Thursday, August 26, 2010

Body Glove Honored with Bronze Plaque at Mira Costa High School

Redondo Beach, CA (August 26, 2010) – Body Glove is pleased to announce they will be the recipients of a beautiful bronze plaque from Mira Costa High School on Saturday August 28, 2010.

The plaque is to show the school’s appreciation for Body Glove’s support of their water programs since the early 1990’s. The South Bay business helped kick off the building of Mira Costa’s state of the art pool in 1996 and sponsor the pool scoreboard. The Meistrell family’s long history in the water is not limited to the ocean. Many of the Meistrell children attended Mira Costa High School and participated in swimming and water polo.

“We are beyond honored to receive this plaque from the school,” said Billy Meistrell “My kids attended Mira Costa and participated in the aquatics program. They have given so much to my family it felt great to support their school.”

The school is hosting an All Aquatics Kick Off breakfast on Saturday morning for boys and girls water polo and swimming. The students will give a demonstration and a sneak peak into what water sport spectators have to look forward to in the coming year. At this very special breakfast, the only time all the kids come together before school starts, the plaque will be unveiled and presented to the Body Glove and Meistrell family.

Pictured: Irene Bronner and Billy Meistrell

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Body Glove Launches Revolutionary New Wetsuit and Contest

Body Glove Launching Brand New Wetsuit for 2011 and You Get to Name It

You Name It You Own It

Redondo Beach, CA (August 24, 2010) – Body Glove International has gone back to the lab and drawn upon its 50+ years of wetsuit manufacturing and created what will be the best fullsuit you have ever owned. We took all the elements you have asked for and put it into this revolutionary new suit, now we want you to NAME IT.

This wetsuit will truly change the way you look at wetsuits forever. Body Glove has used its expertise in wetsuit design, materials and technology that dates all the way back to 1953 to introduce the newest, most advanced wetsuit available today. We spent the last three years rigorously researching and developing new materials and pattern shapes. Our product developers and team athletes like Alex Gray and Mike Losness put these materials to the test and allowed us to develop the best wetsuit pattern, kneepads and zip entry design ever. It features a radical new blend of materials, new external liquid tape, redefined slant zip design, enhanced kneepad design, and new logos. This has lead Body Glove to the warmest, most flexible fullsuit available. Body Glove has REDEFINED REVOLUTIONARY with this new wetsuit.

Now we are letting you name this history-making suit, and if you name it, at, you own it. Enter your name, email, wetsuit name, and a short reason why your name is the best. We will choose a winning name and the winner will receive one of the first 150 Limited Edition wetsuits hitting the market in the Fall of 2010. You can be a part of Body Glove History forever and score the best wetsuit ever made even before our team riders get their hands on one. The winner will be announced on the Body Glove Facebook page and Twitter in October.

Go to to submit your wetsuit name and to read the official contest rules.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Shots of rider Chano Ramos

Some brand new shots of Body Glove rider Chano Ramos in Zicatela.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Anthony Walsh Scores at Teahupoo

Body Glove's Anthony Walsh is one of the best barrel riders in the world and he is amongst the elite crew of chargers invited to the Air Tahiti Nui Von Zipper Trials for the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2010 at Teahupoo. The day before the Trials were set to begin the crew had a nice swell and some amazing barrels and wipeouts went down. Love this photo especially in comparison to our previous post of James surfing Disneyworld. Good luck to Anthony in the Trials.

Check the video highlight at and stay tuned for the Trials and the main event on August 21st.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

James Harold Surfs Disneyworld

A surf trip to Orlando, Florida wouldn't really strike much of an interest in most surfers' imaginations; but yet again, Disneyworld's Typhoon Lagoon water park has created a surfers paradise. James Harold was the only one of thousands, that flock to Orlando International Airport packing his surfboards around level to level. The interest the tourists take, at the site of James and his boards is hilarious- especially the kids' reactions. When they ask what he's doing with all those surfboards, he answers "I'm on my way to surf a sick wave in Disneyworld." Everyone around lights right up. Typhoon Lagoon's water park can host up to 25 private customers for a surf party. The waves produced are between 4-6 feet and can be set in a right, left, or center peak style. Most sessions are 100 waves per session. In James's case- 2 days, 150 waves per day, 2 surfers. Now that's a lot of guaranteed waves!

