A Solid Comeback Event And A New Sponsor; Timmy Reyes Signs With Arnette

March 4, 2008 : – – San Diego, Ca – Arnette, leader in action sport and youth lifestyle eyewear, announced today that Timmy Reyes, a top WCT competitor and overall surfing powerhouse, is joining Team Arnette as the eyewear company’s newest athlete.

Timmy will join a team consisting of some of the most influential athletes in action sports. Arnette will be the exclusive eyewear worn by Timmy and will feature him through advertising, catalogs and point-of-sale materials.

“Timmy is an amazing addition to the Arnette team,” stated Joe Freitag, Arnette Brand Manager. “His spirit, natural ability, and dedication to surfing are the perfect compliment to what Arnette represents. Timmy is the full package and we are very excited to have him flying the Arnette flag.”  

“It’s a real honor to surf for Arnette. I have surfed for them in the past and I will have the logo proudly shown on my boards for the ’08 year and beyond. LET’S GO!” said Timmy. “I love the product, they are great in the heat and the sun of the tropics. I didn’t wear glasses much until I wore these. I can’t keep them off my ugly mug. Ha ha ha!”

Timmy Reyes has the strength of a lion and the guts of a warrior. Raised on the shores of Huntington Beach, Timmy is no stranger to the octane-fueled life of professional surfing. He had an illustrious amateur career, making a major impact on the 2004 WQS tour, placing 6th on the qualifying series and chalking up three WQS titles. Timmy took the North Shore 2007 season by storm and quickly proved once again that he is at the top of professional surfing.

Recent career highlights include reaching the semi-finals at the Reef Haleiwa Pro in 12-foot surf, and making the quarterfinals at the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach. To top off the winter, he caught one of the biggest waves in recent memory at Backdoor and won Best Tube Ride in the Billabong Free Wave Challenge. This year should prove to be an exciting year for Timmy Reyes and he is ready to do some damage.

Arnette is a leader in action sports lifestyle eyewear and has found in Timmy an athlete who embodies its values and commitment to the sport of surfing. Arnette has redefined the industry, and has set the path for many other brands by doing things “our way.” Arnette is committed to the action sports lifestyle-one of creative expression and artistic freedom.

About Arnette
Founded in 1992, Arnette quickly became the leader in action sport and youth lifestyle eyewear. Arnette is dedicated to progressive design, maximum functionality and unparalleled quality. Supported by a powerful roster of athletes such as Jamie O’Brien, Sanoe Lake, Danny Supa and Randall Harris, Arnette continues to be the leading choice in action-sports eyewear. Arnette.com