Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The SACRED CRAFT Consumer Surfboard Expo takes place Oct. 11 & 12 2008. SACRED CRAFT will be held at the Wyland Exhibit Hall in the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Surfboard shapers & board manufacturers will gather for two days to exhibit their state-of-the-art surfboards and celebrate the culture of the surfboard with their fellow surfers.
SACRED CRAFT director Scott Bass is very excited about the new venue. "The Wyland Exhibit Hall is much bigger than last year's facility," explained Bass. "The ceilings are higher and the footprint is much larger. We needed room to breathe, last year we were packed." Over 4000 surfboard lovers attended last year's SACRED CRAFT Consumer Surfboard Expo.
Bigger and better is the theme for this year's expo and that means new exhibits and attractions for surfboard lovers. "We're going to have all the top surfboard makers here. But we really pride ourselves on making it affordable for smaller grass roots board builders to show their wares to the public," explained Bass. "And in keeping with that theme, we want to expose young people to the art of surfboard shaping through our 'hands-on shaping experience' exhibit. Young shapers have to start somewhere. It is our hope that a few up-and-coming Dick Brewers germinate out of this hands-on shaping experience."
SACRED CRAFT will also feature seminars including surf artist Drew Brophy and many others (TBA), top secret pro surfer / shapers (TBA), a wetsuit pavilion, fabulous artwork and other exciting exhibits. "We're even toying with the idea of premiering a surf movie on Saturday night," said Bass. "And of course there is our Tribute to the Masters Shape-Off."