Industry News 9/14/2012

EVENT: The Boardroom International Surfboard Show will take place on October 6 & 7, 2012

The Boardroom Focuses on Active & Engaged Southern Californians
Surfboard Demo Morning, Catch Baldy Paddle Race, The Del Mar Shark Ranch Longboard Skate Zone & The SUrfaid Board Art Benefit Live Auction

DEL MAR, CA. - The Boardroom International Surfboard Show offers active lifestyle Southern Californians plenty of options during the weekend of Oct 6 & 7 at Del Mar.

A surfboard demo morning, a paddle race and a longboard skate zone/competition highlight the active weekend and cultural juggernaut that is THE BOARDROOM.

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 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 (underwear... not so much)
• $10/ U12 FREE

For more information, please visit surfboardshow.com.