Last night over 250 surf industry brand and retail crew gathered at the Coogee Bay Hotel for the annual SBIA Awards. Known as the “Surf Industry Logies” it was a huge night of recognition, honouring and awarding those who work so hard to make oursurf industry what it is today.
Following a record haul of 6Winners and 3 Runner-Ups in 2018, this year we entered the fray nominated for a whopping 16 Finalist Awards. In our 50thcelebratory year, we took a new record home winning 10 Awards & 5 Runner-Ups.
The champagne flowed and by the end of the night this record achievement had brought a whole new life to the party, but the most important moment of the night didn’t come in the form of an Award.
Rip Curl Chief Brand and Marketing Officer Neil Ridgway collected the coveted Men’s and Ladies Brand of the Year Awards alongside Sophie Marshall,Rip Curl’s Head of Women’s,and the two took the moment to make a special tribute to Rip Curl Founder’s BrianSingerand Doug “Claw” Warbrickfor their massive contribution to the surf industry. In the last 50 years they not only builtRip Curl, but also helpedsteer the whole surf industry towards success.
Congratulations to all the crew who won, and who were nominated, as a part of the 2019 SBIA Awards.