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.

For a complete schedule of events click here >

Wednesday, September 7

Demo Day

Location: The Orlando Watersports Complex

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Supporting the Stand Up Paddle and Wakeboard markets, Board Demo Day allows the retailer to ‘try it before you buy it’. The event gives exhibitors valuable face to face time with key retailers, and the opportunity to demo new boards, paddles and equipment. View Demo Day Exhibitors. 

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Wednesday, September 7

Surf Park Summit 2

The industry’s second ever Summit to accelerate the future of surfing outside the ocean. As we see it, the vision is clear: build authentic, sustainable and profitable surf experiences to grow the surf industry and provide the mental, physical and emotional stoke of surfing to those that do not have access to the ocean. To do this, the Summit will gather the industry’s top minds including surf park and surf pool developers, investors, operators, suppliers, academics, experts and athletes to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to the development of man-made surf destinations.

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Wednesday, September 7

The Brand Bash- following Surf Expo Demo Day

Location: Orlando Watersports Complex

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 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

Thursday September 8 and Friday September 9

Alliance MultiMedia Wake Lounge Premieres and Beers

Location: The Alliance Wake Lounge on the Show Floor

Time: 4:30

The Alliance MultiMedia / Surf Expo Wake Lounge is the epicenter of the wake market at Surf Expo. Come by to see the latest on all things wake and new media. Don’t miss Premiere’s and Beers on Thursday and Friday at 4:30 PM.

Thursday, September 8

Wakeboarding Magazine's Wake Awards at Surf Expo

Location: Room S320

Time: 6:00 pm

Each year, the best riders and the top industry heads descend on Orlando, Florida for Surf Expo, with the legendary Wake Awards opening the weekend’s festivities. A staple in our sport as the biggest night in Wake, the Wake Awards have crowned the most elite riders with awards that not only give praise to the men and women who put their bodies on the line, but also adds incentive for all wake sports to flourish and progress. Year after year the Wake Awards gives back to the riders that make our sport so awesome, and in 2016 it will be no different.

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Friday, September 9

The 2016 AWSI Windsurf, Kiteboard and SUP Awards Party

Location: Room S310

The 2016 Association of Wind & Watersports Industries’ annual windsurf, kiteboard, and SUP athlete, brand, and retailer of the year awards party.

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Friday, September 9

Surf Expo Happy Hour, presented by Sanuk

Location: North Food Court (go left upon entry)

Time: 6:00 pm

‘Let’s Party!’—Happy Hour! Nothin’ quite says Smile pass it on like free beer! So come enjoy ice cold libations and good vibrations… plus, live music by SWIMM.  North Food Court (go left upon entry).

Visit the Sanuk booth 2605 for more details.


The Shapers Gallery

Location: Concourse Level, Adjacent to Show Registration

Check out the latest boards from top East Coast Shapers, in The Shapers Gallery in partnership with Eastern Surf Magazine.

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