Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo Ventura Schedule

Culture & Yater Tribute Highlight Sacred Craft Ventura Schedule

Two day expo features Yater tribute, PT Vs Shaun Tomson in “Surf Nerd”, appraisals, art, film, board demos, seminars and much much more.

Encinitas, Ca. (April 2, 2010) — The widest category range of surfboard designs ever assembled will be on display at the Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo in Ventura, Ca. Long, short, no fin, 5 -fin, wide, narrow, thick, thin, old, new, wood, foam, carbon, hand shaped, molded, standup, kneeboard, handplane, you name it, the surfboard is front and center at Sacred Craft. J7, Tomo, Cooperfish, Danny Hess, Fineline, and Wegener are among the many talented craftsman, manufacturers and designers exhibiting at the expo — a full list is below.

Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo

“It is not fair and quite frankly rather impossible to pigeon-hole the exhibitors into any one category,” said Expo Director Scott Bass. “Really the only category on display at Sacred Craft is passion; a passion that manifests itself as a cornucopia of surf design ideas with limitless synergy.”

Surfboards remain at the very core of every surfers’ experience and therefore at the core of Sacred Craft. However, in and around the expo are some exciting elements that are sure to stoke the large crowd expected at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

The Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks and honoring legend Renny Yater has six shapers (Todd Proctor, Wayne Rich, Matt Moore, Michel Junod, Nick Palandrani, Dennis Ryder) replicating a classic Yater Spoon. In addition, Yater has curated, along with the Surfing Heritage Foundation, a “BOARDS OF RINCON” exhibit; a chronological time-line of the boards ridden at the legendary Queen of the coast.

TransWorld SURF is hosting “Surf Nerd”, a trivia game show which will pit former world Champ Peter Townend (1976) against former world champ Shaun Tomson (1978) in a battle of surf trivia knowledge.

In the SurfersVillage Grotto Robb Havassy’s Surf Story Project artist collective studio & gallery will present a unique array talent painting the day away. SURF STORY PROJECT book signings will take place and tons great deals on art. Next door, the Korduroy.tv lounge is running a unique short film program.

Also on tap are the seminars/panel discussion including one fiery topic, The Impact and Ethics of Standup Paddling. Tons of other stuff to see including live glassing, laminating, Young Guns of Shaping demo (featuring PacSun USA Surf Team member Andrew Doheny), art, culture, music, food, and family fun (an HD broadcast of the Masters).

SACRED CRAFT CONSUMER SURF EXPO FULL SCHEDULE Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo

SATURDAY APRIL 10th
7:00a: MAGICAL MORNING SURFBOARD DEMO presented by Transworld SURF @ C Street parking lot – Stables area – free to the public!

10:00a: C STREET surfboard demo ends

10:00a: DOORS OPEN to Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo including SurfersVillage Grotto w/ Rob Havassy’s Surf Story Project artists collective studio & gallery and the Korduroy.tv short films lounge.

10:00a: LIVE SHAPING demo Michel Junod (9am start) “Tribute to the Masters” competition honoring Renny Yater presented by US Blanks

10:00a: COLLECTIBLE SURFBOARD & surf memorabilia ‘roadshow’ style appraisals presented by PRIMO BEER Barry Haun, Kirk Putnam, Sam George, Chris Simpson, Steve Pezman, Joe Tabler, Irwin Spitz, Keith Maynard Eshelman & Bird Huffman; others TBD

10:00a: YOUNG GUNS OF SHAPING – live shaping demo Ryan Lovelace presented by Bubblegum Surf Wax

10:30a: LIVE MUSIC presented by Rhythm – Boo Stubbs

11:15a: LIVE SHAPING demo Wayne Rich “Tribute to the Masters” competition honoring Renny Yater presented by US Blanks

11:30a: YOUNG GUNS OF SHAPING – live shaping demo Andrew Doheny PacSun USA National Surf Team member; presented by Bubblegum Surf Wax

12:15p: LIVE MUSIC presented by Rhythm – Kevin White

1:00p: SURF NERD trivia game World Champ Peter Townend Vs. World Champ Shaun Tomson presented by TransWorld SURF

