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
Location: Outside on the patio, by Aisle 100
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!
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.
Friday January 27th
Death Match Mini Ramp Skate Contest
Location: The Skate Park at Surf Expo
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Shop teams compete for cash and prizes in the Death Match at Surf Expo. Sponsored by Eastern Skateboard Supply, All I Need Skateboards and Pro-Tec.
Registration and practice Friday at Noon. Competition starts at 1pm.
Competition Thursday, Friday, Saturday
2017 Shape Off at Surf Expo
Location: Shaping Bay, Booth 1424
Time: Shaping Daily. Awards Saturday at 2:30 pm
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 2017 Surfboard Shape Off in honor of Greg Loehr. Top shapers will compete to replicate an iconic Greg Loehr board.
- Stu Sharpe – Sharpe Surf
- Skye Richard – Former pro turned shaper.
- Sam Barker – 3DM
- Jordan Brazie – WRV
- Jim Hannan – Hawaiian Pro Design
- Allen White – Allen White Custom Surfboards
- Pat Rawson – Pat Rawson Surfboards
- Jeff Haney – Ocean Image Surfboards & Florida Shape Off Winner
Friday, January 27th
Consumer Study Boot Camp
Location: Room S210A
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Get a first-hand look at how big the overall surf-inspired consumer market is, explore the make up of the consumer profiles that define the surf consumer – including demographics, psychographics and buying behavior at this SIMA Consumer Study Boot Camp.
Learn more and register at http://ow.ly/wHOW307cuOJ
What Youth Radical Class Lounge
Location: The Radical Class Lounge, Surf Section Booth 2818
Music, videos, movies, photography, entertainment and general fun and mayhem curated by What Youth.
The perfect place to relax for a few minutes in between appointments. Movie premieres and never before seen clips all day, including the Premiere of Captain Fin’s New Film starring Dane Reynolds, Droid, Noa Deane, Chippa Wilson, Alex Knost, Screening of What Youth original short Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place starring Soli Bailey, Kai Hing, Colin Moran, Ian Crane and Luke Hynd in Indo, Screening of “Vinho Verde” starring Mitch Coleborn, Soli Bailey and Mitch Crews and more. Full schedule coming soon.
Saturday, January 28th
Team Presents: An Evening With The Casualties
Location: The Social, Downtown Orlando
Time: Doors Open at 8:30pm
This is not just a concert, this is a Party! Team Pain is throwing a Surf Expo after party, and have invited their friends The Casualties to come celebrate! This is one not to miss.
Location: The Social in Downtown Orlando
Date: January 28th, Doors open at 8:30
Tickets are $15. Buy Tickets.
Thursday, January 28th
SURFING Magazine'sE. Geiselman (There are Two) Movie Premiere & Party
Location: Lafayette’s at Pointe Orlando (across from Adobe Gilas)
Time: Doors open at 7pm
SURFING magazine with support from REEF and VISSLA presents E.Geiselman (There Are Two), a short film on brothers Eric and Evan Geiselman. Filmed on-location in France, Panama, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, E.Geiselman takes you inside the lives of the most talented pro surfing duo to come out of the East Coast since the Hobgood’s. All ages.
Lafayette’s At Pointe Orlando- 9101 International Drive, Suite 2220