Pictured: Noel Salas of Surf N' Show and Rusty Preisendorfer, collaborators on The Deuce Twin Fin.
This year's Boardroom show was busier than ever! Seeing the local surf community in one building is always the highlight. We displayed a literal wall of color with Jo Jo Roper guns, a 421 Fish with gloss and polish, a What? with glass on fins, The Deuce with hand drawn art by PJ DeSoto (@pehotashirts) and multiple Deuce with art by Jeffrey Meyer (@3rdreefxxl). Noel Salas of Surf N' Show, stopped by to show off The Deuce in new XTR construction, stay tuned for his video review coming soon! There were beautiful displays of vintage boards, Bonzers, carbon construction and one-vs.-one shaping. Our friends Dark Arts, displayed their SD Dark Arts model, a favorite of many including Johnny Norris and Chris Cote. Our friends at A New Earth Project showed off their sustainable packaging featuring The Deuce, our new Twin Fin with Noel Salas. We're stoked to provide amazing packaging with less impact on the environment. Our booth was across the Futures fins booth, check out their new Ando fins. There were so many booths it was hard to highlight just a few!
Pictured: Rick Hamon Judging
While walking from booth to booth we caught some of the Shape Off, where shapers would shape a replica board with a time limit. One of our beloved in-house shapers Rick Hamon, was a a judge for the competition. It was great to see some team riders stop by. Jacob 'Zeke" Szekely was at the booth signing posters for the groms. A few of our newest Grom team riders stopped by, Cortez Jernigan and Shiloh Page. The whole weekend was filled with fun, seeing old friends and making new ones. We can't wait to see what next year has in store.
Pictured: A New Earth Project and The Deuce high-performance twin fin, designed by Rusty & Noel Salas.
Pictured: Team rider Brooklyn Hulse and friends.
Pictured: Local sharks spreading aloha.
Pictured: Team rider Zeke signing posters for groms and adults.
Pictured: Rusty Team Manager Ryan and team rider Cortez Jernigan in front of Jo Jo Roper's personal guns.
Pictured: Jon Sundt and Damien Hobgood