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Industry News 3/21/2019

Celebrate the Winners of 15th Annual SIMA Image Awards

A15th Annual SIMA Awards Honors Surf Industry's Best Brands and Products at Sold Out Event 

More than 500 attendees from surf companies and specialty retail shops gathered last night for the sold out SIMA Awards ceremony at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA to celebrate best from the surf industry in 2018.

The ceremony also served to honor specialty surf shops that have been in business for more than 50 years. Now in its fourth year, the 2019 SIMA Surf Shop Gold Wave Award recognized Farias Surf and Sport of Ship Bottom, NJ, Nomad Surf Shop of Boynton Beach, FL, Village Surf Shoppe of Garden City Beach, SC and Wise Surfboards of San Francisco, CA.

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

PRODUCT
Accessory Product of the Year: FCS Freedom Leash by FCS


Environmental Product of the Year: Recycler Boardshorts by Billabong

 
Footwear Product of the Year: UltraRange Rapidweld by Vans

 
Eyewear Product of the Year: John John Signature Series by Electric


Wetsuit of the Year: HyperFreak Series by O’Neill

 
SURFBOARD
Performance Shortboard Model of the Year: The Ghost by Pyzel Surfboards

 
Alternative Surfboard Model of the Year: Go Fish by Firewire Surfboards

 
MEN’S
Men’s Marketing Campaign of the Year: Life’s Better in Boardshorts by Billabong


Men’s Apparel Brand of the Year: Vissla


Men’s Boardshort Brand of the Year: Billabong

 
WOMEN’S
Women’s Marketing Campaign of the Year: A Bikini Kinda Life – New Wave Campaign by Billabong Women’s


Women’s Apparel Brand of the Year: Billabong Women's


Women’s Swim Brand of the Year: Seea


OVERALL
Breakout Brand of the Year: Seea


 
MEDIA
Consumer Media Feature of the Year: The Electric Acid Surfboard Test by Stab Magazine


RETAIL
Retailer of the Year – East Coast: Heritage Surf & Sports (Sea Isle City, NJ)

Heritage was unable to attend but accepted via video. Featured with trophy, host Pat Parnell. 


Retailer of the Year – Inland America: evo (Denver, CO)
evo was unable to attend but accepted via video. Featured with trophy, host Pat Parnell. 


Retailer of the Year – West Coast: Surf Ride (Oceanside, CA)


Retailer of the Year – Hawaii: Hi-Tech Surf Sports (Kahului, HI)
Hi-Tech was unable to attend but accepted via video. Featured with trophy, host Pat Parnell. 

 
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