SACRED CRAFT THIS WEEKEND IN VENTURA ON APRIL 10TH AND 11TH

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SACRED CRAFT THIS WEEKEND IN VENTURA ON APRIL 10TH AND 11TH


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.

Gerry Lopez will be signing his book in the Patagonia Booth on Sunday April 11.

"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

SATURDAY APRIL 10th

  • 7:00a: MAGICAL MORNING SURFBOARD DEMO presented by Transworld SURF @ C Street 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
  • 12:00p: LIVE MUSIC presented by Rhythm - Kevin White
  • 12:00: LIVE SHAPING Young Guns of Shaping live demo Tanner Prairie mows for flow on a 9' 8" Y.
  • 1:30p: 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 Bubblegum 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.
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