January 06, 2013 – SURFING NEWS — SURFING NEWS Jaimal Yogis – The Fear Project & MUCH MUCH MORE
w/ Scott Bass (surfer) and Jeff Baldwin (surfer)
Great Read The Fear Project Jaimal Yogis
Who among us has not been paralyzed by fear? In THE FEAR PROJECT, award-winning journalist and surfer Jaimal Yogis sets out to better understand fear – why does it so often dominate our lives, what makes it tick, and is there even a way to use it to our advantage? In the process, he plunges readers into white shark-infested waters, brings them along to surf 40+ foot waves in the dead of winter, and gives them access to some of the world’s best neuroscience labs, psychologists, and extreme athletes. In this entertaining, often laugh-out-loud narrative, Yogis also treats himself like a guinea pig for all of his research, pushing his own fears repeatedly to the limits—in his sport, in his life, and in love. Ultimately, Yogis shares with his readers the best strategies to emerge triumphant from even the most paralyzing of fears.
THE FEAR PROJECT gives readers insight into the following:
+ How fear evolved in the human brain
+ How to tell the difference between “good fear” and “bad fear”
+ How to use the latest neuroscience to transform fear memories
+ Why fear spreads between us
+ How to counteract fearful “group think”
+ How to turn fear into a performance enhancer — athletically and at work
First let me say that I applaud Jaimal Yogis for his great writing. This book is filled with sincerity, humility, and honesty. The Fear Project is an insightful, informative, and well written personal foray into fear: what it is, why it is, how it affects us through experience (his own and others) and using scientific investigation.
The book’s genesis ? How did it come about? A certain fear overcame you, crippled you, and you journalistic tendency was to explore this fear?
A relationship? Fear?
Amygdala : how does fear physiologically manifests itself?
Fight or flight? Since day one we’ve had this innate ability to survive, but in todays world our fears seem somewhat trivial in the context of a T-Rex eating us for breakfast, but these rather mundane modern fears, say Fear of Commitment, still manifest themselves in the same way as the T Rex staring down on us.
To find out more about Fear: what it is, why it is, how it affects us, you did some participant observation studies, one was diving with Great White Sharks in the Farallons?
Talk a bit about this?
Meditation, why is it helpful in the context of fear?
Yes, meditation practitioners spike highly in stress or fear situations, but they return to baseline calm much faster.
Mavericks! OMG. Gnar Gnar. You’re going to face Mavs and the two decades of horror stories, shark attacks, three wave hold downs, deaths, cold water, rocks??
Fear increases your heart rate, you use more oxygen, not good for surfing or more specifically underwater hold downs.
A sports pyschologist suggested what? Writing down your fears?
Doc Renneker told you about hold downs and slowing down, can you explain that a little bit for us?
Surfing; we have a brilliant phrase “only a surfer knows the feeling”, yet try as they might, nary a surfer has been able to capture that feeling in words, or on film, or convey that special feeling we all get after we surf?
But I’m going to give you a shot, why do you think we feel so special, so alive, so full happiness, after we surf? Could it be that we have overcome some sense of fear? Or is it an addiction? Dopamine?
Amy? Spoiler alert? Are you still with her? Why no pullout centerfold? Is it because she reminds you of Doc Renneker? BTW: After reading about her, I think I’m in love with Amy too.
Some of the suggestions about alleviating fear, things like meditation, training under stress, visualization of success, I’ve created posters for my kids room that read, “meditate or fail”. “Visualize success or fail!”
What are your fears? I’m fearful of not providing for the family, for a full retirement?
