits

Environmental Product of the Year
Recycler Boardshorts by Billabong
Untangled Collection by Costa Sunglasses
MIZU 360 Personal Filtration and Purification System by Mizu
Men's & Women's Fall 18 Yulex Wetsuits by Patagonia
QUIKSILVER X REPREVE BOARDSHORTS by QUIKSILVER
The Eco Leash by Slater Designs
Upcycled Coconut Boardshort by Vissla

Footwear Product of the Year
Nalukai Kapa Boot by OluKai
QUIKSILVER TRAVEL OASIS SANDAL by QUIKSILVER
CUSHION BOUNCE by REEF
Chiba Quest by Sanuk
UltraRange Rapidweld by Vans

Eyewear Product of the Year
Untangled Collection by Costa Sunglasses
Baile H20 by Dragon
John John Signature Series by Electric
ROVE Polarized Collection by Kreedom Eyewear by Fortress
Latch Key by Oakley
A Day Late by OTIS Eyewear

Wetsuit of the Year
Furnace Revolution by Billabong
HyperFreak Series by O’Neill
Men’s R2 Yulex Front-Zip Full Suit by Patagonia
Flashbomb Heat Seeker by Rip Curl
Seea x Yulex Collection by Seea
7 Seas Wetsuit by Vissla
Comp X by XCEL Wetsuits

Performance Shortboard Model of the Year
Fever by Channel Islands Surfboards
SKX by Firewire Surfboards
Monsta Box HYFI by JS Industries
The Ghost by Pyzel Surfboards
SD by Rusty Surfboards
Cymatic by Slater Designs
Disco Inferno Dual-Core by Surftech x Sharp Eye

Alternative Surfboard Model of the Year
Rocket Wide Spine-Tek (construction) by Channel Islands Surfboards
Go Fish by Firewire Surfboards
Chupacabra by Rusty Surfboards
Modern 2 by Surftech x Sharp Eye
Captains Log by Wave Riding Vehicles

Men’s Marketing Campaign of the Year
Life’s Better in Boardshorts by Billabong
QUIKSILVER GENERATIONS OF ADVENTURE by QUIKSILVER
BEACH FREELY by REEF
Kingston Deadbeats by Roark
Uncover the Uncommon by Stance
UltraRange by Vans
Creators & Innovators by Vissla

Men’s Apparel Brand of the Year
Billabong
O’Neill
QUIKSILVER
Roark
RVCA
Vans
Vissla

Men’s Boardshort Brand of the Year
Billabong
O’Neill
QUIKSILVER
Rip Curl
Roark
RVCA
Vissla

Women’s Marketing Campaign of the Year
Billabong Women’s A Bikini Kinda Life – New Wave Campaign by Billabong Women’s
Elevate by Electric Women’s
OCEAN IS CALLING by O’NEILL
BEACH FREELY by REEF
Make Waves Move Mountains by ROXY
Generations by Seea
Uncover the Uncommon by Stance

Women’s Apparel Brand of the Year
Billabong Women's
O'NEILL
Rip Curl
RVCA
Vans

Women’s Swim Brand of the Year
Billabong
L*SPACE
O’NEILL
Rip Curl
ROXY
RVCA
Seea
OVERALL

Breakout Brand of the Year
Duvin Design Co.
Jetty
Maui and Sons
MIZU
OTIS Eyewear
Seea

Consumer Media Feature of the Year
The Electric Acid Surfboard Test by Stab Magazine
Shed Sessions by SURFER
Wave of the Winter by Surfline/Wavetrak Inc.
Alternativa by The Inertia

Retailer of the Year – East Coast
Aqua East Surf Shop (Neptune Beach, FL)
BC Surf & Sport (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Co. (Hampton, NH)
Heritage Surf & Sports (Sea Isle City, NJ)
REAL Watersports (Waves, NC)
Ron Jon Surf Shop (Cocoa Beach, FL)
Warm Winds Surf Shop (Narragansett, RI)

Retailer of the Year – Inland America
BC Surf & Sport (Denver, CO)
Benjamin Surf N Skate (Corpus Christi, TX)
evo (Denver, CO)
Tyler's (Fort Worth, TX)

Retailer of the Year – West Coast
evo (Portland, OR)
Huntington Surf & Sport (Downtown Huntington Beach, CA)
Jack’s Surfboards (Huntington Beach, CA)
SPYDER SURF (Hermosa Beach, CA)
Sun Diego Boardshops (Carlsbad, CA)
Surf Ride (Oceanside, CA)
Val Surf (Valley Village, CA)

Retailer of the Year – Hawaii
Hawaiian Island Creations (Haleiwa, HI)
Hi-Tech Surf Sports (Kahului, HI)
Surf N Sea (Haleiwa, HI)
T&C Surf Designs (Honolulu, HI)

Winners will be determined by a final vote open to all SIMA member companies as well as specialty retailers. The main contact at each SIMA member company and select specialty retailers can expect final voting instructions via email today, December 5th.
A complete description of awards criteria, as well as a detailed explanation of the entry and voting processes can be found here. The winners will be announced at the SIMA Awards ceremony in February 2019 in Orange County, California. The ceremony is open to the public and tickets will go on sale soon.