Body Glove Signs Contract to be Distributor in Peru


Body Glove Signs Contract with Wave Pool SAC to be Distributor at La Ola Movistar Wave Machine in Peru

Redondo Beach, CA [April 24, 2013] –  Body Glove International is excited to announce they have signed a contract with Wave Pool SAC, to be an authorized distributor of Body Glove products.

Wave Pool SAC began operations in October of 2010 as the operator of “La Ola Movistar” surf arena in the Boulevard de Asia Outdoor Mall. Under the direction of Guillermo Gonzales it features the largest standing wave machine in the world designed and built by American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM). The venue puts Peru at the forefront offering a perfect place for athletes, fans and the general public to practice the sport of surfing in a family setting with restaurant, bar, and entertainment facilities.

Body Glove Signs La Ola Movistar SurfStream in Peru as DistributorBody Glove CEO and Chairman of the Board of AWM, Robbie Meistrell, first met Guillermo along with professional surfers Cheyne Magnusson and Anthony Walsh on a trip to the surf arena. “I was so impressed with Guillermo as a businessman and as a professional surfer, I wanted to find a way to bring him into the Body Glove family,” states Meistrell, “I think this arrangement will be beneficial to both companies and can really increase our brand presence in South America.”

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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, Cheyne Magnusson, Anthony Walsh, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Bob Soven and Jeff McKee. Body Glove and Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society have formed a legendary alliance to help preserve and protect the ocean while providing ocean and diving geared equipment to water enthusiasts around the globe. Some of the proceeds from the sale of those products go directly to Ocean Futures Society. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove also 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.

About American Wave Machines, Inc.

Cheyne Magnusson at SurfStream Peru

American Wave Machines, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and sells world class wave pools, wave systems and surf centers. Founded in 2001 by California surfer Bruce McFarland, the company is committed to delivering authentic surfing experiences in a safe and controlled environment that values sustainability, integrity, and sportsmanship. SurfStream® is the world’s first standing wave machine that delivers a stationary surfing experience (on real surfboards) scalable to various spaces. PerfectSwell™ is the first air-powered system to create an authentic surfing experience through natural-like ocean waves. From the Caribbean to Sweden, American Wave Machines has developed more than 15 small and large-scale installations exclusively for surf parks, waterparks, resorts, malls and research institutions.

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SurfStream Peru hosts Donavon Frankenreiter at ‘Burn the Night’ event

‘La Ola Movistar’ SurfStream at Boulevard de Asia in Lima, Peru ended its inaugural season with an epic concert and surf exhibition featuring famous California pro surfer-turned-musician Donavon Frankenreiter along with Andres Wurst & The Wavestones. Sponsored by Burn Energy Drink, the event also featured world champion skimboarder Bill Bryan showing his skills on SurfStream’s deeper water waves.

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Donavon performs “Free” for the crowd at ‘La Ola Movistar’:

Surf exhibition sponsored by Skullcandy at Ola Movistar, SurfStream Peru

On Feb. 26 surfers showed off their skills on SurfStream Peru’s barreling wave as part of a ‘Best Trick’ contest and surf exhibition sponsored by Skullcandy. The bands “Menores de edad” and “Bomba Estereo” from Colombia played live at the event, which also featured a skate exhibition organized by Quiksilver. Check out the video by Peru Surf:

World’s First Surf Arena, ‘Ola Movistar’, Debuts at Boulevard de Asia, Peru

Grand Opening Event Sponsored by Movistar and Quiksilver

Solana Beach, Calif. – January 27, 2011
American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM), the leading wave technology innovation company, announced the debut of the world’s first surf arena featuring the AWM SurfStream® model SS5024 at the grand opening of the ‘Ola Movistar’ surf arena in the Boulevard de Asia outdoor mall, near Lima, Peru.

On site at the Quiksilver and Movistar sponsored event were members of the Peruvian National Surfing team and 1,500 paying customers.

“It is a stationary wave, it’s different; but at the same time it’s super fun and does feel a lot like the ocean,” said ASP World Champion Surfer, Sofia Mulanovich.

“With Peru’s rich surfing culture, the standards were high for the new venue’s authenticity and sustainability. The SS5024 is a multi-purpose system that will satisfy the skilled surfers of Peru but also meet the needs of developing and first time riders,” said Bruce McFarland, President of AWM. “It’s been a great experience working with the team at Boulevard de Asia. They are truly visionary in being first to market in South America with innovative technology like SurfStream.”

Guillermo Gonzales, Peru Surf Federation President and Arena Operator noted, “As one of the largest recreation centers in the world, this surf arena puts Peru at the forefront of the region, offering a perfect place for athletes, fans and the general public to have guaranteed training, where they can not only practice the sport of surfing, but they can also share it with family.”

Corporate partner Movistar embraced the vision and chose to get involved with the debut event. “As well as being a new exclusive venue with modern lounge areas, the ‘Movistar Wave’ makes it possible for everyone to practice surfing, what is developing into the flagship sport of our country. The wave will help spur the development of young surf talent,” said, Fiorella Espejo, PR and Marketing Director for Movistar.

With programmable controls and modular inserts, the SurfStream® model SS5024 creates multiple wave types in one machine. For experienced surfers the signature wave is the single 5’ barreling wave with 20’ of face to carve on. This set of wave modules can be assembled in both right and left breaks accommodating goofy and regular foot riders. For broad appeal, the system also has training and intermediate waves which operate at lower power.

Other sponsors at the event included Skull Candy and Burn.

About American Wave Machines, Inc.
American Wave Machines, Inc. (AWM) is the powerhouse creator of artificial wave technology for applications in the hotel/resort, recreation, and action sports industries. Its patented SurfStream®, the world’s first standing wave machine, is a technology breakthrough that delivers authentic surf and wave riding capabilities. The company also offers PerfectSwell™ wave generators for wave pools and custom surf pool design and equipment for large surf pools.

About Boulevard de Asia
Located 97.5 km south of Lima, Peru in the Asia District, Boulevard de Asia receives over 2 million visitors per year at its shopping mall and nearby family entertainment outlets. Open since 2003, the commercial zone has become a premier entertainment destination in Peru. For more information, visit

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