THE BOARDROOM BEST OF SHOW 2014 presented by Surf Expo Categories:
1) High Performance Shortboard (HPSB)
|2013 Best of Show winners as seen in upcoming issue of SURFER Magazine|
WHO: Surfers from all over
WHY: Because surfers really only care about two things: 1) waves and 2) the equipment to ride them.
Two days of surf culture including the world’s FINEST contemporary surfboards, designs, technological innovations, fins, wetsuits, board bags, leashes, cameras, accessories, techy gadgets, board shorts and surf gear; plus live shaping & laminating, exhibits, demos, art, music and good times.
Europe, Florida, Hawaii & California to be represented during shape-off; Matt Calvani to defend at The Boardroom
(DEL MAR, CA., MARCH 19, 2014) — –The Boardroom Consumer Surfboard Tradeshow is pleased to announce the six shapers honoring Ben Aipa this May in Del Mar. A call went out to shapers around the world. Three were randomly selected from a large international pool. Two were personally selected by Ben Aipa. The final shaper of the six competing is defending champion Matt Calvani.
“We are humbled and extremely stoked to honor legendary Hawaiian surfer, shaper, waterman Mr. Ben Aipa,” said Scott Bass, Executive Director of The Boardroom. “Since 2007 all of the shapers that participate in the shape-off do so out of respect for the honoree, and the craft of surfboard shaping – a sacred craft. A craft passed down through the generations, beginning in Polynesia and carrying on today with icons such as Ben Aipa, as the spirit and culture of surfboard building, designing and manufacturing thrives.”
“It’s such a privilege being the first Hawaiian honored at the Boardroom Show,” said Ben Aipa. “The Aipa label has a lot of history in the San Diego area and it’s gonna be unreal watching these guys shape a classic Sting. Hey guys, don’t wing it, STING it!”
SHAPERS : Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by USBlanks.
- Matt Calvani – BING (Encinitas, Ca)
- Cordell Miller – CORDELL (Newport Beach, Ca)
- Davey Smith – CHANNEL ISLANDS (Santa Barbara, Ca)
- Roger Hinds – BEAR (California, Hawaii)
- Axel Laurentz – PUKAS (France, Spain)
- Skye Richards – SAR (Florida)
ICONS OF FOAM
ICONS OF FOAM TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS
PAST HONOREES AND WINNING SHAPERS
2007 honoree – Mike Diffenderfer / Ricky Carroll
2008 honoree – Bill Caster / Ricky Carroll
2009 honoree – John Bradbury / Marc Andreini
2009 honoree – Dick Brewer / Pat Rawson
2013 honoree – Terry Martin / Matt Calvani
2014 honoree – Ben Aipa /