Ergo Signs As Official Clothing Sponsor Of The ESA For 2009 Season

LAKEWOOD, NJ., (December 17, 2008) ? ERGO is proud to announce that it will become the official clothing sponsor of the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) for the upcoming 2009 competition season.

“We are really excited about our partnership with the ESA, the largest amateur surfing association in the world,” says Rob Sickel, president of ERGO. “This partnership will not only help raise brand awareness and open doors, but will also allow us to give back even more to the East Coast which has been lacking in our industry for a while now.”

As the official clothing sponsor, ERGO will supply contest jerseys for 26 districts on the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Great Lakes and Puerto Rico/Caribbean and will also have a presence with pop-up tents and the ERGO bus at all major regional events as well as the prestigious Eastern Surfing Championships.

“I couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with ERGO – they certainly have a pulse on the surf and skate apparel market,” says Debbie Hodges, executive director of the ESA. “We are looking forward to working together with ERGO to make the 2009 competition season a fantastic one.”

To find out more about this partnership, visit www.ergophobia.com or www.SurfESA.org

About ERGO

Ergophobia: An intense or abnormal fear of work, corporate America, cubicles, commuting, and living a lifestyle marked by lack of originality or distinction. In an effort to chase their dream, friends Rob Sickel & Pete DiSpirito launched ERGO in 2005 to design innovative surf and skate apparel and accessories for men and women sans corporate bureaucracy. Based in New Jersey with a satellite office and main warehouse in southern California, ERGO creates a range of high quality denim, boardshorts, fleece, wovens, tees, and accessories. For more information or to view the current line of products visit www.ergophobia.com.

ABOUT THE ESA

The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA), the largest amateur surfing association in the world established in 1967, is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting and preserving the spirit of surfing through their regional programs and 26 districts on the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Great Lakes and Puerto Rico/Caribbean. For more information about the ESA, please visit www.SurfESA.org

The 2009 Eastern Surfing Association Championship season is proudly sponsored by the ESA National Sponsors: Transworld SURF, SoBe, Vestal, ERGO, Sharkinetics, 21-13 Surfboards, Beyond Coastal, Chums, Chisco, Magma, X-Trak, Bilt Surf, Surfco Hawaii and Surfline.com. The ESA is a Charter Member of Surfing America.