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Boards & Waves Expo III to Showcase Surfboard Shapers, Designs and Art this weekend on Florida’s Space Coast

The only consumer surf expo on the East Coast of the U.S. is happening June 3rd and 4th at the Melbourne Auditorium, Melbourne, FL

Melbourne, FL (May 31, 2017) – The third Boards & Waves Expo is being held this Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium (625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne, FL). The East Coast’s ONLY consumer surf expo provides attendees the opportunity to touch, feel and learn about the newest and latest surfboard designs, paddle boards, surf accessories, fin templates, foam blank characteristics and more from the industry´s top surfboard shapers, craftsmen, designers, sales reps, retailers and manufacturers in a fun, informative setting.

According to Boards and Waves Expo Director, Dave Seehafer, the Expo is an excellent opportunity for surfers and paddlers to become better educated about the kind of board they’re looking for to match their surfing style and performance level. There are critical variables in surfboard design. Some are obvious. Others can be very subtle.

“The right board is an expensive investment so you want to ensure you’re investing in what will give you the most enjoyment,” Seehafer said. “The Expo provides a unique opportunity for surfers and paddlers to have facetime with experts to fully understand what it is they should be considering when purchasing a new board.”

This year’s installment celebrates Florida’s surfing heritage and will honor two East Coast Surfing Hall of Famers for their contributions to surfboard shaping and East Coast surfing. Dick Catri, “Godfather of East Coast Surfing” and founder of Catri Surfboards, and Pete Dooley, founder of Natural Art Surfboards, will both be honored on Saturday.

According to George Robinson, founder of GR Designs, he met 30-year-old Catri when he was 19 years old, and says that’s where their friendship began. Through the years, Robinson learned how to build a high quality surfboard from Catri and continues to use the skills he acquired in build surfboards for his business.

“Dick Catri is iconic in the world of surfing, especially on the East Coast,” Robinson said. “I’m glad to speak in Dick’s honor at the Expo.”

The two-day Expo is packed full of fun and informative events, including “talk story” with legendary surfboard shapers and board designers, allowing attendees to gain insight and knowledge about their own boards.

Boards & Waves Expo III Schedule – both days

10 a.m. Expo opens

10:30 a.m. Surfboard shaping demo #1, sponsored by Millennium Foam

11:30 a.m. Homemade Surfboard Contest/Review, sponsored by Millennium Foam

Noon Surfboard painting with Samantha Gallo of Sam Art

12:30 p.m. Surfboard shaping demo #2, sponsored by Millennium Foam

1:30 p.m. “Talk Story” with Pete Dooley & George Robinson (subject to availability of Pete; George Robinson speaking in honor of Dick)

2:30 p.m. SATURDAY ONLY - Surfboard shaping demo #3, sponsored by Millennium Foam

3:30 p.m. Raffle prize giveaways plus “instant” raffle giveaways throughout the day

4 p.m. Expo closes

5 to 7 p.m. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY - “Meet & Greet” Happy Hour with Expo shapers & exhibitors featuring food & drink specials at Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place hotel lobby bar

Along with these daily events, Boards & Waves Expo III will host more than 60 exhibits of surfboards, surf accessories, action sports-related displays, surfboard shaping demos and daily homemade surfboard reviews, sponsored by Millennium Foam. Spots are limited for the homemade surfboard review and registration at http://www.boardsandwaves.com/ is highly recommended. In addition, surfboard painting and beach-inspired artists will be showcased on Artist Alley, and prizes, including a Ricky Carroll surfboard, FCS accessory package and Rooker Outdoor cooler, will be raffled off daily.

