Australian Shapers East Coast Tour | Hosted by the Rockaway Beach Surf Club
Sunday, September 7, 2014 Event starts at 4:00PM | Rockaway Beach Surf Club, New York | Free Event
SIMON ANDERSON RETURNS TO THE USA ON THE SURFBOARD AGENCY SHAPERS EAST COAST TOUR, 34 YEARS AFTER INTRODUCING THE THRUSTER.
(NEW YORK, September 3, 2014) - The Surfboard Agency presents their shapers tour with a cast of Australia’s best including Simon Anderson, Luke Short, Al Emery, Vampirate Surfboards, and Aloha Surfboards (Marcie O’Neill).
Sunday September 7th, 4:00PM, the Australian Shapers will be at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club. The event will include a Q&A hosted by Alex Karinsky, President of the Rockaway Beach Surfers Association. There will also be a number of boards on display, bought by the shapers from Australia.
Simon Anderson revolutionised surfboard design with the 1980 invention of the "thruster" which remains the industry standard. Throughout this tour Simon will be showcasing The Face Dancer and Spudster models built in the lighter, stronger more responsive XF Epoxy Technology.
“I wanted to be able to present a genuine epoxy product that is light and buoyant. Obviously it hasn't been possible to do this domestically at affordable costs and I believe that there are surfers who will enjoy and appreciate having an epoxy lightweight extreme performance board in their quiver,” Simon Anderson says.
Vampirate Surfboards is the brainchild of Australian surfer Ozzie Wright and shaper Mark Gnech who also collaborates with Andrew ‘Droid’ Doheny to produce his increasingly popular Inflatable Mattress model.
“We’re looking forward to hitting the east coast USA and showing our Ozzie Wright and Andrew Doheny board models that are built for speed and fun.”
Al Emery previews models by his leading pro rider Adam Melling. Luke Short and his LSD shapes have long been at the forefront of high performance design. Aloha Surfboards at 30 years young continue to offer the Bean and Magic Mushroom models while breaking new ground with their fun and versatile addition for 2014, The Hamster.
Hours: The event begins 4:00PM.
Directions: The Rockaway Beach Surf Club (302 Beach 87th Street) is on the A train/shuttle to Beach 90th Street; bus service includes the Q22 and Q52. Parking is limited to on street.
With a combined 25 years of surf industry experience The Surfboard Agency was founded in 2013 by Daniel Flynn and Lachlan Keckwick with a business mission to provide the best value, best practise, surfboard supply service in the industry.
“I have previously worked in International Development for the surfboard industry and decided to implement a new business model to give retailers more margin, whereby we act as a broker between the shaper, the factory and the retail outlet. Retailers are an integral part of the surfboard industry and are often the first port of call for the consumer. Power to the retailer, I say!” Daniel says.
Rockaway Beach Surf Club: Rockaway Beach Surf Club is a cultural event space, restaurant, and bar devoted to promoting the love of surfing, conserving the environment, and supporting its local neighborhood. Unique to Rockaway Beach is the convergence of surf and urban culture. Our mission is to inspire the community and its residents through surfing and to be a fun and positive destination for visitors to the peninsula. In 2012, Rockaway Beach Surf Club led the on-‐ground recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy, and it will continue to be a leader in the community through nonprofit endeavors