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SALT LIFE Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life.” Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says, “I live the Salt Life.” From its first merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown to more than $30 million in annual sales, with distribution in surf shops, specialty stores, department stores and sporting goods retailers. Visit www.saltlife.com.
SUP Magazine SUP magazine is part of TEN: Action/Outdoor and is the leading publication in the standup paddling world. With a progressive, approachable style, SUP strives to push readers off the couch and onto the water. By blending engaging print and destination features, gear coverage, the best events in the business and in-depth instructional pieces with in-house video and event write-ups on SUPthemag.com, SUP magazine is changing the way you look at the sport, all while getting you into the game. For more information, please visit www.supthemag.com.
NEXEN TIRE Originally established in 1942 as Heung-A Tire, Nexen Tire has over 60 years of tradition as a respected leader in the tire industry. Acknowledged as Korea’s first tire company, we first began car tire production in 1956. Over 30 years later, in 1985, the company was expanded through the construction of a radial tire factory in Yangsan, Korea. Through an alliance six years later with a Japanese company, OHTSU Tire & Rubber, we furthered our technological know-how and manufacturing capabilities. www.nexentireusa.com
FORD Founded June 16, 1903 by Henry Ford. Our mission is to deliver great products, create a strong business and make the world a better place. Visit www.ford.com
CA State Parks CA STATE PARKS California Department of Parks and Recreation manages more than 270 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California. These treasures are as diverse as California: From the last stands of primeval redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast; and from the opulence of Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia. Responsible for almost one-third of California’s scenic coastline, California State Parks manages the state’s finest coastal wetlands, estuaries, beaches and dune systems. Our workplace consists of nearly 1.4 million acres, with over 280 miles of coastline; 625 miles of lake and river frontage; nearly 15,000 campsites; and 3,000 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/ for more information.
Chronic Tacos CHRONIC TACOS Chronic Tacos is a California-inspired Mexican grill that celebrates authenticity and the individuality of its guests through fresh, made-to-order Mexican food. The Chronic Tacos experience consists of walking down the prep line and personally choosing everything that goes on your meal. Founded in 2002, the Southern California-based company has over 40 locations operating across the United States and Canada, as well as a Japan expansion on the way. Chronic Tacos is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients and all-natural meats. They offer a wide variety of traditional Mexican items including: tacos, burritos, bowl-ritos and more! The menu also features kid’s meals and a breakfast menu available all day. Customers can choose from vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as choices of: Carne Asada, Carnitas, Al Pastor, Pollo Asado and variations of fish or shrimp. There is something for everyone. Each restaurant incorporates original artistic designs inspired by traditional “Day of The Dead” art, creating a unique ‘Taco Life’ experience at each location. For more information or to find the nearest Chronic Tacos, visit http://www.chronictacos.com/ for more information.
croakies CROAKIES Often imitated but never duplicated, the original Croakies were invented in 1977 by a local ski patrolman from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. Today, Croakies is still proudly headquartered in the mountains of the American West, with most of its production in Bozeman, Montana. With Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as a backyard, the brand’s inspiration remains unchanged: to create best-in-class retention products that inspire everyday adventure and provide comfort, style, durability, and functionality to active people of all ages. For more information about Croakies and its latest product line, please visit croakies.com or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using @croakies. Croakies is part of the Hilco Vision portfolio of brands. www.croakies.com
Welk Resorts WELK RESORTS Welk Resorts was founded in 1964 by famed television band leader Lawrence Welk with his purchase of 900 acres of undeveloped land near Escondido, California, 20 miles north of San Diego.

During the 50+ years since the company’s formation, the Welk legacy has matured into an international hospitality business, developing multiple high-quality resorts featuring over 1,100 luxury vacation ownership accommodations in the San Diego, Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe, Branson, Missouri, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico areas. Corporate offices are located in San Marcos, California.

Throughout the company’s growth, ownership of the business has remained primarily with the Welk family. Current President and CEO Jon Fredricks — grandson of the founder — guides Welk Resorts in the sales, marketing, and management of the properties, with assistance from over 1,800 employees. Welk Resorts is currently owned by Welk family members among others, along with 12 percent ownership by employees through an employee stock ownership plan.

Welk Resorts sells multi-site, points-based vacation ownership interests and rentals, and has been recognized as one of the most respected independent brands in this industry. With a history of family values, Welk Resorts fosters an environment where growth is achieved through greatness, personal responsibility, integrity, and trust. Visit http://www.welkresorts.com for more information.

