Featured Organization: Surf Industry Manufacturers Association

surf industry manufacturers association SIMA

Mission Statement:
The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) is the trade association of competing surf industry product suppliers working together to magnify their power for the development of the surf industry by:

  • Promoting awareness and participation in the sport of surfing, which will result in increased sales of members’ products
  • Endorsing industry trade shows to assist members in bringing their products to market
  • Providing programs, services and information that will assist members in improving their business operations
  • Supporting oceanic environmental efforts through the SIMA Environmental Fund to ensure future growth of the sport and understanding of environmental activism
  • Recognizing and being oriented and responsive to members’ and constituents’ needs

Founded in 1989, SIMA represents the interests of America’s surf industry and is designed to help you grow your business, save you money and help your company operate more efficiently. SIMA members include manufacturers and distributors of surfboards, surf apparel (swimwear, sportswear, boardwear, etc.), wetsuits, bodyboards, eyewear, footwear, accessories and other products used by beach and board sports consumers as well as magazines, exhibit companies, video companies and surf industry vendors such as banks and insurance companies.

To learn more about the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association visit their website; you can also follow SIMA on facebook.


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