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Booming Sales for Boardsports and Beach Lifestyle Businesses  When the pandemic first hit, everyone worried if independent industry retailers would survive. For many, business rebounded much more strongly than expected. We talk to eight retailers around the country about the unexpected boom in business and how they are feeling about the rest of the year. Retailers we talk to include Surfside Sports in Costa Mesa, Ron Jon in Florida, Hansen Surfboards in Encinitas, WRV and 17th Street in Virginia Beach, Hi-Tech in Maui, Wanderlust in New Jersey and BuyWake.com in Georgia.

2020-09-16 Surf Expo Live Events MASTER

Dive into the impact of plastic pollution on our ocean, waves and beaches and the solutions Surfrider presents to eliminate plastic pollution at the source with Surfrider Foundation CEO, Dr. Chad Nelsen. About Chad Nelsen Dr. Chad Nelsen, Chief Executive Officer of the Surfrider Foundation, is responsible for strategic guidance of environmental campaigns and stewardship programs at the local, regional and national level. He oversees more than 80 chapters, 100+ youth clubs, 60 staff, and a number of programs that include volunteer water quality monitoring, ocean-friendly landscaping, coastal adaptation, education and outreach programs. Dr. Nelsen was appointed as CEO in 2014 after 16 years with the...

2020-09-16 Surf Expo On-Demand Events

A conversation with Paul Naude about how his company has managed through the pandemic, where he sees openings for the industry and where he sees potential trouble ahead.

2020-09-16 Surf Expo On-Demand Events

Virtual Reggae VibesVol 1  With DJ Lance O

2020-09-16 Surf Expo On-Demand Events

We dig into retailer data with Patrik to examine what categories are driving the big growth in hardgoods sales, how the apparel and footwear categories have fared during the pandemic and prospects for the independent channel going forward.

2020-09-17 Surf Expo On-Demand Events

Island Water Sports in Deerfield Beach, Florida is one of the nimblest retailers around. We talk to co-owners Karly and Linsey Cottrell about how the pandemic forced them to use their creativity and hustle in ways they never imagined.

2020-09-17 Surf Expo On-Demand Events

Virtual Retailer Roundtable  With Board Retailers AssociationHear from board sport specialty retailers from around the United States and hear how they are managing these challenging times, the resources they have leaned on and new opportunities that lie ahead. Following the Retailer Roundtable on Thursday, September 17th, join BRA for a live Q&A from 4-5 pm ET, 1-2 pm PT in the BRA Retailer Lounge. Host: George Leichtweis, BRA Chairman and Owner of Modern Skate & Surf (Royal Oak, MIPanelists:Paul Erickson, Management OneFerguson Herivaux, One Gig (Boston, MA)D. Nachnani, Coastal Edge (Virginia Beach, VA)Coco Tihayni, Surf Diva (La Jolla, CA)

2020-09-17 Surf Expo Live Events MASTER

Virtual Reggae VibesVol 2  With DJ Lance OKulcha Shok · Surf Expo Virtual Reggae Vibes Vol 2

2020-09-17 Surf Expo On-Demand Events

Join Wake Awards hosts Garrett Cortese and Dano-the-Mano as they dish on everything going on in the world of wakeboarding. • Wake Awards Finalists announced. • The 2020 Wakeboarding Mag Readers Poll kicks off. • Tune into "Liquid Lockdown," a one-of-a-kind wake park contest.

2020-09-17 Surf Expo On-Demand Events

Pura Vida has mastered the art of appealing to young women with both its products and its social media prowess. A talk with founders Paul Goodman and Griffin Thall about what makes that demographic tick, plus key lessons the two college friends have learned while building their company. 

2020-09-18 Surf Expo On-Demand Events

As retailers and dealers wrap up the summer season, there are equal parts elation and trepidation moving into 2021. With many shops experiencing record-breaking sales, inventory presents one of the biggest issues in retailer’s attempts to reload. Quite frankly COVID highlighted both weaknesses and opportunities for many. Join industry expert and watersports enthusiast Sam Dantzler as he explores the following areas:CelebrateCOVID and the Pivots – What we learnedFirst Time Boat BuysImportance of Used ProductRe-Igniting StaffForecasting3 Keys to SuccessAbout Sam DantzlerSam’s affinity for boating came naturally while growing up on a lake in rural Florida. As an avid skier/wake-boarder, he also worked in a dive shop for years through high school and early college. In addition, he has...

2020-09-18 Surf Expo On-Demand Events

Virtual Reggae VibesVol 3  With DJ Lance OKulcha Shok · Surf Expo Virtual Reggae Vibes Vol 3

2020-09-18 Surf Expo Live Events MASTER