January 14-16 2016


Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 26

6:00 pm

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

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Death Match Mini Ramp Skate Contest
East Coast skate shop teams compete in The Death Match contest sponsored by All I Need, Pro Tec and Eastern Skateboards. Watch skaters from the East Coast’s top Skate Shops compete, live at Surf Expo. Practice starts at Noon.

6:00 pm

ESA’s 50th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration.
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.


10:00 -5:00 Thursday, Friday and 9:00 - 2pm Saturday

2017 Shape Off at Surf Expo
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. Awards on Saturday at 2:30.
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