Billabong is hosting an event called Art of Shaping at the ASR tradeshow this weekend. Our own Gary Hanel was one of the 23 invited San Diego county shapers. Above is the board we made for the event. It won’t win the auction because it’s not a crazy balsa gun or anything, we just wanted to make a functional stock surfboard that represents what we all ride on a daily basis and not a wallhanger. GH and Moonlight and Surfy Surfy are pretty stoked to be part of this. Cynics accuse Billabong of just trying to gravy train some soul but knowing the guys at Billabong who put this event together I can testify that they have a true love for surfboards.
Screen shot from the Art of Shaping website. See all the shaper’s profiles here.