November 18, 2012 — Surfing News : DANE REYNOLDS BIG MOVE REEF HAWAIIAN PRO – Scott Bass Host Surfer, Jeff Baldwin Host Surfer
SEGMENT 1: Segment Sponsor Quiksilver Waterman Collection is presenting next years’ Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection which takes place May 11, 2013 in the brand new state-of-the-art building at the OC Fairgrounds called The HANGAR. Quiksilver Waterman Collection and their brand ambassadors on twitter Mark Healey @healeysurf, Shayne McIntyre @ShayneMcIntyre, Jamie Mitchell, Peter Mel @peter_mel, Mel Pu’u: Robby Naish
Hi Bassy n Baldy,
Best wishes from Australia, love the show, I listen every week. my question is …… have you or Jeff had much exposure to the Von Sol boards and are they a fun replacement for a summer fish ?? Do they rip or is it just more of the same ?? Hope to hear back, sorry to disturb, please keep up the great work, best wishes to Jeff !!
PS It’s so refreshing to listen to a radio show by hosts who are really tuned into what we are as surfers and what we find interesting and important, it’s amazing how similar our thoughts are even though we are on the opposite side of the planet. It just goes to show that surfers are the same the world over – we all know that surfing is such a great lifestyle and your show really celebrates it, well done !!! Kind regards, Peter
TOP 5 STORIES OF THE WEEK POWERED BY SURFERS VILLAGE:
#1 THE TURN
DANE REYNOLDS busts an acrobatic, mind bending turn, if you can call it that, during a rather ho hum heat at Haleiwa and immediately remings us all of what we are missing.
1) THE TURN: Biggest wave of the heat; head high wave. full speed, full rail, dual arm layback, fin bust, nose pick to half-rotate to whitewater chaos to recovery. Maybe that’s it. It wasn’t as clean as it could’ve (or should’ve) been? (Watch it above)
Will THE TURN, DR’s move at Haleiwa, hold a place in history like Tom Carroll’s The Snap at Pipeline? or no? email us: surftalksandiego AT gmail DOT com
The wave was scored a 7.3; Dorian and Machado both would’ve given the wave a 10 or high 9. Do you trust their judgment? How can you not trust the judgement of Dorian and Machado? Machado was rightfully calling out the judges. Right or wrong, this is what color commentators need to do — be honest and forthcoming with their opinions. John McEnroe/Johnny Miller. This, as much as the Dane Reynolds turn – THE TURN, progresses the sport.
What if nobody in the commentating box had said anything? We, the audience, would be spewing.
What we were told during the webcast is that the judges can only see the replay in real time speed. They can watch the super slo-mo, but are not allowed to have super slo-mo sway their opinion/judement.
WTF? We’ll give you the evidence, but you are not allowed to use it. That seems a bit ass-backwards, no?
#2 REEF Hawaiian Pro
SUNNY ADVANCES AND WINS CLASH OF LEGENDS
KOLOHE QUIETLY ALREADY IN THE ROUND OF 16
Nathan Hedge making a push to re-qualify
John John moves on
#3 I went surfing and saw a dinosaur
A group of surfers in Santa Cruz County, Calif. stumbled upon a surprise Thursday. Sticking out of a rocky outcrop that is usually covered by water, even at low tide, was a giant set of fossilized vertebrae.
One of the dumbfounded surfers snapped a photo of the six to eight feet of bones, which were sticking out from a rock formation at Pleasure Point, a world-renowned surfing destination (home to the surf legend Jack O’Neill) that is one of only four dedicated “World Surfing Reserves.”
The surfer, under the name Donkahones, posted his photo of the fossils to Reddit, the Internet message board, with the explanation that the group could see the bones because of an unusually low tide. The post was titled “So I went surfing and saw a dinosaur.”
“It is not a dinosaur,” Gary Griggs, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the nearby University of California, Santa Cruz, told ABCnews.com. “The vertebrae are in what is called the Purisima formation, which is from the Pliocene, so they’re three to five million years old. Which is relatively young. This is from way after the dinosaurs.”
#4 Nat Young heard he officially made the ASP World Tour on Friday, joining the ranks to the top 34 surfers in the world. But Young, 21, wasn’t celebrating. And he won’t until an ASP official delivers the news to him directly. Young, ranked No. 20 in the world, has reason for skepticism. Last year he thought he had done everything necessary to claim a World Tour spot, only to see it yanked away.
