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Surf Expo 2019

Thu, January 10 - Sat, January 12, 2019 Orlando, Florida
Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Dr Orlando, Florida 32819 United States

About Surf Expo 2019

SURF EXPO, ORLANDO, JANUARY 10-12, 2019

Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show. Surf Expo is a TRADE ONLY EVENT and is not open to the public.

Why Attend Surf Expo?

Surf Expo is the largest and longest running watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Since 1976 retailers from around the world have relied on Surf Expo to identify new trends, new brands, and to get business done. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this vibrant, award winning marketplace!

  • A Buyer’s Paradise-  With more than 1,000 exhibitors featuring products ranging from high end surf brands with hard goods and apparel, to value-price resort items, souvenirs and coastal gifts.
  • New Brands/New Products – The #1 reason retailers attend a tradeshow is to find new products. The Surf Expo show floor brings more than 200 new brands to the marketplace each show.
  • Interact With Key Decision Makers- Get valuable face-time with manufacturer’s senior management.
  • Proven Marketplace – More than half of Surf Expo buyers have attended at least 4 consecutive shows/markets, and come from all over the globe because they trust that they will find the best of beach lifestyle, resort and board sports at each show.
  • Easy To Shop, All Under One Roof – Surf Expo’s January show features eleven categories of products all under one roof. To make it easy for buyers to find what they are looking for, and maximize their time at the show, the floor is organized by product category, including Surf, Skate, SUP, Paddle, Bluewater, Swim, Resort, Coastal Gift, Boutique, Footwear, Souvenir and Performance.
  • Surf Hard Goods – The January Surf Expo features surf boards and surf hard goods from all the top and up and coming manufacturers. Check out highlights of Boardsports at January Surf Expo.
  • Bluewater – Surf Expo’s newest category featuring inshore/offshore apparel and accessories. Read more and see highlights of the Bluewater category.
  • Resort, Coastal Gift & Souvenir – Surf Expo has the largest collection of Resort and Boutique (Better Resort) lines, Souvenir, Coastal Gift and Branded Merchandise under one roof. And that’s just for starters! See highlights of the Resort & Coastal Gift & Souvenir at Surf Expo.

 

About SURF EXPO 2018

SURF EXPO, ORLANDO, JANUARY 25-27, 2018

Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show. Surf Expo is a TRADE ONLY EVENT and is not open to the public.

Surf Expo is the largest and longest running watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Since 1976 retailers from around the world have relied on Surf Expo to identify new trends, new brands, and to get business done. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this vibrant, award winning marketplace!

  • A Buyer’s Paradise-  With more than 2,500 booths featuring products ranging from high end surf brands with hard goods and apparel, to value-price souvenirs and coastal gifts.
  • New Brands/New Products – The #1 reason retailers attend a tradeshow is to find new products. The Surf Expo show floor brings more than 200 new brands to the marketplace each show.
  • Interact With Decision Makers- Get valuable face-time with manufacturer’s senior management.
  • Proven Marketplace – More than half of Surf Expo buyers have attended at least 4 consecutive shows/markets, and come from all over the globe because they trust that they will find the best of beach lifestyle, resort and board sports at each show.
  • Easy To Shop, All Under One Roof – Surf Expo’s September show features twelve categories of products all under one roof. To make it easy for buyers to find what they are looking for, and maximize their time at the show, the floor is organized by product category, including Surf, Skate, SUP, Paddle, Wake, Wind, Swim, Resort, Coastal Gift, Boutique, Footwear and Performance.

About Surf Expo 2017 Orlando

SURF EXPO, ORLANDO, SEPTEMBER 07-09, 2017:

What is this event?

Surf Expo will bring together buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world.

At event the show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos.

 Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show.

Surf Expo is the largest and longest running watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Since 1976 retailers from around the world have relied on Surf Expo to identify new trends, new brands, and to get business done. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this vibrant, award winning marketplace!

Where is this event located?

This event will take place at Orange County Convention Center, 9899 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Who should attend this event?

Surf Expo is open for qualified trade only. Exhibiting manufacturers, industry- specific qualified retailers and media are allowed to attend.

What are some highlights of this event?

Event Highlights:

  • Fashion Show: Boardsports & Swim
  • Wakeboarding Magazine’s Wake Awards
  • Seminar: Corizontal: Creating Powerful Brands With Authenticity and Accessibility
  • The new wave: How to adapt and evolve in the changing retail environment
  • AWSI Industry Awards Show

Why should I attend this event?

