The Clay Marzo ‘Mad Cat’ Nominated For SIMA Surfboard Of The Year

Posted on January 26 2016

SUPERbrand Surfboards and Apparel is pleased to announce that the Clay Marzo pro model, the Mad Cat, has been nominated by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) as Surfboard of the Year for 2015.

Under the feet of one of the most dynamic surfers in the world, the Mad Cat has opened our eyes to what is possible on a surfboard. 100% involved in the design process of the Mad Cat (he even hand selected the artists to create the Mad Cat graphics), Clay Marzo has been surfing on it exclusively since early 2015, and has had a career year with multiple web edits, myriad editorial coverage, and sessions that have simply blown people away. And it’s not just Clay, fellow SUPERbrand team riders to consumers who picked one up at a shop have been raving about the performance and aesthetics of the Mad Cat.

As a testament to its growing popularity, the Mad Cat has been flying off the racks at shops across the globe. "The board looks and rides great—everyone I’ve sold one to comes back in and thanks me!" says Surf Ride Solana Beach buyer John Ennis.

“It’s an honor to have Clay as one of our main riders,” says SUPERbrand marketing director Justin Coté. “Between him and the Shapers’ Collective there has been a ton of energy put into the board. And Clay’s the most blunt dude in the world, if he doesn’t like something he doesn’t mince his words. So when he says he loves this board, that makes everyone from the surfboard factory to the marketing team really proud to have been involved with the process.”

Learn more about the Clay Marzo Mad Cat at

About the SIMA Image Awards
The SIMA Image Awards is the only awards program that gives SIMA members and surf specialty retailers the opportunity to recognize fellow surf industry companies for their outstanding contributions to the surf industry. The goal of the SIMA Image Awards is to identify the surf industry's most influential companies and recognize them for their effort to advance and grow the industry over the past year. Winners of the annual SIMA Image Awards will be announced Winners will be announced on February 11, 2016 at The City National Grove of Anaheim. Tickets will go on sale in early January 2016.

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