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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Portraits on white

24 11 2009

There’s always something to be said for simple… that said, I tried to keep these portraits of surfers Mark Richards, Brad Gerlach, and Rusty Preisendorfer just so…

Mark Richards, former world champion

Brad Gerlach, big-wave charger and free surfer

Rusty Preisendorfer of Rusty Surfboards

Rusty with quad fin