2017 Pacific Paddle Games Presented By Salt Life  Expands Exhibition Area With Fitness Zone, Demo Zone And More

2017 Pacific Paddle Games Presented By Salt Life  Expands Exhibition Area With Fitness Zone, Demo Zone And More

DANA POINT, Calif. (August 28, 2017) - The 2017 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life will feature a $60,000 prize purse and expanded exhibition area, offering a variety of options for paddlers, as well as spectators and the general public. New for 2017, the PPG Fitness Zone will offer free yoga and exercise classes as well as exhibitions from the top fitness, yoga and dietary supplement brands. The PPG Demo Zone will be the largest hard goods demo in the sport with everything from the hottest boards to the newest paddles, connecting brands to paddlers of all skill levels. SUP paddle clinics for all experience levels will also be offered. 

Salt Life Announces New Team Members Katy Waters and April Zilg

Salt Life Announces New Team Members Katy Waters and April Zilg

Salt Life, one of today’s leading lifestyle brands, announces the addition of diver Katy Waters and SUP racer April Zilg to Team Salt Life, an elite group of athletes that embody the Salt Life brand. The company also renewed the contract of veteran team member Luiza Barros, who is known for her fishing and diving adventures all over the world.

Salt Life Presents Historic Havana Challenge, May 16-23

Salt Life Presents Historic Havana Challenge, May 16-23

Salt Life, one of today’s leading lifestyle brands, will present the third annual Havana Challenge, an extreme sporting competition designed to promote person-to-person intercultural exchange through the sport of sailing. This marks the third official year for the Havana Challenge since U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba resumed in 2015.

Salt Life Opens Store in Huntington Beach March 7

Salt Life Opens Store in Huntington Beach March 7

Aquatic and outdoor lifestyle brand Salt Life is proud to announce the opening of their second West Coast store at 207 Main Street in Huntington Beach. The grand opening celebration will be held on March 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. with music by Tim Curran. Salt Life's flagship store is located in Jacksonville, Florida, and a location opened in San Clemente, California, last fall.

Salt Life Announced as Sponsor for Florida Skin Diver's Association's Super-Series Spearfishing League

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2016) – Outdoor lifestyle brand Salt Life is sponsoring the Super-Series Spearfishing League, announced Salt Life President Jeff Stillwell. Presented by the Florida Skin Diver’s Association (FSDA), the Salt Life Super-Series combines multiple established tournaments throughout Florida, giving scuba divers, free divers and teams a chance to compete for prizes, sponsorships and national recognition in the world of spearfishing. “For everyone from world-class athletes to novice ocean enthusiasts, Salt Life embodies a spirit of adventure and passion for the outdoors. We are proud to sponsor the Super-Series Spearfishing League and encourage people to live the ‘Salt Life’ through the exciting sport of spearfishing,’ Salt Life president Jeff Stillwell said.

"Spearfishing is an incredibly extreme-sport with top athletes that deserved to be recognized like NASCAR or Bassmaster sportsmen" says Courtland Hunt, FSDA Super-Series Chairman.

Proceeds from Super-Series tournaments benefit over a dozen different charities. The prize for "Top Team" is a full boat-wrap graphic presented by Sign-Zoo Graphics, and there are individual cash prizes up to $15,000.

The 2016 Season kicked off in April with more than 220 shooters in the Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge. The next event is the FSDA's Southern Open on June 4. For more information, visit the Super-Series website here.

About Salt Life: Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life”. Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says, “I live the Salt Life”. From its first merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown to more than $30 million in annual sales, with distribution in surf shops, specialty stores, department stores and sporting goods retailers.

Salt Life, LLC is operated as an operating subsidiary of Delta Apparel, Inc., where it has been managed since 2011. The flagship Salt Life retail store, which opened in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2012, serves as a vision for retail customers to see product placements they can utilize in their stores and across multiple platforms. Salt Life's corporate office is located in Columbus, GA and their distribution center was recently relocated to Fayetteville, NC. Numerous professional athletes and sportsmen have an alliance with the brand in cross-marketing partnerships.

