SAN DIEGO, CA (February 22, 2008) – Arnette, leader in the actions sport and youth lifestyle eyewear, announced today that Michael Dunphy from Virginia Beach, Virginia and Nic Lamb from Santa Cruz, California, will be joining Team Arnette as the eyewear company’s newest athletes. Michael and Nic are going to be carrying the Arnette flag in their respective regions and wherever they travel.
“We are very excited about Michael Dunphy and Nic Lamb joining Arnette,” stated Brent Bearden, Arnette’s Team and Events Coordinator. “Michael and Nic really embrace what Arnette is all about. Athletes of their caliber add depth to an already super solid team. We look forward to great things to come from this partnership.”
“I’m stoked to be part of the Arnette family and a company that is well respected in the surf industry.” say’s Michael. Michael is one of the top amateurs on the east coast and has already had a very successful pro-am career. Michael is on the U.S. Amateur team for the second year in row and is proud to represent his country in the U.S. Amateur games this year. When Michael is not traveling or training with the U.S Team he will be competing in all of the Pro-Jr. events and will be gunning for a Pro-Jr. title.
“I’m stoked to be a part of a team that’s going big! Let’s do it! I’m amped!” say’s Nic. Nic is one of the most respected kids in Santa Cruz, known for charging big waves up and down the west coast. When Nic is not charging big wave spots like Mavericks and Ghost Trees, he can be found at Steamer Lane boosting big airs. This year Nic plans on going on several photo trips and doing a few contests.
Arnette is a leader in action sports lifestyle eyewear and has found in Michael and Nic athletes who embody its values and commitment to the sport of surfing. Arnette has redefined the industry, and has set the path for many other brands by doing things “our way.” Arnette is committed to the action sports lifestyle- one of creative expression and artistic freedom.
Founded in 1992, Arnette quickly became the leader in action sport and youth lifestyle eyewear. Arnette is dedicated to progressive design, maximum functionality and unparalleled quality. Supported by a powerful roster of athletes such as Jamie O’Brien, Sanoe Lake, Danny Supa and Randall Harris, Arnette continues to be the leading choice in action-sports eyewear. Arnette (www.arnette.com) is a Luxottica Group company.