Information over load and this is a a rumors website but there are a few facts here. Nike over the last month or two have been hand picking Hurley’s top employers and business men and recruiting them to the Nike head quarters in Oregon. Nike used Hurley and 6.0 to break into the surf industry and now that they have there foot securely in there they are just pushing Nike. The U.S open this year has nothing to do with Hurley except for a small model search event and the lowers event is the Nike Lowers Pro. Don’t you think if Nike wasn’t planning to sell Nike they would involve them a lot more in surfing to biggest events in the U.S?
Now if they are planning on selling Hurley who is buying? Which other mega brand has a monopoly in surfing and is trying to take over? Billabong. So it would make sense for them to buy one of the other top three brands and dominate the industry once and for all. Bong looked into buying Quiksilver when they hit rock bottom and Bob Hurley did work for Billabong before he started Hurley. So we will have to wait and see.
Okay onto Mick Fanning. I had heard this rumor a while back but didn’t put anything up because i knew his contract still had while to go. Now that Hurley didn’t get Dane and Mick’s contract is coming up it seems like the perfect timing to do the old switcheroo for Mick because all that budget set aside for Dane has to be used somewhere. Of course RipCurl are going to throw a enormous amount of money at him to stay but it will come down to if he wants to leave and from what DoomasRumors has heard Eugene is pretty down to change things up.