January 14-16 2016



Surf Expo not only delivers THE marketplace for the industry, the show offers additional value with many opportunities to learn, sharpen your skills with our seminars, build and grow relationships, interact and celebrate with the industry.  Key events are highlighted below.

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Thursday, January 26

Surf Expo Happy Hour, celebrating R&D Surf’s 25th Anniversary

Time: 6:00 pm

All are welcome to this industry wide happy hour, celebrating R&D Surf’s 25th Anniversary! Featuring live music by Lady & The Tramps and free beer!

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Friday, January 27

ESA's 50th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration

Time: 6:00 pm

A look back through the last 50 years of Surf on the east coast. Highlighting the exceptional talent that the Eastern Surfing Association has helped rise to international acclaim and live induction of the 2017 All-star Team.

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Friday January 27th

Death Match Mini Ramp Skate Contest

Location: Skate Ramp at Surf Expo

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Get ready for the inaugural Brand Bash! Byerly Brand, CWB Boards, Hyperlite, Liquid Force and O’Brien invite all Surf Expo guests to join in a night of fun at the Orlando Watersports Complex,  following Surf Expo Demo Day.  The stars of the night will be the best athletes in wakeboarding, putting their skills on display for everyone to enjoy. If you have never had the opportunity to see a full size cable running with elite riders doing their thing, make sure to come by for a rare look at all of this talent in one place.

Celebrate the season and our sports, offering an awesome night of free drinks, appetizers, music and entertainment.

Presented by: Byerly Brand, CWB Boards, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, O’Brien, Surf Expo

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2016 Shape Off at Surf Expo

Location: TBD

Time: TBD

The sport of surfing would not exist without surfboard shapers, and the art of shaping. To promote the art and craft of hand-made surfboard making and to honor shapers for their contribution to surfing, Surf Expo features the 2016 Surfboard Shape Off in honor of Greg Loehr. Top shapers will compete to replicate an iconic Greg Loehr board.

Join top shapers

  • Scott Busbey – In the Eye Surfboards at Natural Art Surf Shop, Cape Hatteras
  • Sam Barker – 3DM
  • Jim Hannan – Hawaiian Pro Design
  • Bob Rohmann – East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Inductee 2010, industry veteran, ESA Alumni
  • Jordan Brazie – Valaric Surfboards
  • Allen White – Allen White Custom Surfboards
  • Jeff Haney – Ocean Image Surfboards & Florida Shape Off Winner