Thursday, August 27, 2009

Malibu Invitational

If you're in or around Malibu this weekend and want to see some awesome surfing head down to the Malibu Invitational!! Body Glove's very own VP of Marketing, Scott Daley, will be surfing in the event. Hope to see you out there!!

Body Glove Fantasy Surfer Sky Box Brazil Event Winner

Body Glove is stoked to announce the winner of the Brazil event (finally) for the Body Glove Fantasy Surfer Skybox. Dave Hyde from Pembroke Pines, FL scored a new Vapor 3/2 Fullsuit for winning the event that will keep him more than toasty on those frigid Florida mornings.

We caught up with Dave and he said, "just want to thank all the freaks that I chat with and met via the FantasySurfer mesage boards, some good people, GS for babysitting all of us and Rafael P from Fantasy Surfer for going the distance to find me, Thank you all. They asked if I wanted a Full suit or a springsuit cause I live in Miami for now, I say the fullsuit, I'm gonna need it on the Gold Coast! THANK YOU BODY GLOVE!!!!"

Join the Body Glove Fantasy Surfer Skybox and see if you can take out Dave at the next event in September at Lower Trestles. Body Glove is offering a new Vapor Fullsuit to every event winner and a big prize package to the overall winner at the end of the year.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Body Glove Announces the Launch of Body Glove Waves

Body Glove and American Wave Machines Launch Body Glove Waves
Authentic Surf Anywave / /Anywhere

Redondo Beach, CA (August 25, 2009)--Body Glove International, one of the world’s foremost watersports brands, and American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), the world’s leading wave technology innovation company, have joined forces to create Body Glove Waves, true surfing machines that allow people to surf anytime, anywhere regardless of their proximity to oceans or rivers. The announcement was made today at the 2009 Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Body Glove Waves is a strategic addition to the brand allowing Body Glove to deliver its passion for surfing to its famed wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories and water sports team events. Whether at a waterpark, surf park, hotel/resort, or an innovative retailer, Body Glove Waves uniquely creates waves of varying types and sizes in small spaces. These waves are safe enough for novices or challenging enough for competition.

“Spreading our passion for surfing to people across the globe is our long term goal,” said Robbie Meistrell, CEO of Body Glove International, LLC. “Surfing is so core to what we do and who we are. We knew we had to provide the absolute best, most authentic experience possible. By joining forces with AWM—a Southern California company with a long surfing heritage much like ours—we’re that much closer to reaching that goal.”

AWM is the powerhouse creator of the SurfStream® and PerfectSwell™ machines, which are found in surf parks, resorts and waterparks around the world. These machines provide a deep cushion of water that can be carved using real surfboards, fins and all. The rider can translate those skills directly to oceans and rivers.

“Growing up surfing in Manhattan Beach like Billy and Robbie Meistrell, I spent many hours studying the waves and making my own boards, learning how to judge wave quality and get a good ride,” said Bruce McFarland, CEO of American Wave Machines. “For the past 20 years my company has worked to engineer and improve hydrodynamics, with the result being the ultimate standing wave machine. This is an incredibly exciting time for AWM and for Body Glove as well.”

“Competitive surfers like Lauren McLean, Elijah Mack and Ian Bloch have surfed on our machines and love them. These pros understand the potential of this kind of wave.” said Meistrell. “The current Body Glove Waves is a fun ride and its modular design lends itself to continuous upgrades and innovation, which is a tribute, to AWM’s engineering prowess. When you ride Body Glove Waves in any part of the world you’ll have an experience so real you will have found your passion.”

Body Glove Waves buyers will realize immediate return on investment by tapping into the Body Glove brand to provide surf lessons, surf clinics/refreshers, retail merchandise, contests and competitions as additional sources of revenue.
Check out video of the newest Body Glove Waves installation at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spas Pirate’s Island Waterpark, featuring Beaches CEO Adam Stewart, at

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

New 2010 Body Glove Watches

Body Glove live from Surf Expo

We'll be posting pics live from the show floor all day!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Body Glove's Drop Zone: Tahiti Airing on FuelTV

Body Glove’s Drop Zone: Tahiti Added to FuelTV Lineup
The breakthrough documentary is a part of the August/September Schedule

Redondo Beach, CA – Body Glove’s pioneering surf and dive documentary, Drop Zone: Tahiti, is going after the heart of action sports enthusiasts on FuelTV. Drop Zone: Tahiti will premiere on the extreme sports channel on August 20, 2009 at 8:00 pm EST Delay during Insane Cinema and re-air in the weeks following.

Drop Zone: Tahiti, a documentary film created by Body Glove, PADI, Sport Diver and Transworld SURF magazines, follows Body Glove team riders Holly Beck, Alex Gray and Cheyne Magnusson. These three pro surfers go on the adventure of a lifetime above and below the beautiful waters off the coast of Bali. They surf the beautiful breaks of Teahpoo and Morea, and dive the exquisite reefs that lie below. Holly, Alex and Cheyne show you what it’s like to surf the infamous break and explain how diving opened up a whole new world to them. Find out why Holly gets jealous of her guide after a shark bites him.

Be sure to catch all of the beautiful footage of the CIFF Award Winning Documentary, Drop Zone: Tahiti, on FuelTV this month.

The FuelTV / Drop Zone: Tahiti schedule is as follows but be sure to check your local listings:
August 20, 2009 – 8:00 pm EST Delay and 11:pm EST Delay
August 22, 2009 – 10:00 am EST Delay
September 6, 2009 – 2:30 pm EST Delay
September 13, 2009 – 12:30 am EST Delay
September 19, 2009 – 12:00 am EST Delay

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tomorrows Bad Seeds

Tomorrows Bad Seeds played Saint Rocke in Redondo Beach last Friday. Great show. Check them out at their myspace site or buy their music on iTunes.

