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Outdoor Industry Association Attends Surf Expo to Further Collaboration With the Surf and Water Sports Industries

August 29, 2018

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Cody Wertz

Outdoor Industry Association attends Surf Expo to further collaboration with the surf and water sports industries

BOULDER, Colo. – August 29, 2018 – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is a force for our members in the areas of recreation and trade policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. Being an OIA member means joining together as retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, reps, nonprofits, athletes and outdoorists to tackle key industry issues that might defeat us individually but that we can conquer as a collective. that might defeat us individually, but we can conquer as a collective 

 “We are excited to be attending Surf Expo for the first time to further our partnership with surf and water sports brands and retailers,” said Matt Kaplan, VP of membership and business development at OIA. “There are a lot of crossover consumers who surf, wakeboard, rock climb and hike who are blurring the lines between industries and making close collaboration between all outdoor-focused companies more important than ever.” 

OIA provides tools and resources to build a sustainable supply chain, understand the recent changes in tariffs on imports from China, lobby for your business on Capitol Hill during the annual Capitol Summitprotect public lands and waterways and increase the number of children and families getting outside  

OIA has developed close partnerships with the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) and Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) to collaborate and align on the needs of water sports, surf and outdoor industries and provide resources to a broad range of brands, manufacturers and retailers.   

Click for more details on OIA’s focus areas and find out how to get involved by becoming a member 



 About Outdoor Industry Association  

Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry and the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer. OIA unites and serves 1300 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit