Archive for February, 2009

Promo Updates – February – Week 4

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Why not check out what’s happening at our stores beginning tomorrow?

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And while you’re at our stores during this sale period (up t0 50%), check out some additional discounts you could get for yourself :

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TORAH BRIGHT – 2008 X-Games Superpipe Gold Medalist Dominates the Pipe at the Last Stop of the Dew Tour.

Huntington Beach, Calif. – (February 23, 2009) – In an on-going, victorious snowboarding season, Torah Bright takes home the gold in the final stop of the Alliance of Action Sports (ALLI) Dew Tour Toyota Championship.  Torah’s
second Superpipe run was the best run of the day, earning her an event-high score of 95.5, and beating out Olympians Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter.  It was Torah’s innovative run, consisting of a flawless air to fakie, a Cab 720, Crippler, backside 360, and switch backside 720, that secured her the top spot.

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This gold medal is not the first for Torah this season. Torah took home the X-Games gold medal last month while breaking the record for the highest Superpipe score for women in Winter X.  Torah will now set her sights on placing first at the Roxy Chicken Jam in March before gearing up for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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The Toyota Championship win was a great addition to Torah’s strong 2008/2009 season.  Although the persistent rain threatened the day, Torah remained upbeat, “I still managed to land the run I had planned, so I couldn’t be happier.”

Wills and Wilson Awarded Wildcards into Quiksilver Pro

Wednesday February 18th (Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast): Recently retired world tour surfer DANNY WILLS (Byron Bay, AUS) and rising star JULIAN WILSON (Coolum, AUS) have been awarded main event wildcards into the upcoming Quiksilver Pro presented by LG Mobile.

Though at opposite ends of their careers, both surfers are capable of causing damage to the worlds top 45 in the season-opening ASP men’s world tour event on Australia’s Gold Coast from February 28th to March 11th.

After more than a decade as a full time pro surfer, Wills, 33, announced his retirement at  the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii in December last year.

“It’s a big change after knowing no different for the last 15 years but it was my choice to give it away. I’m really stoked to be finished and I’m enjoying home life with the family,” said Wills.

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Danny Wills (Byron Bay/AUS) set to line up again at the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast but this time as a wildcard into the event.

“There will be no pressure at all (in the Quiksilver Pro presented by LG Mobile) it will be great to be on the side of the hunter and not the hunted this year,” added the highly respected competitor.

Wills and Wilson will draw one of the worlds top three rated surfers of either nine-time world champion Kelly Slater (USA), world no.2 Bede Durbidge (Gold Coast, AUS) or world no.3 Taj Burrow (Yallingup, AUS) in round one of competition.

Twenty-year-old sensation Wilson will be competing in his third consecutive Quiksilver Pro presented by LG Mobile as a wildcard.  Entering with experience on his side this year, Wilson could prove more dangerous than in 2007 when he relegated Slater (Florida, USA) into the sudden death round two heats with an opening-heat win.

“I haven’t got anything to lose.  I love it,” said Wilson.

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Julian Wilson surfs on a board colored pink, recognizing the NBCF.

“Surfing against the worlds best is fun, you learn a lot and I know the wave at Snapper so I’m excited to make the most of this amazing opportunity. Kelly (Slater) would be fun to draw,” added Wilson.

The prodigious talent has just bounced back from an ankle injury – that had kept him out of the water for the last three months of 2008 – with a pro-junior win earlier in January.

“I spent three months out of action and it feels so good to be surfing again,” said Wilson.

“I won my first event back, I’m not at one hundred per cent just yet but I’m winning so my confidence is there,” added Wilson.

Again this year Wilson will be riding and auctioning a pink surfboard at the Quiksilver  Pro to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The third and final wildcard will be granted to the winner of the Quiksilver Pro Trials to be staged in conjunction with the Roxy Pro Trials on Friday, February 27th.

The season-opening ASP women’s world tour event the US$90,000 Roxy Pro presented by LG Mobile and the opening men’s world tour event, the US$340,000 Quiksilver Pro presented by LG Mobile will commence on Saturday February 28th and run through to March 11th.

