The boom in the surf market in the nineties led the leading brands of the boardsports industry to federate in order to master the diverging currents of opinion.
It is in this context that in 1999, EUROSIMA, the European Boardsports Industry Manufacturers Association was created.
The objective: to federate, defend, educate, promote and contribute to the development of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding with true boardriding spirit.
In January 2008, the association integrated the EuroSIMA Cluster to create a network of private and public actors, focused on the promotion and development of the boardsports sector in Aquitaine region of France. This association of private and public actors has enabled EuroSIMA to considerably increase its span of action in such fields as innovation and R&D, employment and training, sustainable development and economic resources.
Today, EuroSIMA has 98 members, who are active in the boardsports world, including 63 brands and 35 service providers.