Here are some great shots of James laying it down for Mickey!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Photos from Bob Meistrell 82nd Birthday Family Dive

On July 30th, Body Glove Co-founder celebrated his and his late twin brother Bill's birthdays in style with a Meistrell family dive off of Palos Verdes. The entire family celebrated by diving with all three generations: First generation: Bob. Second Generation: Robbie, Randy Ronnie, Billy, Julie. Third generation: Tracey, Jamie, Matt, Nick, Makayla, Kenna, Robert, Rhoni, Randi,Jenna, Daley, Jake and Jared. There were a total of 19 Meistrell's diving off Palos Verdes all of whom still Dive and Surf and were stoked to be diving for Bob's birthday.

It was great to see how proud Bob was that everyone has followed in his footsteps and are certified divers. We look forward to next year. Here are some photos from the day.

Dusty Payne, Austin Ware and Nate Yeomans at US Open of Surfing

Body Glove surfers Dusty Payne, Nate Yeomans, Mike Losness, Gabe Kling and Austin Ware were all down surfing and living it up at the US Open of Surfing. Here are some shots from the week. All photos by Mike Balzer

Dusty Payne
Dusty Payne
Dusty Payne
Nate Yeomans
Nate Yeomans
Austin Ware
Austin Ware

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Body Glove Founder Bob Meistrell is 82 Years Young!

It is not often you hear of an 80 year old man trying to one up his birthday
every year. When dealing with Bob Meistrell he wants to do something bigger
and better each year, doing what he loves to do. Two years ago on his 80th
birthday he dove 150 feet with vintage equipment from the 1950s. On his 81st
birthday he dove 162 feet, 81 feet for himself and 81 feet for his late twin
brother Bill.

This year Bob Meistrell brought in his 82nd birthday in usual style. On
Wednesday, July 28th he dove in a two-man submarine to a depth of 82 metres/
269 feet ( a meter for every year) off of Catalina Island.

Two days later, On July 30th, his brother Bills birthday, the Meistrell
family celebrated by diving with all three generations: First generation:
Bob, Second Generation: Robbie, Randy Ronnie, Billy, Julie and third
generation: Tracey, Jamie, Matt, Nick, Makayla, Kenna, Robert, Rhoni, Randi,
Jenna, Daley, Jake and Jared. There were a total of 19 Meistrell¹s diving
off Palos Verdes all of whom still Dive and Surf and were stoked to be
diving for Bob¹s birthday.

It was great to see how proud Bob was that everyone has followed in his
footsteps and are certified divers.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Body Glove Covers Red Bull Flugtag Record Flight

Body Glove was on hand and on the bodies of the participants at the 2010 Red Bull Flugtag in the Twin Cities. Check out the insane highlights and we look forward to seeing you on August 21st in Long Beach, CA where Body Glove will have a sponsored team (Kirby Extreme Team) and will be out in full force with our boats, bikini models and more. Check out the highlight reel below and see the new world record and a few not so world record breaking flights with everyone protected by Body Glove PFDs

Drop Zone Tahiti made the finals in the Blue Ocean Film Festival's International Film Competition

The Blue Ocean Film Festival just announced the 2010 international film competition finalists. They received more than 350 entries in 19 categories submitted by the most talented ocean filmmakers from around the world.

The competition was intense, but Drop Zone Tahiti was selected as a finalist in the 'Ocean Sports' category. All Finalist films will be screened during the Festival (August 24 - 29) Monterey, California, USA in one of 6 Monterey Peninsula theater venues.

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Body Glove at the US Open of Surfing

The huge US Open of Surfing is going on all week down at the Huntington Beach Pier in SoCal. The crew at Hurley, Nike 6.0 and Converse have taken the event to the next level and the surfers, brands and the industry in general are amped for the biggest event in the United States. Body Glove surfers Dusty Payne, Gabe Kling, Austin Ware, Mike Losness, Nate Yeomans, Luke Stedman and Erica Hosseini are all in the main event and most start surfing today. Dusty Payne is also Surfing All-Stars Expression Session next Sunday with 10 other of the best surfers in the world. This event has everything: amazing surfing, skateboarding, art, fashion shows, BMX, Life Rolls On Expression Session and bands including Tomorrow's Bad Seeds and Weezer. Body Glove will be in the mix all week and we hope to see you down there. If you can't make it to Huntington Beach you can catch every heat and every event online at or on their free iphone app.