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Surf Diva featured in the
Times & on E! Entertainment Los Angeles
La Jolla, California, August 7, 2008 – As Izzy & Coco Tihanyi, business partners and co-owners of Surf Diva Surf School, continue to ride the waves of success, in just one week – Surf Diva was featured in both the Business Section of Los Angeles Times and named one of the nations “Sexiest Wet n Wild Jobs” on E! Entertainment Network.
Twin sisters, Izzy & Coco Tihanyi landed a half-page article in the Business Section of Sunday’s Los Angeles Times paper (July 6, 2008) with a Surf Diva video on the Times website. Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer, wrote about the twin’s challenge as they paddled into a male-dominated industry and how their passion for surfing and marketing contributed to their success as business entrepreneurs. Sean Smith, Executive Director of the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (
SIMA) comments on the twin’s success, “They’re not putting on an act and they’re not outsiders trying to take advantage of a trend. They’ve definitely gown up with surfing, and it’s very clear.”
During this same weekend, Surf Diva was featured on E! as one of the 12 Sexiest Wet n Wild Jobs in the nation. Surf Diva featured instructors were chosen as one of our nation’s sexiest occupation, “How can you not love this? You come to work; you’re in a bikini at the beach, and the sun is out,” Surf Diva instructor, Alyssa Neubarth, comments on the show.
About Surf Diva
Established in 1996 by twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi, Surf Diva has introduced thousands of women from all over the world to the sport and spirit of surfing and is internationally recognized as the world's leading surf school. Surf Diva offers a variety of surf lessons such as weekend clinics, private lessons, birthday & Bachelorette parties, corporate team building, summer camps, and its newest addition: Standup Paddle Boarding.
With Izzy as the 'Surf' and Coco the 'Diva', the Surf Diva Boutique opened its doors in 2004 and has been selling a variety of fashion forward and functional surf gear ever since. Surf Diva designs, markets, and sells its own line of apparel. Surf Diva surfboards are sold globally under the Surftech license and Surf Diva fiberglass surfboards have been shaped since 1996 by shaper Craig Hollingsworth. These surfboards are recognized as the most beautifully crafted boards for women in the world.