OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Surf Diva, the world’s original surf school for women, announced Tuesday, March 18, the receipt of Action Sports Innovators (ASI) “Most Authentic Entrepreneur Award,” given to Izzy and Coco Tihanyi, twin sisters and business partners.
The award was presented on February 17th at ASI’s first networking event for action sports entrepreneurs, which took place at the San Diego Hall of Champions sports museum in Balboa Park. Reef Sandals’ co-founder, Fernando Aguerre, presented the prestigious award to the twin sisters.
“Reef wasn’t a business organized like a business,” said Aguerre. “We met with insane people who weren’t insane except their decision to work with us.”
As a former employer to Coco Tihanyi and good friend to the twins, Aguerre introduced the twin sisters with much familiarity and pride.
Action Sports Innovators (ASI), founded by Marco Thompson and incubated within CONNECT, is an exclusive community of CEOs, Founders, and Presidents of emerging action sports companies, focused solely on developing and sharing strategies for growth and success. ASI brings such key executives together with a goal to strengthen networks, and provide speakers and presentations on topics of interests to the group.
Established in 1996 by twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi, Surf Diva has introduced thousands of women from all over the world to the sport and spirit of surfing and is internationally recognized as the world’s leading surf school. Surf Diva offers a variety of surf lessons such as weekend clinics, private lessons, birthday & Bachelorette parties, corporate team building, and summer camps.
With Izzy as the ‘Surf’ and Coco the ‘Diva’, the Surf Diva boutique opened its doors in 2004 and has been selling a variety of fashion forward and functional surf gear ever since. Surf Diva designs, markets, and sells its own line of apparel which includes a collection of tees, board shorts, skirts, swim wear, and jackets. Surf Diva surfboards are sold globally under the Surftech license, and are recognized as the most beautifully crafted boards for women in the world.