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…Boardriders, Inc., a global action sports and lifestyle company that owns and operates the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of Billabong International Limited (ASX:BBG). The combination of Boardriders and Billabong will create the world’s leading action sports company with sales to over 7,000 wholesale customers in more than 110 countries, owned e-commerce capabilities in 35 countries, and over 630 retail stores in 28 countries. The combined company will include some of the most coveted brands in the industry as Billabong, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, and Xcel are added to the Boardriders family of brands  …  More

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Graphic Designer Wanted

Stoked News is looking for graphic designers who skateboard, snowboard, mt bike, bmx, surf, etc.  Can you express the “soul” of your sport, something you can “feel” and without all the in-your-face branding of the big corporations.  It needs to be a celebration of what feel action sports should be about: having fun with your friends and not an ad for a multi-million dollar corporation.  Use your artistic talents to make some extra $’s.

Artists please contact me for details at:  artist@stokednews.com

If you’re interested in checking out the t-shirts when available, email me at:  clothing@stokednews.com

Suns out, buns out: This is the summer of the beach thong. At least that’s true of the heavenly bodies belonging to models such as Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, and Bella Hadid. The Kardashians are in on the trend too, turning the gaze of their selfies from their top halves to their bare bottom halves while lounging dressed in what some may refer to as “butt floss.” Even Sisqó is singing the “Thong Song” again, but with all of the hype that this teeny bikini bottom is getting, is it a trend that actually has traction in the real world? Thong bikinis were once the reserve of shapely beach bodies in Ipanema and St.-Tropez, but seem to be everywhere these days. It certainly takes a brave soul to   …  More

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When a company has been family-owned for as long as Body Glove has, it’s hard to imagine what it would look like under any other circumstances.

So when we got word earlier this month that the iconic surf brand had been acquired by New York-based acquisition and development company Marquee Brands, we had some questions on how Body Glove would make that transition—especially with so many of the Meistrell family members still guiding the ship   …  More

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