Both opening world tour events are mobile, granting access to some of the best surf breaks on the planet. The tournament will be based at Snapper Rocks yet can travel from Stradbroke Island to Duranbah Beach on the QLD/NSW state border in search of optimum waves.

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Promo Updates – February – Week 2

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Roxy Snow Team Wins Big At Winter X Games XIII

Snowboarder Torah Bright Reclaims Gold and Sets Record for Women’s Snowboarding

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Huntington Beach, CA – January 27, 2009 — Roxy is pleased to congratulate snow team riders, Sarah Burke and Torah Bright (AUSTRALIA/Cooma), on their amazing performance in Aspen this weekend, striking gold in the SuperPipe at Winter X Games XIII.  Freeskier Sarah Burke took her third consecutive X Games gold medal in the Women’s Ski SuperPipe while snowboarder Torah Bright, reclaimed gold, after winning the Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe in 2007 and finishing with a silver in 2008.  Roxy team rider Kjersti Buaas placed fourth in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle and Jess Cumming, who rides for Roxy Skis, took home the bronze medal for her performance in the SuperPipe.

Earlier in the games during the elimination round, Torah set a Winter X Games record for the highest SuperPipe score for women with a 97.33 out of a 100, second only to Olympic gold medalist Shaun White who holds the record for men with 97.34.  Known for being one of the most technical and progressive female snowboards ever, Torah prevailed over the competition in the finals looking stylish as ever in her Gold Signature RoxyBrightEdition jacket with a Backside 360, Switch Backside 7, McTwist, Air to Fakie, Switch Frontside 7. Olympic gold medalists Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter finished second and third respectively.

Sarah proved once again she is the top freeskier in the SuperPipe. Sitting in the second spot going into her third and final run, Sarah came from behind as the last and final skier of the night with a Cork 900 safety grab, straight air, 540 mute grab, right 540 safety, cork 7 tail. The judges awarded her a 93.33 out of 100, just enough to beat out Jen Hudak’s 92.66. Jess Cumming finished third for a bronze medal, making it Jess’ first appearance on the podium at the Winter X Games.

In addition this year’s Winter X Games, saw many exciting changes with Women’s Freeskiing Slopestyle making its grand debut, along with equal pay for both the men’s and women’s events. Over the past six years Roxy’s Sarah Burke has been instrumental in pushing for the addition of Women’s Freesking Slopestyle and equal pay through her lobbying efforts and continual involvement with the governing bodies for X Games and skiing.

The 2009 Winter X Games XIII were held at Buttermilk Mountain Resort in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. Top athletes from around the world, including Shaun White, Candide Thovex and Travis Rice competed in snowboarding, skiing, and snowmobile events. The events were nationally televised on ESPN and ABC, check http://www.exps.com/actionsports for details. For more information about Roxy’s snow team, go to http://www.roxy.com.

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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.

Mark Healey Looks At Waimea’s History

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(Huntington Beach, California) January 27, 2009 — An energetic Pacific Ocean will gradually peter out this week as swells diminish below 10 feet for approximately the next week and a half. A series of small to moderate swells will keep the North Shore active, but nothing on the large size is expected in the coming 10 days. The jet stream has migrated north, keeping winter storm systems further from Hawaiian shorelines, and therefore keeping the large swells at a distance. There are five weeks remaining in The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau holding period.

In this week’s Mark Healey Waimea Weekly Update, Mark is joined by North Shore Lifeguard and 1999 event champion Noah Johnson for the swell update.  Mark also interviews archaeologist Joe Kennedy and Kahu (Hawaiian priest) Butch Helemano to talk about the history and significance of Waimea Bay. “If Hawaii has a spiritual place, Waimea is it,” says Kennedy. To see the full webisode, viewers can tune-in at http://www.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. Make your way to http://web.splashcast.net/web_watch/?code=HXBN3705OC.

Special thanks to Pat Caldwell from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the swell data and forecasts. Current conditions and surf report for Waimea Bay, provided by Surfline, is available on the event website http://www.quiksilver.com/eddie. Visitors can also sign up for the official text alert for when the Bay Calls the Day.

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About The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau

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 Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, requires one day with a minimum of 20-foot surf (Hawaiian scale, translating to waves exceeding 40 feet faces) 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.

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