Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Chris Donnelly's Body Glove crew Diving in Taveuni, Fiji! All wearing Body Glove Rash Guards! leaving tomorrow! Total bummer we are leaving, but its been an a amazing time!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Redondo Beach, CA: 4/12/11: Sport Dimension Inc. [Body Glove International’s wetsuit and PFD arm] proudly announces the promotion of Todd Richards to Vice President Sales. Richards joined Sport Dimension in October 2006, and has enjoyed success overseeing the development and growth of both the core and non-endemic segments of the action sports sales departments. Under Richards’ supervision Body Glove’s core surf/dive/wake segment has recently flourished with a recent hire in Matt Patterson and a half dozen new independent core surf sales reps.
Richards, a former professional athlete and veteran of the action sports industry, continues to manage an internal staff of two category sales managers and six in-house sales support staff. During his tenure at Sport Dimension Richards built a reputation as a motivated, energetic and consistent manager. “From day one Todd has brought a level of enthusiasm that has been vital to our growth. That coupled with his recent hires in Jono Seigel and Matt Patterson, allows Todd to focus on larger, big picture projects and future growth potential,” said Kurt Rios, President.
“Body Glove is thrilled to see Todd take a bigger role in the brand’s direction. He is a committed professional and understands the importance of brand building and utilizing our rich heritage of authenticity and innovation,” touts Body Glove International Senior VP Bill Meistrell.
Monday, April 11, 2011
If you are in Southern California this week, please join us at Watermans, Hermosa Beach on Thursday, April 14th at 8PM for Broza Photo Art Raffle to benefit the Japan Disaster Relief Effort.
A $15 donation will get you entry, a raffle ticket and a drink ticket. A portion of the proceeds at the door will be donated to benefit the Japan Disaster Relief Effort.
Brent Broza will be showing some framed canvas & bamboo art pieces along with a slideshow throughout the evening. Later in the evening, all of the art pieces will be raffled off. That means anyone with an entry raffle ticket has a chance to win a piece. You must be present to win! Additional raffle tickets are $5. There will be cool giveaways from Body Glove, DVS, Matix & Sector 9 too! Body Glove will be at the Body Glove table selling the Hand in Hand For Japan T-shirts with all proceeds going to the relief effort.
Hope to see you there to support a great cause, a great country and amazing people.
To see a video with Alex Gray talking about the Japan Relief Effort go to tv.bodyglove.com.
April's update isn't quite as cheery as usual. On Thursday of the first week of two back to back ladies surf and yoga retreats I was sliding down Central America's most active cinder cone volcano on a piece of wood at 76km/hr when i bounced, caught my heel, and did two flying rolls, coming to a stop at the bottom with a very messed up left foot and ankle. It was an opportunity to check out the medical care in Nicaragua (clean but not very thorough). They told me my ankle wasn't broken, so I wrapped it up and hopped on one leg through the second retreat - still paddling out (but not standing up), horseback riding, and cheering for the ladies. Now that the ankle swelling has gone down, I'm pretty sure the ankle is not the only problem and I probably have at least one broken bone in my foot.
I had a GoPro camera mounted to the nose of my volcano board and actually captured the whole wipeout on film. See attached frame grabs and this link for the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXOLTb2w9Ig
I'm out of the water for a few weeks, but I did have some time to put together a few little videos to remember the times when I was able to surf. Here's an ode to my favorite Rusty Surfboard, the Dwart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8xgg7biEEM
Here's a video about my learn to surf philosophy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcEUpG2nLRY
More content coming soon (since unfortunately im gonna have too much time on my hands in the next few weeks) Send healing vibes!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
We are stoked to announce the launch of the Body Glove Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Collection. The Body Glove SUP is the perfect way to enjoy the ocean, waves, river or lake in a new and fun way. If you don't believe us check out the Video of Holly Beck and Chandler Parr in Hawaii.