The 2010 edition of the Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo kicks off tomorrow in conjunction with ASR in downtown San Diego. If you’re in the area you don’t want to miss this opportunity to check out a blending of surfboard history with the latest in surfboard technology. Here’s a few things to make sure to check out. Find out more info about Sacred Craft here.
Here’s some of our preview stories revolving around Sacred Craft:
Tribute to the Masters Shape-off honoring Simon Anderson presented by US Blanks
• 10:00 AM- MICHAEL BARON
• 12:00 PM- JASON BENNETT
• 2:00 PM- LARRY MABILE
• 4:00 PM- PAT RAWSON
• 11:00 AM- MATT BIOLOS
• 1:00 PM- BRIAN BUKLEY
• 3:00 PM- SIMON ANDERSON & GARY MCNABB JUDGING
• 3:30 PM- TROHPY/CHECK PRESENTATION
Foam will be flying during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off honoring Australian surfing and shaping legend Simon Anderson. The competing shapers are Pat Rawson, Matt Biolos, Brian Bulkley, Larry Mabile, Jason Bennett and Michael Baron. They will replicate a classic Simon Anderson Thruster. The Thruster design, utilizing three like-sized fins on a wide tail, took the surf world by storm in the early 80s.
KorduroyTV Short Films Lounge
Location: The San Diego Convention Center- The Sail
KorduroyTV Short Films Lounge. Have you checked out the Korduroy.tv blog? There’s some good stuff on there and they’ll be showing short films from the Get Stoked Tour all weekend long. Films include Portrait: Chris Dorsey, The Possibilities Of Surfing On Snow, New Hampshire, The Parting, Plain Old Planing Hull, and more.
Surfboard n Surf Memoribilia ‘Antique Roadshow’ Appraisals presented by PRIMO Beer
Young Guns of Shaping presented by SIMR Surfboards
• 11:15 AM- DJ KANE
• 1:30 PM- RYAN BURCH
• 3:45 PM- GARY STRAHLE
• 11:30 AM- JUDGING RUSTY PREISENDORFER
• 12-3:00 PM- TIM BESSELL craft a futuristic surfboard from a chunk of foam.
Four shapers, each 25-years-old or younger, are given two hours each to shape a surfboard out of a massive 10’10” stringerless chunk of foam. They can shape anything they want. The shapers use their own tools. The finished blanks will then be judged Saturday afternoon by legendary San Diego shaper Rusty Preisendorfer.