As AGENDA Expands, BRA Looks Forward to January’s Long Beach Show

AGENDA, a leading forum for action sports, surf, streetwear, lifestyle, footwear industries and Board Retailers Association’s west coast trade show partner, shares their 2014 strategic plan for expansion. “Following the momentum of AGENDA’s Summer 2013 show circuit, we recognize the opportunity and potential for growth,” downloads AGENDA’s founder, Aaron Levant. “We’ve laid out our 2014 strategy to provide better customer service, cater to our brand partners, and continue to curate the AGENDA experience.” This includes big plans for its Vegas show, and the BRA-endorsed landmark west coast show in Long Beach. AGENDA Vegas will double in size by its second edition, following the success of the inaugural AGENDA Vegas 2013 show at the Sands Expo. The expansion, due to customer demand, to bring the AGENDA experience to the Vegas landscape will include the addition of the WOODS – surf/lifestyle contemporary neighborhood and AGENDA WMNS segment. Adding an additional day to the two-­‐day schedule, making it a three-­‐day show. “We feel AGENDA has barely scratched the surface of what is possible in the Vegas landscape. There are so many opportunities and an amazing potential to grow in this space,” shares Levant. The January 2014 edition of AGENDA Long Beach’s flagship show will now house over 700+ brands. As the largest and most diverse offering of all three shows, providing a true cross-­‐section representing each genre of California subcultures. AGENDA Long Beach is both a national show with retailers hailing from 49 states (believe it or not, South Dakota couldn’t make it) and globally from 48 countries. Recent data shows 31% of the retailers visit from over 1000+ miles away. Heading...

You Can’t Miss Surf Expo this January

Following last January and September’s record-breaking shows, Surf Expo January 2014 promises to deliver. It’s the show you can’t afford to miss. Here’s what you need to know: Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL Building: West Hall Dates: Thursday, January 9 – Saturday January 11, 2014 Times: Thursday and Friday, 9-6; Saturday 9-4 Here’s what you can’t miss: 10 Show Categories to Shop From surf, which started it all, to Stand Up Paddle, Skate, Lifestyle, Boutique, Resort, Swim and more, no matter what your needs, Surf Expo is your one-stop marketplace. Find out more. Free education series, presented by Board Retailers Association From Merchandising and Apparel Trends to Improving Your Cash Flow, plus two free premium eCommerce sessions from Internet Retailer, this show offers more seminars than ever before that every independent retailer can benefit from. Check the Schedule of Events for course titles and times. Endless Summer 50th Anniversary Kickoff and other Great Events Surf Expo just announced this week that January 9th following the show they will play host to the kick-off of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Endless Summer! The show will be include live commentary from the movie¹s director, Bruce Brown, and stars, Robert August and Mike Hynson. Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, star of The Endless Summer II, will host the event! Other events slated for the show are the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Inductions, daily fashion shows, and the east Coast Shape-Off . Retailer Town Hall Meeting Gather with the Board Retailers Association for a special, retailer-exclusive event. Hear VIP Industry Guest speaker Tom Holbrook’s inspirational keynote, join in an open forum discussion to...

BRA Encourages Action Sports Retailers to Attend Surf Expo

Board Retailers Association reminded all action sports retailers today—member and non-member—of its continuing recommendation to attend Surf Expo this coming September 6-8, 2013. The group ran down a list of important networking and educational events that will be helpful to retailers in addition to three days of shopping the 200K+ square foot trade show in Orlando, F

