Monday, September 29, 2008

Dive N Surf Bikini Models

Free poster handed out at the Lobster Fest and the models were signing autographs during the event

Amber Zinsmeister
Angel Archor
Colleen Prietz
Jahnel Curfman
Mandy Roth

Shannon Phillips

Dive N Surf 13th Annual Lobster Fest In Redondo Beach

This past weekend was the 13th Annual Lobster Fest in Redondo Beach presented by Dive N Surf.  It was a successful event and the entire event was a hit.  All Dive N Surf and Body Glove employees all pitched in to do their part in helping to work the event.  There was a Wakeboard demostration, fashion shows, live music and best of all Lobster plates being served up.  Here's a few pictures from the event.

Fashion Show
Aaron Aubry and Jeff McKee on break from their wakeboard demo's
Aaron Aubry signing autographs.....
and whatever else was around for him to sign.
Dive N Surf models wearing Body Glove swimwear signing autographs

The cameramen of the event.  Scott Smith, the "Boss" Billy Meistrell, and Greg Browning
Jenny Looney and the man with the plan, Robbie Meistrell
Live bands all weekend played for the crowd
Lots of vendors to serve up food and drinks
Everybody enjoyed their lobsters

Shelby Kantar
Daniel Doud
Jeff McKee
Aaron Aubry
Sand Lobster

MC Jimmy

Body Glove Japan Ad

New ad from the Body Glove Japan.  Lifestyle shot of Mike in the middle is from Scott Daley while on a recent trip to Europe.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

GPT Japan Tour 07

Some pictures from last year when the Body Glove surf team of Alex Gray, Cheyne Magnusson and Mike Losness traveled to Japan.  Greg Browning filmed the whole trip and made a DVD that was distributed in Surfing Life, a Japan surf magazine. This was one of the destinations we went to in Hamamatsu.  It was the house/surf shop/warehouse for one of the Body Glove accounts.  It was planned to have us drive there, surf with them and hang out and stay in the house that turned out to be a OVEN!!!!  Thank god I was smart and stayed with George in a air conditioned hotel that night while the rest of the crew cooked upstairs during the night.
West Side River surf shop in Hamamatsu.  The house was right behind their shop and the warehouse is right next to it on the left.
In the warehouse they had a skate ramp where Cheyne, Yugo and the owners son skated for awhile.  Cheyne was ripping and having fun.  Even though it was scorching hot in the warehouse.
Yugo Harada, art director for Body Glove Japan, is also a really good skater.  He was ripping as well.   Later that night Yugo was killing it on the microphone, rapping, at a local karaoke joint we went to.

The hosts broke out their b.b.q's  and cooked some great food for us.  Here Mike helps out fanning the fires to get them going.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Body Glove Surf Team at US Open

A few shots from Mike Balzer from the US Open of Surfing down in Huntington Beach last July.
Dusty Payne, Body Glove Wetsuit Team Rider

Austin Ware, Body Glove Wetsuit Team Rider

Blake Jones, Body Glove Wetsuit Team rider.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Process of making a charm

Found this on the TSL Armor blog.  Thought it was interesting to see the process of how a charm is made.

NIXON Release LTD Collection of Watches Using Celebrity Artwork

Ideas for any product category to do something cool with their product. Examples of how other companies are creating a buzz for their company and products by doing something special or unique.

ENCINITAS, CA - This week Nixon will release a limited collection of one-of-a-kind watches made from original artwork created by celebrities. Proceeds from this unique collection will benefit the Grammy Association’s MusiCares MAP Fund and The Tony Hawk Foundation.

Celebrity contributors were given free reign to create their own works of art via paint pens and hard rock maple for the 2008 Nixon LTD Collection. Their original artwork was carefully cut then hand laid into watch cases and bands resulting in colorful and highly unique watch creations. Custom engraved casebacks which bear the celebrity’s name, along with stamped serial number, a certificate of authenticity and custom packaging top off the final watch piece.

Now in its fifth year, the Nixon LTD Collection firts launched during the summer of 2004 as a rare collection of watch brands made from personal leather pieces contributed from musicians, athletes, artists and actors. preview years’ LTD Collections were made up in part from donated jackets, belts and guitar straps from clebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Ozzy Osbourne, Anthony Kiedis (The Red Hot Chili Peppers), Tony Hawk, Pink, Tom Dumont (No Doubt), James Hetfield (Metallica), Slash and more.

Contributors to the 2008 LTD Copllection include Danny Way, Fall Out Boy, Milo Ventimiglia, Angels and Airwaves, Silversun Pickups, Ozomatli, Ringo Starr, Jack Black, Joy Bryant, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rya Nakamura, The 2009 LTD Collection is limited to select retailers worldwide, including Barneys locations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas, Other retailers include Villians (San Francisco), The Hard Rock Retail Store (Las Vegas), Citadium (Paris), Addicted (Lyon), Stierblut (Munich), Inify (Sheffield), Bea,s (Tokyo) and Level 3 (Surfers Paradise). The watches will retail from $500-$3,500.

About Nixon:

Founded in 1997 in Encinitas, CA, Nixon is the premium accessories company for the youth lifestyle market. Focused on making the little stuff better, Nixon’s line of watches and accessories can be found globally in specialty surf, skate, snow and fashion retailers. For more information, visit

Friday, September 12, 2008

New Campaign Artwork

The following is our first wave of ads going out to publication utilizing our new campaign look.  BGI art dept will be working on putting together a Campaingn handbook for all our licensees.  It will contain artwork, explaination on how to use the new "Core" logo and how we will keep the current word mark and logo for our non "Core" partners and audience.
New Transworld Surf Mag ad for the December issue.  Ad features our top of the line Vapor wetsuit with our young up and comer, Dusty Payne.
New Sport Diver ad featuring the first and only ECO dive suit.
The next Alliance Wakeboard Ad featuring the popular Rusty Malinoski Signature PFD vest.
Trade magazine ad that will announce Body Glove water filters.  We are putting together marketing books, a web page and a video on why we chose to make filters and how we continue to look for new ways to "Keep The Ocean Blue".

New suncare line that will be sold online only.  For products that aren't considered to be our "Core" product we will still keep the Standard Logo Type and Hand Logo around for that use.