Surf industry leader Billabong is hosting a pretty cool event at the upcoming ASR tradeshow in San Diego this September 10-11th featuring 23 San Diego county shapers. Our local favorite, Gary Hanel is one of the invitees and we have already finished glassing his entry, take that procrastinators!
Billabong.com: Art of Shaping
See the San Diego shaper profiles
From the website: A Shaper’s Reception will be held in a separate conference room on the Mezzanine in the Convention Center on Friday afternoon beginning at 4:00 PM. Here shapers will be available to meet guests and talk story while sharing about the boards they have created.
At approximately 6:30 PM a Live Auction will begin where each and every board will be auctioned off to benefit The SIMA Humanitarian Fund. The board that secures the highest auction price at the Live Auction becomes the largest single donor to the SIMA Humanitarian Fund; the charity chosen for the “Billabong Art of Shaping Event”, and is awarded a check from Billabong for $2,000. The runner up will receive a full page ad in SURFING Magazine’s “Board Builder’s Issue” featuring his boards and company.