Transworld Business Presents The First-Ever Surf Hardgoods Issue

Oceanside, Calif. – April 14, 2008 – Transworld Business, the leader in boardsports news and information, takes on the surf industry with the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the market in the April Hardgoods Issue, available now. The issue features in-depth coverage of the state of the surf hardgoods market including detailed trend analysis, exclusive retailer and manufacturer surveys, and exclusive interviews with industry leaders like Al Merrick, Rusty Preisendorfer, Jason Stevenson, and more.

The April issue highlights the state of surf retail in an extensive look at the trends and technologies hitting the market, and how retailers can profit from them. The issue also outlines the history of the surf industry and how its manufacturers are surviving tough economic times. As part of the special report, Transworld Business surveyed more than 100 retailers and 50 board builders to gather invaluable market data for the most accurate look at the state of surf hardgoods. In addition, the Surf Hardgoods Showroom and Surf Fin Trend Report showcase the latest shapes, materials, products, and technologies for 2008 from over 50 top surfboard builders and fin manufacturers.

“This is without a doubt one of the most educational issues we’ve produced in a long time,” said Transworld Business Publisher Rob Cambell. “The mix of information, opinion, and product make it a must-read for anyone involved in the surf industry.”

For more about the Surf Hardgoods Issue, please pick up the April issue of Transworld Business or visit For more information, artwork, or to arrange an interview with a Transworld Business editor or contributor, please contact Stacey Ingenito at x131.

About Transworld Business
As the voice of its industry, Transworld Business is dedicated to developing the skate, surf, and snowboarding markets through thought-provoking analysis of news and trends. High quality journalism and reliable hard data make the title a “must read” for decision-makers who shape the world of action sports. Its world-famous EXPOSUREmeter®, regarded as the ultimate source for determining athlete media exposure, is so trusted that it’s used by marketing directors to structure contracts and determine incentives. Found online at, Transworld Business is based in Oceanside, California and published monthly by the Bonnier Corporation. 

Bonnier Corporation is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related Web properties; television, cable, radio, VOD and mobile content; live events; and branded products.