SURFING HERITAGE VINTAGE SURF AUCTION
We are producing a premier cultural event. More than an auction, a place for the relevant, the swank, & the surfing intelligentsia to gather in a celebration of craftsmanship, art, music, and surfing lore. The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction has a ten-year history in Hawaii and is for the first time ever being produced on the mainland USA in gorgeous Orange County California.
The theme of the auction is “California Gold” and the Surfing Heritage Foundation is focusing on just that, boards and memorabilia with California flair from the ’20s through the ’70s. We’re anticipating 50 unique & rare vintage surfboards for the live auction and at least 50 items for the silent auction.
• 100 Live & Silent Auction items, unique & rare vintage surfboards by Lopez, Curren, Noll, Rawson, Hynson, Cole, Lis, Schroff, Frye, Velzy, Kivlin, Stussy, Harbour, Quigg & many others.
• Art from the ilk of Thomas Campbell, Matt Beard, Damian Fulton, Art Brewer & others
• Acoustic jazz by Neon Stiletto Groove & others
• California Gold vehicles including VW Bus, Porsche, Ford Galaxy, Hot Rods, El Caminos others, tbd
• VIP area for QWC ambassadors, legend shapers, cultural icons, gorgeous athleticas, honored guests
• Roadshow appraisals, vintage marketplace, California Gold timeline, autograph signing, short films
• Expected attendance 800 – 1200
• May 11, 2013; Auction preview begins noon; VIP cocktail reception 3-5pm; Live auction 6-9pm
• Benefiting the Surfing Heritage Foundation a non-profit 501c organization
• OC Fairgrounds – three conjoined buildings / 35K+ Square Feet
The Surfing Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations; and to achieving our goal of surfing being more accurately understood, represented and enjoyed. Preservation. Presentation. Promotion.
July 1, 2012 Down The Line Surf Talk Radio with Bassy n Baldy on XTRA SPORTS 1360AM in San Diego; on iTunes podcast (Google it).
Tom Morey was once asked if he would give up surfing for a million dollars. He responded by asking something to the effect of “does that include hanging your hand out the car window at a freeway underpass?”.
Segment Sponsor Quiksilver Waterman Collection is presenting next years’ Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection which takes place May 11, 2013 in the brand new state-of-the-art building at the OC Fairgrounds called The HANGAR. Quiksilver Waterman Collection and their brand ambassadors on twitter Mark Healey @healeysurf , Shayne McIntyre @ShayneMcIntyre, Jamie Mitchell, Peter Mel @peter_mel, Mel Pu’u: Robby Naish;
EMAIL – TWEETS – SHOUTS OUTS:
Hey Micah Byrne & Ryan Simmons Coaches of the USA Surf Team Juniors
Tell us a little about yourselves ; why are you qualified for the job as coaches of the USA surf Team — 2013 ISA World Juniors.
How much are you getting paid?
PT brought home the silver – that’s the Best the USA Juniors has ever done.
Who is on the team?
Jake Marshall, Jake Davis, Kanoa Igorashi, Conner Coffin, Parker Coffin, Taylor Clark, Cam Richards, Ian Gentil, Jake Halstead
What is the plan to bring us a gold medal?
Kolohe Andino missed Peru ISA & Panama ISAJr Worlds; he passed on surfing for his country – his dream wasn’t to win GOLD for his country, his dream was to go qualify for the WTour.
Is the system dysfunctional? – kids are pros or amateur?
Are the kids and their professional aspirations – are they bigger than the ISA and Olympic dream?
Is this a rebuilding year – 2013 – for the team?
Kanoa Igarashi (USA) just won the U18 as a fourteen year old.
What does this win mean for you?
“It’s pretty good. Brother (Kolohe Andino) won this contest last year and he’s on the World Tour now. It’s a good confidence booster for me for the next year.”
What are your future plans?
“Just surf a bunch, film, do some trips and have fun with it. Winning the King of the Groms in France is my next contest goal.”
Notice he doesn’t mention bringing home the Gold medal for the USA surf team.
