Orlando, Florida is getting ready to host the biggest industry trade show of the year, the Surf Expo 2015. Organisers are expecting to see well over 25 000 attendees at this years event, which gets underway on the 8th of January at the Orange County Convention Centre on International Drive. What happens at Surf Expo, has major implications on the boards we will be riding, fashions we will be wearing and equipment we will be using throughout this year and into the next.
The biggest boardsports tradeshow in the world hosts around 2600 exhibitors who will be plying their wares and products to buyers from all around the globe. No matter what your board sport is, there will be representatives from the world of surf, SUP, skate, wind, wakeboard and exhibitors will show everything from boards to fashion products, tech products to lifestyle items. With shaping demos, fashion shows and SUP games in the SUP demo pool, there will be plenty going on.
All the exhibitors will be hoping to secure major orders with the buyers from some of the biggest retailers in the industry and we would expect to see these new goodies hitting the stores through summer and into fall 2015. There is a second Surf Expo that will run September 10-12 2015. To give you an idea of what happens at these big trade shows and to show it isn’t all hard selling and clipboards, we have included the 2014 Surf Expo recap video below.