Victory VICTORY KOREDRY In 1978, two young surfers, Marc Spitaleri and Greg Wade, bought a small wetsuit company to try their luck to make a big name in surfing in Huntington Beach. Over 40 years later and we’re still here, but time stands still for no one and through the years we’ve grown and adapted: we switched from wetsuits to rashguards, and went from surf to SUP and beyond.

Now we’ve moved on to something bigger and even better- Victory Koredry. Working with a great US mill, we created an innovative new product that is both water-resistant and breathable and dried fast, making it perfect for most water sports which we knew well enough coming out of surf. But we found out that SUP was a different kind of playground than old-school surf, and we’ve had some fun in this fast new market. victorykoredry.com

Maui Jim MAUI JIM Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colors of the island to life, we engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2® lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles, our Classic Collection was introduced. We now offer over 125 styles of sunglasses, 100% of which are polarized and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays. mauijim.com
Quest QUEST NUTRITION Quest Bars were created from a simple idea: food should taste as good as it is good for you with zero compromises. We set out to deliver something that no one had done before and believed that with enough hard work and innovation food could be delicious and good for you. People eat for enjoyment rather than sustenance. That’s why Quest is driven to engineer foods that don’t compromise on taste or nutrition. Visit questnutrition.com
Kona Brewing Co KONA BREWING CO Kona Brewing Co was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect the pristine environment here, brought them to the Big Island to fulfill their vision. Kona Brewing continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. Visit konabrewingco.com
Sustainable Surf SUSTAINABLE SURF Our programs are designed as onramps to engage, educate and entertain participants, while producing multiple benefits (environmental, social, and economic) at the local level in the communities in which they operate, as well as at the global level. To that end, our programs focus on: 1. developing the rise and availability of dramatically more sustainable surfboards; 2. operating a unique recycling program that helps turn waste styrofoam packaging into new recycled-content surfboard cores; 3. turning professional surfing contests into a living showcase of engaging sustainable lifestyle choices; 4. Inspiring individuals to adopt an ocean-friendly lifestyle as their own. Visit sustainablesurf.org
SALT LIFE Salt Life is an authentic, aspirational and lifestyle brand that embraces those who love the ocean and everything associated with living the “Salt Life”. Founded in 2003 by four avid watermen from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the Salt Life brand has widespread appeal with ocean enthusiasts worldwide. From fishing, diving and surfing, to beach fun and sun-soaked relaxation, the Salt Life brand says “I live the Salt Life.” From its first merchandise offerings in 2006, Salt Life has grown to more than $30 million in annual sales, with distribution in surf shops, specialty stores, department stores and sporting goods retailers. Visit www.saltlife.com.
SUP Magazine
SUP magazine is part of TEN: Action/Outdoor and is the leading publication in the standup paddling world. With a progressive, approachable style, SUP strives to push readers off the couch and onto the water. By blending engaging print and destination features, gear coverage, the best events in the business and in-depth instructional pieces with in-house video and event write-ups on SUPthemag.com, SUP magazine is changing the way you look at the sport, all while getting you into the game. For more information, please visit www.supthemag.com.
NEXEN TIRE Originally established in 1942 as Heung-A Tire, Nexen Tire has over 60 years of tradition as a respected leader in the tire industry. Acknowledged as Korea’s first tire company, we first began car tire production in 1956. Over 30 years later, in 1985, the company was expanded through the construction of a radial tire factory in Yangsan, Korea. Through an alliance six years later with a Japanese company, OHTSU Tire & Rubber, we furthered our technological know-how and manufacturing capabilities. Visit www.nexentireusa.com for more information.
FORD Founded June 16, 1903 by Henry Ford. Our mission is to deliver great products, create a strong business and make the world a better place. Visit www.ford.com
CA State Parks
CA STATE PARKS California Department of Parks and Recreation manages more than 270 park units, which contain the finest and most diverse collection of natural, cultural, and recreational resources to be found within California. These treasures are as diverse as California: From the last stands of primeval redwood forests to vast expanses of fragile desert; from the lofty Sierra Nevada to the broad sandy beaches of our southern coast; and from the opulence of Hearst Castle to the vestiges of colonial Russia. Responsible for almost one-third of California’s scenic coastline, California State Parks manages the state’s finest coastal wetlands, estuaries, beaches and dune systems. Our workplace consists of nearly 1.4 million acres, with over 280 miles of coastline; 625 miles of lake and river frontage; nearly 15,000 campsites; and 3,000 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/ for more information.
croakies
CROAKIES Often imitated but never duplicated, the original Croakies were invented in 1977 by a local ski patrolman from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. Today, Croakies is still proudly headquartered in the mountains of the American West, with most of its production in Bozeman, Montana. With Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as a backyard, the brand’s inspiration remains unchanged: to create best-in-class retention products that inspire everyday adventure and provide comfort, style, durability, and functionality to active people of all ages. For more information about Croakies and its latest product line, please visit croakies.com or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using @croakies. Croakies is part of the Hilco Vision portfolio of brands. www.croakies.com
Chronic Tacos
CHRONIC TACOS Chronic Tacos is a California-inspired Mexican grill that celebrates authenticity and the individuality of its guests through fresh, made-to-order Mexican food. The Chronic Tacos experience consists of walking down the prep line and personally choosing everything that goes on your meal. Founded in 2002, the Southern California-based company has over 40 locations operating across the United States and Canada, as well as a Japan expansion on the way. Chronic Tacos is committed to serving only the highest quality ingredients and all-natural meats. They offer a wide variety of traditional Mexican items including: tacos, burritos, bowl-ritos and more! The menu also features kid’s meals and a breakfast menu available all day. Customers can choose from vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as choices of: Carne Asada, Carnitas, Al Pastor, Pollo Asado and variations of fish or shrimp. There is something for everyone. Each restaurant incorporates original artistic designs inspired by traditional “Day of The Dead” art, creating a unique ‘Taco Life’ experience at each location. For more information or to find the nearest Chronic Tacos, visit http://www.chronictacos.com/ for more information.
Welk
WELK RESORTS Welk Resorts was founded in 1964 by famed television band leader Lawrence Welk with his purchase of 900 acres of undeveloped land near Escondido, California, 20 miles north of San Diego.