Go Skateboarding Day is Ten Years Old

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., June 2013 – After much anticipation, the 10th Anniversary of Go Skateboarding Day is right around the corner. On June 21st, 2013 skateboarders around the globe will celebrate the pure exhilaration and creativity of one of the most influential activities in the world. The International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) will host and participate in a series of premiere, fun-filled events in Washington D.C. This includes a partnership with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, which recently launched a broad collecting initiative focusing on skateboarding and skate culture. As part of that effort, the Lemelson Center and IASC, are hosting Innoskate – a major public festival exploring innovation through the lens of skate culture. With the Washington Monument as a backdrop, INNOSKATE will take place on and near a skate ramp built facing the National Mall on the National Museum of American History’s plaza. Celebrating skateboarding’s constant push for progression, leading figures from skating’s history and current pro skateboarders will present and discuss innovations in skate culture. Innoskate will feature skate demonstrations, panel discussions, films, donations of skate objects to national collections, and other programs that highlight the impact of skateboarding’s innovations in American culture. (See Attached Schedule) In addition, there will be a variety of key events happening around the world in celebration of GSD. All of the information regarding these key events can be easily tracked down using the Know Skateboarding app, created by Know Projects. The app launched on Feb. 5, and has fluidly integrated several popular web-based services and content into one.  Know Skateboarding is the only...

13th Annual Newport Beach Action Sports Film Festival Announces Schedule

13th ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2012 ACTION SPORTS FILM SERIES Extreme Cinema Celebration to Feature Five World Premieres NBFF to Host Big Screen Debuts of Decade of Dominance, H2indO, Hicks on Sticks,Man and Machine, Crusty 16 – Outback Attack Newport Beach, Calif. – April 11, 2012 – The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces its 2012 Action Sports Film Series (ASFS), an international showcase of films celebrating athletes, visionaries, filmmakers, cinematographers, pioneers, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, artists and designers who have shaped the action sports culture and cultivated its progression with their innovation, energy and creativity. Emerging on the forefront as the largest action sports cinema event in the nation, the NBFF Action Sports Film Series will take place during the week of the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 26 – May 3, 2012) in Orange County, CA, a location celebrated as the epicenter of the surf wear and action gear industry and the ultimate destination to experience music infused cutting-edge adventure on the big screen. Films will screen at Island Cinema (999 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach), Triangle Square (1870 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa) and at the Regency Lido Theatre (3459 Via Lido Drive in Newport Beach). Newport Beach Film Festival Schedule 2012 Action Sport Film Series   WORLD PREMIERES Crust 16 – Outback Attack Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. – Triangle Square Decade of Dominance Saturday, April 28, 6:15 p.m. – Lido Theatre H2IndO Sunday, April 29, 6 p.m. – Lido Theatre Man and Machine Sunday, April 29, 3:45 p.m. – Triangle Square Hicks on Sticks Sunday, April 29, 7:45 p.m. – Triangle Square...

Five Things to do at S.L.A.T.E at MAGIC

Five Things to do at S.L.A.T.E at MAGIC Aside from S.L.A.T.E. serving as MAGIC’s order-writing home for all things action sports at the show, several bonus features will amp up the energy in February 2012 with a broad selection of new and returning boardsport brands and adrenaline-fueled onsite events, seminars, concerts, competitions and a new blogger lounge curated by lifestyle and fashion journalists, Marcus Troy. 1. Kick it off with Lauryn Hill Kicking off the opening night of S.L.A.T.E. on Monday, February 13, is a special concert from Ms. Lauryn Hill, performing music from “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” The event, held at the House of Blues (Mandalay Bay) and in conjunction with Rock The Bells is by invitation only for S.L.A.T.E exhibitors and retailers. Additional tickets are available for sale through Ticketmaster. 2. Blog with the best of them Curated by lifestyle and fashion journalist Marcus Troy, S.L.A.T.E. will feature a new blogger lounge, where the hottest streetwear bloggers from around the world will showcase their sites and post live from the show floor. A host of editors from Highsnobiety.com, Antennamag.com, Nicekicks.com, Freshnessmag.com, KarmaloopTV.com and other sites hand selected by Marcus Troy will be on hand to meet with show attendees. 3. Check out two skate contests SUPERHEAT will present a Mini-Ramp event in the center of the show floor named “ACES HIGH MINI RAMP JAM PRESENTED BY SUPERHEAT.” Ryan Clements from Skate Park of Tampa will commentate the Jam. Riders scheduled to attend include Mike Vallely, Ben Hatchell, John Rattray, Chad Bartie, Kyle Berard, Anthony Schultz, David Loy, and more. Monday, Feb 13 and Tuesday Feb 14...