Industry News 9/26/2013

B$Z: Body Glove Sponsors 2013 SUP Awards

Body Glove Sponsors 2013 SUP Awards
Press Release from Body Glove

Redondo Beach, CA – Body Glove is proud to be the headlining sponsor for the 2013 SUP Awards. The SUP awards are standup paddling’s top honor and recognize the best athletes the sport has to offer. The awards show will take place on the eve of the Battle of the Paddle, considered by many to be the World Championship of SUP racing. The SUP Awards will be held at the Casino San Clemente on Thursday, September 26th.

The SUP Reader Poll allows the public to vote for the top three standup paddlers of the year, through interactive online ballots. Other categories include: Top Expedition, Top Paddle with a Cause, and Lifetime Achievement. The awards honor the talents, commitment, and inspiration of these professional paddlers and set the bar as the ultimate standard of achievement in standup paddling. Touted as the standup industry’s “party of the year”, the awards bring in more than 300 of the biggest names in standup paddling from around the world.

Body Glove team riders Matt Becker and Mo Freitas, who are both up for the prestigious award, Paddler of the Year, will be in attendance. Both athletes will be utilizing Body Glove’s new 3T Barefoot Pro and 3T Barefoot Gladiator Pro giving them an advantage navigating Dana Point’s rocky beach break and unforgiving transition, usually the turning point in many of the past races.

“Body Glove is excited to be apart of the SUP Awards for the 2nd year and support these amazing athletes for their achievements throughout the year, in and out of the water,” states Eli McGinty, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Body Glove’s Footwear Division. “Our partnership with Grind Media and Kona Brewing Company works perfectly because we all believe in supporting the athletes and preserving the environment that we consider our ultimate playground.”

The award show will also feature an exhibit on the history of Body Glove in celebration of their 60th Anniversary in business.

HERE: For more information about the SUP Awards
HERE: For more information about the 3T Barefoot shoe

For more information on Body Glove athletes and products go
to and for daily updates visit

About Body Glove:
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Jamie O’Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray,Holly Beck and Guinness World Record Holder Garrett McNamara and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee. Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some of the proceeds from the sale of those products go directly to Ocean Futures Society. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove also works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.

Kenna Meistrell
Body Glove International
310-374-3441 ext 107