During the 50+ years since the company’s formation, the Welk legacy has matured into an international hospitality business, developing multiple high-quality resorts featuring over 1,100 luxury vacation ownership accommodations in the San Diego, Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe, Branson, Missouri, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico areas. Corporate offices are located in San Marcos, California.

Throughout the company’s growth, ownership of the business has remained primarily with the Welk family. Current President and CEO Jon Fredricks — grandson of the founder — guides Welk Resorts in the sales, marketing, and management of the properties, with assistance from over 1,800 employees. Welk Resorts is currently owned by Welk family members among others, along with 12 percent ownership by employees through an employee stock ownership plan.

Welk Resorts sells multi-site, points-based vacation ownership interests and rentals, and has been recognized as one of the most respected independent brands in this industry. With a history of family values, Welk Resorts fosters an environment where growth is achieved through greatness, personal responsibility, integrity, and trust. Visit http://www.welkresorts.com for more information.

Victory
VICTORY KOREDRY In 1978, two young surfers, Marc Spitaleri and Greg Wade, bought a small wetsuit company to try their luck to make a big name in surfing in Huntington Beach. Over 40 years later and we’re still here, but time stands still for no one and through the years we’ve grown and adapted: we switched from wetsuits to rashguards, and went from surf to SUP and beyond.

Now we’ve moved on to something bigger and even better- Victory Koredry. Working with a great US mill, we created an innovative new product that is both water-resistant and breathable and dried fast, making it perfect for most water sports which we knew well enough coming out of surf. But we found out that SUP was a different kind of playground than old-school surf, and we’ve had some fun in this fast new market. victorykoredry.com

Maui Jim
MAUI JIM Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colors of the island to life, we engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus2® lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles, our Classic Collection was introduced. We now offer over 125 styles of sunglasses, 100% of which are polarized and protect from 100% of UVA and UVB rays. mauijim.com
Quest
QUEST NUTRITION Quest Bars were created from a simple idea: food should taste as good as it is good for you with zero compromises. We set out to deliver something that no one had done before and believed that with enough hard work and innovation food could be delicious and good for you. People eat for enjoyment rather than sustenance. That’s why Quest is driven to engineer foods that don’t compromise on taste or nutrition. Visit questnutrition.com
Kona Brewing Co
KONA BREWING CO Kona Brewing Co was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect the pristine environment here, brought them to the Big Island to fulfill their vision. Kona Brewing continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. Visit konabrewingco.com
Sustainable Surf
SUSTAINABLE SURF Our programs are designed as onramps to engage, educate and entertain participants, while producing multiple benefits (environmental, social, and economic) at the local level in the communities in which they operate, as well as at the global level. To that end, our programs focus on: 1. developing the rise and availability of dramatically more sustainable surfboards; 2. operating a unique recycling program that helps turn waste styrofoam packaging into new recycled-content surfboard cores; 3. turning professional surfing contests into a living showcase of engaging sustainable lifestyle choices; 4. Inspiring individuals to adopt an ocean-friendly lifestyle as their own. Visit sustainablesurf.org

FOR SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

Loraine Gruber
Event Sales & Marketing
TEN: Action/Outdoor
949.212.5073
lgruber@enthusiastnetwork.com