11th Annual H20 Winter Classic Revs Up

Surf And Snowboard Event Scheduled For February 8th and 9th, 2003 atHuntington Beach Pier And Mountain High Resort

Laguna Beach, CA -- December 10, 2002 -- The 11th Annual H20 Winter Classic, presented by the Element, a new vehicle for sports enthusiasts with anactive lifestyle. The event is also sponsored by longtime supporter, HurleyInternational and is set to take place February 8th and 9th, 2003. Theannual event gathers top professional, amateur, and action sports industryleaders for a weekend of surfing and snowboarding to determine who will becrowned the overall board sports champion. Up for grabs are a $20,000 prizepurse and the respect of peers.

“We are proud to be part of the 2003 H20 Winter Classic,” says Doug Hoffman,the National Advertising Manager for American Honda Motor Co, “an event thathas had a long-standing commitment to action sports culture.

The 2003 H2O Winter Classic will kick off Thursday, February 6th with aconcert at The Galaxy Theatre, with details to follow as available.Performers from past years include Pennywise, Face to Face, Unwritten Law,Jimmy Eat World, Kottonmouth Kings, and Blink 182. The surf contest willtake place February 8th at the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach,CA, and the snowboarding competition will take place February 9th atMountain High in Wrightwood, CA.

Widely recognized as one of the first “crossover” events to combine livemusic and action sports, the H20 Winter Classic has been held each winter inSouthern California since 1992. The event was originally founded as anamateur competition, but quickly grew into one of the most anticipatedaction sports events in the industry. Top professional, amateur, and actionsports industry surfers and snowboarders return each year to the beaches ofHuntington Beach and the slopes of Mountain High to vie for the title of H2OWinter Classic Champion.

“We’re excited to have Honda join our loyal list of sponsors. Theirinvolvement will allow us to take the event to a whole new level,” Said VipeDesai, President of Propaganda Headquarters, Inc. and founder of the H2OWinter Classic.

Along with the Honda Element and Hurley International, confirmed sponsors ofthe 2003 H2O Winter Classic include Mountain High, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos,Fender Guitars, Nixon Watches and 24-Hour Fitness. Media sponsors includeKROQ 106.7, Mean Street Magazine, and Happy Magazine.

The H2O Winter Classic presents a unique opportunity for professionals,amateurs, and action sports industry leaders to compete in a weekend ofsurfing and snowboarding, each in their own divisions. Desai, began theevent in 1992 when he owned the H2O Surf and Snowboard Shop in Sunset Beach,CA. The contest has since become a template for the proliferation of eventsthat marry action sports and live music in a festival-like atmosphere. Formore information, visit the event web site at www.H2OWinterClassic.com.

Propaganda Headquarters, Inc. is a revolutionary marketing agency thatunites action sports, music, and youth culture through original concepts,events, promotions, and artist management. Based in Orange County, CA,Propaganda partners with brands and their agencies to create, develop, andmanage turnkey marketing efforts that respect and reach not only athletesand musicians, but also the audiences that follow their lifestyle. For moreinformation, log onto www.propagandahq.net.

For more information please contact Vipe Desai atPropaganda Headquarters, Inc. via phone at 949.499.4330 or email atvipe@propagandahq.net. For more information on the Element from Honda,please visit their web site at www.element.honda.com.