SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 3, 2012) – Kid Creature, the brain child of 12-year old surfer and Newport Beach native Calvin Saxton, is officially launching ‘Kid Creature Surfboards’, an exclusive surfboard line that he hand shaped and painted at Shaper Studios, California’s first surfboard workshop. The entire collection will be on display at a launch event taking place at Shaper Studios on Saturday, May 12th.
The Kid Creature Surfboards Launch Party which will also serve as the official after-party for the San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF). The inaugural film festival, taking place on May 11-13th, will feature 13 feature length films and 22 shorts films from around the world revolving around surfing. The event is expected to draw filmmakers, surfers and surf enthusiasts from around the globe.
What: Kid Creature Surfboards Launch Party
Where: Shaper Studios (6310 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA 92120)
When: Saturday, May 12th from 6PM – 2AM
Why: $10 entry fee to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Pipeline To A Cure
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“We’ve been a huge supporter of Calvin and his Kid Creature line for some time now, so it is amazing to see his imaginative creations transform into a global surfboard line,” said Chris Clark, founder of Shaper Studios. “Calvin has a tremendous heart and passion for helping others, and we’re excited to help him give back by hosting his surfboard launch at our shop with a benefit event, which also coincides with the San Diego Surf Film Festival, another event that we’re extremely excited to be a part of.”
Michael Weybret, resident videographer of Shaper Studios and director of the group’s ‘Foam & Friends’ video series, will be included in the SDSFF with his short video, “Margaux.” The film was recently awarded first place at the Board Shorts Film Festival.
A lifelong asthmatic, Calvin Saxton donates ten percent of all Kid Creature products and collaborations to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Pipeline To A Cure, a nonprofit dedicated to helping support kids who have cystic fibrosis by raising awareness and support for the disease from the action sports industry.
For more information on the Kid Creature Surfboards Launch Party, please visit: www.shaperstudios.com/kidcreature.
About Shaper Studios
Shaper Studios is California’s first surfboard workshop, giving surfers a home outside the water where they can come shape and design their own surfboards. Shaper Studios offers private and group shaping lessons with a professional staff of friendly surfboard builders who have a passion for sharing the art of surfboard design with surfers of all ages. For more information, visit www.shaperstudios.com.
About Kid Creature
Kid Creature was created by 12-year old Newport Beach native Calvin Saxton, an avid surfer and asthmatic. 10% of the Kid Creature profits are donated to Pipeline for a Cure, a cystic fibrosis non-profit group aimed at raising awareness and support for kids with living with the disease. Learn more about Calvin and his Kid Creature line at www.kidcreature.net.
About San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF)
International filmmakers, surfers, artists and ocean buffs alike will gather in San Diego on May 11-13, 2012 for the first ever San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF). The inaugural event is slated to screen 13 feature-length films and 22 short films from around the world centered around surfing and will be held at Bird’s Surf Shed in San Diego. For more information, visit www.sandiegosurffilmfestival.com.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Pipeline To A Cure
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. Pipeline To A Cure is dedicated to raising awareness and money to cure cystic fibrosis. Surfing has been proven to help those afflicted with CF. For more info or to donate: www.pipelinetoacure.com