And the Quiksilver Pro festival ‘Special Surprise’ guests would of been…..

(above screenshot taken from quiksilverpro.com – pre-festival cancellation) You say a special surprise performance? We all know what happened with the Quiksilver Pro festivals being cancelled, but I’m sure some of you are at least bit curious to know who these special surprise guests were supposed to be. Everybody heard the Red Hot Chili Peppers rumor and the comedy team of …

Quiksilver Pro “Epic Edit” Online

Quiksilver does it again.  The Quiksilver Pro is the gift that keeps giving.  They’ve just released what they are calling their “Epic Edit.”  It is so full of awesome I can barely contain myself.  Enjoy.  Also make sure you take the survey. Kelly Slater just tweeted our link.  Thanks Kelly, you rock, and good job …

Win a trip for two to the Quiksilver Pro New York 2012?? (????WHAT????)

SAY WHAT? Of course, Quiksilver Pro New York 2012 could be anywhere: The Rockaways, Jones Beach, Montauk. Shaun already explained to us the three year deal, so Long Beach isn’t a guarantee. But we all know it’s the best place for it, right? Check out the website. Oh and you need to live in France, …

Missing Coupon Books-by-the-sea? Frustrated Merchants & Chamber of Commerce? Quiksilver Pro coming back? (OH MY!)

“Where are those damn coupon books?” asked a local merchant* during our phone conversation this past Thursday. She was referring to the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce-sponsored coupon books in which this merchant bought ad space. These books were to be distributed at the Quiksilver Pro early this September. Sprinkle them all over Long Beach during the Quiksilver Pro and you have thousands …

Quiksilver Pro in the News (Round-Up)

Here’s a quick summary of some of the coverage of the Quksilver Pro. Sounds like Long Beach did pretty good. The Wright Coast, ESPN “But something funny happened when the sideshows got axed. We were forced to watch surfing.” Victor, Owen Wright summarized: “It was one of the best events of the year.” Owen Wright wins …

A few thoughts regarding the Quiksilver Pro & Local Business.

There is some discussion going on in my post (see- Some advice for the Quiksilver Pro Merch Team) regarding the Quiksilver Merch Tent and local business.  I just want to make a few points that would probably get lost in the comments section.  If anybody wants to write a counter-point, I’ll be more than happy to post it in …