Surf 9 Appears on the Inc. 5000 list for the Third Time, Ranking No.1,630 With 386 Percent Growth
Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
NEW YORK, August 16, 2022 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Surf 9 is No. 1630 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the country's most successful private businesses and is a key benchmark for entrepreneurial success.
"Each time we make this list and even more honored. To be recognized among this elite group of companies even once is a privilege; to make it for the third time is something very special,” said John Chenciner, CEO and Founder, Surf 9. “Our success is rooted in our exceptional staff and our passion and commitment to our retail partners. I am so very grateful for our partnerships and our employees' commitment to Surf 9 and I look forward to the future of our business together. There are so many more new products and experiences to share and more fun to create.”
For four decades, Inc. has celebrated the fastest-growing private companies in America, with companies such as Microsoft, Under Armour, and Patagonia gaining their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 represent a new cohort of fast-growing private businesses, all of which have demonstrated an ability to succeed amid supply chain challenges, labor shortages, and the ongoing impacts related to COVID-19.
"The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated," says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. "Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today."
Surf 9 LLC, founded in 2005, is a leader in the water sporting goods industry and an official licensee of the following brands: Body Glove, Nautica, ULI, and Spyder. Surf 9 specializes in creating a unique customer experience through branded and licensed sports equipment and lifestyle footwear. Surf 9 services their partners across all business functions including product design, supply chain, manufacturing, managed logistics, customer service, sales, and marketing. For more information visit www.surf9.com.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
Methodology Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine's September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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About Inc. The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools,connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.For more information on the Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala, visit http://conference.inc.com/.