Kid Creature, a brand created by 12-year old surfer Calvin Saxton, is launching 'Kid Creature Surfboards,' a line of boards that Saxton hand shaped and painted. The line will make its debut at Shaper Studios, where they were made, on May 12, 2012.
"We've been a huge supporter of Calvin and his Kid Creature line for some time now, so it is amazing to see his imaginative creations transform into a global surfboard line," said Chris Clark, founder of Shaper Studios. "Calvin has a tremendous heart and passion for helping others, and we're excited to help him give back by hosting his surfboard launch at our shop with a benefit event, which also coincides with the San Diego Surf Film Festival, another event that we're extremely excited to be a part of."
A lifelong asthmatic, Calvin Saxton donates 10% of all Kid Creature products and collaborations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Pipeline To A Cure, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting kids who have cystic fibrosis by raising awareness and support for the disease from the action sports industry.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 3, 2012) –The Kid Creature Surfboards Launch Party which will also serve as the official after-party for the San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF). The inaugural film festival, taking place on May 11-13th, will feature 13 feature length films and 22 shorts films from around the world revolving around surfing. The event is expected to draw filmmakers, surfers and surf enthusiasts from around the globe.
What: Kid Creature Surfboards Launch Party
Where: Shaper Studios (6310 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA 92120)
When: Saturday, May 12th from 6PM – 2AM
Why: $10 entry fee to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Pipeline To A Cure
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Michael Weybret, resident videographer of Shaper Studios and director of the group's 'Foam & Friends' video series, will be included in the SDSFF with his short video, "Margaux." The film was recently awarded first place at the Board Shorts Film Festival.
For more information on the Kid Creature Surfboards Launch Party, please visit:www.shaperstudios.com/kidcreature.
About Shaper Studios
Shaper Studios is California's first surfboard workshop, giving surfers a home outside the water where they can come shape and design their own surfboards. Shaper Studios offers private and group shaping lessons with a professional staff of friendly surfboard builders who have a passion for sharing the art of surfboard design with surfers of all ages. For more information, visit www.shaperstudios.com.
About Kid Creature
Kid Creature was created by 12-year old Newport Beach native Calvin Saxton, an avid surfer and asthmatic. 10% of the Kid Creature profits are donated to Pipeline for a Cure, a cystic fibrosis non-profit group aimed at raising awareness and support for kids with living with the disease. Learn more about Calvin and his Kid Creature line at www.kidcreature.net.