Indies Trader Apparel Now Available Through Island Water Sports
Surf charter company Indies Trader’s Apparel Division is proud to announce the brick-and-mortar launch of its apparel in South Florida with the iconic core surf retailer, Island Water Sports.
“Anyone who knows surf and knows South Florida will know Island Water Sports and the legacy created by Kirk and Lucinda Cotteral. The family children, Cheyne, Carly, and Linsey, continue to carry the torch today. For a core surf operation like Indies Trader, it’s a natural fit” says Indies Trader’s partner, Chris Wagaman. “When we set out to launch the brand here in the USA, we were looking to partner with only a few legacy stores like IWS to join forces for many reasons. We chose to partner with IWS first as we move up the Eastern seaboard because we wanted an operation that understood surfing heritage and would provide a platform for us to tell the Indies Trader story. We have many surf stories and IWS checks all the boxes Customers can see our products online, but nothing beats the experience of visiting a core surf retailer to get the actual look and feel of our products and speak to somebody who actively uses them”.
The current line is represented in-store and there will be a small fleece and long sleeve injection line due for release in the coming weeks ahead. As we move into spring our focus will be on bottoms that function to pair with our graphic package.
“We’re stoked to have IWS as our first core surf retailer to stock the brand in the USA”, says Indies Trader Apparel Co-founder Shane Peel “One of the key experiences in your life as a surfer is when you visit a real surf shop and can talk story. As a true surf brand since 1983, we want to support and join in with that part of our culture and industry to tell our story in a meaningful way. Martin Daly, is about as core as a surfer can be, and we are striving to reflect that in all of our business practices and brand decisions. Hence, IWS is our first partner to join forces! “
ABOUT INDIES TRADER
Founded by Captain Martin Daly, the Indies Trader company is considered the world’s premier surf tourism operator, and in addition to its boat-based surf tourism activities, operates the diving operation on the nuclear fleet at Bikini Atoll; the world’s most exclusive land-based surf resort Beran Island; and various salvage and aid operations throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Captain Martin Daly is universally recognised as the planet’s pre-eminent surf explorer.
ABOUT ISLAND WATERSPORTS
Island Water Sports is in Deerfield Beach, on the east coast of South Florida. At Island Watersports surfing is not just our business it’s our blood. We are owned and operated by second and third generation surfers and skateboarders. Kirk Cottrell opened the shop in 1978. His son, Cheyne took his first steps as a child inside the store and now Cheyne oversees the operation with the help of his mom, sisters and close family friends. While overseeing the shop Cheyne also maintains a professional surf career. Many of our other staff members are also top rated amateur and professional surfers, which ensures that we have the most up to date product knowledge and experience! We have the most comprehensive selection of products in South Florida, for all varieties of action sports and have dedicated our lives not just to surfing and skateboarding but to serving the local and travelling surfer and skateboarder. We are always ready and willing to offer advice on products or just swap stories after a session.