1:30p: LIVE SHAPING demo Todd Proctor “Tribute to the Masters” competition honoring Renny Yater presented by US Blanks

2:00p: LIVE MUSIC presented by Rhythm – Seth Pettersen and the Undertow

2:00p: YOUNG GUNS OF SHAPING – live shaping demo Tanner Prairie presented by Bubble Gum Surf Wax

3:45p: LIVE SHAPING demo Dennis Ryder “Tribute to the Masters” competition honoring Renny Yater presented by US Blanks

4:00p: LIVE MUSIC presented by Rhythm – Roman Alexander and The Robbery

4:00p: LIVE SHAPING demo Twinzer provocateur Will Jobson presented by Bubblegum Surf Wax

6:00p: DOORS CLOSED

SUNDAY APRIL 11
10:00a: DOORS OPEN to Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo including SurfersVillage Grotto w/ Rob Havassy’s Surf Story Project artists collective studio & gallery and the Korduroy.tv short films lounge.

10:00a: LIVE SHAPING demo Matt Moore “Tribute to the Masters” competition honoring Renny Yater presented by US Blanks.

11:00a: LIVE MUSIC presented by Rhythm – Will Jobson & Friends

11:00a: SEMINAR/DISCUSSION S.E.R.F. Academy Academy combines a challenging College Prep Curriculum with Environmental, Humanitarian and Ocean Studies in a setting embracing Outdoor Education, Community Involvement and Surfing. Presented by Bubble Gum Surf Wax.

11:00a: LIVE SHAPING demo Northern LA’s Ian Zamora presented by PRIMO BEER.

11:45a: SEMINAR/DISCUSSION Standup Paddling Ethics and Impact – Sam George moderates an explosive issue with panel experts. Presented by Bubble Gum Surf Wax.

12:15p: LIVE SHAPING demo Nick Palandrani “Tribute to the Masters” competition honoring Renny Yater presented by US Blanks.

12:30p: LIVE SHAPING demo Gary Murphy of Brownfish Handplanes shapes wooden handplane. Get close to the source! presented by PRIMO BEER.

1:00p: LIVE GLASSING DEMO – Solarez Zerovoc UV Cure Epoxy Coating Of EPS Blanks Gary Fisher and Mike Richardson of Wahoo International Inc, makers of Solarez UV-Cure resins, will be demonstrating their new 3-minute cure resin for glassing EPS blanks. Imagine shaping your EPS blank in the morning and surfing it before noon. Now imagine doing that with a resin that is eco-friendly and incredibly tough. The new resin, ZEROVOC is exactly what the name implies, Zero VOCs (vapors). It is a one-part system with no toxic or flammable vapors or hardeners that can cause allergies to glassers. The insurgence of so many EPS blanks in recent years has prompted the need for a clean, fast method to glass a strong, light board. ZEROVOC is it. Presented by Bubble Gum Surf Wax.

*In addition Foam E-Z and Entropy Bio will be laminating in their Booth # F9 on Sat & Sun.

1:00p: LIVE MUSIC presented by Rhythm – Surfer/Shaper/Musician Ashley Lloyd & Friends

2:00p: SEMINAR/DISCUSSION Fins: Facts and Fiction – Curtis Hesselgrave and Glenn Hening An Overview of recent developments in fin design as presented at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography during the 8th Annual Groundswell Society Conference in 2009. Presented by Bubble Gum Surf Wax.

2:30p: JUDGING – Tribute to the Masters shaping competition honoring Renny Yater. Presented by US Blanks. Renny Yater, Lauren Yater, Kirk Putnam, Roger Nance.

3:30p: CHECK PRESENTATION $1000 Tribute to the Masters shaping competition honoring Renny Yater. Presented by US Blanks.

3:30p: LUCKY WINNER ANNOUNCED – Surfboard & surf trip at Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp.

4:00p: EXPO CLOSES – See you next year!

