DEL MAR, CA. – June 11, 2012 — — THE BOARDROOM International Surfboard Show presents The Boardroom Best of Show. The Boardroom Best of Show (BBoS) is a new opportunity for the surfboard industry to display their finest work. There are five categories. The public and a distinguished panel of experts will decide the five BBoS category winners. Those five winners will then be the five finalists and in the running for overall ‘Best of Show’ at THE BOARDROOM INTERNATIONAL SURFBOARD SHOW. A large area of the show floor has been set-aside for the crowd to view and vote on the Best of Show entries. Each paid attendee gets one vote in each category.

Photo: THE BOARDROOM International

THE BOARDROOM Best of Show five categories:

1) Best Sustainable Surfboard
2) Best Longboard
3) Best Wooden Surfboard
4) Best Shortboard
5) Best Concept Surfboard

BOARD BUILDERS: Each surfboard manufacturer can enter one board only. Pick a category, build a board, and enter it in one of The BOARDROOM Best of Show categories. The term “best” means just that, a subjective view, an opinion. Build whatever you feel meets your own criteria of “Best” within each category. A definition of “Best” might include but is not limited to outline, bottom contour, hand-shaped, laminating techniques, intricate color work, pinline artistry, fin placement, fin choice, etc., etc.

Board builders are responsible for four items:
1) An email confirming your entry sent to:
2) Your BoS board/entry delivered on set-up day, Friday Oct 5, 2012
3) A vertical or horizontal (longboards) stand to display your BBoS entry / surfboard.
4) A 5″x7″ informational card that explains/markets/sells the intricacies of the design/craftsmanship of the board for/to the voting public and the distinguished panel of experts.

Exhibitor BoS entry fee is $50.
Non-exhibitor BoS entry fee is $400.

Each of the five BoS category winners will receive a free 10′ x 10′ booth space at the next THE BOARDROOM INTERNATIONAL SURFBOARD SHOW.
The overall winner will also receive a full-page color ad in SURFER Magazine.

The Boardroom International Surfboard Show, taking place October 6 & 7, 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, will honor 4x World Champion Mark Richards (MR) during the Icons of Foam Tribute presented by US Blanks. The Boardroom will feature top surfboard shapers, manufacturers & designers, foam, fins, wetsuits and other surf goods for the engaged and enthused consumer to checkout. The Boardroom events and exhibits include live shaping, laminating, music, food, beer, board demos, performance art, surf movies, a longboard skate zone, a vintage board swap, and much more.

“It’s a great time to take a consumer surfboard show to the next level,” said Scott Bass, executive director of The Boardroom. “As the creator and producer of eight consumer surf shows, my mind is always churning with new ideas. The Boardroom promises to be a place for surfboard and surf culture connoisseurs.”


The very first surfer was a shaper.

He thought about how the board worked, how it rode, why it did what it did, and how he could alter the board to make the ride different.

Today we ask the same questions.

THE BOARDROOM’s purpose is to spotlight, celebrate and exalt the good folks that provide the answers. The shapers, the laminators, the sanders, the chemists, the fin gurus, the artists, the ding kings, the CAD experts; ALL of the people that make up the modern day surfboard industry.

Celebrate surf culture. Highlight the past. Focus on the future.