Sacred Craft Ventura Honors Renny Yater, Draws Solid Crowd

Scott Bass’ consumer surfboard expo, Sacred Craft, was held on April 10–11 in Ventura, California. Board builders, surf hardgoods accessories manufacturers, artists, and a miscellany of other exhibitors set up camp for the two-day show, which brought in a slew of board enthusiasts, families, and weekend warriors. There were surf films being premiered, antique roadshow appraisals of historic surfboards, and Renny Yater was honored in the Tribute To The Masters Shape-off. Another highlight was the World Champions Edition of TW SURF’s game show, Surf Nerd. Peter “PT” Townend and Shaun Tomson went head-to-head in a game of surf trivia for the record books. All-in-all the event was an overwhelming success. Check out some of the photos from the event below.

The aisles were packed at Ventura County Fairgrounds for Sacred Craft on Saturday, April 10.

The aisles were packed at Ventura County Fairgrounds for Sacred Craft on Saturday, April 10.

There were all manner of surf crat on disply, from Grain Surfboards' wooden boards to ...

There were all manner of surf craft on disply, from Grain Surfboards' wooden boards ...

...to Firewire's high-tech paraobolic boards, and...

...to Firewire's high-tech parabolic boards, and...

...everything in between.

...everything in between.

There was also an impressive display of classics from the Surfing Heritage Museum.

There was also an impressive display of classics from the Surfing Heritage Museum.

Shapers went head-to-head in a contest to honor Renny Yater.

Shapers went head-to-head in a contest to honor Renny Yater.

People came out of the wood works to see what the show is all about.

People came out of the wood works to see what the show is all about.

Patagonia's offies are literally right down the street, and they had a strong pressence on the floor.

Patagonia's offies are literally right down the street, and they had a strong pressence on the floor.

Internationally distributed brands like Surftech were also on hand.

Internationally distributed brands like Surftech were also on hand.

Bruce Jones had one of the most creative booths at the show.

Bruce Jones had one of the most creative booths at the show.

The shaping exhibitions were very popular.

The shaping exhibitions were very popular.

The exhibitions were a great way to see the craft of building boards first hand.

The exhibitions were a great way to see the craft of building boards first hand.