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Wilco Prins becomes President of Eurosima

At the end of 2015 it was already known that Eurosima president Frédéric Basse would step down as president. Now he has found a successor. Wilco Prins is currently CEO of Rip Curl, a manufacturer of snowboard and surfboard equipment.

Handover at Eurosima: Frédéric Basse (l.) resigns as president; Wilco Prins, CEO of Rip Curl, takes over.
Handover at Eurosima: Frédéric Basse (l.) resigns as president; Wilco Prins, CEO of Rip Curl, takes over.

Basse, who will retire after nine years at the helm of Eurosima, said that Prins embodies the “new generation of 30 to 40 year olds”. Eurosima is a competitive surfing association which represents the interests of the surfing industry.

Basse hands over presidential office in-house: He was himself co-founder of Rip Curl and has now appointed Prins as CEO of the company. Basse resigned because he believed the surf industry needed a “new and fresh approach in many ways”. 



Eurosima has a total of 180 members, including 122 brands and 58 service providers. The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association was initially founded in the US. There, a president of Rip Curl, Kelly Gibson, is also at the head of the company.


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