Calling All Waterlife Photographers

Submit your best images to West Marine 2016 Photo Contest

WATSONVILLE, CA (July 1, 2015) – West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), one of the world’s largest waterlife outfitters, today announced the kick off of the 2016 West Advantage Calendar Photo Contest. Thirteen talented photographers will see images of their life on the water featured in the 2016 calendar and will each win $100 West Marine Gift Certificates.

Contest entry registration opens July 1, 2015, and closes July 31, 2015. Entry is free and is open to West Marine West Advantage members. (Sign up to become a West Advantage member at westmarine.com/westadvantage.) Photos should capture the beauty and enjoyment of life on the water in an outdoor setting. Entrants are encouraged to send in photos of themselves, friends and family enjoying boating, snorkeling, kayaking and just relaxing by the seaside. Entrants should seek permission from any people featured. Photos will be judged on the photograph’s quality, setting, context and appropriateness for calendar use, as well as compliance with contest rules.

Complete rules and entry form are available at www.westmarine.com/sweepstakes. Up to three entries may be submitted. Photos must be 12” square, 300dpi images submitted to photocontest@westmarine.com, accompanied by an official registration form.

About West Marine

Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine, Inc. has grown to become the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering boating gear, apparel and footwear, and other waterlife-related products to everyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. With over 270 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, and an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, West Marine is recognized as the dominant waterlife outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. West Marine has everything you need for your life on the water. For more information on West Marine, Inc., its products and store locations, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine’s stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR.

MEDIA CONTACT

Margo Donohue | West Marine | 917-679-6945 | press@westmarine.com