ENCINITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Thursday night awarded Hansen Surfboards Men's Retailer of The Year at its Image Awards. The award was judged by industry peers and honored the best of the surf industry for 2012. The retailer was also named Women's Retailer of the Year in 2010, the year before Hansen Surfboards celebrated its 50th anniversary.
As the only awards program of its kind, the SIMA Image Awards identify the surf industry's most influential companies and recognizes them for their efforts to advance and grow the industry over the past year.
"We're humbled by this recognition," said Josh Hansen, "especially as we've been acknowledged in both categories -- Women's Retailer of the Year in 2010 and now Men's Retailer of the Year for 2012. It's so important for us that our customers know we're not only a surf shop, but we also carry trendier attire for men and women of all ages, including swimwear, casual wear, snow wear, accessories, jewelry, watches and even home décor."
The retailer's men's line includes swimwear, beachwear, casual wear and accessories. Men's swimwear and sportswear brands include Billabong, O'Neill, Quiksilver, Volcom, Brixton, Hurley, RVCA, Rip Curl and Tommy Bahama, among others.
Founded in 1961, Hansen Surfboards is San Diego's largest surf shop. With more than 16,000 square feet of retail space, Hansen Surfboards offers something for everyone in the family. The retailer recently celebrated 50 years of success as a single-store, family-owned and operated retail business. The family credits the San Diego community, surf legends and brands that have been a big part of its success. For more information and to stay updated about activities and specials, visit www.facebook.com/HansenSurfboards or visit www.hansensurf.com.
SIMA is the official working trade association of more than 300 surf industry suppliers. Founded in 1989, it's a non-profit organization that serves to promote awareness of the surf industry and participation in surfing through PR efforts and a variety of services, educational programs and research. In addition, SIMA actively supports oceanic environmental efforts through its 501(c)(3) charitable environmental foundation, the SIMA Environmental Fund.