Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Look out Blogger world and especially all of you in the surf blog world. One of the most creative, funny, engaging, best looking and hard charging surfers in the entire world just launched his blog. Body Glove's main man, Alex Gray, has launched turkeymelt.com. Your guess is as good as ours as to why the blog is called turkey melt but he can call it anything he wants as long as he keeps updating it with his crazy adventures inside and outside of the ocean. Take a look at the first couple posts and you will see what you have in store. We can't wait to see more.
Alex's first couple of posts show some crazy waves from the Teahupo and Shipsterns. Alex charges and if he charges this blog the way he charges heavy surf then the blog world is going to see something amazing this winter. We know we will stay tuned and you should too. Yea Bro!!!!
Two world-renowned powerhouses join forces to develop a line of wetsuits, rash guards, skins and other products for the active lifestyle.
Redondo Beach, CA – October 19, 2011 – Two names that inspire. Two names that are synonymous with ocean adventure and protection of the environment. Jean-Michel Cousteau and Body Glove International announcea new line of wetsuits, rash guards, skins and other active lifestyle products that unite the distinctive designs and colors made famous by Jean-Michel Cousteau with the superior quality and global brand recognition of Body Glove. A percentage of the sale of each Jean-Michel Cousteau Body Glove wetsuit and other products will go to preserve and protect the oceans through the vital work of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society.
“Body Glove is honored to be launching a new and vibrant line of wetsuits and other aquatics products with Jean-Michel Cousteau,” said Russ Lesser, President of Body Glove International. “Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau share a unique intertwined history. For sixty years Jean-Michel Cousteau and his family and three generations of the Meistrell family, founders of Body Glove, have independently been dedicated to preserving and protecting the oceans. Together we will be able to provide the gear necessary to allow safe and comfortable access to the water Body Glove is especially excited to develop products with Jean-Michel Cousteau to build upon this shared legacy and to benefit a cause as vital as the Ocean Futures Society.”
The two aquatic dynamos will launch the complete 2012 line at DEMA in Orlando, FL on November 2, 2011. The introductory collection will include wetsuits, surf shirts, rash guards and skins featuring Jean-Michel’s signature blue hues and designs made famous in his television specials, combined with the iconic Body Glove hand logo.
“I am ecstatic that I am able to join with my dear friends at Body Glove to providethe best possible products around the globe,” said Jean-Michel Cousteau. “Together we will enable water enthusiasts to experience our oceans and contribute to their protection.”
The line of products reflects the passion of Jean-Michel Cousteau and Body Glove. Jean-Michel Cousteau has been a life-long proponent of environmental sustainability. Projects must be economically viable and successful to sustain themselves and support environmental protection and preservation with the purchase of Jean-Michel CousteauBody Glove products, consumers can support the work of the Ocean Futures Society whose mission is to traverse the world educating people on the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.
Jean-Michel Cousteau and Body Glove co-founderBob Meistrell will be on hand at DEMA in Body Glove booth #2039 on Thursday, November 3, 2011 to discuss this exciting new alliance.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Let's help one of the hardest working and best surfing high schoolers in all of America, Ezekial Lau, make it for this year's Innersection. Go to innersection.tv and vote for Ezekiel's video in the number one spot of the top 10. Ezekial Lau has a huge future and we can't wait to watch it!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Come check out one of Body Glove's long time friend and supporter's and Malibu legend Allen Sarlo's Documentary Film "Work to Surf". The screening with a tribute to Mark Foo will be Thursday October 13th at the Other Venice Film Festival at 7:00pm at the Beyond Baroque Theater. 681 North Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.
Info about Allen Sarlo
Allen Sarlo, aka "The Wave Killer", aka "The King of Mailbu". His parents Shirley and CJ Sarlo had homeymooned in Venice Beach and were enchanted with the S Ca Life style, they never looked back to New York. Hard working and focused, Shirley opened Sarlo Tax Service and CJ worked as a LA County Lifeguard and a Culver City police officer. Allen was surfing by age 6, at 14 he was surfing the infamous "Cove" at the POP pier. The film, "Dogtown, Z Boys" documented his adolescence and captured a celluloid preview of his athletically intense surfing style. In 1974, at 16 Allen took first place at the prestigious Malibu 4-A contest, to the chagrin of the older surfers. Allen's progressive surfing style challenged the Malibu old school of surfing, with his bold strength and agressive wave maneuvers. That same year Allen went on to win the West Coast Junior Championships and his pro surfing career was launched. By 1977 Allen was sporting the media given nickname "Wave Killer" and surfing around the world on the Pro-circuit.
He made featured appearances in the surf films "Wave Warriors" and "Following the Lotus". It was a great time to be a pro-surfer, except with the exception that there was no money in it. But the experience was priceless. Allen's bonds with fellow watermen Mark Foo, Peter Townsend, Shaun Tomsom and many others were forged forever.
By the 1980's Allen finished surfing the Pro-tour and realized that in order to continue surfing all over the world, he needed to finish his college education. The concept of 'work to surf' was formed with his friend Mark Foo. Allen went to work in his family business and started his real estate career.
He has received innumerous accolades for his real estate professionalism over the years, one being "Top Producer" for Coldwell Banker, 12 years running. In 1986 Allen married his high-school sweetheart Deborah Barrett. their daughter Sophia Oceana sarlo was born in 1989 and son Colton James Sarlo in 1993.
In June 1998 the cover of Surfing Magazine shocked the surfing world with a photo of Allen doing a bottom turn on a 20+ ft wave. Until that cover came out, big wave surfing was all about taking the drop and getting out alive. His powerful style made the dramatic feat look easy and graceful. In 2000 Sarlo placed 5th in the Quicksilver's World Masters, held in Hossegor, France. He won the Malibu International 2008 and 2009. Allen continues surfing big waves in Hawaii enjoying towing in at the outer reefs. sarlo also is an expert kite surfer. He gained his SAG standing doing the stunt doubling for Heath Ledger in the Lords of Dogtown and a Bank of America/Ameriprise commercial.
The surf life style film "Work to Surf" is Allen's latest adventure, it's a bio documentary with a 'feel good' message. Allen is an active member of Surfrider Foundation, rallying over the years for cleaner water at Malibu's "Surfrider Beach".
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
A special congrats to Body Glove team rider Nate Yeomans for a second place finish at the ASP PRIME Billabong Azores Islands last weekend. Nate placed second to C.J. Hobgood in an epic encounter which came down to an explosive final seven minutes with the lead changing, 17.53 to 15.33 in tricky 3-4ft wind affected peaks at Praia de Santa Barbara.
In Nates words: