MAY 14 & 15 , 2016
DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS
Honoring Mr. Pipeline Gerry Lopez in the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters Shape-off Competition presented by US Blanks.
Featuring six shapers in a timed competition as they attempt to replicate a classic Lopez surfboard. Each shaper receives 1.5hrs. The six shapers, hand chosen by Gerry Lopez: Ryan Burch, Ron House, Ryan Lovelace, Ward Coffey, Pat Rawson and defending Champion Roger Hinds.
The Boardroom features great deals on state-of-the-art surfboards and gear by the surf industry’s top shapers, designers, and manufacturers.
Insightful seminars produced by Surfer magazine featuring Tom Lochtefeld, Brad Melekian, Sam George, Chas Smith, Nick Carroll, Gary Linden, Maurice Cole, Peter Townend, John Luff, Jeff Clark, Greg Long, Matt Biolos and many more.
Young Guns of Shaping presented by US Blanks features U18 shapers Zach Flores, Trevor Andenberg, and Koby Gilchrist showcasing their shaping skills.
Glassing and laminating demos presented by RevChem Composites. A series of engaging demos using the latest in technological laminating breakthroughs and space-age 21st Century materials as well colorful paints and pigments.
Ukulele & guitar luthiers exhibit. Many of them California luthiers are surfers and the connection between music and riding waves is simply too close to ignore. Includes an acoustic demo stage and local San Diego and Southern California luthiers such as Pepe Romero, Hank Johnson, Ken Minasian, Mark Hudson, Pat Hurley, Kirk Putnam and others being added weekly.
A vintage surfboard swap: SUNDAY ONLY! An outside area for displaying, swapping, selling your Vintage Surfboards. IMPORTANT: ONLY PRE 1990 BOARDS ALLOWED. ONLY 2 BOARDS PER ATTENDEE ALLOWED. USE BACK FENCE AREA ENTRANCE. MUST BUY AN ENTRY TICKET TO DISPLAY.
Best In Show Big Wave Guns Presented by Bubble Gum Surf Wax : The 2016 El Nino big wave season set unprecedented performances in the big wave arena. Best In Show Big Wave Guns presented by Bubble Gum Surf Wax will showcase gorgeous surfboards crafted for paddling into behemoth waves.
Learn To Shape! DIY Shaping seminars by Foam E-Z and others in our shaping bay take the anxiety away. Make yourself a surfboard! It’s simple. Every surfer worth his salt should make himself/herself a surfboard. We’ll show you how.
Plus learn about industry cutting edge technological breakthroughs. Plenty of culture, music, art, film. Tons of fun for the whole family.
Demo Morning at 15th St. Sunday morning 645am-10am. Try the boards on Sunday morning including the new Kelly Slater Surfboards and Rob Machado Surfboards with Firewire Technology
Win a JS INDUSTRIES Surfboard in the Bubble Gum Surf Wax Best In Show Selfie Contest – It’s easy! 1) Walk over to the Best In Show Big Wave Guns Exhibit presented by Bubble Gum Surf Wax. 2) Take an Instagram selfie on the Bubble Gum Surf Wax Best In Show Selfie Contest Step and Repeat (see below) 3) Post to Instagram using hastags: #bubblegumsurfwax #boardroomshow
Take your selfie here
Bubble Gum Surf Wax Best In Show Selfie Contest
Step and Repeat
10AM – Doors Open
10AM – Live Shaping – Ryan Lovelace Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters honoring Gerry Lopez presented by US Blanks
10AM – Live Shaping – Koby Gilchrist Young Guns of Shaping presented by US Blanks
1030AM – Laminating – Mike Delaney Prepping …Lost Carbon Wraps presented by Douglas Surf
11AM – Guitar and Ukulele Demo Stage – Meet the Luthiers
11AM – Laminating – Eric Scheafer: Fin Setting presented by Douglas Surf
12PM – Ribbons Awarded : Best In Show Big Wave Guns presented by Bubble Gum Surf Wax
12PM – Learn to Shape – DIY class with Foam E-Z presented by US Blanks
12PM Laminating – Whitney Lang / Mike Delaney Glassing Personal Shape, Windy Windy Surfboards presented by Douglas Surf