About Delta Apparel, Inc.: Delta Apparel, Inc., along with its operating subsidiaries, M. J. Soffe, LLC, Junkfood Clothing Company and Art Gun, LLC, is an international design, marketing, manufacturing and sourcing company that features a diverse portfolio of lifestyle basic and branded activewear apparel and headwear. The Company specializes in selling casual and athletic products across distribution tiers, including specialty stores, boutiques, department stores, mid-tier and mass chains, college bookstores and the U.S. military. The Company’s products are made available direct-to-consumer on its websites at Soffe, Junk Food Clothing, Salt Life and Delta Apparel. The Company's operations are located throughout the United States, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, and it employs approximately 7,000 people worldwide. Additional information about the Company is available here.

SALT LIFE PARTNERS WITH THE SINKING WORLD TO BRING THE WORLD’S ONLY UNDERWATER ART GALLERY TO THE FLORIDA KEYS

Salt Life President Jeff Stillwell and brand team members Luiza Barros, Sarah Jarrett, Cameron Kirkconnell and Jimmy Nelson will participate in dive to attach artwork to Vandenberg artificial reef

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Salt Life, one of today’s leading lifestyle brands, is partnering with world-renowned artist Andreas Franke and The Sinking World to bring an underwater art exhibition to the Florida Keys. The “Stavrokinita Visits Vandenberg: Tarpon Season" project, originally on exhibition in Barbados, will be moved to the Vandenberg artificial reef off Key West, Florida where it will be on display for four months. The artwork will be attached to the USNS Vandenberg by a group of divers, including Salt Life President Jeff Stillwell and team members Luiza Barros, Sarah Jarrett, Cameron Kirkconnell and Jimmy Nelson.

 

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  “The work of Andreas Franke is stunning and unlike any other art display in the world,” Salt Life President Jeff Stillwell said. “I am excited to take part in this dive, along with members of the Salt Life team, and to bring this exhibit to the U.S. for the first time.”

  The exhibit will celebrate the beginning of tarpon fishing season, which is vital to the local economy. Divers will be able to enjoy the exhibit until late July, when the images will be dried, sealed and put on display at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s Eco-Discovery Center.

  Learn more about Andreas Franke and The Sinking World here. Learn more about the elite group of divers, surfers and athletes who make up Team Salt Life here.

  About Salt Life:

  Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life”. Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says, “I live the Salt Life”. From its first merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown to more than $30 million in annual sales, with distribution in surf shops, specialty stores, department stores and sporting goods retailers.

  Salt Life, LLC is operated as an operating subsidiary of Delta Apparel, Inc., where it has been managed since 2011. The flagship Salt Life retail store, which opened in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2012, serves as a vision for retail customers to see product placements they can utilize in their stores and across multiple platforms. Salt Life's corporate office is located in Columbus, GA and their distribution center was recently relocated to Fayetteville, NC. Numerous professional athletes and sportsmen have an alliance with the brand in cross-marketing partnerships. (http://www.saltlife.com/athletes/)

  About Delta Apparel, Inc.

  Delta Apparel, Inc., along with its operating subsidiaries, M. J. Soffe, LLC, Junkfood Clothing Company and Art Gun, LLC, is an international design, marketing, manufacturing and sourcing company that features a diverse portfolio of lifestyle basic and branded activewear apparel and headwear. The Company specializes in selling casual and athletic products across distribution tiers, including specialty stores, boutiques, department stores, mid-tier and mass chains, college bookstores and the U.S. military. The Company’s products are made available direct-to-consumer on its websites at Soffe, Junk Food Clothing, Salt Life and Delta Apparel. The Company's operations are located throughout the United States, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, and it employs approximately 7,000 people worldwide. Additional information about the Company is available here.

SALT LIFE INTRODUCING FALL 2016 PRODUCT LINE AT UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AND ORLANDO, FLORIDA SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY COLIN MCPHILLIPS, JIMMY NELSON, SARAH JARRETT, LUIZA BARROS, DON DINGMAN AND MORE

Leading lifestyle brand Salt Life will introduce the Fall 2016 product line at upcoming trade shows in California and Florida with special appearances by Salt Life ambassadors, a team of athletes who represent the best in surfing, fishing, diving and more.

The Agenda trade show will be held January 7-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. The Salt Life team will be in Booth H3, along with special guest, surfer Colin McPhillips. For more information, see the Agenda website and download the app.

Surf Expo will be held January 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Salt Life will be in Booth 2434. In addition to viewing the Fall 2016 product line, attendees will get the chance to meet Salt Life ambassadors Jimmy Nelson, Sarah Jarrett, Luiza Barros, Don Dingman and more. For more information on Surf Expo, visit the website and download the app. Check out this video of Salt Life's "Top Five Moments of 2015," and learn more about Team Salt Life here.

