SURF PARK SUMMIT 2
The industry’s second ever Summit to accelerate the future of surfing outside the ocean.
As we see it, the vision is clear: build authentic, sustainable and profitable surf experiences to grow the surf industry and provide the mental, physical and emotional stoke of surfing to those that do not have access to the ocean. To do this, the Summit will gather the industry’s top minds including surf park and surf pool developers, investors, operators, suppliers, academics, experts and athletes to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to the development of man-made surf destinations.
Some of surfing’s biggest names aren’t just catching waves. They’re also talking about making them.
Surf parks — massive pools with repeating, artificial waves — are the latest buzzword in the surf community, as everyone from top athletes to retailers look for ways to expand the sport, boost sales and create a standardized way to train that could help surfing earn an Olympic pedigree.
“Mother Nature stipulates that surfing only can occur where waves can be born. When man takes his hand to forming the waves, it unlocks the potential of surfing anywhere. And that is the most powerful thing,” said Doug Palladini, VP & GM of Vans Americas, President of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.
Top Tier Media Coverage
Surf Expo is the longest running and largest boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle trade show in the world. Produced in January and September the show draws buyers from major resorts, cruise lines and major retailers along with media across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show is recognized as a leader in the industry and has celebrated record-breaking attendance (exceeding 26,000) in 2014 and 2013 and features more than 2,600 booths of apparel, hard goods and a full line-up of special events, and annual award ceremonies and demos. The next Surf expo event is September 8-10, 2016 with Board Demo Day and Surf Park Summit 2 on September 7, 2016. All shows are open to trade only. For more information visit www.surfexpo.com
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