Choppy Waters

Harvey, Emmaline
September 2008
SGB;Sep2008, Vol. 41 Issue 9, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports on the crises faced by the surfing industry in the U.S. According to the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA), the shutdown of Clark Foam has made a great impact on the surfing world particularly the production of the polyurethane foam blanks. The industry has been also affected by high prices, declining sales and the board makers are leaving the industry due to few options.


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