Surfrider Foundation and Quiksilver Foundation Partner to Create Special Edition Boardshort

The Slightly Choppy boardshort - a Quiksilver/Surfrider CollaborationOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE San Clemente, CA (May 30, 2008) – The Surfrider Foundation has partnered with the Quiksilver Foundation to create the Slightly Choppy special edition boardshort. T\

"Quiksilver and the Surfrider Foundation have had a close, long standing relationship for many years, and we feel privileged to further support their organization in a creative and unique way with the Slightly Choppy boardshort," says Eddie Anaya, Director of Quiksilver Marketing.

The Slightly Choppy boardshort features original artwork donated by Quiksilver's renowned designer Scott Richards and includes the Surfrider Foundation's iconic wave logo throughout the patchwork design, which is printed onto 100% eco-friendly organic cotton.

"We had a lot of fun working with Quiksilver and their design team," says Surfrider Foundation Director of Marketing Matt McClain.  "From the design to the construction, this short really captures what we are about as an organization."

About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, go to www.surfrider.org .

About The Quiksilver Foundation

The Quiksilver Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to benefiting and enhancing the quality of life for communities of boardriders across the world by supporting environmental, educational, health and youth-related projects. For more information, go to www.quiksilverfoundation.com.

About Quiksilver
Quiksilver, trailblazing guide to boardriding* culture, is committed to providing tools for uncovering, expressing and expanding your personal style. Our mission is to foster the sense of individual expression and excitement – the stoke that is the essence of boardriding.  We're also here to spread the word because the only thing better than finding stoke is sharing it. For more information, go to www.quiksilver.com .

* Boardriding is about timing and style. It's youthful, active, casual, and free flowing. There is no wrong way to ride a board. The goal is simply to learn, progress, improve, and give it your own interpretation.