Divers Direct attends Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour FINALS and donates exclusive Body Glove paddle boards to the winners.
2015 FIVB Champions receive Body Glove stand up paddle boards as part of Grand Prize in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
It was a really exciting few days. This was a free event and the turnout was incredible. Even the Red Bull Air Force made an appearance, with two wingsuit stuntmen landing right next to the temporary stadium. We decided to donate our Body Glove Boards to the winners, because we fully support the beach bum lifestyle at Divers Direct! Hopefully this becomes a regular event.”
October 15, 2015: Divers Direct were special guests at the recent Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals here in sunny Fort Lauderdale. Each of the four tournament champions received an exclusive Body Glove stand up paddleboard for their achievements.
Swatch Beach Volleyball World Tour FINALS
The finals took place right on Fort Lauderdale beachfront at the beginning of October 2015, where a temporary stadium and structure was built in order for the City of Fort Lauderdale to host the event. Prior to the finalists arriving in Fort Lauderdale, tournaments have taken place in Croatia, Norway, and Switzerland. The finalists were recorded saying that they loved Fort Lauderdale as a location because they were able to play beach volleyball on a real beach, and take a cooling swim in the water after their match, none of the previous locations had such luxuries to offer!
Divers Direct Travel and Events Manager Lindsey Fundine says: “The energy in the air was contagious. The stadium built against our gorgeous beaches and palm trees provided both players and fans an atmosphere to remember. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau did a fantastic job of showcasing just why we love living and working here— it’s paradise!“
Body Glove Stand Up Paddle Boards Winners!
Brazil dominated the finals on Sunday, and took home Gold and Bronze in both the men’s and women’s matches. In the women’s Gold match Brazil’s Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca took first place (beating Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst). The winners took home $100K, and each won a 10’ Body Glove Venture SUP from Divers Direct.
Brazil also dominated overall in the men’s matches, with Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt taking Gold, $100K and a Body Glove Venture SUP board each. USA took Silver with Florida’s own Nick Lucena and Olympic Gold Medalist Phil Dalhausser putting up a fight. Brazil also took the men’s Bronze match.
GearUp Expert Elisa Buller was at the event: “It was a really exciting few days. This was a free event and the turnout was incredible. Even the Red Bull Air Force made an appearance, with two wingsuit stuntmen landing right next to the temporary stadium. We decided to donate our Body Glove Boards to the winners, because we fully support the beach bum lifestyle at Divers Direct! Hopefully this becomes a regular event.”
About Divers Direct
Divers Direct started as a dive charter in Key Largo 30 years ago but soon switched to operating dive retail stores, with the first one being located in Key Largo. Today, Divers Direct is the largest retailer of dive gear in the world with 6 large dive shops in Key West, Key Largo, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando; in addition to Key Largo watersports hubs and scuba centers, Ocean Divers and Emocean Sports (link to: http://www.emoceansports.com/). The GearUp Experts at Divers Direct provide equipment to scuba divers, paddlers, snorkelers (link to: http://www.diversdirect.com/snorkeling/), freedivers, spearos, swimmers, boaters and beach bums in Florida and around the USA through diversdirect.com.
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