May 05, 2014
Event: The Boardroom – Icons of Foam, honoring Ben Aipa
When: May 17th & 18th
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds
More Info: http://boardroomshow.com
The “Icons of Foam” competition has been a staple feature of The Boardroom (originally the Sacred Craft) experience. There have been many great shapers and surfboards shaped right before the eyes of many fans and aspiring new generation shapers. It’s always great to see the masters at work at their craft.
Bing Surfboard’s own Matt Calvani is the defending champion from the last stop of The Boardroom Icons of Foam (see video below). Matt rose above a field of master shapers to win the Tribute to Terry Martin, Icons of Foam competition last October, 2013, in Orange County. This year at Del Mar the Icons of Foam gives homage to Ben Aipa and his revolutionary “Sting” surfboard in memory of Buttons. A total of 6 invited shapers will have 1.5 hrs to replicate the Ben Aipa “Sting” they will have on hand. No measuring, just the shapers eye will be used to replicate the board. Ben Aipa and his two sons Duke and Akila will judge the anonymous blanks to declare a winner.
We hope to see you down there. It’s a great weekend full of all the surfboards you could ever want to see. Look for the Bing Surfboards booth and come say hi.
Matt Calvani Shapes Live at 12pm on Saturday, May 17th.
Be sure to verify with The Boardroom the day of in case of time changes.
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