Sanuk Welcomes surfer, artist, and musician, Ozzie Wright to Men's Ambassador Program
IRVINE, Calif., August 10, 2015 — Sanuk welcomes Ozzie Wright this week as the newest addition to its growing roster of fun-loving, free-spirited ambassadors, which includes several athletes and artists. Born and raised on the sunny shores of Sydney Australia's Northern beaches, Ozzie developed a love for the ocean at an early age. He is one of the modern-day pioneers of skate-inspired aerial surfing and is known for his fashion-forward eccentricity both in and out of the water. Whether it's touring with his loony rock-band, 'Goons of Doom' or painting incredibly vibrant, psychedelic masterpieces Ozzie always brings ferocious amounts of fun to the scene.
As part of Sanuk's growing roster of ambassadors and the brand's ongoing commitment to fostering the growth within its core surf business, Ozzie joins the likes of style-masters and aerial wizards Dave Rastovich, Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Donavon Frankenreiter and more.
When asked about the partnership, Ozzie proclaimed, "I'm so stoked to join Sanuk! It is a great brand that has long history of not taking itself too seriously, which is something I can relate to".
"I've known Ozzie for many years, and he truly is a perfect fit for Sanuk", said VP of Global Marketing, Ethan Anderson. "His creative approach to life is a wonderfully refreshing thing and we are thrilled to get to work with him."
Sanuk utilizes brand ambassadors to create fun, fearless and engaging brand content for a diverse purposes including social media and marketing campaigns. Additionally, ambassadors often play active roles in various events throughout the year including sponsorship activations and press events.
About the Sanuk® brand
From its early roots in Southern California surf culture to the global lifestyle brand it is today; Sanuk continues to deliver lo-fi innovation and comfort through its full range of footwear for men, women and kids. Founded in 1997, the brand takes its name from the Thai word for "fun" and continues to stay true to its "Never Uncomfortable" attitude. Taking cues from its iconic Sidewalk Surfer®, the first-ever shoe/sandal hybrid, the brand has expanded into vulcanized footwear and street-style inspired casual canvas. As part of Deckers Brands, Sanuk currently owns and operates numerous freestanding stores and is sold in over 40 countries worldwide. For more information please visit www.sanuk.com or follow @sanukfootwear #NeverUncomfortable
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, Ahnu®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 138 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.