Archive for December, 2008

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Holding Period For The 24th Annual Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Commences Sunday

(Huntington Beach, California) November 28, 2008 — The holding period for The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, has officially commenced, kicking off on November 30, 2008. The official opening ceremony will be held today, Thursday, December 4, at 3:00 p.m. at Waimea Bay. This year’s invited surfers, along with the Aikau Family and special guests, will be on hand to celebrate the 24th anniversary of this unique big-wave riding event.

Originally slated to open on December 1, the official start to the holding period was moved forward one day as a precautionary measure as reports of an extra-large swell forecast to hit the North Shore this weekend filtered in. While present expectations are for a sub-Eddie swell in the range of 15-18 feet Hawaiian scale, at the very least it will provide a valuable warm-up opportunity for big-wave riders invited to this prestigious event.

The current long-range weather models for the first week of December indicate above average wave heights in store for the North Shore of Oahu – at least into the extra-large category (minimum 12 feet Hawaiian scale). The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau is typically held in “giant” wave episodes of 20-feet-plus Hawaiian scale, with wave faces exceeding 40-feet.

Quiksilver team-rider and 2008 Invitee Mark Healey will be hosting weekly swell updates from the Bay every Monday.  Viewers can tune-in at Quiksilver.com/eddie. These video clips along with other videos from The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau are available for syndication through Splashcast; videos can be embedded to blogs, social networking sites and more. Go to http://web.splashcast.net/web_watch/?code=HXBN3705OC for The Eddie Splashcast module.

Scheduled to take place at the hallowed grounds of Waimea Bay, on the North Shore of Oahu, between November 30, 2008, and February 28, 2009, the event, otherwise known as “The Eddie”, requires one day with a minimum of 20-foot surf (Hawaiian scale) in order to run. It is the world’s most prestigious big-wave surfing event and is the only big-wave surf contest sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), the governing body of professional surfing.

Held in honor of the legendary Hawaiian waterman, Eddie Aikau, The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau gathers 28 of the most skillful and dynamic big-wave surfers from around the world as polled by a comprehensive panel consisting of influential watermen, members of the surf industry, and internationally recognized surfing Associations.

The first memorial event for Aikau was held in 1984 at Sunset Beach, two miles north of Waimea Bay. It was won by local standout Denton Miyamura. Following the inaugural event, The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau moved to Waimea Bay, where it has remained ever since. 2008 marks the event’s 24th anniversary; in only seven of those years have the waves been big enough and the conditions right to hold the contest.

In the realm of big-wave riding, the name Eddie Aikau commands as much respect as Waimea Bay itself. Aikau was the North Shore of Oahu’s first lifeguard, watching over the Bay when he wasn’t charging the biggest waves of the winter. Tragically, he lost his life in 1978, at the age of 33, during a re-creation of the Polynesian voyage between Hawaii and Tahiti. In huge seas, the voyaging canoe Hokule’a was capsized. Eddie paddled off in an attempt to reach help for his fellow crewmen. He was never seen again but his spirit and legacy live on.

The complete list of Invitees and Alternates for this year’s event are available online at Quiksilver.com/eddie. The website also includes photos and video from previous year’s events, Invitee profiles and swell updates. Visitors can sign up to receive text updates for the “Official Contest Call” and watch online when the Bay calls the day.

Collectible limited-edition The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau merchandise, including boardshorts, t-shirts, hats, sandals and backpacks, are also available online at http://www.quiksilver.com/eddie and in Quiksilver stores.

Opening Ceremony: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 3 p.m., Waimea Bay
Event Website: Quiksilver.com/eddie

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About Quiksilver

“Quiksilver is committed to providing tools for uncovering, expressing and expanding your personal style. Our aim is to foster the sense of individual expression and excitement – the stoke that is the essence of boardriding*.  We’re also here to spread the word because the only thing better than finding stoke is sharing it.

* Boardriding is about timing and style. It’s youthful, active, casual, and free flowing.  There is no wrong way to ride a board. The goal is simply to learn, progress, improve, and give it your own interpretation.”

