Utopia Optics signs Teddy Navarro.

June 10, 2005 — Los Angeles, CA — Utopia® Optics signs Teddy Navarro.

Utopia® and Teddy Navarro signed a two-year deal just before the Huntington Beach local left for the WQS competition in Chiba, Japan. Teddy took 2nd place at the Chiba event and is quickly becoming a prominent figure on the podium. Some of Teddy’s results this year include 1st place at the Sun Diego surf series as well as a 3rd and 5th place finish at the HB Pro series.

“I’m stoked that Teddy is on the Utopia® surf team roster. Teddy is a young, talented surfer with a ton of energy. As part of the new generation of pros, Teddy definitely brings a lot of promise to our young brand. Besides all this, he rips!” says Todd Proffit, Utopia® Team Manager.

Alongside Utopia®, Teddy is also sponsored by OP, Osiris, Delphi Wetsuits, Xtrak, Freestyle, and Malchers. This year, Teddy plans to continue competing in all the local pro events as well as the WQS. Teddy can also be found surfing with some of the other up-and-coming pros like Ryan Carlson, Shaun Ward, and Che Stang.

Teddy is pleased to join Jamie O’Brien, Taylor Knox, Ryan Carlson, Adam Virs, the Ellison Bros, and Tarik Khashoggi on the Utopia® surf team. “Utopia® is the perfect fit for me. The styles are sick and make me look good! Plus they are really focused on backing their team riders,” commented Navarro.

Utopia® looks forward to great things to come out of this talented surfer. Welcome to the family, Teddy!

For more info on Utopia®, please visit www.utopiaoptics.com