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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Dripbook portfolio

29 11 2010

Kevin Roche Photography now on Dripbook.com! Portraits of legends such as Renny Yater, Gerry Lopez, Rusty Preisendorfer and young guns such as Cyrus Sutton, Kid Creature, and Chris Del Moro. Other portfolios include lifestyle, street photography, and iphone captures. The collection also features images from Brazil, Hawaii, and Southern California. Check it out!

portrait book





Los Angeles Artist David Lloyd

11 10 2010

David Lloyd is a Los Angeles based artist who creates mixed media paintings and collages influenced by the ocean, surfing, and travel. Along with realism, superstition, and mysticism, David’s work juxtapozes these elements with a playful sense of escapism where he examines the intersection between the worlds of fantasy and reality. By bringing order to chaos, David’s visual aesthetic yields a harmonious sensibility from distressed and imperfect materials. You can see more of David’s art at the Pacific Surf Gallery in Cardiff or at the Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo!

 

David and his sidekick, Kerby

 

 

Mancave

 

 

works on paper with distressed polaroid

 

 

Somewhere

 

 

No Where

 

 

There

 

 

test

detail from collage

 

 

castaway or feral surfer?

 

 

David Lloyd, Artist

 





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!





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





Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo

13 10 2009

This weekend was the Sacred Craft surfboard Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The show was all about the surfboard and Dick Brewer, who is considered by many to be one of the most influential surfboard shapers of all time. Pat Rawson took the win in the Shape Off Challenge, beating out four other master shapers who also attempted to replicate one of Brewer’s boards circa 1972-73. Thanks to Scott Bass for producing a great show. A whole lot of stoke going on!

Dick Brewer and Pat Rawson

Dick Brewer and Pat Rawson

Mike Hynson

Mike Hynson

Robert August

Robert August

Dick

the guru

check

Dick's original shape

surf history

surf history

fins

fins

gloss coats

gloss coats

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart

Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark

reno

Reno Abellira