Industry News 6/7/2007

INSTINCT Clothing Supports Next Generation of Surfers by Sponsoring Santa Barbra Surf Camp

INSTINCT Clothing Supports Next Generation of Surfers by Sponsoring Santa Barbra Surf Camp
INSTINCT Clothing and Santa Barbara Seals Surf Team Join Forces

June 5, 2007, Santa Barbara, CA- INSTINCT Clothing is pleased to announce it’s new Surf Team.  INSTINCT www.myspace.com/instinctsurfwear has partnered with JP Garcia’s Santa Barbara Seals Surf School.  “It has been rewarding to join forces with the Santa Barbara Seals Surf School” states Tom Brown, Vice President/General Manager of  INSTINCT Clothing.  “JP has an extensive background in competitive coaching as well as mentoring local youth.  This opportunity allows us to be more creative with our team.  I believe this will be a wonderful fit.”

As co-founder of the Santa Barbara Seals Surf School, JP’s goal is for young people to excel both in surfing and in life.  He educates those around him in surf history and its culture. He truly believes that for surfing to remain an enduring art, surfers of all ages and abilities must understand its past.

Having majored in environmental studies in college, JP advocates the importance of being pro-active in the community.  Beach cleanup is an active part of his Santa Barbara Seals Surf School.  He also hosts a yearly Beach Day for kids with special needs.  The  ASA Beach Day benefits the Autism Society of Santa Barbara.  The Seals Surf-A-Thon raises money for various local youth organizations. “I am stoked to join forces with INSTINCT Clothing as the sponsor of our Surf Team,” enthused JP.  “I hope to use my knowledge and experience to organize a group of young surfers.  INSTINCT will be proud to be the sponsor of this team.”

INSTINCT Clothing is known for its surf clothing dating back to the 1980’s.  Originally founded by professional surfer Shaun Tomson, the line was one of the most recognized surf brands of its era.  Through the years, INSTINCT has sponsored such surfing legends as Tom Carroll and Barton Lynch.  With the recent purchase of licensing rights, Santa Barbara resident Randy Paskal has re-launched the clothing line.  INSTINCT Surfwear targets toddler and boys ages 2 through 14.  Corporate headquarters are located in Santa Barbara, CA. while distribution is conducted from their Los Angeles facility.  For information regarding the INSTINCT line, contact Tom Brown at (805) 331 3063 tom@instinctclothing.net