Systemic problem that involves the sponsors, their team managers, the parents, the industry: Not up to you to change it, but what do you say to those that feel like the World Tour is more important than surfing for the USA surf team?
What will you do if and when a 17 year-old kids says, “Sorry coach, I can’t make practice or an event, I’m trying to qualify for blah blah blah…” ??
General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf advice: Kick him off the team, tell him “best of luck to you, but the USA Surf Team requires commitment, tenacity and an undying desire to bring home the GOLD MEDAL for your country. Anything less than that is in our opinion, ungrateful and shortsighted, and surfers and their sponsors that can’t commit to the USA Surf Team program are, in our opinion, not thinking about the future of the child, the future of the sport and of the future of the surf industry as a whole.” Then, send out an industry wide Press Release to ESPN announcing as much. That’s the only way you will bring attention to this.
Until the surf industry demands that their kids i.e team riders surf for the USA Surf Team – we are stuck in copper/bronze toilet.
Guess which brand will take us out of this?? Guess which brand has the foresight to understand that USA surf Team success is good for business? VANS? Quiksilver? Billabong? Hurley? Volcom? NIKE? We shall see. Maybe none of them? Maybe the whole thing continues to flounder.
More General Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf advice: : Make the USA Juniors watch one of these documentaries: This is what it means to represent your country GOLD! GOLD damnit!
What would our 2013 USA Surf Team open division DREAM TEAM look like?
Never in the history of the sport has the atmosphere for creating a Dream Team been better? Who/what is going to stop it? The ASP? The ASP has never been weaker.
There is a massive gap in the ASP schedule. Create a Dream Team scenario?
In hindsight, would you have run the Volcom FIJI Pro on the biggest surfable day ever, with the best surf athletes in the world?
Who will win the 2012 World Title this year?
The XGames has their JAM format in skating whereby the skaters drop into the ramp, one-at-a-time, until someone falls, then it is the next skaters turn, and so on and so forth…for twenty minutes. Is this a format that surfing contests could somehow be adopt at certain spots? Lowers, JBay.
Will Gabe Medina be the first Brazilian World Champ?
Top 5 Stories
#1 The nominees for the 20th annual ESPY Awards were announced Tuesday, including categories for Best Male Action Sports Athlete and Best Female Action Sports Athlete. Shaun White, Kelly Slater, Travis Rice and Ryan Villopoto are nominated for the men’s action sports category, and Kelly Clark, Kaya Turski, Jamie Anderson, and Carissa Moore will be vying for the women’s title.
The 2012 ESPYS will be televised live Wednesday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Calif.
#2 The National Scholastic Surfing Association’s (NSSA) National Championships is expected to continue through Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Thankfully, the last two days of the competition will be broadcast live on Nike Surfing’s Facebook page.
The live broadcast is expected to start on Monday, July 2, 2012, at 6:45 a.m., with the Open Boys’ Quarterfinals. So be sure to set the alarm clock and re-program your coffee maker. The surfing action is anticipated to continue with several rounds of the Open Men’s competition and the Open Women’s Quarterfinals. The Open Mini Groms’ Quarterfinals and Round 3 of the Juniors’ competition are also on tap for Monday.
#3 New Hampshire gets indoor wave machine
Indoor skydiving has worked in south Nashua, so why not indoor surfing, too?
That’s the thinking behind a multimillion-dollar addition to SkyVenture, off Daniel Webster Highway, that by early next year will hold what its owners say will be the world’s largest indoor-surfing facility of its type.
“When we opened this, I said to my husband, ‘Now, we need the surf machine,’ ” said Laurie Greer, co-owner of SkyVenture, which opened in 2006 as the only Northeast facility of its type. She was only half-joking.
Nov 3. 2011 – surf news, surf industry insight, surf talk radio
Kelly Slater: Oh sure, he looks happy, but… he's never been to WalMart!
Ok, Kelly Slater has clinched his unprecedented and inspiring 11th World Title. Plenty of people, surf blogs, and PR folks (err… surf mag editors) will discuss this. I’ll leave thatto them. Bottom line: The guy is a class act and makes us all look good.