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About Salt Life:

Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life”. Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says, “I live the Salt Life”. From its first merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown to more than $30 million in annual sales, with distribution in surf shops, specialty stores, department stores and sporting goods retailers.

Salt Life, LLC is operated as an operating subsidiary of Delta Apparel, Inc., where it has been managed since 2011. The flagship Salt Life retail store, which opened in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2012, serves as a vision for retail customers to see product placements they can utilize in their stores and across multiple platforms. Salt Life's corporate office is located in Columbus, GA and their distribution center was recently relocated to Fayetteville, NC. Numerous professional athletes and sportsmen have an alliance with the brand in cross-marketing partnerships. (http://www.saltlife.com/athletes/)

About Delta Apparel, Inc.

Delta Apparel, Inc., along with its operating subsidiaries, M. J. Soffe, LLC, Junkfood Clothing Company and Art Gun, LLC, is an international design, marketing, manufacturing and sourcing company that features a diverse portfolio of lifestyle basic and branded activewear apparel and headwear. The Company specializes in selling casual and athletic products across distribution tiers, including specialty stores, boutiques, department stores, mid-tier and mass chains, college bookstores and the U.S. military. The Company’s products are made available direct-to-consumer on its websites at Soffe, Junk Food Clothing, Salt Life and Delta Apparel. The Company's operations are located throughout the United States, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico, and it employs approximately 7,000 people worldwide. Additional information about the Company is available here.

 

SALT LIFE TAPS COUNTRY SUPERSTAR JAKE OWEN AS TEAM MEMBER FOR THE LEADING LIFESTYLE BRAND

Partnership To Include Jake Owen Tour, Sponsorship Presence,a Jake Owen Signature Line and much more

Announcement made today on Salt Life’s YouTube Channel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 19, 2015) – Salt Life, one of today’s leading lifestyle brands, announced today via the Salt Life TV YouTube channel that country superstar Jake Owen is the brand’s newest team member. He joins professional fishermen, divers and surfers in promoting the brand through various sponsorships and events. Salt Life will be one of Owen’s tour sponsors, as well, commencing design on a Jake Owen signature collection with the brand. Watch the video here.

Salt Life President Jeff Stillwell states, “We are excited to welcome Jake to our team here at Salt Life. We have a number of tremendous athletes on our team and thought it was time to add some music to it as well. Music is the ultimate connector, especially with the Salt Life lifestyle. Jake’s music exemplifies our brand and we look forward to a very successful relationship with him.”

“I have been a fan of what the brand has to offer for quite a while. It compliments the life I live,” says Jake Owen. “I grew up on the water in Vero Beach, Florida and if I am not on stage you can usually find me on the water." “I am a big clothing guy and I do enjoy getting dressed up,” he continues. “I have to say I am most comfortable in board shorts, T-shirts and some flip-flops. The Salt Life relationship is a natural extension of who I am and I am really looking forward to working on the design of my collection and getting to know some of the other team members. I am a fan of a lot of them already.”

Jake Owen’s music resonates the lifestyle. It is authentic and truthful and that echoes that Salt Life brand. With such stand out #1 hits as “Beachin’,” “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” and his current Top 20-and-rising single “Real Life,” the sentiments and lifestyle are parallel with Salt Life and this is what makes the relationship so symbiotic.

Salt Life will have a visible footprint during Jake Owen tour dates across the US, as well as offer special promotions for consumers at various stops. The goal is to have a seamless cross-promotional relationship across all platforms for both brands. Salt Life Director of Marketing and Team Manager Larry Laska says, “Our relationship with Jake Owen is one that we plan to grow year after year. Jake will be a visible part of our marketing campaigns along with our supreme athletes at various sporting events, as well as across all of our retail and social media platforms. We are going to have a great time broadening our reach with such a genuine talent such as Jake.”

Please visit www.saltlife.com and http://www.jakeowen.net/ splash for tour dates and much more.

