Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Conan O'Brien Should Have Bought the Body Glove Hood too....

So you may have heard that Conan O'Brien had to go to the hospital after hitting his head on set the other day. He was filming a triathlon skit with Teri Hatcher. The good news....he wore his Body Glove wetsuit.....the bad news that was a serious blow to the head! Feel better Conan!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Body Glove in Transworld and Surfer Magazine Wetsuit Guides

Go online or check out the newest print issues of Transworld Surf, Surfer Magazine, Surfing Magazine or Surfline (coming soon) to check out the latest 2009 Body Glove Wetsuits in their 2009 Wetsuit Guides. It may not feel like it with 80 degree weather and 72 degree water here in Southern California but winter is just around the corner so get dialed in with your winter fullsuits and booties for when the water dips back down. All of the magazines and websites have stepped up their game this year with loads of info on all wetsuits, great images, videos and links to buy online from Body Glove or other great retailer partners like Jack's Surfboards. Check out the wetsuit guides to learn about the new Vapor Fulluit, Eco 3/2, CT Slant Zip, 4/3 Magnum Fullsuit and more and get amped for a potential El Nino winter.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Congratulations to Dusty Payne on Surfer Poll Win!

A huge congratulations goes out to Dusty Payne for his win of the 2009 Surfer Poll Awards for Best Male Performance in BS!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jim “Junior” Jenks Returns to Body Glove as Head Designer

Jr. Jenks Takes the Lead on the Body Glove Men’s Boardshort Line

Redondo Beach, CA (September 8, 2009) – Body Glove International announced today that Jim “Jr.” Jenks has officially been named the Head Designer for the Body Glove Men’s Boardshort line. Having developed Body Glove’s revolutionary VAPOR boardshort, Jenks’ return is invaluable to the design team and the success of the Body Glove men’s line.

“Junior is a staple in the surfing and action sports apparel world,” said Body Glove Vice President of Marketing Scott Daley, “his knowledge and expertise in the surf business is second to none and his homecoming is welcomed.”

Jenks had this to say about his return, “I’m stoked to be back, we got a lot started a few years back but the nice thing now is with the support of SGS, we can pick up where we left off and go even further.”

Jenks has big plans for the Spring 2011 Body Glove men’s line. “The biggest opportunity for this brand, besides going right after the core, is the cross over market,” said Jenks, “I want to build a boardshort for the guy who dives, the one who surfs, the one who wakeboards. I’m drawing inspiration from anything that has to do with a water based lifestyle.”

The Body Glove Men’s Boardshort line is getting new life breathed into it, so expect to see some big changes in the design and technology for the coming seasons.

Body Glove is stoked to have Junior Jenks back on the team and look forward to a long and successful relationship.

For more information on Body Glove products and athletes go to www.bodyglove.com and for daily updates visit the blog at http://www.bodygloveartbox.blogspot.com.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Body Glove Fantasy Surfer Sky Box Enhance Prize for Hurley Pro

Body Glove is stoked to up the ante for the Body Glove Fantasy Surfer Skybox for the only California ASP World Tour event at Lower Trestles the Hurley Pro starting September 13th. Body Glove has a long history at Lowers with over 15 years of the Body Glove Surfbout and we want to do something special to commemorate the event and to support the Body Glove Fantasy Surfer Skybox participants and our friends at Hurley who stepped up big for the event this year.

Body Glove loves surfing above the water but knows there is an entire world below the water that all surfers should learn about and explore. Body Glove team riders Alex Gray, Austin Ware, Mike Losness, Cheyne Magnusson and Holly Beck are all certified avid divers now and when there are waves they surf and when it is flat they dive. For the Trestles event Body Glove will continue to offer a 2009 3/2 Vapor Fullsuit to the winner and will also add a free PADI SCUBA Open Water Dive Certification Class and free rental equipment required for certification. The total package is valued at over $1000. Good luck to all and we look forward to seeing you above the water, below the water and online. Join Fantasy Surfer and the Body Glove Fantasy Surfer Skybox for a chance to compete and win these great prizes and make sure to head down to Lowers or watch teh webcast next week.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Disappearance

Body Glove Co-Founder, Bob Meistrell, was out cruising the Body Glove boat last Saturday.  Local surf photographer, Mike Balzer, was out shooting photos and captured this shot.

Rusty Malinoski

Digging around the archive of my photos and came across these of Body Glove Team Rider, Rusty Malinoski from the Tiki Shack a few years ago.