  • A Buyer’s Paradise- With more than 2,500 booths featuring products ranging from high end surf brands with hard goods and apparel, to value-price souvenirs and coastal gifts.
  • New Brands/New Products – The #1 reason retailers attend a tradeshow is to find new products. The Surf Expo show floor brings more than 200 new brands to the marketplace each show.
  • Interact With Decision Makers- Get valuable face-time with manufacturer’s senior management.
  • Proven Marketplace – More than half of Surf Expo buyers have attended at least 4 consecutive shows/markets, and come from all over the globe because they trust that they will find the best of beach lifestyle, resort and board sports at each show.
  • Easy To Shop, All under One Roof – Surf Expo’s September show features twelve categories of products all under one roof. To make it easy for buyers to find what they are looking for, and maximize their time at the show, the floor is organized by product category, including Surf, Skate, SUP, Paddle, Wake, Wind, Swim, Resort, Coastal Gift, Boutique, Footwear and Performance.

About Surf Expo

About SURF EXPO ORLANDO 2017

SURF EXPO, JANUARY 26 - 28, 2017:

WHAT IS SURF EXPO 2017?

Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. Surf Expo is the Global Watersports and Beach/Lifestyle Tradeshow held twice annually in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. The show is the key marketplace for manufacturers and buyers in the surf, skate, SUP, wake, wind, kayak & canoe, swim, boutique, footwear, resort, coastal gift and souvenir industries.

The shows draw buyers from specialty stores, major resorts, cruise lines and beach rental companies from across the U.S., and more than 70 countries. Surf Expo features approximately, 2,500 booths of apparel and hard goods and a full line-up of special events, demos, fashion shows, seminars and annual award ceremonies.

WHERE IS SURF EXPO 2017 LOCATED?

Surf Expo 2017 will be held at Orange County Convention Center, South Halls A & B, 9899 International Drive in Orlando, Florida, USA. Surf Expo’s official housing partner is onPeak (formerly Travel Planners).  We’ve negotiated travel discounts and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Orlando affordable. Through the travel experts at onPeak, rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND SURF EXPO 2017?

Surf Expo 2017 is open for qualified trade only. Exhibiting manufacturers, industry- specific qualified retailers and media are allowed to attend.

WHAT IS SURF EXPO 2017 ALL ABOUT?

Surf Expo has a full line up of seminars to give you tips and tools to for your retail business. Held daily on the stage on the show floor, the seminars are free, so be sure to take advantage the great learning opportunities throughout the show.

Surf Expo not only delivers THE marketplace for the industry, the show offers additional value with many opportunities to learn, sharpen your skills with our seminars, build and grow relationships, interact and celebrate with the industry. The show attracts more than 27,600 total attendees, with buyers representing 9,500+ storefronts sourcing new brands and new products from 1,000+ exhibitors in the surf, skate, sup, wake, wind, kayak/canoe, swim, footwear, resort, boutique and coastal gift categories. The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos.

Surf Expo 2017 is the largest and longest-running board sports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND SURF EXPO 2017?

Attend Global Marketplace Surf Expo for New Beach Lifestyle Products, Brands, Hardgoods, and Apparel…

Surf Expo is the largest and longest running watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Since 1976 retailers from around the world have relied on Surf Expo to identify new trends, new brands, and to get business done. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this vibrant, award winning marketplace in January 2017!

  • Record Breaking Attendance – Surf Expo continues to break records for growth in attendance. With more than 2,500 booths featuring products ranging from high end surf brands to value-price souvenirs and coastal gifts the show is a buyers paradise.
  • New Brands/New Products – The #1 reason retailers attend a tradeshow is to find new products. The Surf Expo show floor brings more than 250 new brands to the marketplace each show.
  • Interact With Decision Makers- Get valuable face-time with manufacturer’s senior management.
  • Buyers Rely on Surf Expo – More than half of Surf Expo buyers have attended at least 4 consecutive shows/markets, and come from all over the globe because they trust that they will find the best of beach lifestyle, resort and board sports at each show.
  • Easy To Shop, All Under One Roof – Surf Expo’s January show features ten categories of products all under one roof. To make it easy for buyers to find what they are looking for, and maximize their time at the show, the floor is organized by product category, including Surf, Skate, SUP, Swim, Resort, Coastal Gift, Souvenir, Boutique, Footwear and Performance.
  • Proven marketplace –  we are proud to have celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2016.

