April 6, 1999 |
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. launched a $4-million multimedia ad campaign, the surf wear maker's first major marketing blitz in a decade. Magazine ads showing slice-of-life scenes featuring "everyday beach kids" began appearing last month in various magazines, including Surfer, Surfing, Spin and Rolling Stone. Radio spots also are promoting Op's products and its annual summertime Op Pro surfing contest in Huntington Beach.
May 4, 1999 |
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. has withdrawn its sponsorship from the classic Huntington Beach surfing contest that has worn its name for most of the past two decades. The Irvine surf-wear maker reportedly backed out in a dispute over management of the OP Pro Am surf contest. Executives could not be reached for comment late Monday. Ocean Pacific, one of the oldest and best-known surf-wear brands in Southern California, helped start the Huntington Beach surf contest in 1982.
June 17, 1998 |
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp., one of the oldest names in Southern California's surf wear industry, is about to get a new owner. Richard Baker, chief executive of Irvine-based Op, and Montreux Equity, a San Francisco venture capital firm, are in the final stages of a deal to buy Op from Berkeley International Capital Corp. Baker wouldn't disclose terms of the deal, but said in an interview that it will be completed by month's end.
April 26, 2000
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. in Irvine said Tuesday that it has signed professional surfer Tim Curran to endorse the company's surf, apparel and accessory products. The company said in a press release that the long-term commitment with Curran, 22, of Oxnard is valued "in the seven figures." Curran was rated sixth in last year's season-ending professional rankings, the highest of any North American. He currently is eighth on the 2000 World Championship Tour.
May 1, 1993
Ocean Pacific Sunwear Ltd., which entered U.S. Bankruptcy Court nearly a year ago, on Friday sold its remaining assets to San Francisco-based Berkeley International Capital Corp. in a deal that included $10 million in cash and an estimated $7 million in bonds. The sale previously was cleared by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Santa Ana.
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May 9, 2000 |
The Irvine-based Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. has signed professional surfer Tim Curran of Oxnard to a seven-figure contract to endorse the company's surf, apparel and accessory products. Known for his progressive style of surfing, the 22-year-old Curran was the top-rated North American in last year's season-ending professional rankings. He is currently rated eighth on the 2000 World Championship Tour. Curran is a former junior and U.S.