Shapers Chosen at Sacred Craft Tribute to the Masters Shape-Off

Ventura, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz represented in Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks

Encinitas, Ca. February 9, 2010 — Foam will be flying during the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks honoring Santa Barbara legend Renny Yater. Six premier California shapers have been chosen to replicate a classic Yater design. The shapers are Todd Proctor, Nick Pallandrini, Dennis Ryder, Michel Junod, Matt Moore and Wayne Rich.

Renny Yater ad small 2in”For me, to be asked to participate, it’s the honor of a lifetime,” said Santa Barbara shaper Wayne Rich. “Renny is a shapers shaper, and a man I’ve looked up to for a very long time. In my mind he’s the classiest gentlemen in the surfboard building business, and he’s been a great mentor to me.”

The six shapers will each be allotted two hours in the US Blanks shaping bay in which to replicate a classic Yater Spoon. The Yater Spoon, a board that won the heart of Miki Dora, as well as thousands of other surfers, is not an easy board to craft. The shapers will be put to task as the Yater Spoon offers unique volume changes, bottom roll and rail foils. The winning shaper will receive a check from US Blan [Edit Image] ks for $1000.

The Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks is part of the Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo weekend, to be held April 10 & 11 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In addition to the shaping competition, there will be a vintage surfboard and surf memorabilia ‘Antique Roadshow’ event, additional live shaping, laminating, hundreds of state-of-the-art surfboards, wetsuits, surf gear, live music, art, surfboard demos, Primo beer, movies, giveaways, and tons of fun.

WHO: Surfers, Shapers, Designers, Craftsman, Manufacturers
WHAT: Surfboards and the culture that flows from them.
WHEN: April 10 & 11 2010; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
WHERE: Ventura County Fairgrounds @ C Street
WHY: Because surfers really only care about two things; waves and the
equipment to ride them with.
HOW: $10 at the door includes TransWorld SURF subscription and door prizes including
surfboards and one week stay at Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp.


SACRED CRAFT Consumer Surf Expo

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It is all about the surfboard; has always been about the surfboard. We at the SACRED CRAFT Consumer Surf Expo feel it is time to reassert that philosophy. To put the surfboard-and the modern-day kahunas who craft them-back at the forefront of surf culture. To place that influence, that importance, that responsibility, back in the hands of the artisans, surfers, and shapers who design our sacred crafts-and ultimately our future. 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.

Our comprehensive line-up of blanks is unmatched in both design and quality. Proven classic shapes, together with a larger and exciting new offering of cutting edge designs, puts US Blanks at the forefront of surfboard cores.