Body Glove International to Expand Sales to Gulf Council Countries

Kailua Kona, HI, July 02, 2007 --( Body Glove International LLC and its licensee Tiki Shark Hawaii Inc. have inked an exclusive deal to expand sales of an extensive line of Body Glove products into the Gulf Council Countries. Body Glove will team up with Omani based Al Barij International LLC a prominent player in the water sports industry in the GCC region, starting July 1, 2007.

The GCC region include:
1) Saudi Arabia
2) Kuwait
3) Bahrain
4) The United Arab Emirates
5) The Sultanate of Oman
6) Qatar

Abbas Hassan, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for Tiki Shark Hawaii, had this to say about the expansion. “Until now this mega market remains untapped for Body Glove. We are confident this deal will have a substantial effect on Body Glove’s global sales and brand recognition.”

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About Body Glove

Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide action sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. Its contributions to action sports include the Body Glove Surfbout (4 Star WQS event), and continued support of the NSSA National Scholastic Surfing Championships.

The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Bruce Irons, Mike Losness, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Phil Soven and Jeff McKee. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove 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 Tiki Shark

Based in Kailua Kona, Tiki Shark, Hawaii is one of the fastest growing Island Lifestyle companies in the State. It manufactures unique custom design beach towels and other beach accessories. It has recently expanded its product line to fine Tiki Art. All designs and art are created locally on the Big Island of Hawaii.

To get more information on this topic or to schedule an interview with Abbas Hassan or Body Glove call 808 989 7310 or e mail at

Tiki Shark Hawaii
Abbas Hassan
808 989 7310
Body Glove International