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Surf Expo Orlando with Patrick T. Cooper

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Surf Expo, the largest and longest running surf, skate, swim and beach lifestyle trade show in the world. Surf Expo, where since 1976 manufacturers and retailers in the surf, skate, water sports, swim and resort industries have come together in a business-first buying and selling environment. Surf Expo is produced twice annually for manufacturers and retailers in the Board, Beach and Fashion industries. Held in January and September in Orlando, Florida, Surf Expo draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world.

Surf Expo features approximately 2,000 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and skate and other boardsport demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 15,000 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show. Surf Expo is endorsed by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA); the Board Retailers Association (BRA), and the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA).

Connect At Surf Expo
No matter what the market category, Surf Expo is your one-stop place for the latest product and hottest trends.

The Boardsports Category –
Surf – It’s the category that launched Surf Expo, the surfing industry’s oldest and largest trade show. Features boards, sunglasses and sun protection products, boardshorts, juniors, footwear and fins.

Skate – Surrounding the show’s street course and vert ramp, it’s got a vibe all its own. Includes boards, trucks, rails, footwear, protective gear and accessories, and apparel for the youth culture.

Wakeboard & Waterski – THE marketplace for boards, bindings, gear including clothing, helmets and wetsuits, fat sacs and pumps, plus other related accessories. Plus boats and jetskis, towers, pylons, racks, speakers, lights, and biminis.

Kiteboard & Windsurf – Surf Expo is the retailers’ resource for all wind-related boarding. Features kites, boards, sails, booms, masts, harnesses, bindings and related accessories.

Stand Up Paddle – Features the boards, paddles and fins, plus accessories, racks and training videos.

The Beach Category
Resort – From the local beach shop to the upscale resort in the islands, the cruise ship and the mountains, these are the lines your customers will want. It’s the most comprehensive collection in the resort industry including tees and shorts, casual shirts, dresses, sarongs and batiks, jewelry, towels, plus premiums and souvenirs.

The Fashion Category
Boutique – Offering high fashion and contemporary boutiques their own specialized collections, Boutique features accessories, casual weekend wear, denim, footwear, sleepwear/loungewear, urban/street as well as high-end resortwear and swim, and spa and body products.

Swim – With the largest collection of swimwear exhibits in the country, you’ll find the latest juniors, missy, children’s and contemporary styles.

All shows are open to trade only.

Contact Information
Surf Expo

www.surfexpo.com

990 Hammond Drive, Suite 325

Atlanta, GA 30328
(800) 947-SURF
(800) 947-7873
(678) 781-7900
(678) 781-7920 Fax

About the author

Maurice J. Lawyer has written 332 articles for BE Entertained Magazine

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