Body Glove is proud to announce Nolan Rapoza has doubled down to add apparel to his existing wetsuit sponsorship. Fresh off a 4th place finish in the Vans US Open of Surfing Junior, and comfortably sitting in 2nd place in
the North American region of the WSL Men's Junior Tour, Body Glove is honored to provide additional and well deserved support to Nolan in his quest qualify for the Championship Tour.
Now 18 years old with a stellar amateur career in his rearview, and a solid reputation as one of the best surfers ever to hail from Long Beach, CA, Nolan's natural talents have already led to world class results including victory in the 2016 Rip Curl Grom Search International Finals. Now with increased support from Body Glove, Nolan is free to continue his natural trajectory up the ranks of the World Surfing League. "I’m really happy to be a part of the Body Glove family, and excited to see what path it takes me down. Joining a brand with such a long history and team of heavy hitters is a big honor and I can’t wait to show the world what I can do! ", said Nolan Rapoza.
Joining Jamie O'Brien, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray and Tatiana Weston-Webb on top of the Body Glove surf roster, Body Glove is looking forward to expanding Nolan's presence throughout the brand. "When the opportunity came up to bring Nolan on full package, there wasn't even a question. It feels very similar to when we signed Tatiana Weston-
Webb, there's so much raw talent, competitive drive, and dedication in Nolan's game. We're stoked to have Nolan be a part of the Body Glove family, and are excited to share his journey," said Nick Meistrell, Director of Marketing.
Nolan Rapoza's additional sponsors and support are provided by Rock Star Energy, Banzai Bowls, OAM Surfing Accessories, Roberts Surfboards, Sex Wax.
About Body Glove International
Founded in Redondo Beach, California in 1953 by twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell, Body Glove is the original wetsuit company. Today, the privately-owned, family-operated company is a leading global watersports brand that specializes in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories and technology products. While Body Glove has supported surfers and the surfing industry since 1953, today Body Glove sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry. Pro surfers Tatiana Weston-Webb, Jamie O'Brien, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray, Guinness World Record Holder Garrett McNamara, as well as wakeboarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven, and Melissa Marquardt are all part of the Body Glove Team. The company's headquarters are still based in Redondo Beach, but its products are sold all over the U.S. by a network of independent retailers, at its own Dive N' Surf retail shop and in approximately 50 countries worldwide.