About SURF EXPO 2016 ORLANDO

SURF EXPO, SEPTEMBER 08 – 10, 2016:

WHAT IS SURF EXPO 2016?

Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. Surf Expo is the Global Watersports and Beach/Lifestyle Tradeshow held twice annually in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. The show is the key marketplace for manufacturers and buyers in the surf, skate, SUP, wake, wind, kayak & canoe, swim, boutique, footwear, resort, coastal gift and souvenir industries.

The shows draw buyers from specialty stores, major resorts, cruise lines and beach rental companies from across the U.S., and more than 70 countries. Surf Expo features approximately, 2,500 booths of apparel and hard goods and a full line-up of special events, demos, fashion shows, seminars and annual award ceremonies.

WHERE IS SURF EXPO 2016 LOCATED?

Surf Expo 2016 will be held at Orange County Convention Center, South Halls A & B, 9899 International Drive in Orlando, Florida, USA. Surf Expo’s official housing partner is onPeak (formerly Travel Planners).  We’ve negotiated travel discounts and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Orlando affordable. Through the travel experts at onPeak, rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND SURF EXPO 2016?

Surf Expo 2016 is open for qualified trade only. Exhibiting manufacturers, industry- specific qualified retailers and media are allowed to attend.

WHAT IS SURF EXPO 2016 ALL ABOUT?

Surf Expo has a full line up of seminars to give you tips and tools to for your retail business. Held daily on the stage on the show floor, the seminars are free, so be sure to take advantage the great learning opportunities throughout the show.

Seminars:

  • Tips for Buying at Surf Expo
  • Amazon And You: How to Maximize the Partnership
  • CPR For Drowning and Other Cardiac Events – Do you know the difference?
  • Social Media 101: From Zero to Hero
  • Paddle Industry Statistics, Then and Now
  • The 2016 State of Surf Report and Panel Discussion
  • The Importance of Great E-Commerce Photographic Content
  • American Made Surfboards In An Ever Changing Retail Environment

Key Events at Surf Expo:

  • Surf Park Summit: Summit will gather the industry’s top minds including surf park and surf pool developers, investors, operators, suppliers, academics, experts and athletes to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to the development of man-made surf destinations.
  • The Brand Bash: Get ready for the inaugural Brand Bash! Byerly Brand, CWB Boards, Hyperlite, Liquid Force and O’Brien invite all Surf Expo guests to join in a night of fun at the Orlando Watersports Complex.
  • Alliance MultiMedia Wake Lounge Premieres and Beers: The Alliance MultiMedia / Surf Expo Wake Lounge is the epicenter of the wake market at Surf Expo. Come by to see the latest on all things wake and new media.
  • Wakeboarding Magazine's Wake Awards at Surf Expo: The Wake Awards have crowned the most elite riders with awards that not only give praise to the men and women who put their bodies on the line, but also adds incentive for all wake sports to flourish and progress.
  • The 2016 AWSI Windsurf, Kiteboard and SUP Awards Party: The 2016 Association of Wind & Watersports Industries’ annual windsurf, kiteboard, and SUP athlete, brand, and retailer of the year awards party.  
  • Surf Expo Happy Hour, presented by Sanuk: ‘Let’s Party!’—Happy Hour! Nothin’ quite says Smile pass it on like free beer! So come enjoy ice cold libations and good vibrations… plus, live music by SWIMM. 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND SURF EXPO 2016?

Surf Expo not only delivers THE marketplace for the industry, the show offers additional value with many opportunities to learn, sharpen your skills with our seminars, build and grow relationships, interact and celebrate with the industry. The show attracts more than 27,600 total attendees, with buyers representing 9,500+ storefronts sourcing new brands and new products from 1,000+ exhibitors in the surf, skate, sup, wake, wind, kayak/canoe, swim, footwear, resort, boutique and coastal gift categories. The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos.

Surf Expo 2016 is the largest and longest-running board sports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world.

About SURF EXPO 2016

Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando, Florida and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features approximately 2,600 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 26,000 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media per show.

About Surf Expo

“Dynamic, profitable, wow!” Surf companies, water spots companies and small business come together to create one of the most amazing trade shows for water lovers. The Surf Exbo is a great way to grow your business and invest in boards, shoes, suits, art, hats and much more! With attendees from almost all 50 states and from 47 countries, it’s easy to market your products and make a nice profit. All are welcome from inland, to freshwater, to coastal locations. Come purchase some amazing water or beaching apparel, grow your business and help grow the surf community. 

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