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The Boardroom: Industry gathers in Del Mar CA for the annual celebration of the surfboard

23 September 22

Foam will be flying as eight shapers honor surfboard shaper Timmy Patterson during the Icons of Foam Shape-off at the Boardroom International Surfboard Show presented by US Blanks. The surfboard manufacturing industry’s consumer-facing trade show takes place in Del Mar, Ca. Sat. and Sun. October 8 & 9, 2022. 

The eight shapers: Tokuda-san (Japanese Boardroom champion), Robert Weiner (Roberts Surfboards), Alex Lopez (Alex Lopez Surfboards), Jason Bennett (Chemistry Surfboards), Rick Rock, Sylivo Tico (Silver Surfboards - Brazil), Tim Stamps (Stamps Surfboards), Matt Kinoshita (Kazuma Surfboards - Hawaii) face off in man-on-man heats within a bracket format competition.  Each shaper is given 90 minutes to replicate a classic Timmy Patterson surfboard. Judges include Roger Hinds, Matt Biolos, Pat Rawson and of course the honoree Timmy Patterson. 

“I’m excited to see my friends go to head-to-head,“ said Patterson. “I’ve competed in this event myself twice, and it’s not as simple as walking into your comfortable shaping room and getting busy. There’s way more pressure. Plus the boards I’ve picked for them to copy are not easy.”  

“These guys are competitive, no doubt,” said Boardroom Show executive director Scott Bass. “At the end of the day this show is about highlighting the designers, shapers, laminators, sanders and artists who build our boards, our sacred crafts. Honoring shapers through this competition is one way of doing that.” 

The winning shaper will receive $1000 and their name added to the Mike Marshall Perpetual Trophy. The second place shaper receives $500. This year four semi-finalists will receive special commemorative engraved NIXON watches with the Boardroom logo.  

In addition to the Icons of Foam Shape-off the Boardroom Show will feature a hall packed with the state-of-the-art surfboards, wetsuits, fins, gear and art from the industry’s top brands. There will be a generational surf car exhibit from the 1950s through the 2020’s, live music by the School of Rock, the Juvenile Seagulls, Puerto & Bucket Ruckus, Carver Skateboards will sponsor ramp area. The Best In Show competition featuring Big Wave Guns is presented by Ziobaffa Organic Italian Wines. The California Gold Surf Auction will exhibit a small selection of the 64 lots avaialbe., On Sat. at 1pm there will be a live discussion on the state of big wave surfing with Jojo Roper & Peter Mel. The Vintage Surfboard Collector Club will be in attendance. Food and drink will be available. 


About The Boardroom International Surfboard Show 

The Boardroom highlights the surfboard manufacturing industry. A gathering of like-minded enthusiasts who are drawn by an authentic love for riding waves and the crafts that move us along those waves. 

For inquiry contact:  Scott Bass Executive Director - 

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