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Body Glove 60th Anniversary Party

Event date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 16:00
Full Address: 
75-5852 Alii Drive Kona HI 96740
Royal Kona Resort - Don The Beachcomber
Contact Phone Number: 
808 989 7310

Body Glove International, the original surf and dive industry pioneer and creator of the first commercially viable wetsuit will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.  The family-owned and operated business is excited to share its heritage and history via a kick-off party at The Royal Kona Resort on October 24, 2013 at 4 PM at Don the Beachcomber - Bar area.  The event will be open to the public with a FREE live concert by Grammy nominated Henry Kapono and Body Glove giveaways courtesy of its Hawaiian partners - Body Glove Cruises and Tiki Shark Art Hawaii Inc.

State and City officials along with Surf legends and Body Glove Team Riders will be in attendance.

 "We are excited to be sharing our history with the folks in Hawaii" stated Billy Meistrell - Owner and Senior Vice President "it is going to be the party of the year and all are welcome to attend and help us cut and eat the celebratory cake" he added.

 Abbas Hassan SVP for Tiki Shark / Body Glove GCC had this to say, "we are honored to have the second and third generation of the original founding family members of Body Glove come to our island to celebrate this special event.


About Body Glove

Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide watersports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Jamie O'Brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee. Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some of the proceeds from the sale of those products go directly to Ocean Futures Society. Through Reef Check, SIMA's environmental fund, Heal the Bay, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove also works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.


Kenna Meistrell

Body Glove International

310-374-3441 ext 107

 Local Hawaiian contacts:

 Tiki Shark Art Incorporated  - 808-989-7310


Attention Farah:

OR - Abbas Hassan:


Body Glove Cruises - 800 551 8911


Attention Margie: