SIMA NEWS

SIMA AWARDS

15th Annual
SIMA Awards
Honoring the Best of the Surf Industry from 2018

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7 pm

The Observatory
3503 S. Harbor Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Established in 2003, the SIMA Awards is the only awards program that gives SIMA members and surf specialty retailers the opportunity to recognize fellow surf industry companies for their outstanding contributions to the surf industry. The goal of the SIMA Awards is to identify the surf industry’s most influential companies and recognize them for their efforts to advance and grow the industry over the past year.

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2018 SIMA AWARDS

PRODUCT
Accessory Product of the Year- winner: FCS Freedom Leash by FCS
EVAC by Billabong
FCS Freedom Leash by FCS*
Unbound series pack & tote by Hydro Flask
The Regulus by Nixon
HIGHLINE AIRLIFT VEST by QUIKSILVER
SearchGPS 2 by Rip Curl
Drylock Boot by XCEL Wetsuits

Environmental Product of the Year- winner: Recycler Boardshorts by Billabong
Recycler Boardshorts by Billabong
*
Untangled Collection by Costa Sunglasses
MIZU 360 Personal Filtration and Purification System by Mizu
Men’s & Women’s Fall 18 Yulex Wetsuits by Patagonia
QUIKSILVER X REPREVE BOARDSHORTS by QUIKSILVER
The Eco Leash by Slater Designs x Revolwe
Upcycled Coconut Boardshort by Vissla

Footwear Product of the Year- winner: UltraRange Rapidweld by Vans
Nalukai Kapa Boot by OluKai
QUIKSILVER TRAVEL OASIS SANDAL by QUIKSILVER
CUSHION BOUNCE by REEF
Chiba Quest by Sanuk
UltraRange Rapidweld by Vans*

Eyewear Product of the Year- winner- John John Signature Series by Electric
Untangled Collection by Costa Sunglasses
Baile H20 by Dragon
John John Signature Series by Electric*
ROVE Polarized Collection by Kreedom Eyewear by Fortress
Latch Key by Oakley
A Day Late by OTIS Eyewear

Wetsuit of the Year- winner: HyperFreak Series by O’Neill
Furnace Revolution by Billabong
HyperFreak Series by O’Neill*
Men’s R2 Yulex Front-Zip Full Suit by Patagonia
Flashbomb Heat Seeker by Rip Curl
Seea x Yulex Collection by Seea
7 Seas Wetsuit by Vissla
Comp X by XCEL Wetsuits

SURFBOARD
Performance Shortboard Model of the Year- winner: The Ghost by Pyzel Surfboards
Fever by Channel Islands Surfboards
SKX by Firewire Surfboards
Monsta Box HYFI by JS Industries
The Ghost by Pyzel Surfboards*
SD by Rusty Surfboards
Cymatic by Slater Designs
Disco Inferno Dual-Core by Surftech x Sharp Eye

Alternative Surfboard Model of the Year- winner: Go Fish by Firewire Surfboards
Rocket Wide Spine-Tek (construction) by Channel Islands Surfboards
Go Fish by Firewire Surfboards*
Chupacabra by Rusty Surfboards
Modern 2 by Surftech x Sharp Eye
Captains Log by Wave Riding Vehicles

MEN’S
Men’s Marketing Campaign of the Year- winner: Life’s Better in Boardshorts by Billabong
Life’s Better in Boardshorts by Billabong
*
QUIKSILVER GENERATIONS OF ADVENTURE by QUIKSILVER
BEACH FREELY by REEF
Kingston Deadbeats by Roark
Uncover the Uncommon by Stance
UltraRange by Vans
Creators & Innovators by Vissla

Men’s Apparel Brand of the Year- winner: Vissla
Billabong
O’Neill
QUIKSILVER
Roark
RVCA
Vans
Vissla*

Men’s Boardshort Brand of the Year- winner: Billabong
Billabong
*
O’Neill
QUIKSILVER
Rip Curl
Roark
RVCA
Vissla

WOMEN’S
Women’s Marketing Campaign of the Year- winner: A Bikini Kinda Life – New Wave Campaign by Billabong Women’s*
A Bikini Kinda Life – New Wave Campaign by Billabong Women’s
*
Elevate by Electric Women’s
OCEAN IS CALLING by O’NEILL
BEACH FREELY by REEF
Make Waves Move Mountains by ROXY
Generations by Seea
Uncover the Uncommon by Stance

Women’s Apparel Brand of the Year- winner: Billabong Women’s*
Billabong Women’s*

O’NEILL
Rip Curl
RVCA
Vans

Women’s Swim Brand of the Year- winner: Seea
Billabong
L*SPACE
O’NEILL
Rip Curl
ROXY
RVCA
Seea*

OVERALL
Breakout Brand of the Year- winner: Seea
Duvin Design Co.
Jetty
Maui and Sons
MIZU
OTIS Eyewear
Seea* 

MEDIA
Consumer Media Feature of the Year- winner: The Electric Acid Surfboard Test by Stab Magazine
The Electric Acid Surfboard Test by Stab Magazine*
Shed Sessions by SURFER
Wave of the Winter by Surfline/Wavetrak Inc.
Alternativa by The Inertia

RETAIL
Retailer of the Year – East Coast- winner: Heritage Surf & Sports (Sea Isle City, NJ)
Aqua East Surf Shop (Neptune Beach, FL)
BC Surf & Sport (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Co. (Hampton, NH)
Heritage Surf & Sports (Sea Isle City, NJ)*
REAL Watersports (Waves, NC)
Ron Jon Surf Shop (Cocoa Beach, FL)
Warm Winds Surf Shop (Narragansett, RI)

Retailer of the Year – Inland America- winner: evo (Denver, CO)
BC Surf & Sport (Denver, CO)
Benjamin Surf N Skate (Corpus Christi, TX)
evo (Denver, CO)*
Tyler’s (Fort Worth, TX)

Retailer of the Year – West Coast: winner: Surf Ride (Oceanside, CA)*
evo (Portland, OR)
Huntington Surf & Sport (Downtown Huntington Beach, CA)
Jack’s Surfboards (Huntington Beach, CA)
SPYDER SURF (Hermosa Beach, CA)
Sun Diego Boardshops (Carlsbad, CA)
Surf Ride (Oceanside, CA)*
Val Surf (Valley Village, CA)

Retailer of the Year – Hawaii- winner: Hi-Tech Surf Sports (Kahului, HI)
Hawaiian Island Creations (Haleiwa, HI)
Hi-Tech Surf Sports (Kahului, HI)*
Surf N Sea (Haleiwa, HI)
T&C Surf Designs (Honolulu, HI)

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SIMA Awards Resources

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>> Entry, Nomination and Voting Process <<

>> Entry and Voting Timeline <<

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Questions? Contact Shannon at shannon@sima.com