Thursday, April 08, 2010

WE'LL BE CLOSED THIS SATURDAY since we'll be at Sacred Craft this Weekend!

You know that feeling you get right before finals in high school, all the late nights studying, thinking about failing, the anxiety….well that’s what were feeling, but it’s just in preparation for Sacred Craft up in Ventura on April 10th and 11th. I know your probably weeping in your Wheaties because we don’t have our unbelievably, finely crafted newsletter, but don’t fret, we’ve got some cool stuff planned for that up coming weekend. We’ll be bringing it to the people both days ‘cause that’s what we like to do.

This time we have partnered up with Entropy Bio-Resins and Marko Foam to create an all inclusive surf center within the show. We’re going to have a glassing demo both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. where we’ll be glassing up a couple of boards with the SUPER Sap and SURF Sap Bio-Resins. This demo will take place in the Entropy booth (F-10) which will be sandwiched between the Foam E-Z and Marko booths. Not only is that going to be happening, but since we’re such generous guys we’ll also be raffling off the SURF PRESCRIPTIONS demo board as well as a lot of other goodies. Yeah, for real, the winner will be able to pick up their completed surfboard two weeks after the show at Foam E-Z!!! Entry in the raffle is free, the demo is free, and like always we’ll have plenty of knowledgeable staff there to answer any questions about the products. As usual there will also be some special show pricing, if you know what I mean…. wink, wink. Believe me, if you like surfing in general then you’ll love Sacred Craft, and I’m guessing that you do if you’re reading this. Make sure to come by our booth and check out the demo, get in the raffle, talk shop, and play with some cool new products.

Next month we’ll have a full recap of Sacred Craft with interviews and video from the show. I’m sure we’ll also have some blog and Facebook updates so make sure you’re our friend on Facebook and check the blog regularly. It’s going to be a blast so come and be a part of it.
We're happy to announce that the winners of MARCH’S RAFFLE of the THREE (3) E-Z Squares are: local customer Ben Slayback; Stephen Skinner of Hingham, Ma; and Patrick Collins of Wilmington, NC!

This month we're raffling off some great Shaping tools: Flexpad Shaping Block and an E-Z Finish Shaping Pad to ONE lucky customer. All you have to be entered is spend at least $30.00 in the shop or online. The winner will be announced at the beginning of May in our newsletter and on our blog. Happy raffling!

Monday, April 05, 2010

"HARBOUR CHRONICLES, A Life in Surfboard Culture" Book Signing & Auction

Honolua Surf Co. Presents "Harbour Chronicles: A Life in Surfboard Culture" Book Signing & Auction, Thursday April 8th from 5-8pm.

Inspired by the life and work of master surfboard shaper, Rich Harbour, this 144 page, full color hard cover book includes essays by Mike Marshall (RIP), C.R. Stecyk III, Steve Pezman and Mitchell De Jarnett. Rich Harbour and many of the other contributors to the book will be here signing copies so don't miss this opportunity! A limited quantity of books will be available at this event for the retail price of $29.95. The publication includes many heretofore unpublished, historic photographs by Rich Harbour, Peter Brouillet, Leo Hetzel, Leroy Grannis, and Sean Collins. There will be a number of special guests present to sign books!

At this event, a silent auction will be held for the special quiver of 'Museum Edition' Surfboards designed by Rich Harbour especially for this show. In addition, a Limited Edition (#3 of an edition of a only five! ) 50th Anniversary Harbour Surfboard made of Curly Redwood / Balsa will be included in this charity auction. The Surfrider Foundation and OCC Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will benefit from the proceeds of this auction so please come bid on a piece of surfing history, support responsible stewardship of our coastal resources, and the arts at OCC as well. Rich Harbour has been shaping since 1959 and has crafted more than 29,000 surfboards. Vintage Harbours are sought by collectors around the world who are eager to own a board handcrafted by one of surfing's greatest living board builders. Rich still works every day, sculpting these exquisitely crafted surfboards in the oldest continuously operating shape room at 329 Main St. in Seal Beach, CA. After 50 years of shaping, he remains a vital influence on the art and design of the modern surfboard.

I have briefly seen the book and it looks awesome. There are incredible pictures and stories throughout this hardbound book. I've heard quite a few of the classic stories over the years and were involved in a number of them when I was grom. Hope to see you there I know it will be a great event. Brad