12PM – Live Shaping – Ron House Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters honoring Gerry Lopez presented by US Blanks
12PM – The SURFER Talks – Kelly’s Wave: It Changes Everything. It Changes Nothing. presented by Millennium Foam
1PM – Live Shaping – Zack Flores Young Guns of Shaping presented by US Blanks
130PM – Laminating -Brian Anderson Glassing 1 Panda Surfboard (Color Work) presented by Douglas Surf
2PM – Laminating -Mike Delaney Laminating Lost Color Board (Color Work) presented by Douglas Surf
2PM – Live Shaping – Ward Coffey Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters honoring Gerry Lopez presented by US Blanks
2PM – Guitar and Ukulele Demo Stage – Meet the Luthiers
2PM – The SURFER Talks – Are We Not Entertained? Examining Surfing’s Professional Future presented by Millennium Foam
3PM – Laminating – Set up Brian Anderson Glassing SUP with Vector Net presented by Douglas Surf
330PM – Laminating – Mike Delaney Glassing Lost Carbon Wrap presented by Douglas Surf
430PM – Learn to Shape – DIY class with Foam E-Z presented by US Blanks
4PM – Live Shaping –Ryan Burch Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters honoring Gerry Lopez presented by US Blanks
4PM – The SURFER Talks – El Nino’s Wake: Making Sense Of The Best Big Wave Winter In History Presented by Millennium Foam
430PM – Laminating – Clean up presented by Douglas Surf
6PM – Doors close for the evening. After party at peaboy’s in Encinitas w Boo Stubb’s & Fingerprint 8PM
7AM – Demo Morning 15th St. Del Mar
10AM – Doors Open
10AM – Vintage Surf Swap – outside fenced area
10AM – Live Shaping – Trevor Anderberg Young Guns of Shaping presented by US Blanks
1030AM – Laminating – Brian Anderson Glassing Lost Puddle Jumper Model (Color Work) presented by Douglas Surf
11AM – The SURFER Talks – In Search Of The Perfect Line: A Conversation With Gerry Lopez presented by Millennium Foam
11AM – Live Shaping – Pat Rawson Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters honoring Gerry Lopez presented by US Blanks
1130AM – Laminating – Mike Delaney Vacuum Bagging presented by Douglas Surf
12PM – Learn to Shape – DIY class with Shaper Studios presented by US Blanks
12PM – Laminating – Arctic Algae Blank Glassing presented by Douglas Surf
1PM – Live Shaping – Roger Hinds Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters presented by US Blanks
1PM – The SURFER Talks – Grass Is Always Greenough: Innovation And Experimentation presented by Millennium Foam
1PM – Laminating – Set Up: Brian Anderson Glassing a Dano Surfboard (Color Work) presented by Douglas Surf
130PM – Laminating -Mike Delaney Glassing Uhuru Surfboard with Boardlam Graphic presented by Douglas Surf
2PM – Learn to Shape – DIY class with Shaper Studios presented by US Blanks
230PM – Laminating – Clean Up presented by Douglas Surf
3PM – Judging – Gerry Lopez Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters honoring Gerry Lopez presented by US Blanks
330PM – Awards – Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters honoring Gerry Lopez presented by US Blanks
4PM – Show Closes – See you in 2017, the 10th anniversary!
Admission: $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Kids 15 and under are free.
See and fondle the latest State of the Art surfboards, wetsuits, hardgoods, and cool gear.
Engaging one on one with industries leading shapers, craftsman, designers, manufactures and surfers
Meet Gerry Lopez, live shaping, demo boards, music, seminars
(as of 4/24/16)
Nathan Gibbs Art
Matt Beard Art
3rd Reef XXL
Pepe Romero Jr.
Gordon and Smith
Kelly Slater Surfboards
Bird’s Surf Shed
Maurice Cole EEV
Kings Paddle Sports
Future Fin Co.
Pro Set Epoxy
Ocean Dreams Surf Charter
Surfing Heritage & Culture Center
Bubble Gum Surf Wax
100 Wave Challenge
The Surfers Journal
Shane Carpenter PT
Ghetto Juice Mag