The SIMA Image Awards were held on Thursday, February 13th at the City National Grove in Anaheim, California to honor the surf industry’s most influential companies. Over 700 attendees from surf brands and specialty retail shops filled the venue as a part of the eighty nominees to be honored during the show.
Chris Cote and Nicole Dabeau hosted the event on stage alongside DJ Tina T. Several of the awards were presented by professional surfers like Anastasia Ashley, Greg Long, Benji Weatherly and Parker Coffin. With the support of Audi and Surf Expo, the SIMA Image Awards were able to recognize the surf industry’s most influential companies and honor them for their efforts to advance and grow the industry during the past year.
2013 SIMA Image Awards Winners:
Breakout Brand of the Year– Captain Fin Co.
Men’s Apparel Brand of the Year– RVCA
Men’s Boardshort of the Year– Phantom Fuse 2 by Hurley
Men’s Marketing Campaign of the Year– “Camp Tokyo” by Roark Revival
Men’s Retailer of the Year– Huntington Surf and Sport
Women’s Apparel Brand of the Year – Roxy
Women’s Marketing Campaign of the Year- “My Bikini” by Rip Curl
Breakout Retailer of the Year– The Curl
Women’s Swim Brand of the Year- L*Space by Monica Wise
Women’s Retailer of the Year- Surf Diva Boutique
Women’s Retailer of the Year- Socks by Stance
Wetsuit of the Year- Flash Bomb Plus by Rip Curl
Environmental Product of the Year- R2 Yulex Wetsuit by Patagonia
Footwear Product of the Year- Surf Siders by Vans
Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year- FCSII Fin System by FCS
Surfboard of the Year- New Flyer by Channel Islands