While he’s spent the better part of his life becoming the surfer and man that he is, people don’t realize he’s missed out on a lot of fun and excitement over the past 20 years.!!
In the spirit and fun of David Letterman’s Top 10 list, here are the Top 11 life pleasures that Kelly Slater has never experienced, at least not in the last 20 years (we think…)!
Kelly Slater, he’s never:
11) Participated in a job interview.
10) He’s never mowed a lawn.
9) Never said “hello” to the WalMart greeter.
Never looked for used furniture on Craigslist.
7) Never had to change his HR health benefits during ‘open enrollment’.
6) Never had to explain WHY it is crucially important that he go surfing.
5) Never been on a dump run.
4) Never made mindless small talk at back-to-school night.
3) Never cleared out the rain gutters.
2) Never purchased a bar of surf wax.
1) Never scrounged for golf balls in the bushes.
You see, while it may seem like Kelly Slater has had the good life, he’s really missed out on a lot of cool stuff. Consider yourselves lucky.
J Bay looks simple enough: a perfect point break. To get from Point A to Point B and make it look good, well, only the most polished get the job done correctly. JBay doesn’t just uncover weaknesses; it shines a bright light on them. Those flicky little fin-check top turns make some pro surfers look like WSA district 6 participants (or USA Team members). The most hideous of surfing styles are disrobed and some pro surfers stand naked and shriveled for the entire world to see. Spectators forced to turn away in disgust.
J Bay requires full-rail, turn-to-turn connections, which demands strong legs, which in turn generally results in an outstanding surfing style. Think about the good ones: Terry Fitzgerald, Shaun Tomson, Tom Curren, Occy, Irons, Slater, Fanning, Parko and Taylor Knox. All of them smooth as a baby’s bum and as strong as a middleweight.
Taylor Knox has one of the best styles on tour. It’s no secret or big reveal. I use the kid factor when assessing a surfers style. Would I want my kid to surf like that? When I watch Taylor Knox I say to myself, “hell yes!”
The greatest thing about good style is that you’ll more or less have it forever. When you get old; you are going to lose your ability to do aerials. I never had that ability so I see this as a plus. Sorry to break it to you, but you won’t be punting airs when you are 50 years old. You will however be holding your arms and hands and body posture basically the same way you are now. Style doesn’t leave you. It’s like the IRS, it stays with you for the long haul. Look at Skip Frye or PT or Rabbit or Pottz or Gerlach. They all have the same distinctive style they had in their prime.
Who has the worst style on TOUR? Which pro surfer makes you cringe? Watch the JBay event and it’ll become very clear. I won’t call out any names because that’s not cool. Bad style on the ASP tour used to be easy to call out. The ASP top 32 have risen. Bad style in 2011, in my opinion, not so easy to spot. When the surfers are too technical, and the dance isn’t apparent, when they don’t look like they are having, dare I say it,… fun, their styles suffer.
Curren danced. Slater dances. Fanning dances. Others are trying to score points. Not good. Bad style. Certain names pop into my head: Durbidge, Ross, Davidson: not the greatest style. They don’t have panache. They don’t dance. They can score points though. They are sporting. All opinion of course. Internet is full of it. Shit and opinion.
Taylor Knox surfs like a Sidewinder: smooth, powerful, deadly. Body positioned for a buried rail strike. Aesthetically perfect. When J Bay is six feet, deadly to competitors. A few years back, in perfect J Bay, Knox crafted a symphonic 19.70 out of possible 20 points. It was beautiful. Knox’s wave dance earned him single wave scores of 9.9 and 9.8 out of possible 10. I think he threw away a 9.0!
J Bay really brings out the best and worst in styles. Watch some of these heats on the Billabong Pro website and you’ll see the best and worst of it. This event could be Taylor Knox’s swan song event at J Bay. Hearing rumblings that T Knox will retire and become Padres pitcher Heath Bell’s personal trainer.
