2010 Sacred Craft Shapers Announced



Robust exhibitor list for August 2010 event released


Encinitas, CA (June 22, 2010) — Foam will be flying during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks honoring Australian surfing and shaping legend Simon Anderson at Sacred Craft Expo, held adjacent to ASR, this August 14th and 15th. Six premier shapers have been chosen to replicate the classic Simon Anderson Thruster design. The square-jawed, regular-foot rode the Thruster to victory during the epic 1981 Bells event that was graced with waves upwards of 15′.

The competing shapers are Pat Rawson, Matt Biolos, Brian Bulkley, Larry Mabile, Jason Bennett and Michael Baron. The winning shaper will receive a check from US Blanks for $1000 and their name inscribed on the Mike Marshall perpetual trophy alongside past winners Ricky Carroll, Pat Rawson and Wayne Rich.

“Everyone knows that Simon’s Thruster design was a groundbreaking concept,” says Hawaiian shaper and defending champion Pat Rawson. “Sacred Craft’s shape-off is a very fitting and deserved tribute to a legendary shaper and surfer.”

The six shapers will each be allotted one and half hours in the US Blanks shaping bay. 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. Today, in each and every surf shop you walk into, a three-finned Thruster inspired surfboard is for sale. The Thruster design is far and away the most widely ridden and recognized surfboard design in the world. Every World Title (men's and women's) since 1984 has been won on a Thruster inspired design.

The Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks is part of the Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo weekend, August 14th and 15th at the award winning Sail Pavilion atop the San Diego Convention Center, overlooking beautiful San Diego Bay. In addition to the shaping competition, the Art of Shaping OC Edition auction presented by Billabong takes place Saturday evening at ASR.

There will also be a vintage surfboard and surf memorabilia ‘Antique Roadshow’ event presented by Primo Beer, a Bob Simmons exhibit presented by the Surfing Heritage Foundation, the Young Guns of Shaping, hand laminating, vacuum bag laminating, an art grotto curated by Rob Havassy, the Korduroy.tv short films lounge, surfers playing music for surfers on the Rhythm music stage, hundreds of state-of-the-art surfboards, cutting edge wetsuits, surf cars, surf gear, surf art, surfboard demos, 'Surf Nerd' surf trivia game, Primo beer, movies, surfboard giveaways and tons of fun.


Surfers, Shapers, Designers, Craftsman, Manufacturers


Surfboards and the culture that flows from them.


August 14 and 15, 2010; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-4pm (during ASR)


Award winning Sail Pavilion atop the San Diego Convention Center and overlooking beautiful San Diego Bay


Because surfers really only care about two things; waves and the equipment to ride them with.


$10 at the door includes TransWorld SURF subscription and door prizes including surfboards

Here's a sampling of Sacred Craft Exhibitors signed on for this August's event:

Art By Colleen Gnos

Art By Vince Broglio

Axxe Wetsuits

Betty Belts

Bing Surfboards

Board Fisher


Bruce Jones Surfboards

Bubble Gum Surf Wax

Challenger Surfboards

Chromatik Collective

Denno Pop

Dessa Kirk Studios

Dk Surfboards

Ekstrom Surfboards

Entropy Bio Resins

Fcs Surf Hardware

Fineline Surfboards

Firewire Surfboards

Fletcher Chouinard Designs

Foam E-Z

Fresh Pineapples Surfboards

Futures Fin Systems

Gordan/Palandrani Surfboards

Grain Surfboards

Green Pacha Surfboards

Hansens Surfboards

Hilbers/Putnam Surf Designs

Jeff Clark Surfboards

Kana Surfboards

Linden Surfboards

Lokbox Fin Company

Matunas Surf Wax


On It Pro

One Surfboards

Patagonia Wetsuits

Plus One Surfboards

Pro-Lite Board Bags And Accessories

Rainbow Fin Company


Robert August Surfboards

Rusty Surfboards

Sharp Eye Surfboards

Simon Anderson Surfboards

Simr Surfboards


Source Surfboards

Sticky Bumps Wax

Stretch Surfboards

Surfboards By Hap Jacobs

Surfboards By Stamps


The Surfers Journal

The Surfing Heritage Foundation

The Swift Movement

Third World Exotic By Larry Mabile

Tnt Surfboards & Manufacturing

Transworld Surf

Triton Surfboards

True Ames Fin Company

Us Blanks

Wnc Foam

Wood Surfboard Supply

Wood Surfboard Supply


For more info go to http://sacredcraftexpo.com

Or email Scott Bass – Scott@surfboardshow.com


Sacred Craft is and always has been about the surfboard. We are passionate about our crafts, and about the craft: surfboards, shapers, designers, manufacturers and the culture that flows from the surfboard. Because surfers really only care about two things: waves and the equipment to ride them with.