Body Glove's Wake Team Kills It at the Final Stop in Reno

2009 Jr. Men's Champ Bob Soven

2009 Men's Champ Harley Clifford

History Maker Rusty Malinoski

Bob Soven, Harley Clifford and Rusty Malinoski all made history this weekend in Reno. Bob swept the tour winning all 5 stops and taking first place in the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard tour in the Jr. Men's Division. Australian phenom Harley Clifford, only 15 years old, is the 2009 MasterCraft Pro Men's Champion. The youngest person to take the title since Parks Bonifay. And Rusty Malinoski pulled out the biggest trick the wake world has seen. He enters the history books as the first rider to land a 1080 in contest. Congratulations to Bob, Harley and Rusty!!!

Check back soon for more behind the scenes footage and video!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Body Glove Waves ad for Trade Magazine

Body Glove Adds Six New Watch Styles

Body Glove is excited to announce the addition of 6 new digital watch models to their watch category. The new digital offerings will be making their debut for the first time at Surf Expo on August 20, 2009.

The new watches in the digital family are:
Bendz – 39mm plastic case, 13 digital LCD display with time, daily alarm and hourly chime, 12/24 hour format, countdown timer, dual time, EL backlight, and water resistant up to 50 meters.

Kurv – 47mm plastic case, 13 digital LCD display with time, daily alarm and hourly chime, 12/24 hour format, countdown timer, dual time, EL backlight, and water resistant up to 50 meters.

Hinj – 44mm plastic case, LCD display with time, day and date, 3 daily alarms and 5 single alarms, 12/24 hour format, 1/100 second chronograph with 15 lap memory, countdown timer, dual time, 24 world time zones EL backlight and water resistant to 100 meters.

Warpt – 45mm plastic case with steel top ring, LCD display with time, day and date, daily alarm clock and hourly chime, 12/24 hour formats, 1/100 second chronograph with split functions, countdown timer, dual time, EL backlight and water resistant to 100 meters.

Toob – 42mm plastic case with steel top ring, LCD display with time, day and date, daily alarms and hourly chime, 12/24 hour formats, 1/100 second chronograph, countdown timer, dual time, EL backlight and water resistant to 100 meters.

Rhyz – 38mm plastic case, LCD display with time, day and date, 3 daily alarms and 5 single alarms, 12/24 hour formats, 1/100 second chronograph with 14 lap memory, countdown timer, dual time, 24 world time zones EL backlight and water resistant up to 100 meters.

All styles will come in a range of colors and retail for around $50.

“Body Glove watches has really started to find its stride and style with more value driven price points and performance driven styles,” said designer Michael Cohen. Cohen is upping the wow factor with bold colors, all at affordable prices.

To check out the new collection in person, come by Body Glove’s new watches come by booth #1000 at Surf Expo.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dusty Payne on the Cover of Surfer

Body Glove's Dusty Payne nabbed the September cover of Surfer Mag!!! And got himself a spread inside. Congrats!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wave coming to you?

Body Glove Waves.

Easy Reader Article on Bob's Birthday Dive!

Many thanks to the crew over at the Easy Reader for the very nice piece on Bob Meistrell's birthday dive!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Body Glove Photoshoot Day

More shots from Wednesday's photoshoot with the Body Glove team.
Cheyne in Body Glove Boardshorts down in PV.
Matt Pagan surfing Manhattan Beach Pier.
Matt Pagan with a Body Glove First Layer Super Rover Surf Shirt on.
Matt Chernega with Body Glove Boardshorts.

Photos: Mark Kawakami

Photos and Video from Bob Meistrell's 81st Birthday Dive!!!

For Body Glove's founder, Bob Meistrell's 81st birthday he wanted to go on a 162 ft. dive. Check out some of the shots from the big day!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Transworld Surf Wants to Know

Which Body Glove bikini video is better? 2009's in San Onofre or 2010's in Laguna.....oh the decisions! Go to to cast your vote!

Body Glove 2009

Body Glove 2010

Cheyne Magnusson Product Shoot

Shot with Cheyne Magnusson yesterday for Body Glove Boardshorts marketing materials.  We shot down over at the PV cliffs so we did some hiking up and down some really steep trails.  Here's a couple of shots from that shoot.

Photos by Mark Kawakami

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Foam Mag is OBSESSED with Body Glove swimwear!

Foam Magazine just posted their latest trend watch and Body Glove's Online bikini in yellow made the top of their list. In fact, they say they're obsessed with it! The vest and bikini bottoms have been super popular this summer, pick your's up at Thanks for the love Foam!

Body Glove Hawaii Team Riders

A few of the Body Glove Team riders from Hawaii were down on the mainland surfing Lowers in San Clemente a couple of weeks ago.

Ezekiel Lau


Imai Devault

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

River Surfing the Lunch Counter Rapids

Pro ripper Alex Gray, VP of Marketing Scott Daley, Veteran River Surfer Elijah Mack and our BG Entertainment crew headed out to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to check out the Lunch Counter Rapids. Eli has been talking our ear off about river surfing so Body Glove figured it was time to check it out. Basically it's a standing wave that never ends, but when it kicks you out you'll travel a half-mile down the river and have to paddle out. The Lunch Counter Rapids are a favorite of white water rapid tourists (as you'll see in the pics) and a new favorite of our's. The guys had a great time, are a little sore, but got some great footage. Check out the video and let us know what you think of river surfing. Check out the video on

*****River surfing should NEVER be attempted without the proper USCGA life vests. The people in this video are trained professional athletes with water rescue personnel on hand.****