About Jake Owen:

Jake Owen ascended to stardom with five #1 smashes - the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You,” “The One That Got Away” and the critically acclaimed “What We Ain’t Got.” Hailed as “infectious” by Entertainment Weekly, Owen’s new summer anthem “Real Life” is the first single from his upcoming album on RCA Nashville. Marking his fifth studio project, the album follows DAYS OF GOLD and the GOLD-certified, chart-topping BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT, which has sold well over 5 million tracks to date. Previously taking home ACA and ACM Awards, the Vero Beach, FL native has earned GRAMMY and TEEN CHOICE Awards nominations. Known for his thrilling performances and laid-back style of country, he is currently on the road with Kenny Chesney’s 2015 THE BIG REVIVAL Tour.

About Salt Life:

Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life”. Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says, “I live the Salt Life”. From its first merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown to more than $30 million in annual sales, with distribution in surf shops, specialty stores, department stores and sporting goods retailers.

Salt Life, LLC is operated as an operating subsidiary of Delta Apparel, Inc., where it has been managed under a license agreement since 2011. The flagship Salt Life retail store, which opened in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2012, serves as a vision for retail customers to see product placements they can utilize in their stores and across multiple platforms. Salt Life's corporate office is located in Columbus, GA and their distribution center was recently relocated to Fayetteville, NC. Numerous professional athletes and sportsmen have an alliance with the brand in cross-marketing partnerships. (http://www.saltlife.com/athletes/)

About Delta Apparel, Inc.

Delta Apparel, Inc., along with its operating subsidiaries, M. J. Soffe, LLC, Junkfood Clothing Company, To The Game, LLC and Art Gun, LLC, is an international design, marketing, manufacturing, and sourcing company that features a diverse portfolio of lifestyle basic and branded activewear apparel and headwear. The Company specializes in selling casual and athletic products across distribution tiers, including specialty stores, boutiques, department stores, mid-tier and mass chains, college bookstores and the U.S. military. The Company’s products are made available direct-to-consumer on its websites at Soffe, Junk Food Clothing, Salt Life and Delta Apparel. The Company's operations are located throughout the United States, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico, and it employs approximately 7,000 peopleworldwide. Additional information about the Company is available here.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jules Wortman Wortman Works Media & Marketing jwortman@wortmanworks.com 615.260.9985

PACIFIC PADDLE GAMES ANNOUNCES $55,000 PRIZE PURSE

Largest Prize Purse in SUP Possible Thanks to Presenting Sponsor Salt Life and Supporting Sponsors OluKai, GoPro and West Marine SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 27, 2015SUP magazine is pleased to announce the inaugural 2015 Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life will offer a groundbreaking $55,000 prize purse. The richest prize money ever offered in the sport of SUP racing is possible thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor Salt Life, as well as supporting sponsors OluKai, GoPro and West Marine. The Pacific Paddle Games, which will be held on October 10-11 at Doheny State Beach, a California State Park, in Dana Point, is destined to be the world’s preeminent SUP race and draw all of the top racers to Southern California.

“We are thrilled to be a sponsor of this year’s Pacific Paddle Games that will feature the top elite athletes in the field,” says Salt Life President Jeff Stillwell. “Watching this sport grow as it has over the past few years plays right into what our brand is all about.”

The Pacific Paddle Games will draw racers from around the globe for an exciting weekend of innovative surf race formats and big prizes. But there will be something for everyone, with divisions for open, junior and advanced paddlers.

The Pacific Paddle Games festival area will feature the West Marine Demo Zone, the largest SUP demo area in the country, offering opportunities to trial SUP boards and gear, learn tips and tricks from the pros, and meet your favorite athletes in a fun and festive atmosphere for the whole family.

The 2015 Pacific Paddle Games wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners.  Big thanks to Salt Life, OluKai, GoPro, West Marine and California State Parks.

Stay tuned to PacificPaddleGames.com for more information on courses, athletes, registration and more, coming soon. #PPG2015

 

ABOUT SALT LIFE

Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life”. Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says “I live the Salt Life”. From its first merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown to more than $30 million in annual sales, with distribution in surf shops, specialty stores, department stores and sporting goods retailers. Saltlife.com

 

ABOUT SUP MAGAZINE SUP magazine is part of The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and is the leading multi-media publication in the standup paddling world. With a progressive, approachable style, SUP strives to push readers off the couch and onto the water. By blending engaging print and destination features, gear coverage and in-depth instructional pieces with in-house video and event write-ups on SUPthemag.com, SUP magazine is enhancing your view of the sport, all while getting you into the game. For more information, please visit SUPthemag.com.