Quiksilver Gurney Plaza Opening Soon!

For those of you who are in Penang this weekend, you are in luck –
Quiksilver & Roxy Malaysia is proud to launch our Gurney Plaza store!

Check out the amazing freebies and discounts below!

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Visit us this Saturday at:
Quiksilver Gurney Plaza, Penang
Unit #170-G-05, Plaza Gurney,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang

See you there!

Australian Surfing Sensation Sally Fitzgibbons Rides High With Roxy

TORQUAY, Vic, Australia. – (Dec 3, 2008) – Australian teenage surfing sensation SALLY FITZGIBBONS (Gerroa, NSW) has re-signed with iconic surf brand ROXY after a lucrative four-year sponsorship deal was negotiated to continue their successful partnership.

The 2008 World Qualifying Series (WQS) champion shattered the sports history books this year by securing an elite berth on the 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour well before the WQS season was halfway over. A feat never before achieved by either a female or male surfer.

The cementing of FITZGIBBONS sponsorship with ROXY is a natural progression for the 17- year-old as she prepares to compete at the top level of world surfing next year.  “I joined the Roxy Team when I was 15, I’m turning 18 this month and starting my professional surfing career next year, so it’s an exciting time for me,” said Fitzgibbons.

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“To be traveling the world is a dream come true and Roxy’s world-wide network of people and support gives me a lot of confidence. It was an easy decision to re-sign,” added Fitzgibbons.

The competitive dynamo has proven a formidable all-round sporting champion, winning Gold Medals in the 800m and 1500m at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney before hanging up her track shoes for a full-time professional surfing career.

Just last month the stylish natural footer became the first surfer to win Gold Medals in both the ISA World Surfing Games and the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Championships as well as claiming the 2008 ASP World Junior Title.

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“I have had three successful years with Roxy. They have provided me with experiences that have helped me grow. I am a Roxy girl at heart,” said Fitzgibbons.

“When you think of Roxy it’s of girls having fun and successful surfers like Lisa Andersen and Sofia Mulanovich pushing the limits,” added Fitzgibbons.

ROXY is also excited by the future that will no doubt see more records smashed by the talented surfing young gun.

FITZGIBBONS will commence her 2009 women’s world tour campaign at her sponsor’s own event the ‘Roxy Pro, presented by LG’ on Australia’s Gold Coast in February next year.

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SALLY FITZGIBBONS 2008 Results (to date)

·        1st ISA World Open Women’s Champion 2008

·        1st ASP WQS Series Winner 2008

·        3rd Honda US Open 6* WQS Huntington Beach USA (July)

·        2nd Billabong EcoSurf 5* WQS Bahia Brazil (June)

·        1st Australasian Pro Junior Champion 2008

·        3rd Sunsmart Pro Junior Perth, Aus (May)

·        1st Billabong Pro Junior Burleigh Heads, Aus (May)

·        5th Drug Aware Pro 6* WQS Margaret River, Aus (Apr)

·        2nd Midori Pro 6* WQS Newcastle, Aus (Mar)

·        2nd Newcastle Pro Junior, Aus (Mar)

·        1st Arrive Alive 4* WQS, Aus (Mar)

·        2nd Coffs Harbour Pro Junior, Aus (Feb)

·        1st Roxy Surf Festival 6* WQS Aus (Jan)

·        1st Roxy Surf Festival Pro Junior, Aus

·        1st Osmosis Pro Junior Gunnamatta, Aus

3rd Jetty Surf Pro Junior Bells Beach

1st  ASP World Pro Junior Championship

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About Roxy:

Roxy is a brand of Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK), the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, wintersports equipment, footwear, accessories and related products.  The Company’s apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage.

The reputation of Quiksilver’s brands is based on different outdoor sports.  The Company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, DC and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and its beach and water oriented swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji and Leilani. The Company continues to make snowboarding equipment under its DC, Roxy, Lib Technologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels.

The Company’s products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores and select department stores.  Quiksilver’s corporate and Americas’ headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, while its European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz, France, and its Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.