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  • For the full effect, you need to see who's on Tom's back.
  • Newsmakers: Sam Baio, CEO of West 49, CEO Derek O'Neill and President Paul Naude of Billabong, Ed Leasure, founder of Quiet Flight, and Francois Carrete, Billabong SVP.
  • O'Neill Clothing CEO Toby Bost and Steve Ward, VP of Marketing.
  • Rob Willis of Power Balance and George Karamitos, CEO of Maui Nix.
  • Reef President Jeff Moore at his new work home.
  • Rip Curl USA CEO Kelly Gibson with Rip Curl Global CFO/COO Michael Daly.
  • Stance's John Wilson and Aaron Hennings.
  • Roxy's Anne Kelly and Kenna Florie of Quiksilver Girls.
  • Wingnut Weaver giving an SUP demonstration.
  • The busy Liquid Force booth.
  • A suntan lotion company called Sun Bum goes for the tropical theme.
  • Volcom President Jason Steris and Tom Ruiz, EVP of Sales, get into Volcom's rave theme at Surf Expo.

The three-day Surf Expo show in Orlando, Florida wrapped up Sunday, the last major trade show of the season.

 

The show featured a large wakeboard area, SUP demonstrations, and lots of events and parties.

Most of the booths I visited were pretty busy inside, and I saw nearly every important East Coast retailer there.

 

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There seemed to be a lot of energy around the wakeboard section of the show, which included some boat companies in addition to makers of wakeboard equipment and softgoods.

 

I had lots of interesting interviews and conversations at the show, and visited a lot of stores.

 

I'll be rolling out those stories over the coming week.

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In the meantime, here are photos from the floor.

 

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