List of the exhibitors as of 04/02/2010:

44 HIGH SURFBOARDS
ALOHA-CRUZ HAWAIIANA
BRUCE JONES SURFBOARDS
BIRGES PRODUCTS
BROWNFISH HANDPLANES
BOARDFISHER
BUBBLE GUM SURF WAX
CHAD RYAN SURFBOARDS
COASTAL CLASSICS – GRAVETT FINE ART
COOP DEVILLE SURFBOARDS
COOPERFISH SURFBOARDS
DENNIS RYDER SURFBOARDS
DK SURFBOARDS
ENTROPY BIO RESINS
EKSTROM ASYMETRICAL
FACTION SURFBOARDS
FLETCHER CHOUINARD DESIGNS
FIBERGLASS HAWAII VENTURA
FINELINE SURFBOARDS
FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS
FOAM E-Z
FOAM FINS AND FIBERGLASS
FLETCHER CHOUINARD DESIGNS
FUSE-TIGHT EPS
FUTURES FIN SYSTEMS
GRAIN SURFBOARDS
HESS SURFBOARDS
HILBERS/PUTNAM SURF DESIGNS
INT SURFBOARDS
J7 SURFBOARDS
JEFF CLARK SURFBOARDS
JS SURFBOARDS
KANA SURFBOARDS
LOKBOX FIN COMPANY
…LOST SURFBOARDS
MARKO FOAM
MATT MOORE – RINCON DESIGNS
NINEPLUS
OBECHE BOARDS
OKI SURFBOARDS
ON IT PRO
PATAGONIA WETSUITS
PRO-LITE BOARD BAGS AND ACCESSORIES
RAINBOW FIN COMPANY
RESIST SURFBOARDS
RHYTHM
ROBERTS HIGH PERFORMANCE SURFBOARDS
ROBERT AUGUST SURFBOARDS
RON REGALADO PHOTO GRAPHICS
SAVE THE WAVES
SAVE NAPLES
S.E.R.F. ACADEMY
SPENCE SURFBOARDS
SOLAREZ
SOURCE SURFBOARDS – NICK PALANDRANI
STEWART SURFBOARDS
STRETCH SURFBOARDS
STUDIO51.COM
STUDIO 609 BOARD CRAFT
SURF BLANKS AMERICA
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION
SURFTECH
THE SWIFT MOVEMENT
TIMBERLINE SURFBOARDS
TRUE AMES FIN COMPANY
THE SURFING HERITAGE FOUNDATION
THE SURFERS JOURNAL
TRANSWORLD SURF
TRANSWORLD BUSINESS
TOMO SURFBOARDS – DANIEL THOMPSON
UBI – GREG WEBSTER GLASSING
US BLANKS
VENTURA SURF CLUB
WAVE FRONT SURF SHOP
WHITEHOT FOAM
WEGENER SURFBOARDS
WOOD SURFBOARD SUPPLY
YATER SURFBOARDS
ZAMORA SURFBOARDS

WHO: Surfers, Shapers, Designers, Craftsman, Manufacturers
WHAT: Surfboards and the culture that flows from them.
WHEN: April 10 & 11 2010; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
WHERE: Ventura County Fairgrounds on the point at @ C Street – Go for a surf and then stroll over and check out the expo!
WHY: Because surfers really only care about two things; waves and the equipment to ride them with.
HOW: $10 at the door (U12 free) includes TransWorld SURF subscription and door prizes including surfboard and one week stay at Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp.

About SACRED CRAFT CONSUMER SURF EXPO
In the beginning, it was all about the surfboard. The only thing that mattered. From ancient Polynesia to the ASP World Championship Tour; from Waikiki to Maverick’s; from The Endless Summer to Surfline; as the eras passed what we’ve worn or said or listened to or traveled to or read or watched are just sidebars on surfing’s timeline. Because the history of our sport is the history of the surfboard. Nothing has defined the surfing experience more than that on which we ride the waves. Nothing defines the surfer more than his (or her) surfboard. So much more than a tool, the surfboard has become a philosophical icon, a sacred craft, a culturally pervasive symbol of freedom, adventure and enduring youth.