Surfing America Signs Kicker Audio As Official Sponsor

Premier Performance Audio Brand Signs on as Official Sponsor of Surfing America and the PacSun USA Surf Team

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San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – November 11, 2009 – Surfing America is pleased to announce the addition of KICKER performance audio as the Official Audio Products sponsor of Surfing America.  KICKER products are known throughout the action sports world as the leader in high performance auto, marine and personal sound systems.  Their support of action sports includes such luminaries as FMX riders Travis Pastrana and Kenny Bartram, Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, Snowboarders Louie Vito and Chanelle Sladics and Championship Tour Surfers Chris Ward and Bobby Martinez.

“We are excited to be a part of Surfing America,” said KICKER Global Marketing Director Kevin Campbell. “Their mission of encouraging, developing, and advancing the best young surfers in this country meshes perfectly with our corporate values and our own “TeamKICKER” action sports sponsorship program.”

In addition to a cash contribution to Surfing America, the partnership with KICKER includes the use of a custom engineered KICKER sound system to be used at each of the 9 Surfing America Prime events nationwide and the Surfing America USA Championships presented by Verizon Wireless to be held in June at the Huntington Beach Pier and Lower Trestles, San Onofre State Park.  “Garbled public address systems are the norm at most surf events,” said Surfing America Prime Series Director Greg Cruse, “The KICKER system is amazing.  The surfers in the water can hear the announcer clearly and the music on the beach sounds incredible and brings a great vibe to our events.”

Additionally, the PacSun USA Surf Team will be dialed in with KICKER Headphones and Earbuds for their trip to New Zealand for the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in January.  Top competitors in the Surfing America Prime Series presented by Got Milk and the 2010 Surfing America USA Surfing Championships presented by Verizon Wireless will also receive KICKER products as prizes including state-of-the-art headphones, earbuds and their iPod/Zune Home SpeakerDock Systems.

Finally, the Boys U18 and Girls U18 Shortboard Surfing Champions at the 2010 USA Championships will each be “Hooked Up” with a custom high performance car audio system installed in their vehicles with a value of up to $5000.

“We are very excited to have KICKER supporting Surfing America, its events, and the PacSun USA Surf Team,” said Surfing America Executive Director Mike Gerard, “Their commitment to supporting action sports is impressive and their addition to the Surfing America family is a perfect and welcome fit.”

About KICKER Audio
KICKER Performance Audio represents the pinnacle in high-fidelity sound – designing, manufacturing, and marketing more than 350 products engineered specifically to fit your vehicle, boat, and lifestyle. More than 25 years after injecting fresh ideas and technologies into the mobile and personal audio industries, KICKER’s penchant for innovation continues within its wide range of consumer products. KICKER Performance Audio, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc., remains a recognized audio leader and is available at Authorized KICKER Dealers worldwide, and also through selected Original Equipment Manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the KICKER Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425, or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. KICKER is… Fuel for Livin’ Loud!

About Surfing America, Inc.
Surfing America is the ISA-recognized National Governing Body for Surfing in the United States. The International Surfing Association (ISA) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sport’s World Governing Authority.

Created by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) to develop the sport from the ground up, Surfing America is an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 charitable organization and an industry-wide initiative. Key projects include: improving competition standards, hosting national championship events, and selecting and fielding the official United States Surf Team to compete internationally.  With its primary emphasis on youth development, Surfing America is a critical element to successfully growing the sport, and business, of surfing on a global basis.

All donations made to Surfing America are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Donation checks should be made payable to: Surfing America, 33157 Camino Capistrano Suite B San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. End of year tax receipts are sent to every individual donor of more than $250. For donations under $250, a canceled check or credit card statement is sufficient evidence for IRS purposes. Surfing America will send a tax receipt to any donor who requests one.  surfingamerica.org

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Surfing America Mission Statement
The Mission of Surfing America is to promote the growth, competitive success, and positive image of surfing in the USA and to provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing, and administrating the sport–while producing champions.