Friday, May 25, 2012

Who is JOB 2.0 - Wishing for Surf

In the tenth episode of Who is JOB 2.0, Jamie O'Brien works with the Make a Wish Foundation to turn a kids dream into reality. On Jacob's trip to Hawaii, he meets Bruce Irons and Jamie O'Brien, and then surfs the north shore, rides a wave pool, and cage shark dives. For more information on the Make a Wish Foundation and ways that you can help, visit:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

First Stop on The MasterCraft Pro Tour

At the first stop of the Mastercraft Pro Tour, Body Glove team rider Harley Clifford took first place scoring a 90 point ride to win the event. Fellow team rider Rusty Malinoski placed second in the contest, and also took first prize in the Rockstar Double Up event with a switch toeside 1080. The next stop on the MasterCraft Pro Tour will take place in Fort Worth, TX on June 2nd.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stop Plastic Pollution and the Killing of Wildlife

Jean-Michel Cousteau has a life changing PBS video which shows an expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). They are the most remote islands on the planet and serve as reminders of what many other reefs used to be, crowded with wildlife and nearly unspoiled. Their isolation, however, has not been able to protect them completely. The photos show the remote island covered in trash and plastic. This is not from human life on the island but rather from trash floating around the oceans and collecting in this area. He shows photos of dead birds whose stomachs are full of trash; the trash causing the death of the bird. Some of the items on the beach haven't even been manufactured since the 1960s. This shows how much trash there actually is in the ocean and the environmental consequences of it. 
Jean Michel Cousteau picking a lighter out of a dead birds stomach.
Photo Courtesy of Ocean Futures Society
A toothbrush, pencil and lighter were found in the gut of this bird.
photo courtesy of Ocean Futures Society

Jean MIchel Cousteau walking on what should be a clean beach
Photo courtesy of Ocean Futures Society

Not only Jean Michel Cousteau, but everyone needs to make an effort to keep our ocean and waterways clean. On my last trip to the Colorado River I was paddling by the reeds and was shocked by how much trash there was. My dad and I collected a lot of it on our stand up paddle boards. It is super sad to see how much trash we collected on less than 1/2 mile paddle. The main point is that if everyone picks up a little trash while doing the activities they love, it creates a cleaner and healthier environment. 

All of the trash collected on our stand up paddle board

A full size plastic trash can stuck in the reeds

We need to Keep our Ocean and Waterways clean. Please help Body Glove and Jean Michel Cousteau by visiting the Ocean Futures Society and find out about ways that you can help. 

~ Jenna Meistrell

Body Glove Calu SUP Stand Up Paddle Race May 5th 2012 Fort Myers Beach

Body Glove Footwear and the South West Florida SUP Club partnered together to bring the Body Glove Calu SUP Race to Fort Myers beach and help raise funds and awareness for the Lee County special Olympics.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding will be introduced to the Special Olympics as an official sport in their up coming games that the athletes from around the country participate in. Damien Grafmyre and Marc Malacon are both working towards becoming official coaches to help out the Special Olympic athletes.

The Body Glove Calu SUP race brought in close to 50 East Coast elite endurance racers and over 500 spectators to the event that raised over $2500 for the Athletes

Body Glove Footwear has pledged to sponsor the event for the next 5 years in continued support of Lee County’s Special Olympic athletes along with working to grow the event to being a premier destination for races here in Southwest Florida States Eli Mcginty Vice President of Sales and Marketing Body Glove Footwear. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Surf Summit 15- San Jose Del Cabo

I am sure that most of the surf industry is always excited for SIMA's Surf Summit. This year it was again held in San Jose del Cabo. In addition to our Body Glove crew we brought down Jean Michel Cousteau and marine biologist Holly Lohuis to share their passion for ocean conservation with the surf indsutry. In between conferences we had a little time to scuba dive and play around on the waves. Check out our photos of the event:

Todd Richards and Mike Vavak checking in.

From the left: Jean Michel Cousteau, Jenna Meistrell, Jim Miller, Holly Lohuis and Scott Daley.... enjoying a Cabo sunset. 

Jean Michel Cousteau with Ryan and Jack Baker. 

Jean Michel Cousteau, Jenna Meistrell and Jim Miller

Jean Michel Cousteau with Fernando Aguerre and family.

Jean Michel  Cousteau with SIMA president Doug Palladini

Jenna Meistrell cruising at Cabo Surf. 
Holly Lohuis stoked to be riding the wave.

Jim Miller surfing.

And Jim Miller pretending to be super man.

Jean Michel Cousteau at Lovers Beach.

Colton Sarlo trip to OZ

Check out Colton Sarlo, Big Allen Sarlo, and Paul Fisher as they take an amazing trip through OZ.

We stopped in Newcastle on our drive up and met up with Mark Richards. Such a legend, but so down-to-earth, too. Allen, Deborah and him exchanged old tour stories as Colton examined Mark's latest shapes. Photo: Paul Fish

Greenmount. We woke up to this dreamy lineup the first couple of days in Oz while staying on the Gold Coast. It's just a sandbar down from Snapper, which has many different moods from carve-friendly walls on high tide to sandy, running barrels on the low. Photo: Paul Fisher

Colton throwing it down!!! Photo Paul Fisher

For more shots check Surfline

Body Glove, Lost Surfboards and Futures Fins Demo Day

Come join us on Friday June 15th in Sunset Beach to try out Body Glove Wetsuits, Lost Surfboards and Futures Fins for Free.

See ya all there!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Anthony Walsh You Tube Channel

Anthony Walsh, surfer, video editor.... Go Pro extraordinaire has been making lots of videos of his recent travels.

Check out his youtube page AnthonyWalsh22 for videos like the one below...

Follow Hunter Roland and friends' Blog

Florida aerialist and all round ripper Hunter Roland is always busy working on something. Check out his latest videos on the Cultural Creations blog. 

Demi Boelsterli WQS World Champion

Who's the Champ? That's right... Demi Boelsterli is the WQS women's world
champion. Way to go Demi!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

LIPSMACK Wake Film Premiere In Orlando w/ Jeff McKee

Hundreds of fans packed the house at the Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida on May 12, to catch the premiere of the highly-anticipated Slingshot Wake team video, LIPSMACK.

Body Glove's Jeff McKee produced the film along with filmer/editor Patrick Wieland. After the film, everyone rallied into the night with a special performance by Secret Music. Check out the latest teaser and download the full feature on iTunes HERE.