CEO of the popular brand of clothing and equipment for surfers and snowboarders Pierre Agnes is missing in the sea off French coast.
The tragedy occurred on January 30. He went fishing on a yacht in the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of the resort of Capbreton in the south-west of France, where he lived with his wife and children. Later on, the beach to the north of the resort of Biarritz was found an empty ship without rigging, owned by the entrepreneur. On January 30 and January 31, immediately after the discovery of the yacht, the local coast guard began searching for Agnes, four search and rescue vessels and four helicopters take part in the operation.
Boardriders, Inc. announced an official statement about the chief executive director Pierre Agnese "The Boardriders and the whole world of surfing are shocked by this news, given that the situation on land continues to evolve until we confine ourselves to this statement. We concentrate on cooperation with local authorities in conducting a search and rescue operation and supporting Pierre's family. We ask all those who are not indifferent to join our prayers for Pierre and his family. "
Quiksilver was founded in the USA in 1969. It produces specialized clothing for surfing, as well as collections of casual clothes in a sports style. Quiksilver has hundreds of its stores in the world. Countries located outside the United States account for more than half of all sales of this company.
Note that in the spring of 2017, the company experienced global changes. As part of the reorganization, the California brand Quiksilver changed its name to Boardriders Inc. Last autumn, the first retail store Boardriders Inc. was opened in Malibu. , but the retailer, despite changing the signage, still works with brands such as Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes.