PRESS RELEASE – ATLANTA, GA (December 16, 2013) Surf Expo, the world's largest boardsports and beach lifestyle tradeshow is proud to partner again with Volcom to bring the "Wild in the Parks" skate series to Surf Expo January 9-11, 2014 in Orlando Florida.
"The Volcom 'Wild in the Parks' series is one of the premier amateur skateboard series in the world. Coming from a skate background, myself, I am stoked that Surf Expo is a stop on the tour. Skaters are so important to the DNA of our business and being able to give the amateurs the spotlight in front of the industry is a win for all," said Surf Expo Show Director Roy Turner.
"We’re super excited to bring a Wild In The Parks skate contest to Surf Expo," notes Remy Stratton, Volcom's VP of Skateboarding. "Working with Tim Payne of Team Pain as the lead builder on the project as well as having Surf Expo as the host, we felt it was a great opportunity to kick off the new year. We are excited to see many of the young skaters from the Southeast come to this event and bring with them some great energy and battle for top qualification slot in the finals located at Volcom headquarters later in the year."
Surf Expo has always been committed to offering a top-of-the-line experience to its skate-related attendees and exhibitors. The Surf Expo – Volcom partnership has a long history of producing great skate events, from the Neanderthal Brawl, to the "Big Gig" Mini Ramp Jam and "Skate Art" street series, live skating is all part of what makes Surf Expo a truly unique marketplace and event
Surf Expo Skate Category Manager Doog Becker added "Volcom's 'Wild in the Parks' Contest is the perfect event to deliver the vibe and energy that our buyers and exhibitors expect. We are excited to be a stop on the circuit as Volcom’s Wild in the Parks series travels North America to look for the best skateboarding talents the continent has to offer."
The skate park will include quarter pipes and a street course. The contest will be open to 100 competitors who can compete in one of three divisions; 14 & under, 15 & over and Open (pro-am). The top 7 skaters from each division go home with loads of prizes and Open division winners also receive cash prizes. A part of Volcom's "Let the Kids Ride Free" (LTKRF) movement, the Wild in the Parks series is about giving back to skaters. With this in mind, the series is entirely free for competitors.
About Surf Expo
Surf Expo is the longest running and largest boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle trade show in the world. Produced in January and September, the show draws buyers from specialty stores, major resorts, cruise lines and beach rental companies from across the U.S., and 71 countries. Voted The Fastest growing show in the US by TSNN, Surf Expo features approximately 2,500 booths of apparel and hard goods and a full line-up of special events, demos, fashion shows, and annual award ceremonies. The next Surf Expo is January 9-11, 2014 in the West Hall of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For more information visit www.surfexpo.com. All shows are open to trade only.