 

ABOUT TEN: THE ENTHUSIAST NETWORK TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, and the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.

 

CAMP SUP PRESENTED BY SALT LIFE IS READY TO PARTY IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

Camp SUP, presented by Salt Life is set to go off in St. Augustine, Florida on June 27, with a stellar lineup up of clinicians, demos and two different fun paddles. Camp SUP is the country's premiere SUP party, an event dedicated to getting new paddlers into the sport, helping experienced paddlers improve their skills while allowing everyone to demo new boards and equipment before they buy. http://www.supthemag.com/camp-sup/east

CLINICS Boga Paddleboards is sponsoring Camp SUP's yoga clinic with Jess Amendola, a longtime yoga instructor from the St. Augustine area. Jess's classes emphasize alignment and blend challenging movements with self-awareness. The Boga-sponsored athlete grew up on the water and travels frequently to teach, both on the board and on the mat.

Matt Hite will be teaching our stroke clinic. Matt is a life-long waterman from a family of lifeguards and surfers. He's taught surfing in Florida and California and leads a growing club of more than 100 paddlers in the Jacksonville area. A BIC-sponsored paddler, Hite travels throughout the country certifying other instructors as well.

Camp SUP’s intro to surf clinic will be headed up by Giorgio Gomez, a World Tour competitor out of Jupiter, Florida. Giorgio is one of the most stylish surfers on tour and will cover surf etiquette and basic tips like positioning and wave-catching techniques

FUN PADDLING Camp SUP’s Open Fun Paddle is a great way to get into racing or to add to your experience. The four-mile course at the St. John's County Pier in St. Augustine is a fun way to get some exercise and try out a new board while rounding buoys.

The last part of the day at Camp SUP will feature the Big SUP Race presented by Mistral. Mistral will provide big SUP's where teams of 3-6 will compete in a big SUP race to decide the big SUP Champions.

FREE DEMOS Camp SUP presented by Salt Life provides all-day demos for paddlers ready to try out the latest standup paddling equipment, eyewear and other products. Riviera Paddlesurf, Hobie, Coreban, Mistral, Ocean Extreme Sports, Starboard, Bote, Kaenon, Boga Paddleboards, North Guana Outpost, Ocean Lineage, and more fantastic companies will provide equipment. Looking to buy your first board or upgrade from the board you already own? Camp SUP is the ideal place to test out the best equipment available in the industry.

PARTY Camp SUP presented by Salt Life will feature a beer garden from 12-4 pm with beer provided by Kona Brewing Co. Each $5 beer donation will benefit local non-profit organization Keepers of the Coast. Enjoy a cold Kona Brew while jamming to live tunes from I-Vibes.

The party doesn't end on the beach. Join us after the paddle across the A1A at the Salt Life Food Shack rooftop for happy hour specials from 5pm-7pm.

SPECIAL THANKS SUP Magazine would like to thank our presenting sponsor Salt Life, and our host retailer Ocean Extreme Sports for bringing this event to St. Augustine.

For more information, visit supthemag.com/camp-sup/east and start the conversation with #CAMPSUP

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About Salt Life Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the "Salt Life". Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says: "I live the Salt Life." Learn more at saltlife.com

About SUP Magazine: SUP magazine is part of The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and is the leading publication in the standup paddling world. With a progressive, approachable style, SUP strives to push readers off the couch and onto the water. By blending engaging print and destination features, gear coverage and in-depth instructional pieces with in-house video and event write-ups on SUPthemag.com, SUP magazine is changing the way you look at the sport, all while getting you into the game. For more information, please visit supthemag.com.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network TEN: The Enthusiast Network LLC is the world's premier network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, SUP magazine, SURFER, Transworld and GrindTV. With more than 60 publications, 100 Web sites, the world's largest automotive VOD channel, 800 branded products, 50+ events, TV and radio programs, TEN creates and delivers content that informs, entertains, inspires and connects with enthusiasts every day. For more information visit www.enthusiastnetwork.com.