Terry Fitzgerald clip with Jay Adams crossover transitions. Great J Bay at the end, and insight from provocateur Derek Hynd.
ED NOTE: I wrote most of this fours years ago when I worked as an Editor for SURFER magazine. I spit out articles on a weekly basis at SURFER for 10 years. In many cases spit was more palatable. Nevertheless, for some reason SURFER magazine doesn’t put my name, or any writers name for that matter, on archived articles. I’ll be posting up some old stuff soon. Hard to SEARCH when they don’t give you credit for your work. Is that too much to ask? Rant over.
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SURFING INDUSTRY TRAVEL NEWS: surfing news, surf information, surfing industry news — FIJI’S CLOUDBREAK TURNS INTO CROWDBREAK
Iconic Fijian Wave Open to the Public Starting Today
JULY 8, 2010 – The Fiji Times is reporting that the new decree, which was passed Fij, lawmakers June 30th, goes into effect starting today (Friday, July 9 Fiji time). Radio Fiji and New Zealand news sources are also picking up this story.
The decree takes away any and all powers formerly held or negotiated in surfing areas and overrides all title claims and possibilities of payments for the use of those areas. In other words Cloudbreak has been liberated.
According to the news report, Attorney General and Minister for Tourism Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the Regulation of Surfing Areas Decree 2010 will assist in creating a marine industry that will create jobs, upskilling and economic growth. Sayed-Khaiyum said the decree “absolutely vests in the Director of Lands any interest in any surfing area in Fiji. Any existing licence or any other instrument of title issued to any person or body in relation to any surfing area is cancelled”.
“The decree gives access to and the use of any surfing area in Fiji by any person. Any person may now, whether individually or in a group, access and use any surfing area in Fiji for the purposes of surfing or any water sport, without obtaining any permit or approval from any person and without the payment of any monies or compensation to any person.”
So which Aussie will test the waters first?
The newspaper went on to report that Fijian Police will help enforce the new decree.
“Fiji’s police force says it is ready to enforce the provisions of a decree that provides unrestricted access to surfing and marine sports areas to tourists and locals alike.
Police spokeswoman Ema Mua said the force will have to quickly understand the decree and provide enforcement.
Under the Regulation of Surfing Areas Decree 2010 which comes into force tomorrow, it is illegal to create exclusive use of any surfing area.
It is also a crime punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment to obstruct or prevent anyone from accessing or using any surfing area for surfing or for any water sport.
Mua told FijiLive that the Police Tourism Unit will play a part in enforcing the decree while the Community Policing Unit will ensure that awareness is carried out about the decree.
Attorney General and Minister for Tourism Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, while announcing the decree yesterday, said that previously, a number of surfing areas in Fiji were exclusively licensed to a couple of hotel operators, which deprived other tourists and Fijians from accessing these surfing areas.
He said there had been numerous reports of tourists and Fijian surfers being physically and violently harassed and assaulted for surfing at these exclusive surfing areas.
Holy crap! This footage is of all time Mundaka on Oct 21, 2009. Some stellar rides, plus I witnessed more claims than at a Brazilian Insurance agency.
This is such epic Mundaka that 1) I’m obviously jealous; and 2) I’m also stoked for them, because most of us know how it is to get your home spot ALL TIME!
We (Bassy and Baldy) will talk about this epic session and the happenings in Portugal. Plus tons more insider stuff.
An all-star lineup of shapers, craftsman, designers & manufacturers of the surfing industry will take over San Diego for the third annual Del Mar Sacred Craft Surf Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th.
The stellar list includes, but is not limited to, Bing Copeland, Peter St. Pierre, Mark Richards, John Cherry, Rusty Preisendorfer, Brian Hilbers, Matt Calvani, Reno Abellira, Pat Rawson, Joe Baguess, Firewire, John Kies, Gary Linden, Daniel Thompson, SurfTech, Robert August, Gary Hanel, Axxe Wetsuits, Tim Bessell, Stu Kenson, Quiksilver, Dennis Murphy, Bruce Jones, and Ricky Carroll. Of course this years’ Tribute to the Masters Shape-off honoree, Dick Brewer (who will be celebrating his 73rd birthday) will also be in attendance.
