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The House Of Marley Arrives at Coastal Edge's East Coast Surfing Championships

Aug. 23, 2012

The House of Marley, a collection of premium quality, earth-friendly personal audio and lifestyle gear created with the family of Bob Marley, is headed to Virginia Beach, Virginia, as sponsor of the main music stage at the 50th Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championship (CE-ECSC), North America's oldest surf contest.

The House of Marley main stage will be located at 5th Street and Oceanfront, and will run from Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 26, hosting acts such as Breathe Carolina, Donavon Frankenreiter and more. The House of Marley will introduce Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championship attendees and athletes to its new "Lively Up" bag collection, while also showcasing its premium headphones and portable audio systems, including the Bag of Rhythm portable speaker system, from The House of Marley tour van -- a converted 1958 VW Van -- which will be parked near The House of Marley Main Stage on 4th Street offering special giveaways and prizes.

"Music and action sports have always been important to my family, this is where the roots people hang out," says Rohan Marley. "It's our family's responsibility and mission to spread a vision of peace, love, unity and sustainability to a new generation. We're so excited to be at the East Coast Surfing Championships, celebrating the talents of these athletes while bringing music to satisfy the soul!"

The House of Marley "Lively Up" bag collection is comprised of everyday bags made with The House of Marley's unique blend of eco-fabric called REWIND(TM). From earth-friendly backpacks to messenger bags, the "Lively Up" collection is both earth conscious and stylish. Exclusive to The House of Marley, Rewind fabric is composed of reclaimed hemp and organic cotton, combined with the fibers of recycled water bottles (rPET) and finished using water-based dyes. The House of Marley "Lively Up" collection is on-sale now at and will be available at select independent and major retailers starting later this month.

As the oldest surf contest in North America and the second longest continuously run surf contest in the world, the CE-ECSC is one of the largest surf events held in the world with more than 80 participants across more than 35 divisions in 2011. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Portions of the proceeds raised at ECSC benefit the Jaycees many charitable projects. Performers, times and dates are subject to change, weather permitting.

Source: Copyright PRNewswire 2012

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