CAMP SUP SET TO GO OFF IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA SUP MAGAZINE SIGNS TWO FLORIDIANS TO CLINIC TEAM CAMP-SUP.COM

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (June 1, 2015) — Camp SUP, presented by Salt Life June 27 in St. Augustine, Florida is going to be one for the books, with instructional clinics, an open fun paddle race, live music, free demos and more. It's a fantastic way for the family to try paddling for the first time, the expert to try a new board before purchasing or the intermediate to improve paddling skills. SUP magazine is proud to announce that Yoga Instructor Jessica Amendola will head the SUP Yoga Clinics (sponsored by Boga SUP) while ACA-certified instructor Matt Hite will lead the stroke clinic, highlighting the incredible paddling talent Florida boasts. unnamed (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Hite Daytona Beach local Matt Hite is a life-long waterman from a family of lifeguards and surfers. He's taught surfing in Florida and California and leads a growing club of more than 100 paddlers in the Jacksonville area. A BIC-sponsored paddler, Hite travels throughout the country certifying other instructors as well. The dude lives to share his love of the water-a perfect fit for Camp SUP's lineup. Follow Matt on Facebook.

 

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Jessica Amendola SUP magazine is excited to have St. Augustine-local Jess Amendola heading up Camp SUP's SUP Yoga clinic. Jess was trained at Discovery Yoga in St. Augustine so she knows the local community well. Her classes emphasize alignment and blend challenging movements with self-awareness. The Boga-sponsored athlete grew up on the water and travels frequently to teach, both on the board and on the mat. Follow Jess on instagram @jessamendola.

Open Fun Paddle Race and Something for Everyone Camp SUP, June 27 has something for everyone. If you're ready to try your first race or just want to get out for a fun paddle, you can paddle any size, shape, craft you want. Every entry includes a goodie bag from Salt Life and a digital subscription to SUP magazine. Sign up for our Open Fun Paddle Race here: https://paddleguru.com/races/2015CampSUPEastCoastOpenFunPaddle.

SUP magazine would like to thank Salt Life for helping bring Camp SUP to St. Augustine, as well as Camp SUP's retail partner, Ocean Extreme Sports.

For more information, visit supthemag.com/camp-sup/east and start the conversation with #CAMPSUP

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About Salt Life Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the "Salt Life". Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says: "I live the Salt Life." Learn more at saltlife.com

About SUP Magazine: SUP magazine is part of The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and is the leading publication in the standup paddling world. With a progressive, approachable style, SUP strives to push readers off the couch and onto the water. By blending engaging print and destination features, gear coverage and in-depth instructional pieces with in-house video and event write-ups on SUPthemag.com, SUP magazine is changing the way you look at the sport, all while getting you into the game. For more information, please visit supthemag.com.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network TEN: The Enthusiast Network LLC is the world's premier network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, SUP magazine, SURFER, Transworld and GrindTV. With more than 60 publications, 100 Web sites, the world's largest automotive VOD channel, 800 branded products, 50+ events, TV and radio programs, TEN creates and delivers content that informs, entertains, inspires and connects with enthusiasts every day. For more information visit www.enthusiastnetwork.com.

Media Contact: Dawn Hamilton KHPR for TEN: Action/Outdoor dhamilton@khpublicrelations.com

World Champions Headed to Wrightsville Beach for SUP Surf PRO AM Stand Up Paddle Surf Contest Scheduled for April 18 at Crystal Pier

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, April 14, 2015 –Hit the beach—Wrightsville Beach—to watch some of the top SUP surfers in the world compete in the Wrightsville Beach SUP Surf Pro Am presented by Hobie Stand Up Paddleboards and Salt Life. The main competition is planned for Saturday, April 18 with a SUP Surf clinic by 3 time world longboard champion and Hobie SUP team rider Colin McPhillips on Sunday, April 19. This contest, with divisions for men and women, amateur and professional surfers will be held at the Oceanic Pier at the south end of Wrightsville Beach. Medley Capital has come on board as the gold sponsor guaranteeing the $6,000 prize purse for which surfers will compete.

