Orange County Business Journal

SIMA Releases Image Award Nominees

Kari Hamanaka Thursday, November 14, 2013

The list of Surf Industry Manufacturers Association's annual SIMA Image Award nominees are out, and it’s once again dominated by Orange County-based action-sports companies.

Winners in each of the 16 categories are expected to be announced at the 11th annual awards ceremony held Feb. 13 at The Grove in Anaheim.

Members of the Aliso Viejo-based trade group and representatives of specialty retailers are invited to vote the nominees.

Here is a full list of the nominees by category:

Breakout Brand of the Year

Captain Fin

Futures

Matix

RAEN

Roark Revival

Breakout Retailer of the Year

Bird’s Surf Shed

Cinnamon Rainbows

Cleanline Surfshop

South Coast Surf Shops

The Curl

Men's Apparel Brand of the Year

Billabong

Hurley

RVCA

Vans Apparel

Volcom

Men's Boardshort of the Year

Annihilator Nano by Volcom

Jordy Freak by O’Neill

Mirage Aggrolite Series by Rip Curl

Phantom Fuse 2 by Hurley

Recycler Series Boardshorts by Billabong

Men's Marketing Campaign of the Year

“Brand Emerged 2013” by Vans

“Camp Tokyo” by Roark Revival

“Life’s Better in Boardshorts” by Billabong

“Phantom Fuse 2” by Hurley

“RVCA” by RVCA

Men's Retailer of the Year

Cleanline Surfshop

Hansen Surfboards

Huntington Surf & Sport

Ocean Hut

The Curl

Women's Apparel Brand of the Year

Billabong

Insight

Roxy

RVCA

Volcom

Women's Marketing Campaign of the Year

“Colorlove” by Billabong

“DVF loves ROXY” by Roxy

“My Bikini” by Rip Curl

“Sandals Are For Fun $#!+” by Sanuk

“Wish You Were Here” by L*Space

Women's Swim Brand of the Year

Beach Riot

Billabong

L*Space by Monica Wise

Rip Curl

Roxy

Women's Retailer of the Year

Cleanline Surfshop

Hansen Surfboards

Huntington Surf & Sport Women’s

Sunrise Surf Shop

Surf Diva Boutique

Accessory Product of the Year

H2O Floatable Sunglasses by Dragon

Socks by Stance

The Blaster by Nixon

Trestles Pro World Time and Tide Watch by Rip Curl

Vestal Guide: Altimeter | Barometer | Compass Watch by Vestal

Environmental Product of the Year

Clean Act Products by The People’s Movement

R2 Yulex Wetsuit by Patagonia

Phantom Boardshorts by Hurley

Recycler Series Boardshorts by Billabong

TimberTEK by Firewire

Footwear Product of the Year

MARCOS Hi by MOVMT

Nohea Mesh by OluKai

Phantom Sandal by Hurley

Surf Siders by Vans

The Yoga Sling Sandal by Sanuk

Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year

Dane Reynolds Recycled Traction Pad by Channel Islands Surfboards

Drylock Boot by Xcel

FCSll Fin System by FCS

John John Signature Techflex Fin by Futures

Portable Self Inflation Vest by Patagonia

Surfboard of the Year

Happy Shovel by Rusty Surfboards

New Flyer by Channel Islands Surfboards

SUPERfling by SUPERbrand

Taj Beach Buggy by Lost Surfboards

Vanguard by Firewire

Wetsuit of the Year

Drylock by Xcel

Flash Bomb Plus by Rip Curl

O’Neill Psycho Series with TechnoButter by O’Neill Wetsuits

R2 Yulex Wetsuit by Patagonia