Redondo Beach, CA – June 28, 2011 – Body Glove is excited to welcome Matt Pagan to the family. This South Bay local joins the Body Glove crew as a full package rider sporting Body Glove wetsuits and apparel.
Pagan has worked hard on his craft, having first learned to surf with his dad when he was 11 years old. His best result came in May when he got 5th place at the 4-star Quiksilver Pro in Mazatlan, Mexico. He was also invited onto the PacSun USA Surf Team for the ISA World Games.
Matt had this to say about joining team Body Glove, “Being a part of Body Glove is like being in the mafia. Once you’re in, they support you for life. Body Glove is a family and I can always go to them for anything. To be apart of the Body Glove clothing and wetsuits is really special. It’s a tight and elite team with a huge support system behind it. I’m excited to be apart of such a great team and grow as they continue to push on!”
Pagan has some big plans for the coming year; the ISA PacSun USA Surf Team will compete in Panama at the end of this month. He returns home on July 3rd and then leaves for the 4 Star event in El Salvador on July 5th. Beyond these two events, he plans on competing in the Nike “Chosen Crew” video contest, Innersection.tv, some local pro-ams and the 6-star WQS European Leg in August. All of this in addition to the photo and video trips scheduled throughout the year.
Matt’s other sponsors include: Jacks Surfshop, Smith Optics, XTrak, Sanuk, Neff Headwear and Roberts Surfboards.
About Body Glove
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports 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, Anthony Walsh, Mike Losness, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Shelby Kantar and Bob Soven. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove 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.