VonZipper Adds Ian Walsh And Peter Mendia To The Family

July 1, 2005 -Irvine, CA- VonZipper is excited to announce the addition of Ian Walsh to the family!

Ian, from Maui, is a highly adaptable surfer, proving his mettle from small wave aerial antics to tackling the largest of the large tow in surf.

“Ian is an exceptional and well rounded surfer, said VZ Marketing Manager, Jason Arnold. “VZ is extremely excited to have this talented ripper on board!

Ian’s greatest accomplishment to date is taking second place in the 2004 Billabong XXL Awards as well as earning a spot on the RB5X trip this past season in Fiji with the likes of World Champ Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, and Mick Fanning.

From tackling monster Jaws to killing it in high performance arenas, Ian is a bright representation of the future of surfing.

Walsh is sponsored by Billabong, VonZipper, Globe, Red Bull, Da Kine, Boost Mobile, and Kazuma surfboards.

July 1, 2005 Irvine, CA–VonZipper is excited to announce the addition of Peter Mendia to the family!

Peter, or Sponge Bob as he’s known to some, hails from south Florida but surfs as though he was born and bred in Hawaii.

“Sponge is an extremely powerful surfer, said VZ Marketing Manager, Jason Arnold. “He’s also probably the most accomplished surfer to ever come from south Florida and VZ couldn’t think of a better match!

Although big and grinding barrels are Mendia’s forte, he was also part of the East Coast X Games champions last year, proving that he can definitely hold his own in the small stuff as well. Peter is again part of the East Coast team this year and with the venue moving to Puerto Escondido, Mexico look for him to be leading the charge!

Mendia is sponsored by Billabong, VonZipper, Globe, Natural Art, and O & E.

Since its inception in 1999, VonZipper continues to recognize personalities and lifestyles by providing eyewear and accessories to some of the world’s most recognizable athletes. VonZipper talent include: Andy Irons, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson, Donavon Frankenreiter, Bucky Lasek, Tara Dakides, Rick Thorne, Brian Deegan, and Jason “Weeman Acuna.

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