Sacred Craft Santa Cruz

6 04 2011

“More than anything, Sacred Craft is a celebration of the surfboard – the philosophical icon of enduring youth. No other object stirs as much passion, as much stoke, and as much power”. The spring show held in Santa Cruz did not disappoint. Surfers packed the Rittenhouse Building in downtown Santa Cruz on a rainy weekend and feasted on freshly shaped surfboards, contemporary and retro models,  live shaping demos, surf art, and a chance to rub elbows with friends and legends. Local shaper Doug Haut was featured in the tribute to the masters shape-off competition. Local Ward Coffey took top honors over Wayne Rich, Steve Coletta, Mark Angell and Bob Pearson replicating Doug’s classic “bump” model.

The Rittenhouse Building in Downtown Santa Cruz

Mark Angell planning a Doug Haut replica board

thrusters

no shoes in this shaping bay

beautiful craftsmanship

art by John Holm

Doug Haut Classics

Iconic Santa Cruz local, "Stretch" Riedel

fresh Bings

shaping bay decal

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Sacred Craft Surfboard Show Ventura, California 2010

21 04 2010

A little photo essay from the Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo in Ventura, California honoring master surfboard shaper Renny Yater. In attendance were such legends as Gerry Lopez, Shaun Tomson, Jeff Ho, John Peck, Jeff Clark and many more. Scott Bass and crew produced a great show and it was a perfect weekend full of surfboards and surf culture! A special congrats to Wayne Rich for winning the shape-off and taking top honors!

Ventura Fairgrounds April 2010

Renny Yater master craftsman

Rincon Designs shaper Matt Moore

around the show

Mr Pipeline... Gerry Lopez

30 years of boards at rincon

Shaun Tomson, former world champ and one of his models from the 1980's

matt moore

William "Stretch" Riedel

Renny and John with photos of them both surfing Rincon in the background... rad!

the enigmatic John Peck

Michel Junod working his blank

portraits from clockwise: Michel Junod, Jeff Clark, Sam George, Jeff Ho

duck tape...

Renny choosing the winner...

Congrats Wayne!