Sport Achat Nantes Trade Show Roundup The second edition of Sport Achat Nantes took place September 18-19 and Source took a trip across to walk the show that currently is Europe’s only summer trade show that supports the Surf industry. Sport Achat Nantes 2nd edition and Bike Expo Nantes first edition took place on Monday and Tuesday 18/19th sept Inside Hall XXL at the Parc des Expositions The location is right next to the Loire river The entrance to the show through the Creme Fraiche new brand area Around the show Around the show Around the show AZR Rider Goggle with the new brand logo AZR's Vincent Durand Dastes with the Joker flexible polarised sunglasses BIC Gerard Dabbaid board has new graphic and the rail pads removed for this year. BIC's Oxbow SUP range has updated graphics and is now only sold in bricks and mortar retailers BIC's Thomas Fatosme By the Wave unit on board By the Wave's founder, the company makes a patented surf training device Cabaia mix and match - build your own flip flop by choosing the sole and thong separately Cabaia towel with built in zip pocket Cabaia's Bastien Valensi with the build your own bonnet with interchangable top Cinex have been distributing Tools surf accessoires from Japan for the last 6 months, here are their vibrant Ponchos Cinex's Cool eyewear is expanding fast Cinex's Olivier Grimaud Early evening BBQ monday Euroglass' Thomas Portet with the Quiksilver Bradley LC6 laminated carbon board which combines strength and low weight Green Door Distribution's Adrien Cayre, they have recently taken on the distribution of Rayne Green Door have seen alot of interest from retailers for Eivy activewear Gumbies booth Hoff booth Hoff's Ari'i Nui Fuse has been lightened by 20% for 2018 Hoff's Torq epoxy with carbon stringer for more responsive riding Hold Up's Antoine Delonde ICARE booth Koalition has a number of interesting packaging concepts including this pack for leashes that stops the creation of kinks in the product. Koalition now offers knitted socks in vibrant patterns Koalition stand Napco now distributes the Australian wetsuit brand Zion Napco's Fred Bouchet with the World's first inflatable bodyboard from Hubboard Napco's roster of brands Quiksilver LF skateboard with a carving surf truck on the front Quiksilver's Arnauld Dubois. Ragwear Angel Zip with rope cords Ragwear best selling Angel with wooden button and patch details Ragwear's Simon Leroy and Cedric Garrigues Rip Cul's Vincent Liets and Adrien Schubmehlx. Rip Curl one piece boardshort with surf grip on the inside of the belt Rip Curl's X bomb with new faster drying liner Roxy offers a Bikini mix and match swimwear line for 2018 Roxy Pop Surf collection includes leggings, neoprene jackets and wetsuits Santocha's Alain Rious Santocha's Modem surf accessory brand for the core retailer looking for something different. Santosha selling Catch Surf like hot cakes Sinner booth Sinner's Cyril Dosba wears the Mad River sunnies - a floatable fashion model Sinner's original beach slap with tyre sole and cork upper Sinner's sun protection in a dayglo beer bottle Sport Guides Frédéric Tain and Vincent Lepercq SportAir's Florence Pezet Bertrand and Mathieu Kurtz Surf System now offer Volte the new Australian high end wetsuit brand Surf System offers a wide range of surfboard racks and stands Surf System's Rinse kit now comes with pressurising container so you dont need to connect into the mains supply to get pressure Surf System's Stand The bar at the BBQ Trybu is a local brand that 3 months ago launched a natural active nutrition product range Trybu's Claire Pinatel and Patrick Buschhorn UWL - new version of the GT Fish high performance twin fin UWL Third Arm high volume short board with fast turning tail. UWL's Benoit Jean and Nicolas Guillois Viral Surf offer the Xcel Infinity with a great combination of lightweight, warmth, stretch and accessibilty Viral Surf's Cedric with the Pukas 69 update in EPS with carbon rails Waph's Pierre Leduc, his Laces brand is based in Nantes We Surf's Max Laine and Arthur Berteloot.