Exhibitors include Donald Takayama Surfboards, Ricky Carroll Surfboards, Jim Hannan Art, Longboard House, Greg Hall Designs, 321 Surfboards, Rainbow Fins, FCS Fins & Accessories, Black Rose Surfboards, Savage Surfboards, CJ Nelson Designs, Sunshine Surfboards, Quiver Grip, Purps, FLAUNT Electric Bikes, Preserve Surfing Fdn, The GoBag, SunscreenSurf, Lani Mucha Surf Art, Jeri Surfboards, Layday Beach Ropes, Paddling Paradise, C Shapes, Quiet Flight Surfboards, JH Shapes, Allen White Surfboards, George Robinson Balsa, Liquid Soul Surfboards, Sarah Broome Designs, Marko Foam, Phix Doctor, Orion Surfboards, Goodwin Glassworks, SeaSucker, Guy Takayama Surfboards, Surfer Dudes, Moby Grip, Bob’s Beach Bicycles, Stained Glass Ideas, Fox Surfboards, Surfline, J. West Design, Lopez Boards, BIC Sport, Mermaid Moon Jewelry, First Peak Project, Viking S Surfboards, Rooker Outdoors, Millennium Foam, Fat Cat Surfboards, Sharpe Surfboards, Chris Birch Surfboards, Black Atlantic Surfboards, Harley Ingleby Surfboards, Catalyst Surf Shop, Ocean Avenue Surfboards, Paddleboard House, Stellar SUP, Board Theory, Clean Ocean Surfboards, Samantha Gallo Art, Jetson Surf Technology, Surf Guru, Pete Harwood Surf Art, Turtle Towels, Swell Life Magazine, CFLSURF.com, Lost Surfboards, and Marene Originals Art.

Cost to attend the event is $5 daily; free admission for children under 10. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Surfers For Autism in memory of Dick Catri and to the Buddy Pelletier Foundation on behalf of Pete Dooley; an additional donation will be made to the Melbourne High Surf Team travel fund.

For more information or to register for the homemade surfboard review, visit http://www.boardsandwaves.com/.

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About Boards & Waves Expo III
Boards & Waves Expo III, the East Coast’s only consumer surf expo, will host more than 60 exhibits of surfboards, paddleboards, surf and SUP accessories, action sports-related displays, surfboard shaping demos and daily homemade surfboard contests (sponsored by Millennium Foam). In addition, surfboard painting and beach-inspired artists will be showcased on Artist Alley, and prizes, including a Ricky Carroll surfboard, FCS accessory package and Rooker Outdoor cooler, will be raffled off daily. Cost to attend the event is $5 daily; free admission for children under 10. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ocean- and surf-related causes on behalf of Pete Dooley & Dick Catri. For more information, visit http://www.boardsandwaves.com/.

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Surfrider Calendar for June plus Rubio's Grill Opening Benefit

RUBIO'S COASTAL GRILL - GRAND OPENING 

On Wednesday, June 14th, from 5 - 7:30 P.M. Rubio's Coastal Grill will be opening their North Miami Beach location.

We are pleased to have been selected as the Charity of choice to receive all the proceeds from the night's festivities!

A minimum $5 donation gets you One (1) Menu item and choice of One (1) beverage including adult beverages.

RUBIO'S WILL MATCH ALL DONATIONS MADE!

So please join us for some live music, enjoy some tacos, margaritas and burritos and help us continue to raise much needed funds for the protection of our local beaches.

RSVP HERE

Rubio's Coastal Grill
North Miami Beach
14831 Biscayne Blvd.North Miami Beach FL, 33181
  UPCOMING EVENTS

  • June 14th (Wednesday) 5pm - 7:30pm - Rubio's Coastal Grill - N. Miami Beach Grand Opening, benefiting Surfrider Miami! Join us for all you can eat Tacos, Margaritas and Fun with ALL proceeds being donated to our Chapter. ???? ????????????
  • June 17th (Saturday) - ISD - International Surfing Day - Beach Party and Fun at F1rst Surf Shop. ????
  • June 18th (Sunday) - 6pm -11pm | Reggae Sunday's at The Wynwood Yard, Reggae Beats by Kulcha Shok & Surf Film by Surfrider Miami. ????
  • June 22nd (Thursday) Corporate Sponsored Dune Restoration with Bacardi-Martini, Inc. ??????????

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Homemade Surfboard Contest at Boards & Waves Expo III June 3 and 4

The search is on for the next “Young Gun of Foam”

 

 

 

Melbourne, FL (May 19, 2017) – The third Boards & Waves Expo is happening June 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium (625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne, FL). This year’s Expo celebrates surfboard builders and shapers, both past and present, and will feature a homemade surfboard contest, sponsored by Millennium Foam, at 11:30 a.m. daily.