World-Class Competitors The lineup on Saturday will include Izzi Gomez, 14 of Jupiter, Florida and team rider for Starboard International. She’s the reigning Standup World Tour Women’s Champion, shredding right past competitors twice her age. She started catching baby waves when she was just four years old, so even though she can’t drive yet she has a decade of experience.
Kieran and Fisher Grant, brothers, are two young phenoms from the East Coast, traveling up from Florida to take a crack at the $6,000 purse. They are also Florida natives, starting on traditional surfboards before making their way to SUP. Kieran participated in the Standup World Tour in 2014 and was the top ranked East Coast surfer at the Sunset Beach Pro last year.
These are just a few of the big names spectators will see on the beach Saturday.
Carolina Surfers Vie for New Award In addition to competing in the regular pro division, North Carolina and South Carolina locals will also be vying for the coveted Carolina BAMF Award (take your guesses at the acronym), open to Carolinian locals (SC, NC) entering the pro division against the world’s best surfers. The winner of this award gets their entry fee back, in effect getting to surf against the pros for free to see how they stack up.
Learn to SUP Surf Paddlers who have been SUP surfing without any formal instruction will get the chance to improve their skills during the Sunday SUP Surf clinic with 3x World Longboard Champion and Hobie team rider Colin McPhillips. This is a three hour beginner-intermediate SUP Surf Clinic focused on nose-riding, turning, cross-stepping, and paddle use skills. Participants should have some experience in the surf, including paddling out, keeping control of their board, and catching waves. The session is LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS and will cost $150.
Contest Divisions & Prizes
There are divisions for every SUP surfer, including a longboard-style division to showcase traditional longboard-style surfing on a stand up paddleboard.
Professional (Pro) Divisions. Open Age Group. (This is the division with Cash Prizes.)
*Men's *Women's *Amateur (Am) Divisions. *(*Groms and grom-ettes surf for free) *Men's (ages 15-49) *Men's over 50 *Women's (ages 15-49) *Women's over 50 *Groms (boys 14 and under) *Grom-ettes (girls 14 and under) *SUP Longboard Style Men's** *SUP Longboard Style Women's**
** The " SUP Longboard Style" division is for boards 9 feet and over. This division will be judged on style, including trim and nose riding. If there are fewer than 8 entries in either of the "SUP Longboard Style" men's and women's categories, the field will be combined for a mixed gender "SUP Longboard Style" division.
The prize schedule for the contest is set up to award equal payouts to the Men’s and Women’s divisions ($3,000 for each division). For details www.wbsupsurfproam.com.
In addition to the prizes as scheduled, The Newkirk Waterman Award in honor of Haywood Newkirk, Sr. is given each year to the participant that has the highest combined finish in the Pro and Longboard Divisions of the Wrightsville Beach Pro-Am. The payout for the award is $500 and male and female participants are both eligible. Professional Longboarder and Carolina Beach Native, Tony Sylvagni won the inaugural Newkirk Waterman Award in 2014.
Venue Although there are five miles of uninterrupted beach breaks in Wrightsville Beach, the site of the Wrightsville Beach SUP Surf PRO AM is historically one of the most frequented due to consistent surf. The setup of the surf contest site at the Oceanic pier, combined with the layout of outdoor seating at the Oceanic restaurant provides a stadium-like atmosphere for attendees to grab brunch, lunch, or a beverage while watching the contest unfold below. Paid public parking is available near the contest venue.
Proceeds to Benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum The Wrightsville Beach SUP Surf PRO AM kicks off the 2015 Waterman’s Ocean Festival organized by the Wrightsville Beach Museum, located in the historic Myers Cottage on Harbor Island. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum, which preserves and interprets the history of the island of Wrightsville Beach, including the long tradition of surfing along the beach strand.
Learn more and register at www.wbsupsurfproam.com.
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Event Sponsors
Learn more about Hobie: www.hobie.com/stand-up-paddleboards Learn more about Salt Life: www.saltlife.com
About Carolina PaddleBoard Co.
Carolina PaddleBoard Co. is the only board shop fully focused on stand up and traditional paddle boarding in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Owned by Jason Colclough, a long time surfer who started stand up paddling in 2005, the shop opened in 2010 along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, offering a “Drive in; paddle out” experience. The shop specializes in outfitting paddlers from beginner to pro with the boards, paddles, and accessories they need to have fun and be safe while paddling. Its busy event calendar is filled with clinics and workshops taught by certified stand up paddle instructors and visiting professionals from around the world.
Carolina PaddleBoard Co. produces its own semi-regular tv show: Carolina Paddlin’, available to watch on YouTube.
Visit the website for online shopping and more information.
More at carolinapaddle.com
About the Wrightsville Beach Museum
The mission of Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Wrightsville Beach. Individuals’ donations of their photograph collections have created at the museum an important repository for the history of this beach. The largest and most vulnerable of the museum’s collection are these photographs. Learn more at www.wbmuseum.com

