In a surprise annoucement at the Surf Expo trade show in Orlando, Floriday, Planet Earth released the news that Taylor Knox is the most recent pro addition to Planet Earthà‚¹s surf team. Because the deal was signed just several days before the trade show, Planet Earth staff were unable to get posters made up or get Knox to the show to hang out and sign autographs. But the company expects to blow it up big come the ASR show in Long Beach early February.
Also riding for Planet Earth with Knox are Jeff Meyers, and Ted Navarro.
In related news, Knox will also be surfing for and wearing Adio shoes. Known primarily as a skate shoe company coming out of the same offices as Planet Earth, now Adio will also support a surf team that in addition to Knox, is Dustin Barca, Peter Labrador, and Mike Losness..
In the companyà‚¹s office, Todd Stanley recently became Planet Earth’s new sales manager. He had previously been Katin sales manager. Guy Trotter also recently joined the staff in operations. He had worked for O.A.M.
– John Stouffer, reporting from the Surf Expo show in Orlando, Florida