Machado, Gerlach, O’Connell Shaping Foam For Charity This Weekend At Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo In Del Mar

One-of-a-kind surfboards for auction at Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo
Sacred Craft Expo
Del Mar, Ca. October 10, 2008 -
Professional surfers Rob Machado, Brad Gerlach and Pat O’Connell will get their hands dirty inside of the Coors Banquet Beer shaping bay at the Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo in Del Mar on October 11th & 12th. All the foam flying fun is for a good cause, as the boards these pro surfers create, more than likely one-of-a-kind boards, will be auctioned off for charity.

The proceeds from Machado’s board will go to arts programs at Cardiff-by-the-Sea schools via his very own Rob Machado Foundation. Gerlach, who is firing up the planer, is donating his proceeds to SurfAid International. Endless Summer II star, retired WCTer and Drive Thru series legend Pat O’Connell will offer up his boards proceeds to The Surfrider Foundation. It should be quite a sight to see these powerhouse legends in the water giving it their all in the shaping room. There are rumors circulating that another pro surfer or two may make their way down to the event to participate. Everyone, it seems, loves surfboards.
The public is invited to come down to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday and watch these surfing heroes have fun cutting through the foam for a good cause. There is also a ton of other activities and events at the Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo. Check the schedule below.

SACRED CRAFT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS SHAPE-OFF HONORING BILL CASTER PRESENTED BY ICE NINE FOAM WORKS

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11 – Akeena Solar Shaping Bay
10am – Ned Mahon San Diego
NOON – Ward Coffey Santa Cruz
2pm – Chris Christenson San Diego
4pm – Ricky Carroll (defending champ) – Florida

SUNDAY OCTOBER 12 – Akeena Solar Shaping Bay
10am – Timmy Patterson – San Clemente
NOON – Matt Calvani – Los Angeles
3pm – Judging – Hank Warner; Bird Huffman; Ernie Higgins; Chris Aherns; Tim Bessell
3:30pm Awards

MOVIE SCREENING TENT PRESENTED BY PURE FRUSTRATION PRODUCTIONS

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
10:30am BONZER: THE MOTHERSHIP
11:00AM UNDER THE SUN
1230PM BETWEEN THE LINES
1:45PM BONZER: THE MOTHERSHIP
2:15PM UNDER THE SUN
3:30PM BETWEEN THE LINES
4:45PM BONZER THE MOTHERSHIP
5:00PM BETWEEN THE LINES

SUNDAY OCTOBER 12

10:30am BONZER: THE MOTHERSHIP
11:00AM BETWEEN THE LINES
12:15PM UNDER THE SUN
1:45PM BONZER: THE MOTHERSHIP
2:15 PM BETWEEN THE LINES

SEMINARS presented by BUBBLE GUM SURF WAX

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
1030AM DAVE DAUM – ‘In Shaping Bay’ seminar @ Coors Banquet shaping bay; Watch and listen as master shaper Dave Daum walks and talks you through the entire shaping process as he crafts a new board; QnA from audience; one lucky audience member will walk away with the finished blank courtesy of Ice-Nine Foam Works and Dave Daum Surfboards
11AM JEREMY SHERWIN – Renewable Surfboards: A whole new way of thinking – changing the mindset of the masses.
11:30AM ROBERT AUGUST / WINGNUT: Longboard quivers QnA with Endless Summer II stars
12:45pm DAVID RENSIN: Author of “All For A Few Perfect Waves: The Audacious Life and Times of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora”; Biographer QnA; Book signing
2:15PM JON STILLMAN/TERRY MARTIN/HAROLD WALKER: Foam – Past Present & Future
3:15PM TOM WEGENER- The Alaia; past to present wave sliding perspectives.
4:30PM AKEENA SOLAR: Why going green with solar is easier and more cost effective than ever.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 12
10:30AM AKEENA SOLAR: Why going green with solar is easier and more cost effective than ever.
11:15 AM LEE VANDERHURST – SWAYLOCKS: Swaylocks as a resource for the home surfboard builder; QnA from audience
NOON DAN MALLOY – PRO SURFERS AND THEIR QUIVERS
2:00 PM DREW BROPHY – Artist extraordinaire. Paint pens explained. Paint your own board, it’s simple, fun and now it is explained by legendary surf artist Drew Brophy.

COORS BANQUET BEER SHAPING BAY

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11
1030AM DAVE DAUM – ‘In Shaping Bay’ seminar @ Coors Banquet shaping bay; Watch and listen as master shaper Dave Daum walks and talks you through the entire shaping process as he crafts a new board; QnA from audience; one lucky audience member will walk away with the finished blank courtesy of Ice-Nine Foam Works and Dave Daum Surfboards
1PM MICAH WOOD – At 26 years old, Micah Wood represents the new breed of young shapers that includes Chris Cravey, Ryan Burch, Jeff McCallum, DJ Kane, Josh Hall and others. Micah is a local San Diego surfer/shaper who works at Waterlines Unlimited.
3PM BRAD GERLACH – Local San Diegan and legendary professional surfer Brad Gerlach takes to the planer. Gerlach’s board will e auctioned off with proceeds going to SURFAID INTERNATIONAL.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 12
1030AM DAVE DAUM – ‘In Shaping Bay’ seminar @ Coors Banquet shaping bay; Watch and listen as master shaper Dave Daum walks and talks you through the entire shaping process as he crafts a new board; QnA from audience; one lucky audience member will walk away with the finished blank courtesy of Ice-Nine Foam Works and Dave Daum Surfboards
12 NOON PAT O’CONNELL Retired WCT surfer and star of Endless Summer II puts the mask on and gets all foamy for his charity SURFRIDER FOUNDATION
2pm ROB MACHADO Ultra smooth local legend Machado will enter the foam fray and will undoubtedly create a smooth aquatic slipper for whcih to walk the water. Charity: Rob Machado Foundation benefitting the arts programs for Cardiff Schools.

CRAFTSMAN EXPRESSION SESSION FOR CHARITY presented by HANSEN SURFBOARDS

Boards by Gary Hanel/Moonlight glassing, Danny Hess, Matt Biolos/Lost, Dave Daum, Ron House/Drew Brophy, Craig Hollinsworth/Wade Koniakowsky, Stu Kenson, PhotoCloth/Headlline Graphics

Viewing and bidding both days and continued at HANSENS BOARDROOM THROUGH DEC 1.

NOTE: First 100 paid in the door both Sat & Sun entered in ‘early bird’ chance drawing for a new board! All paid attendees automatically entered in a seperate chance drawing.

WHO:
Surfboard lovers from all over.

WHAT:
The SACRED CRAFT Consumer Surfboard Expo – An exposition celebrating the surfboard and the culture that emanates from the craft.

WHERE:
Del Mar Fairgrounds – Wyland Exhibit Hall

WHEN:
Saturday, October 11 10am – 6pm & Sunday, October 12 10am – 4pm

WHY: Because deep down surfers really only care about two things: waves and the equipment to ride them with.

COST: $5 / U16 Free – all paid admissions are entered to win a new board

SACRED CRAFT sponsors include: Ice-Nine Foam Works, Coors Banquet Beer, Akeena Solar, Hansen’s Boardroom, Bubble Gum Surf Wax, SURFER Magazine, SURFING Magazine, Swaylocks/Quiver, Pipes CafĂ©, Clear Channel’s XTRA Sports 1360am, ‘Down The Line’ surf talk radio

About SACRED CRAFT
Our goal: To put the surfboard-and the modern-day kahunas who craft them-back at the forefront of surf culture. To place that influence, that importance, that responsibility, back in the hands of the artisans who shape our sacred crafts-and ultimately our future.