Industry News 2/14/2014

Exposure: 2014 SIMA Image Awards

Exposure: 2014 SIMA Image Awards
Honoring the Best of the Surf Industry from 2013. 
 

More than 700 attendees from surf companies and specialty retail shops gathered at the City National Grove of Anaheim Thursday night as the 2013 SIMA Image Award winners were revealed. Eighty nominees representing the best of the surf industry from 2013 were honored at the SIMA Image Awards ceremony, celebrating their outstanding innovations and contributions made to the industry and 16were titled the best of the best.

The SIMA Image Awards nominees were recognized through the lively ceremony hosted by multi-media action sports personalities, Chris Cote and Nicole Dabeau, who were joined on stage by DJ Tina T for musical support while winners’ celebrated their victories. Award winners were presented SIMA Image Awards by celebrities and athletes including professional surfers Anastasia Ashley,Benji Weatherly, Greg Long and Parker Coffin.The night was made possible by Surf Expo and Audi, both supporting the event with generous sponsorships.

As the only awards program of its kind, the goal of the SIMA Image Awards is to identify the surf industry’s most influential companies and recognize them for their efforts to advance and grow the industry during the past year.

Check out the results below and be sure to head to our Facebook page to check out many more photos from the 2014 SIMA Image Awards Show. 


The Channel Islands team, Surfboard of the Year Winner; photo: Brent Hilleman/SIMA.

2014 SIMA Image Awards Winners:

Women's Marketing Campaign of the Year / Winner: “My Bikini” by Rip Curl

Men's Marketing Campaign of the Year / Winner: “Camp Tokyo” by Roark Revival

Accessory Product of the Year / Winner: Socks by Stance

Women's Retailer of the Year / Winner: Surf Diva Boutique

Wetsuit of the Year / Winner: Flash Bomb Plus by Rip Curl

Environmental Product of the Year / Winner: R2 Yulex Wetsuit by Patagonia

Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year / Winner: FCSll Fin System by FCS

Surfboard of the Year / Winner: New Flyer by Channel Islands Surfboards

SIMA Humanitarian Award Presented to Jack's Surfboards

Footwear Product of the Year / Winner: Surf Siders by Vans

Breakout Retailer of the Year / Winner: The Curl

Men's Boardshort of the Year / Winner: Phantom Fuse 2 by Hurley

Women's Swim Brand of the Year / Winner: L*Space by Monica Wise

Men's Retailer of the Year / Winner: Huntington Surf & Sport

Women's Apparel Brand of the Year / Winner: Roxy

Men's Apparel Brand of the Year / Winner: RVCA

Breakout Brand of the Year / Winner: Captain Fin


FCS won Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year; photo: Jon Steele/SIMA


Captain Fin, Breakout Brand of the Year Winner; photo: Brent Hilleman/SIMA.

(See a lot more photos on the Malakye Facebook Page)

About SIMA Image Awards
Introduced in 2003, the goal of the SIMA Image Awards is to identify the surf industry’s most influential companies and recognize them for their efforts to advance and grow the industry over the past year. Eligible SIMA members are able to enter their brands, products, and retailers in the appropriate categories. All entries are then reviewed by an industry panel that includes both manufacturers and retailers, who vote to determine the nominees in each category. All paid SIMA member companies and a select list of specialty retailers are then able to vote to determine the winners of the year. For detailed information on the voting process, visit
www.simaimageawards.com.

About SIMA
The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) is the official working trade association of more than 300 surf industry suppliers. Founded in 1989, SIMA is a non-profit organization that serves to promote awareness of the surf industry and participation in the sport of surfing through public relations efforts and a variety of services, educational programs and research. In addition, SIMA actively supports oceanic environmental efforts through its 501(c)(3) charitable environmental foundation, the SIMA Environmental Fund. In the past 24 years, SIMA's Environmental Fund has raised more than $6.5 million for environmental groups seeking to protect the world's oceans, beaches and waves. The SIMA Humanitarian Fund, also a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, was established in 2006 to award grants to various surf or boardsport related social and humanitarian non-profit organizations whose efforts are focused on improving the quality of life, health and/or welfare of people.