Join Us: The Boardroom Show
Attending the Boardroom Show has become one of our favorite yearly traditions. It’s the one time of year where we get to see our customers, friends, and the general public all in one room together. To add an element of fun and celebration, Scott Bass organizes an honoring of the craftsmen who are the reason for our existence. It’s billed as a shaping competition, but really, it’s just an opportunity for master craftsmen to celebrate a fellow shaper by attempting to replicate one of his designs. This year, we honor Marc Andreini. Andreini has been a longtime client and through the years we’ve been grateful to develop a partnership and friendship. It’s been rewarding to see the surf community develop a reverence for Marc’s work and now, for The Boardroom to publicly honor a man who might otherwise shy away from the limelight.
We hope that you can join us in our celebration and watch some of the worlds best shapers in the Icons of Foam Tribute on May 5th and 6th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, California. Tickets are available at the door, or you can secure them here in advance. As usual, we’ll have US Blanks t-shirts, hats, wax, stickers, stringer samples, and we’d love to chat with you.
For a little background on Marc Andreini, from BoardroomShow.com . . .
Marc Andreini has been designing, shaping and building custom surfboards for over 50 years. Andreini continues to be an active and prolific shaper, evolving and experimenting with different board types; recently leading the charge with the Greenough inspired Edge design concept.
“It is an honor for me to be considered amongst the likes of Diff, Yater, Bradbury, Merrick, all of the Icons.” said Andreini. “Thanks to all of them and the other craftsmen in our industry. See you all in May at The Boardroom.”
“We are delighted to honor Marc Andreini,” said Scott Bass Boardroom Show Executive Director. “The Boardroom prides itself on acknowledging the best of the best. Andreini enjoys a fervent loyal following of surfers, and he is an underground legend. The shapers selected to compete in the shape-off will have their work cut out for them, as Marc’s designs contain subtle flowing curves and rockers.”
Past Icons of Foam honorees include Mike Diffenderfer, Bill Caster, John Bradbury, Dick Brewer, Renny Yater, Doug Haut, Simon Anderson, Carl Ekstrom, Mark Richards, Rich Price, Terry Martin, Ben Aipa, Rusty Preisendorfer, John Mel, Gerry Lopez, and Al Merrick.
The Boardroom, beginning it’s 11th year, is a consumer facing showcase for the surf manufacturing industry featuring shapers, designers, manufacturers, artists and of course the industry’s state-of-the-art surfboards. The show also highlights fins, wetsuits, skateboards, performance wear for both men and women, board shorts, technology, other hard-goods, the California Gold Surf Auction and much more. The Boardroom takes place May 5 & 6, 2018 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds