Global Wave Ventures announced Wednesday, March 5, that Daytona Beach, Fla. is the selected location for the first-ever Boards & Waves Expo July 12-13, 2008, according to a press release issued by the organization.
The two-day event, which is primarily a consumer exhibition, will consist of more than 60 exhibits and will be held at the newly-remodeled Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center. Attendees can count on surfboard shaping demos, surfboard painting by Drew Brophy, a vintage board collection display and the “Young Guns of Foam” exhibit, showcasing industry-selected, up-and-coming shapers of the new generation.
President of Global Wave Ventures, an avid surfer who also consults to the action sports industry.
“With today’s diversity and complexity of boards, foam and fins, the consumer needs more information before he/she buys a new surfboard. The Boards & Waves Expo will allow consumers the opportunity to talk face-to-face with the industry’s top shapers, fin designers, foam manufacturers, local surf retailers, pro and amateur surfers and more in a fun, friendly, and informative environment,” said Dave Seehafer, vice president of Global Waves Ventures, an avid surfer and an action sports industry consultant.
Two Ricky Carroll surfboards will be raffled off both days of the event. Cover is $5 per person or free for youth age 12 and under and a portion of the days’ events will be donated to Surfrider Foundation. For more information about the Boards & Waves Expo, call 949-466-4110, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out it out online HERE.