The complete list of over 100 shapers and exhibitors is listed on the website at http://www.sacredcraftexpo.com/exhibitors.html.
Sacred Craft Surf Expo 2009 has something for everyone from board demo’s to seminars to artwork to music. One of this years’ main attraction is the Vintage Surfboard Antique Road Show event, taking place on Saturday October 10th from 10am – 1pm.
“We are urging surfers to dig through their garages, their storage space, and their backyards for collectable surfboards and magazines that they think may hold some real value,” explained expo director Scott Bass. “Anything special and unique from say, 1985 or so and earlier, especially if it is in good shape, probably has value above and beyond normal used-board pricing. Our expert appraisers can determine a estimated value.”
Special events are being planned around and during the Sacred Craft Expo weekend. First off, make sure to get down to 15th St. for the TransWorld SURF Sacred Craft Magical Morning Board Demo, just down the street from the expo. The general surfing public is invited to 15th St. reef in Del Mar on Saturday October 10th from 7am – 10am. Come on down and try out boards and wetsuits from Sacred Craft exhibitors.
The Sacred Craft Surf Expo opens its doors immediately following the TransWorld SURF Sacred Craft Magical Morning Board Demo.
You will want to be at the expo early! The first 100 attendees in the door will be put in a special “early bird” drawing for a brand new Firewire fish surfboard. Great odds! And no wonder, just a few doors down from the DM racetrack!
Musicians will play on the outdoors stage all weekend long. Various groups are scheduled including Australian longboard champion Beau Young, Miles Kinney & Tower 7, a YardBirds cover band; the acoustic stylings of Kevin White; and Future Fins brand ambassador Phil ‘Boo’ Stubbs.
On Saturday Oct 10, make sure to stay around and check out a special SACRED CRAFT premier screening of the new Australian documentary film “SEARCHING FOR MICHAEL PETERSON”.
A special invite-only VIP birthday reception for Tribute to the Masters Shape-off honoree Dick Brewer is being planned for October 3rd at Wade Koniakowsky’s Ocean Art Gallery. More information to be revealed as it becomes available.
In addition to all of this, Sacred Craft seminars run all weekend long at the Sacred Craft Surf Expo. On the docket are Drew Brophy’s inspirational slide show and spray paint demonstration; an epoxy laminating demonstration by Dave Daum; UCSD’s Stephanie Moyerman discusses feminine physique and surfboard design for women; Lee Vanderhurst professes on surfboard design 101 during “The Idiot’s Guide to Surfboard Design”. A Multi-media and hands-on guide to the basics in surfboard design from outline to rocker, how to measure it and what it does. Know how your surfboard should work before you catch your first wave; UCSD’s Benjamin Thomson talks about natural frequency (recoil rate) of a surfboard and why it is important to you!; Whitney Guild will present Turn Up The Volume! and discuss the importance of knowing the volume of each of the surfboards in your quiver. VOLUME is rarely discussed, but is an important single number that can be used to describe each of your boards; and the Groundswell Society discusses apex predators and their role in surfboard design. A complete schedule will be available shortly.
Media outlets scheduled to attend include The Surfers Journal, TransWorld SURF, TransWorld BUSINESS, SLIDE Magazine, FUEL TV, & MyLocalLineupTV Channel 16.
WHAT: Sacred Craft Surf Expo
WHO: Surfers, Shapers, Designers, Craftsman, Manufacturers, General Public
WHEN: October 10th & 11th Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Del Mar Fairgrounds Wyland Hall
WHY: Because people who love surfboards drive our culture, sport and lifestyle
TIME: Saturday10am-6pm; Sunday 10am – 4pm
HOW: $5 – Kids under 18 free – everyone entered into free surfboard drawing
SPONSORS: SURFER Magazine, Hansens Surfboards, US Blanks, Bubble Gum Surf Wax