Casio G-Shock Proudly Sponsors World-Class Surfer Gabe Kling

 July 18, 2008


Keita Williams / Sarah Bronilla
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G-Shock and Gabe Kling, the perfect partnership of performance and toughness

DOVER, NJ JULY 18, 2008 - Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce Gabe Kling’s commitment to join the Casio family as a formal spokesperson for their flagship line of shock resistant and stylish G-Shock watches. The powerful natural footer with an explosive style captures the heart and soul of G-Shock.

“Casio G-Shock is pleased to sponsor world class surfer Gabe Kling,” said Shigenori Itoh, Vice President of Casio America’s Timepiece Division. “His love for surfing and continued commitment to the sport makes him a kindred spirit to G-Shock. We wish him continued success in the upcoming year.”

Gabe Kling hails from the sunny beach breaks of St. Augustine, Florida. This twenty-seven year old, freewheeling Floridian has been within inches of qualifying for the prestigious ASP World Tour for the past few seasons. His achievements include back-to-back runner up finishes at the five and six star World Qualifying Series (WQS) events in Brazil. Persistently pushing toward the elite with devastating fluidity, Gabe Kling is the one to watch.

“With the gruelling travel schedule, intense surf breaks and my constant desire to be one with the ocean, Casio G-Shock fits my lifestyle perfectly. It blends toughness and functionality with a cool sense of style,” said Gabe Kling. “As a surfer, it’s awesome to represent such an iconic brand.”

As an official sponsor of the 2008 US Open of Surfing, Casio G-Shock proudly supports Gabe Kling during the competition. For more information visit

About Casio America

Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957.  Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products.   Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products.  For more information, visit