I have been very fortunate to work with some great people who share my passion for surfing and the lifestyle around it and to have them help with SILapparel "and keep it in the family" so to speak!
Be Visual creative agency - I met Ingrid Schroder and Matt Butler (the model in the product shots and also some of the lifestyle shots) surfing around the Eastern Suburbs over a number of years and since they have moved up the coast to Kingscliff we have kept in touch. Ingrid does the photography on the site and also helps me with social media. You can check her agency and photography work on the Be Visual site and Instagram page.
Matt also has a personal training business in the Coolangatta area called Coolangatta Fitness
Australian Paddle Surfer Magazine - Andrew Cassidy is the man in the photos on my website making surfing on a SUP look really good. I met him at the Mona Vale annual festival where I had a booth and gave him the spiel on the range not knowing his background. He emailed me a few days later saying he had this magazine and that he wanted to test and review the gear. Needless to say he liked it and he helps me with feedback on the range and will be a SILapparel ambassador! Turns out he also has a slew of titles and some of his SUP Competition Highlights are 1st ‐ 2015 NSW State Titles and 2nd ‐ 2014 Australian Titles. You can check out the magazine on the site and Instagram page
Surfing Mums Inc - Carla Wilson is the surfer on the women's section of my website and I met Carla out in the surf at Maroubra as well and we have always had a great chat in the line up. We ran into each other recently at Surf Culture in Bondi recently and I thought she would be a great fit for SILapparel. She has been helping me with the women's range and I am stoked she will be a SILapparel ambassador next season as well. You can check out Surfing Mums Inc on their site and Instagram page.
Surf Culture - Froggy runs a great shop and I bought my first board in Australia when I moved here 11 years ago from Toronto Canada. It is great to see a surf shop give a new brand/product a go in their store! You can visit them here.
Beach Grit - I've always been a fan of Derek and co's writing so also excited to be running an ad campaign on the site. Never a dull moment checking out Beach Grit!