Quiksilver Announces Two Florida Big Board Clinics For Next Week

Free, Open to the Public Stand-Up Paddle Events at Deerfield Beach and CocoaBeach

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April 1, 2008) – QuikSilverEdition will bepaddling out two Big Board Clinics in Florida this April featuringworld-renowned paddleboard champion and QuikSilverEdition athlete JamieMitchell. The free, open to the public event offers participants theopportunity to receive instruction and training from Mitchell and otherexperienced paddleboard athletes.

Mitchell is one of the world’s top ocean athletes, displaying world championstyle in everything from long distance paddle boarding to stand-up paddlesurfing. At the Big Board Clinics presented by QuiksilverEdition, thislegendary watermen will for the first time ever share his secrets oftechnique, training and toughness. Focusing on both paddleboarding andstand-up paddling, Mitchell will, during this exclusive all-day program,comprehensively cover everything including board skills, race strategy, newequipment, nutrition, strength training and surf style.

The Florida Big Board Clinics will be held in Deerfield Beach and CocoaBeach on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The Deerfield Beach Clinic, sponsored byIsland Water Sports, will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008.  Ron Jon’s SurfShop and The Cocoa Beach Surf Museum have teamed up to sponsor the Cocoabeach Clinic which will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2008.

Stand-up paddleboarding has become an increasingly popular water sport inrecent years with such world-class events as the QuikSilverEdition Molokaito Oahu Paddleboard Race including a stand-up division and the emergence ofthe QuikSilverEdition Ku Ikaika Challenge, the first-ever big wave stand-upevent held this year at Makaha, attracting watermen from around the world.The sport has also been widely covered in the pages of magazines such asOutside, National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, Surfer Magazine andSurfer’s Journal.

The Deerfield Beach Clinic
April 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: North side of the Deerfield Beach Pier at 2nd

Cocoa Beach Clinic
April 10, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: On the beach at the Holiday Inn 1300N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa BeachFL  32931

For more information on the Florida Big Board Clinics and Jamie Mitchellvisit QuiksilverEdition.com.

About QuiksilverEdition
QuiksilverEdition’s commitment to stand-up paddle surfing is multi-layeredinvolving event sponsorship, athlete development and design & innovation.Some of the planned events include SUP clinics in Florida and the GreatLakes, open event fundraisers in Long Island, NY and The QuiksilverEditionMolokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race. QuiksilverEdition has assembled some ofthe top stand-up paddle surfers in the world including Bonga Perkins & JamieMitchell.

QuikSilverEdition, a division of Quiksilver Inc, is inspired by the watermanlifestyle. Whether surfing, paddling, canoeing or just spending quality timewith family or friends talking story, QuikSilverEdition is a great looking,comfortable and stylish compliment to the best moment of our lives.QuikSilverEdition is a premium sportswear brand built for the man who islooking for a more refined alternative to today’s youth-driven surfcompanies. It is an authentic brand that embodies the rich heritage ofQuiksilver’s legendary wave and mountain culture.