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Mormaii And PWA Form Alliance
Mormaii are a true South American and now worldwide success story. After humble roots, the modern brand’s a result of true passion and enterprise.
Almost 30 years ago, Brazilian surfing character, Dr. Morongo started developing and sewing his own rubber suits in his garage near the PWA contest site in Santa Catarina state in the south of the country.
Demand was huge in this wave-crazed country, and Mormaii soon turned into the biggest manufacturer of neoprene suits in Latin America, whilst importantly never losing sight of the true spirit of wave riding.
Today, thanks to hundreds of employees at the plant, a network of 21 franchised stores, and 30 licensed global manufacturers, the award-winning company exports products to many countries, whilst expanding its performance in the sports clothing, eyewear and accessories markets, all from its HQ in the city of Garopaba.
Mormaii boss Gerson Vignoli Perrenoud stated how proud he was that Mormaii could follow-up from the superb 2007 Wave Sailing event in Ibiraquera to form this bond with the PWA.
‘At Mormaii we have a life philosophy of peace and integration of man and nature and the partnerships which share our dream. You – the PWA fans and riders are part of this outlook in a big, big way.
Events like the Ibiraquera Wave Contest and our lifelong endorsement of the best Brazilian athletes, like our world champion Kauli Seadi, have convinced us of the value the PWA provide to the sport of windsurfing.
We didn’t hesitate in forming this partnership with the tour and are confident 2008 will give us all even more to smile about.’
© PWA / Brian McDowell
10. November 99
Picture by Alex Broadway/SWpix.com