Industry News 10/16/2007

etnies GvR of Surf Announces Starting Five for Goofy and Regular Teams

etnies GvR of Surf Announces Starting Five for Goofy and Regular Teams
Event Set for October 20-21 at the Oceanside Pier Draws Sunny Garcia, Kalani Robb and Timmy Curran

Lake Forest, CA - The etnies GvR of Surf Team Captains pulled out all the stops to get the big guns for their starting five for the finals on October 21, 2007 at the Oceanside Pier. More than just another contest, this is a two-day event that includes a concert by MxPx, a festival village on the beach and more!

The unique format of the etnies GvR of Surfing contest pits two teams, Surfing magazine’s Regular Foot riders (left foot forward) against Transworld Surf’s Goofy Foot riders (right foot forward), with each team appointing a team captain. The starting five pro surfers Evan Slater, captain of the Regular Team and editor of Surfing magazine, picked include:

• Sunny Garcia
• Cheyne Magnusson
• Kieren Horn
• Killian Garland
• Ratboy

"If you look at the world title record for regular vs. goofy (23 to 8), it's obvious what the superior stance is. We're looking forward to proving that superiority once again this Sunday."
– Evan Slater

Representing Transworld Surf, Editor Chris Coté, team captain for the Goofy Team, will be guiding the following handpicked surfers:

• Mike Losness
• Timmy Curran
• Kalani Robb
• Mike Todd
• Tonino Benson

“Who wants to be regular? Go ahead and be a sheep. We’ll be surfing right! We’ll be going goofy!”
– Chris Cote

A highlight of the weekend will be a free show by MxPx, at the bandshell on the beach by the Oceanside Pier after the GvR qualifiers on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Check for complete details.

While the Regular and Goofy teams battle in the water, there will be plenty of vendors’ booths to check out in the festival village on the beach. Transworld Surf and Surfing magazine are co-presenting GvR with etnies. etnies would like to give a special thanks to our presenting partner Lost Energy Drink and to our other generous partners Transworld Surf, Surfing and New Era.

About etnies:
Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today etnies' vision is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating functional products that provide the most style, comfort, durability and protection possible.� etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring a world class team of skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto x and BMX athletes and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities.� For additional information, visit