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Editor's Choice at Surf Expo

Sept 15, 2008

Author: Pete DeKay

Surf Expo went down in Orlando, Florida from Sept. 12-14 with windsurfing representing stongly amongst the skaters, wakeboarders, surfers, string surfers and bathing suit models.

Most Innovative New Product: North Silver3 Mast system Check out North's brand new 3-piece mast. The top and bottom stay the same while you can interchange between 3 middle sections to create a 370, 400 or 430.

Bling Award (tie): NPX Drysuit, Maui Fin Company Freestyle Pro UL, Exocet Pro Edition black boards This brand new NPX Drysuit brings all the warmth and style of snowboard wear to you local sailing spot this winter. The MFC Freestyle Pro UL is the lightest fin around for better pop to hop and land your spock! The black boards from Exocet are ultra-light and super sex on and off the water.

“If you print that photo I’ll kill you!” Award: Check out the GALLERY                                          

Best Board Display (tie): Exocet and Next Sports
Best Sail Display: Aerotech
Best Booms Display: Chinook
Best Mast Display: Powerex

Coolest Booth: Dakine

Best Pre-Show Dealer Meeting: Trident Performance Sports (Starboard, Severne) The Trident crew hosted approximately 30 dealers on the Oregon coast (at Netarts near Oceanside) this past August. Over 60 people showed up to checkout boards, sails and SUPs.

Best Windsurf Celebrity Appearance: Roberto Ricci (RRD)

Most Boards on Display (Brand): Exocet

Most Boards Displayed (Distributor): Next Sports (Fanatic and F2)

Most Informative Tour through a Brand Line: Craig Gertenbach (Fanatic)

Best Candy: Chinook’s booth

Best Booth Location: Naish

Party Central...Most Happening Booth: Adventure Sports International (JP-Austrail/Neil Pryde)

Most Comfy Couch: Next Sports (Fanatic, F2)

Most Inspiring Meeting: Nevin Sayre of Bic Sport Check out this video of the East Coast Junior Championships Nevin sent to Windsport.com and you'll understand why!

Most Improved Looking Windsurfable SUPs: Amundson

Most High-Fives: Adam Levitt (SBC Wakeboard Magazine)

“Nice Rack” Award: Trident Sports (Starboard/Severne)

Best Party Throwers: AWSI execs Katie Crafts and Tonia Farman

Best Sunglasses: Kaenon

Best Non-Windsurfing Stocking Stuffer: Eye Play sunglass case music player

Top Team Rider: Wyatt Miller (Fanatic)

Top Shop Rider: Diego (Adventure Sports)


Birthdays Celebrated: Rick Bruner (SBC Media), Declan Sacre (Trident Performance Sports)

 


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