I have some advice for the Quiksilver Pro Merchandise Team. It’s too late now, but if you come back next year (I hope you come back next year), here is something to think about:
Your makeshift Quiksilver store on the beach is very impressive: the size of it, the variety of items, the 20% discount for LB residents – everything about it is wonderful. But, there is one thing missing… none of the official apparel have the words LONG BEACH printed on them.
Let me tell you a little bit about Long Beach, NY. This town has to be the most represented area on Long Island. Heck, probably one of the most in all of New York, with the iconic-I LOVE NY logo for NYC being the most of course.
We love our Long Beach-logos and we wear them proudly.
The Polar Bear hoodies are a prime example. I don’t think I go a day during the cold months when I don’t see anybody wearing one. Cars with the LB SURF or UNSOUND bumper stickers? See them everyday of my life.
I realize there is the UNSOUND table at the store with a few LB-related items, but I am talking about the official Quiksilver Pro merch. Add the words LONG BEACH to some t-shirts or hats and we will buy them. Correction: WE WILL BUY A LOT OF THEM. And your cash registers will thank us. (Ching Ching!)
Something like this, but with next year’s logo:
UPDATE: I am not asking for Quiksilver to change the event name from QUIKSILVER PRO NEW YORK to QUIKSILVER PRO LONG BEACH. I’m just asking them to make a t-shirt or two with the words “Long Beach” on them, just like my example above. The people that live in Long Beach will buy thousands of them. I just know it.