Floridian power-surfer Peter Mendia signs on with WaveJet
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 January, 2014 -- WaveJet announces that Florida-based power surfer Peter Mendia has been named as a Global Brand Ambassador and Team Rider for Team WaveJet.
Peter is one of the surf industry's most beloved goofy-footers known for his show stopping cutbacks, for packing massive barrels and for putting it on rail like none other. A professional surfer for 24 years, Mendia is also the head of a family of 4 and the owner of the Palm Beach-headquartered, Billabong-sponsored Mendia Boarding School.
He is the perfect combination of high performance and lifestyle surfing, marrying athleticism with fun, both of which make him the perfect addition to Team WaveJet.
"We could not be more excited about welcoming Peter to Team WaveJet," commented Kelly Virgulto, Global Director at WaveJet.
"He and his family have been friends of the brand for two years now, and he has been using WaveJet longboard systems as tools at Mendia Boarding School since its inception."
"Peter is really one of the best guys in our industry, and his exuberance, his power and his passion for surfing on every level match exactly with what WaveJet is about. Pete is a testament and reminder that surfing is about fun, and WaveJet is about optimizing the fun you can have in the water."
Added WaveJet CEO Mike Railey, "The fact that Pete focuses on not just power surfing, but also on improving the surf skills of others and the fact that his home base of Palm Beach delivers varying degrees of swell make him a great addition to our team. He really understands and can relate to the range of uses of WaveJet technology for watermen of all levels."
Mendia also shared his excitement on signing with the cutting edge brand. "I'm super amped to be a part of the WaveJet crew," Said Peter. "After riding a WaveJet for the last year, I'm excited to explore all the new possibilities the WaveJet can open up for me across all areas of surfing."
Mendia joins team riders Cory Lopez, Garrett McNamara and Jesse Billauer. He is also sponsored by Billabong, Proctor Surfboards, Freak Traction, Zippo, Nomad Surf Shop, Fin-S and Electric.