Boardroom International Surfboard Show
Del Mar Fairgrounds
6 - 7 October 2012
Aura Skatepark Hosts Comp at Del Mar Fairgrounds
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 September, 2012 : - - Aura Skateboarding Company presents Del Mar Skateboarding Competition on October 6th as part of the scheduled activities at the Boardroom International Surfboard Show taking place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The competition will include a revisit of Flat Bar Fridays (on a Saturday) and a mini ramp contest with Jeff King of Built To Shred fame MCing the entire dealio.
"We're excited to have a fun comp in Del Mar where it all started," said Jim Bell of Aura Skatepark. There will be cash prizes totaling $500 to reward best tricks.
Del Mar is a perfect fit as the confluence of surfing, skating, and history drips from this location. The skate comp is just across the street from where the legendary Del Mar Skate Ranch used to be, and takes place on the exact site of the 1975 Del Mar Nationals Skateboard Championships as seen in the Stacy Peralta's DOGTOWN documentary.
Skating the ramp and rails are free with your $10 entrance to the Boardroom Surfboard Show on both days, but cash will only be awarded to those that enter, compete and win during designated times on Saturday. Register for either or both contests on site for $10 and all skaters must sign a waiver (U18 needs a parent).
Ride the boards! Hansen's Surf Shop is hosting The Boardroom surfboard demo morning on Sunday October 7, 2012. This is a fine opportunity for surfers to try out the boards, the fins, the wetsuits and the gear on display at The Boardroom. The demo morning lasts from 7am - 11am and takes place at 15th St. / Powerhouse Park area in Del Mar. A combination reef and beach break makes 15th st. and ideal demo zone for all types of boards to be ridden & tested. There will be plenty of Sambazon Acai on hand to quench the thirst. Use your wristband from The Boardroom International Surfboard Show as a ticket to ride.
Catch Baldy! Former pro surfer & Del Martian Jeff Baldwin is the culprit. You have to catch him! This fun frolic of a paddle race promises plenty of hijinks. Baldy will be setting up an intriguing course through the surf that will include a beach run and some unique obstacles. Whoever CATCHES BALDY wins! Sounds easy.... The winner receives a SHUBU inflatable SUP courtesy of BOARDWORKS SURF. Any human powered craft is allowed in an attempt to... CATCH BALDY! CATCH BALDY is part of the HANSEN's Surfboard Demo Morning on Sunday October 7th, race starts around 8am. Use your wristband from The Boardroom International Surfboard Show as a ticket to ride.
The Del Mar Shark Ranch longboard skate zone (across from ye olde Del Mar Skate Ranch) offers tarp surfing, plenty of longboard skates to try out and the infamous Shark Ramp. The good folks at Aura Skateboarding are hosting a skate competition with a $500 purse. The competition is open to the public. Space is limited.
The SURFAID Board Art Benefit LIVE Auction presented by SUN DIEGO BOARDSHOPS allows you to get into the bidding action on one-of-a-kind surfboards produced by legends in both the surfboard and art world. The auction benefits the SURFAID humanitarian mission in the Indonesian islands off of Sumatra. A great cause, great boards. Win Win! Saturday October 6th 3-5pm. Free admittance with your paid BOARDROOM ticket.
In addition, all of the events and exhibits which layer the cultural hive that is THE BOARDROOM will be featured during the webcast including the Icons of Foam shaping tribute to legend Mark Richards, a QnA shaping bay with top surfboard designers, the Best of Show presentation, Art-I-Zen performance art, the SurfAid Board Art Benefit live auction, the Cinema Grotto short film fest, a documentary premier featuring Greg Long, the Gun Club lounge, the Hansens Surfboard Demo Morning, the CATCH BALDY fun race, surf scribe book signings, live music, surfboard giveaways, surfboard appraisals & surf celebrities. SolSpot.com, SurfersVillage.com, and Surfermag.com, three leading providers of authentic surf content, have agreed to carry the webcast live.
All of this and much, much more make THE BOARDROOM at the Del Mar Fairgrounds the place to be for surfboard lovers October 6th and 7th, 2012.
• WHO: SURFERS WORLD WIDE
• WHAT: SURFBOARDS AND SURF CULTURE
• WHEN: SAT OCT 6TH 10AM- 6PM ; SUN OCT 7TH 11AM - 4PM
• WHERE: DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS EXHIBIT HALL
• WHY: BECAUSE SURFERS CARE ABOUT TWO THINGS: 1) WAVES AND 2) THE EQUIPMENT TO RIDE THEM WITH
• $10/ U12 FREE
Booth space / exhibitor registration closes on the 15th of September surfboardshow.com/surfboardshow-exhibit/
Author: Scott Bass
Tags: Surfboard Show, Scott Bass, Del Mar, Shaping, Surfboards