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Thank you for your interest in SIMA membership. SIMA is the official trade association for manufacturers of surf-related goods. Please read the information below on the different types of SIMA membership: Regular, Board Builders, Associate, and Member Donors. You will also find links to complete applications for each SIMA membership category.

*All applications must be approved by the SIMA Board of Directors to ensure all membership criteria are met before membership becomes official.

For membership questions, please contact the SIMA office at 949.366.1164 x 6 or at membership@sima.com.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Regular (Manufacturers) Members

Who Qualifies: Manufacturers of accessories, apparel, eyewear, footwear, wetsuits
Annual Dues: Based on your company’s annual revenue. See application for more details.

Criteria:

    • Must manufacture or distribute goods for resale in at least 25 individually-owned surf shops, defined as shops that carries at least five nationally distributed and/or recognized surf brands and/or surf hardgoods (wetsuits or surfboards), at the time of application
    • Must have been in business for at least one year
    • Annual revenue must exceed $200,000
    • Must have an office within the United States of America and file a U.S. business tax return
    • Must exhibit at two national and/or regional surf industry-focused trade shows each year

Apply to be a Regular Member

Board Builder Members

Who Qualifies: Shapers, glassers, bodyboard manufacturers
Annual Dues: $260 for all Board Builder members. See application for more details.

Criteria:

    • Must manufacture or distribute surfboards for resale in surf shop(s)
    • Must have been in business for at least one year
    • Must have an office within the United States of America and file a U.S. business tax return

* The Membership Committee and SIMA Board of Directors may choose to waive one or more of the criteria for a Board Builder applicant dependent upon the applicant’s number of years in the industry, reputation and standing within the surfboard building community.

Apply to be a Board Builder Member

Associate Members

Who Qualifies: Surf industry advertising/PR agencies, book publishers/companies, exhibit companies, publications/magazines, research companies, video/production companies and website/online service companies
Annual Dues: Based on your company’s annual revenue. See application for more details.

Criteria:

    • Must do business with at least three nationally distributed and/or recognized surf brands
    • Must have an office within the United States of America and file a U.S. business tax return

Apply to be a Associate Member

Member Donors

Who Qualifies: Companies which provide professional administrative and/or operational services, including legal and financial services, to a substantial number of manufacturers in the surf industry
Annual dues: $2,060 for all Member Donors

Criteria:

    • Must do business with at least one nationally distributed and/or recognized surf brand.
    • Must have an office within the United States of America and file a U.S. business tax return
    • Member Donors shall have no voting rights and shall not be eligible for elective office or the SIMA Advisory Board.

Apply to be a Member Donor