Viking Surfboards and Surf’SUP continues to thrive

Posted on January 29, 2014

1342013 has confirmed to be another great year for the Viking Surf companies presence in the USA and global scenario.

We have continued expand our surf trips as well as our presence and support in South Florida, Central and South America.

Our team riders have enjoyed the outstanding quality of our equipment, Designs and shapes in Surfboards, Stand Up Paddleboards and accessories.

We have again collected tittles and achievements in many areas, Viking surf continues to support the sport and the communities where we are present.

Our Surf Team in Guatemala has gathered new Titles. Amos Rivera is the 2013 National Champion on open defending his 2012 title , the other 2 boys from Champerico, Gefre Lima 2nd and Harvy Gil 4th , finished on the open category National Rank in Guatemala.

Cindy Lone, our team rider since 2006 is now 2 time Girls Open National Champ, she has surfed from Panama through El Salvador and Costa Rica training for the Central American Tittle next year.

Mario Vega Spent most of the year in Costa Rica training and finished 4th on the Junior Category at Central America Games held in Somarena Panama in November.

Christian “Machete” Mendez, 3 times National champ is now in Hawaii for the winter season, this is a prize for his outstanding contribution to the sport in Guatemala and to our brand.

In El Salvador, Amado de Jesus continues to climb in the local rank but has made incredible results in stand up paddle and paddle races this year. Viking sponsored his participation to the Juegos Bolivarianos in Peru where he represented El Salvador and Viking finishing 3rd on the paddle race.

Viking also sponsored 1 open surf contest in Guatemala last October and one contest in El Salvador in late October.

In Brazil, John Wolthers and Alexandre Wolthers enjoyed a year of free surfing as the youngest gun Jonas Wolthers 16, brought local longboard and shortboard titles home.

Márcia Portes did also kept our brand on the local media by free surfing and stand up paddling every other day during the year.

Viking Surf’SUP, our retail store in Fort Lauderdale has had a very successful year and has now opened a second store in Santos – Brazil where we also produce SUP’s and Surfboards for that local market.

Our surfboard and SUP production has now expanded, we are producing in Central East Florida, South Florida, Hawaii, Brazil and South East Asia.

Thanks to Shapers Christian Wolthers, Brian Tudor ,Daniel Hamilton, Beto Loureiro and others.

A couple of very sad notes, our friend and Rep Mario ” Waimea ” – legendary surfer in Guatemala passed away this September and our friend and past years contributing shaper to Viking Surfboards Brazil , pioneer surfer and shaper Eduardo Argento passed last November.

This year, www.vikingsurfsup.com and www.vikingsurfboards.com launched their new websites and our reach and sales have expanded both within the USA and internationally.

Vikings also travelled, we met in Mexico, Guatemala known and new hidden spots, El Salvador , Brazil and Costa Rica, see short videos attached.

2014 brings new challenges, we at Viking Surf are looking forwards into another year of exiting venus, trips and experiences!

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Thanks to all Photographers:
Mario Amaya, Surf Happy El salvador (Stav), Paola Nunez, Marcelo Guerrero and Bernardo Nogueira You guys rules!!!

For now, a great 2014, SKAAL!!