Carlsbad, CA (January 4, 2011) – They call him “Gold,” Florida’s golden surf child and Dragon is proud to welcome him to the family. Hailing from New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Evan Geiselman, 17, has grown up in surfing’s spotlight and is one of the frontrunners in what is quickly becoming a stellar stable of young American surfers. His rapidly growing résumé includes a Pro Junior win at the 2010 U.S. Open of Surfing as well as a record-breaking 15 NSSA regional titles and 2 NSSA National titles. Not only does Evan boast a lengthy list of competitive accolades but his free surfing has made him one of the most exciting surfers in the world to watch. You can find Evan on the cover of the January issue of SURFING Magazine and look for him in Kai Neville’s upcoming film Lost Atlas later this year.
“This is a golden opportunity for me and I’m excited about the future with Dragon and feel privileged to be a part of their team, “said Evan on joining forces with Dragon. “I look forward to contributing and doing whatever I can to add to the team and the brands overall success. Plus, the glasses are sick!”
“Evan represents surfing’s future,” says Rick Irons, Global Brand Manager of Dragon, “and we are really looking forward to working with him long term. His youthful energy and creative input will help us keep leading the way into the future as an eyewear brand.”
Evan joins an all-star surf team that includes 2x World Champ Mick Fanning, ASP standouts Taylor Knox and Ace Buchan, style icon Rob Machado, 2010 ASP Rookie of the Year Owen Wright and 2x US Open Champ Brett Simpson, as well as big-wave standouts Shane Dorian and Reef McIntosh.
ABOUT DRAGONEstablished in 1993, Dragon set out to be the leading independent eyewear and accessories brand in the youth/lifestyle market. That mission still holds true today and is the driving force behind the company’s success and heritage. As one of the few independent brands in the action sports market, Dragon captures the youthful, free thinking attitudes of our consumers and translates that into product that is connected to first-mover innovation, athlete performance, and cutting edge style. Dragon manufactures a mix of surf, snow, motorsports, wake, and alternative lifestyle products that align us with the young, core participant consumer base who are loyal to our brand.