Following four days at Demo Day and the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show, it was time to head across the street at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando to Surf Expo.
Talk about a different vibe than the golf show, Surf Expo is the largest watersports and beach lifestyle show in the world.
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.
That meant there were gadgets to be discovered and technology on display. Here is some of what I found.
This is a 10 - in - one multi-functional bandana/scarf that you can use in any of the four seasons. It's lightweight and temperature adapting, so bring to the beach, the pool or even to the slopes. There are dozens of styles available. UV protection and a lot more!
Check out this demo video on how Wrap! can be used:
Ever long for that feeling of bare feel on the soft grass? Grass Slides delivers that feel on sandals that are so comfortable, you won't want to take them off.
You won't get an idea of how comfortable this is until you try them on.
Made with real turf!
No mowing necessary.
Lush landscape for your feet without the maintenance or real grass.
Velcro adjustable neoprene closure. Say no to the toe, these slides are easy to slip on/off.
Grass flattens down under your foot to make a flat smooth tickle-free surface
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Sea & Ski
The legend is back. Sea & Ski lotions and mists for safe tanning. All natural, great scents and beautiful packaging. See the varieties available at www.seanski.com.
There were plenty of surf and paddle boards at the show, but nothing like this one that was at the Body Glove exhibit.
The Body Glove Dynamo Signature is an 10 foot 8 inch long, 33 inch wide, complete inflatable paddleboard signed by Luke Hopkins. The patented feature rich design is the perfect gift for water sports enthusiasts that enjoy being on lakes, rivers, and Ocean waterways. The light weight package comes with its own travel and storage backpack for all of the included accessories. In 5 minutes or less you can use the included dual action pump to inflate the Dynamo Signature and then be taking your first strokes with the included lightweight Body Glove performer 3 piece paddle. The board package even comes with an included cell phone dry bag for capturing those on water fun moments and this accessory integrates into the patented carrying handle. The Dynamo Signature is designed for incredible stability and durability while also exhibiting an industry leading performance shape from paddling professional Luke Hopkins. This board was designed to be the ultimate board for family fun, fitness, and on water adventures. Priced at $999.
Lovin' Summer Beach Tent
Lovin' Summer's Beach Tent is as versatile as it is functional. It's made from high quality fabric and materials so it can provide shade for the whole family. The tent is easily erected by one person in minutes and will fend off both the high and low sun.
It's made of 100% cotton canvas fabric measuring 3.3 x 1.8 meters. Sand and Grass pegs are provided for beach or grass setup. The pole stays steady in the wind and transports in an easy manner as it weighs just nine pounds, Tents are just $160 at www.lovinsummer.com.