Sanuk Surfing Team Expands With California Native Kilian Garland
Underground Ripper from the Central Coast Adds Experience and Style to Sanuk Surf Team
August 22, 2012, Irvine, CA – Sanuk, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQGS: DECK), is thrilled to announce the addition of Kilian Garland to its fast growing surf team.
Garland burst on the surf scene in 1998 when he won the NSSA National Championships. The next few years brought more titles before he decided to take a couple years off from competing to travel and enjoy his local Santa Barbara beaches. Garland has been featured in a variety of magazines including TransWorld SURF, ing Magazine, and Surfer's Journal, and recently wrapped his role as the stunt double for Jay Moriarty in the upcoming movie Chasing Mavericks. Garland also likes to spend his time camping, attending music concerts, and shaping wood surfboards.
"I have known Kilian since he was a grom," explained James Crush, Marketing Manager, Sanuk. "I truly believe he is one of the best surfers in the Central Cal area, and I look forward to seeing big things from our partnership in the near future."
When Garland isn't enjoying his favorite surf spots around Santa Barbara, he is actively giving back as a surf instructor for cancer survivors and patients at Camp Hana Hou. He can be found on Instagram or visit his website at kilgarz-kiliangarland.
Twice recognized at the SIMA Image Awards as the 2007 and 2010 Footwear Product of the Year, Sanuk makes creatively inspired and distinctively designed footwear for the global outdoor community. Taking its name from the Thai word for fun, the brand is best known for its Sidewalk Surfers, often referred to as "Not-A-Shoes", for their patented sandal construction which allows your feet to bend and flex in natural comfort. Founded by Southern California native and surfer Jeff Kelley, Sanuk sponsors a spectrum of premier athletes, including surfers Donavon Frankenreiter and Dave Rastovich and rock climbers Chris Sharma and Daniel Woods. Sanuk products are now distributed in nearly 70 countries worldwide. Learn more at www.sanuk.com. Smile…Pass It On!
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