SALT LIFE SPONSORS THE SIXTH ANNUAL MONGOOSE CUP BENEFITTING THE SPORT OF KINGS FOUNDATION - SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015

SALT LIFE SPONSORS THE SIXTH ANNUAL MONGOOSE CUPBENEFITING THE SPORT OF KINGS FOUNDATION - SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 10, 2015) – Salt Life, one of today’s leading lifestyle brands is sponsoring The Sixth Annual Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup benefiting the Sport of Kings Foundation on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The Mongoose Cup will be held at Dana Cove Park (Baby Beach) in the Dana Point Harbor. The Mongoose Cup activities include Sport of Kings Races, The Dana Point Harbor One Mile Time Trail (SUP & Pone), "Luck of the Draw Relays", Prone Paddleboard Sprints, Waterman Expo, SUP Yoga and a delicious BBQ too. For more information please visit: https://mongoosecup.gemininext.com/.

Salt Life President, Jeff Stillwell, emphasized his enthusiasm for being a part of The Sixth Annual Mickey Munoz Mongoose Cup and how as a brand, Salt Life also looks for opportunities to help to give back. “The heartbeat of our brand Salt Life is to share our love of ‘The Salt Life’ with ocean enthusiast’s worldwide and we are so excited to be a part of a competition where we can do that and help to benefit an amazing cause like the Sport of Kings Foundation. We are very fortunate to be a part of this day.”

Salt Life Team Manager, Larry Laska, echoed Stillwell’s sentiment and also shared his excitement for the events of the day saying, “This competition is a great place for upcoming athletes in the SUP sport to showcase their skills individually, as well as in thrilling relays. We are looking forward to an amazing day, filled with paddling fun!”

This year's event is dedicated to the Sport of Kings Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization set up to provide financial assistance to those in need from the surfing community- the shapers and glassers. The Sport of Kings Foundation is funded by the generosity of the surfers and the surf industry, inspired by Terry Martin who’s influence, passion, honesty and faith drove the spirit of the foundation to give back to the surfing community. To date the foundation has donated over $200,000 to those in need in the California based surf industry.

New this year will be electronic chip timing for accuracy, as well as the addition of The Dana Point Harbor One Mile Time Trail, open to SUP and prone paddle boarders. There will also be a return to the very popular "Sport of Kings SUP Races" and "Luck of the Draw" Relays. These exciting relays test both the agility and paddling skills of competitors on a very short and close to shore course. These competitions are very thrilling to racers and spectators alike.

Mongoose Cup Schedule: 7:30am: Event Registration opens 9:00am: Paddle Parade with Mickey Munoz 9:30am: One Mile Time Trail 10:00am: Clinics Open-Adaptive Paddling, SUP Yoga, Racing & paddling Skills 11:00am: Kids & Juniors SUP Races 12:15pm: Paddleboard Sprints 1:00pm: Sport of Kings Races 2:30pm: Luck of the Draw Relays 3:30pm: Awards

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About Salt Life: Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the "Salt Life". Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide.

From the first Salt Life merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown into an entire lifestyle collection centered on water sports and paying tribute to a cult brand following. Numerous professional athletes and sportsmen have an alliance with the brand in cross-marketing partnerships. At Salt Life, we are passionate about the ocean, just like you. We are fishermen, captains, dive masters, free divers, surfers, and spear fishermen with salt in our veins. We know what it's all about and it's what we love to do. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, Salt Life says, “I live the Salt Life.”

About The Sport of Kings Foundation: In April of 2012 a group of surfers, surfboard builders and surf industry folks witnessed Terry Martin, one of our own, as he struggled with the ravages of a catastrophic illness, Melanoma. Although, we wanted to provide monetary support to help Terry and his family with his medical bills and life needs in a charitable and dignified way, we were unable to find any avenue; be it his church, an existing non-profit or any other organization, that could allow restricted donations to directly provide assistance to Terry or his family during this difficult time.

It was through Terry’s illness and resulting death that the Sport of Kings Foundation was formed and today serves as his legacy. The Sport of Kings Foundation is an additional avenue of support to others in the surfboard building industry within California that may find themselves in similar devastating situations. Terry Martin’s family was the first grant recipient from our newly formed, Sport of Kings Foundation, and all future non-repayable financial aid grants will be gifted from “The Terry Martin Grant Fund” to remind us and others of Terry’s indomitable spirit and legacy.

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