Dylan Graves Joins DVS Surf Team

Dylan Graves Joins The DVS Surf TeamDVS Shoe Company is proud to announce the addition of Dylan Graves to its elite team of surfers. Graves, 18, hails from Isabella, Puerto Rico. He was first thrust into the international spotlight when 6X World Champion Kelly Slater, hand picked him at the age of fourteen to surf on the Quiksilver team for the OP T3 Challenge. Slater was so impressed with both Graves’ surfing and maturity, he invited him to join himself and the 2X world Champion Tom Carroll on the Crossing, every grommets dream trip.

Graves just capped off his stellar amateur career by beating out America’s best amateurs, to take the hotly contested Explorer Junior division title at the 2004 NSSA Nationals at Lower Trestles this past June. Graves currently graces the cover of the June/July issue of Mundo Rad magazine, which also features a ten page profile on the young Graves. After his big National victory, Graves boarded a plane and headed for South Africa where he will be taking his smooth explosive style onto the WQS Tour, aiming for a future qualifying position on the coveted WCT.

“I am very, very stoked to be working with Dylan, he is a great young talent! said DVS Surf Brand Manager Brandy Faber. “Besides how good of a surfer he is, Dylan is one of the nicest kids I’ve ever met. We couldn’t be happier that he decided to join the DVS family, Faber added.

Look for Dylan’s first DVS ad debuting in upcoming months.

For a complete bio on Graves and/or further information please contact:

Maria Boschetti, Marketing/PR Manager ext. 659 mboschetti@podiumdist.com
Brandy Faber, Surf Brand Manager ext. 660 bfaber@podiumdist.com