The contest will allow up to 10 registered participants per day the opportunity to showcase their homemade surfboards. Entries will be judged by professional surfboard shapers for a chance to win a Millennium Foam surfboard blank. This event provides novice shapers the opportunity to display their work, and will possibly identify the next “Young Gun of Foam,” a term used to describe an up-and-coming surfboard shaper with less than five years of experience.

Boards & Waves Expo III, the only consumer surf expo on the East Coast, will feature shapers from all over the state of Florida, including 19-year-old “Young Gun,” Brayden Brown. He shaped his first board at 13 when he decided he wanted a new board and sought out to build it himself.

“It all started for me in 2010 when I wanted a new board and had the thought I could build one,” Brown said. “It was made from a piece of EPS foam from Home Depot and a piece of cedar I milled into a rocker shape. It was epoxy. I still have it.”

Fast forward seven years, and Brown is now the shaper, glasser, sander and owner of Board Theory, the company he founded when he was 17 years old, in his hometown of Daytona Beach, FL.

According to Expo producer, Dave Seehafer, an avid surfer and action sports industry consultant, the industry needs more “Young Guns” like Brown. Since Brevard County has the highest concentration of shapers compared to anywhere else on the East Coast of the U.S., what better place is there for young shapers to display their work and refine their skills.

“There are plenty of others like Brayden out there that just need to believe in themselves, have some support behind them and go for it, even though it's very challenging and competitive,” said Seehafer. “Brevard County is filled with shapers with generations of experience and insight, and they’re willing to help young shapers for the future of surfboards!”

In addition to looking towards the future, the Expo is also celebrating legends of the past. This year’s installment will honor East Coast Surfing Hall of Famers, Pete Dooley, founder of Natural Art Surfboards, and “Godfather of East Coast Surfing” Dick Catri, founder of Catri Surfboards, for their contributions to surfboard shaping and East Coast surfing.

For more information on Boards & Waves Expo III and to register for the homemade surfboard contest, visit http://www.boardsandwaves.com/. For more information on Brayden Brown and Board Theory, visit http://boardtheory.com/

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About Boards & Waves Expo III
Boards & Waves Expo III, the East Coast’s only consumer surf expo, will host more than 60 exhibits of surfboards, paddleboards, surf and SUP accessories, action sports-related displays, surfboard shaping demos and daily homemade surfboard contests (sponsored by Millennium Foam). In addition, surfboard painting and beach-inspired artists will be showcased on Artist Alley, and prizes, including a Ricky Carroll surfboard, FCS accessory package and Rooker Outdoor cooler, will be raffled off daily. Cost to attend the event is $5 daily; free admission for children under 10. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ocean- and surf-related causes on behalf of Pete Dooley & Dick Catri. For more information, visit http://www.boardsandwaves.com/.

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Resist Offshore Oil Drilling on May 20th


Please join Surfrider Foundation on Saturday May 20th when we gather hundreds of people on the shoreline at 5th Street for the 8th Annual Hands Across the Sand event. We will collectively say NO ???? to filthy fossil fuels and YES ?? to clean energy!  

The time commitment is minimal, it's a family friendly event and all are welcome.

11:30 AM
Arrive on the sand at the 5th Street Beach in Miami Beach, FL ????
(Or come early and enjoy the ocean!)

11:55 AM
Join the line!

12-12:15 PM
Form one continuous line along shoreline and join hands for 15 minutes.
Say yes ???????? to clean energy and renewables.

12:20 PM
All done! Leave only your footprints. ????

Join our FB event and share with your friends:

https://www.facebook.com/events/183571205473791/

The stakes are high given Trump's recent Executive Order to open oil drilling off the Atlantic & Arctic coasts ...as the sea level continues to rise around our precious City.

It is a very important time for a show of force and to resist destructive energy policy. Please join us on the beach May 20th!
 

See you on the beach,

Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter

 

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Synopsis: ....high pressure over the eastern u.s. and western atlantic will combine with low pressure over the western caribbean to bring moderate to occasionally fresh east to southeast breezes to the area along with scattered showers and a isolated thunderstorms. tropical storm nate will pass west of the area saturday, bringing fresh southeast winds to the offshore gulf waters. seas will exhibit a moderate chop with significant wave heights generally remaining at or below 6 feet. .gulf stream hazards...none. the approximate location of the west wall of the gulf stream is unavailable at this time.
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