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Wave Tribe's First Tradeshow ASR

by Derek Dodds July 05, 2008 1 Comment

The Wave Tribe company van left Ventura, California the day before ASR 2008 packed with goodies and a few Wave Tribers thrown in between the hemp board bags and other eco surf products.

This would be our grand opening, our eco coming out, and we were all super excited to be presenting the Wave Tribe Vibe at the industry's largest trade show in San Diego.

We used bamboo and metal to design the booth, saying no to plastic and glue.

The booth looked great and the energy was flowing like the high tide over PCH on a winter swell - especially when the free beer was served after 4, free beer puts a damn big smile on Seth's face and I must report he did lots of smiling during our trip.

It was great to see that the Wave Tribe Sales Reps had found a girl early on at the show that they could finally share, and from the looks of it there was enough of her to go around.

Rory Russell, shaper extraordinaire, was in the booth next to us and while the boys were chasing bikinis I had fallen in love with a yellow single fin lightning bolt, shaped that week by Rory—he is a cool cat and is really putting out some nice sticks.

We had lots of interest in our product and spoke with a few international types that want to import the Hemp jewels across the sea to find good homes amongst the foreign surfers abroad. We are happily working out the details.

We learned a lot and spoke with some great folks and we also learned a few things about the industry that we'd rather not focus on and the news confirmed our view on the money grubby corporates that are abusing their 'brands' and customers for profit.

We are super stoked to be doing what we are doing, and we look forward to being part of the change in the industry.

Thanks to everyone that came by and offered us support and stoke, special thanks to Wave Tribe staff and volunteers that helped us get the word out about ecological surf products.

We look forward to seeing you soon, come place an order and be part of a conscious decision to market and support clean surf products.




Derek Dodds
Derek Dodds

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Dezaseventeen
Dezaseventeen

February 15, 2016

Please have a look at our surf products and inform if will feet with your company?

Regards,

Henrique costa

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Size Chart

Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.