OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – SANFORD, Florida, May 8, 2008 – Underground Products (UGP) is proud to announce the addition of East Coast ripper Scott Marvin to its team of professional athletes. 29-year-old Marvin joins UGP as the brand's first professional surfer.
Marvin grew up surfing on the big Island of Hawaii. During his early teen years, he relocated to Cocoa Beach, Florida, with his family and continued to advance with his surfing career. He currently resides in St. Augustine Beach.
For 2008, Marvin plans to concentrate on major East Coast surf contests, photo trips and travel to various locations each month with a new television series called Island Hoppers. Island Hoppers is a show about the search for surf, music and local culture in the Caribbean Islands that airs on Sun Sports Network and Planet X.
In addition to UGP, Marvin is also sponsored by Walker Surfboards, Gul Wetsuits, Kaenon Sunglasses, On A Mission Traction and Blue Sky Surf Shop.
Underground Products (UGP) was launched in 1986 in Orlando, Florida. The brand has a full roster of BMX, Wakeboarding and Wakeskating athletes that travel the world doing what they love, but also developing and designing the UGP product. UGP’s innovative modern infusion of retro styling mixed with an element of raw sarcasm genuinely portrays the authentic underground street attitude that originally inspired the brand. The distinctive flavor of UGP’s “question everything” approach to mainstream idealism is evident in everything they make, which ranges from technical core-related products and limited editions to an extensive array of lifestyle apparel for guys and girls. www.undergroundproducts.com.