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THE BOARDROOM SHOW JAPAN 2019
Thank you for your attendance at our show and
we very much appreciated all the people who cooperated.
It was a great success with more than 25,000 visitors.
We have already started working on 2020 show.

Stay tuned…

THE BOARDROOM SHOW JAPAN 2019
Thank you for your attendance at our show and we very much appreciated all the people who cooperated. It was a great success with more than 25,000 visitors.
We have already started working on 2020 show.
Stay tuned…

Guest Shapers

4 Shapers are coming from the East and the West Coast
in the U.S. for『THE BOARDROOM SHOW JAPAN』

Guest Shapers

4 Shapers are coming from

the East and the West Coast in the U.S. for

『THE BOARDROOM SHOW JAPAN』

May 17 & 18, 2019 in Tokyo

@ Tokyo Ryutsu Center in Shinagawa

• FREE ADMISSION •

Demonstration and competition live surfboard shaping sessions
Presented by US BLANKS

 

New surf equipment presentations

 

Talk sessions with guest surfers and shapers

 

Vintage board garage sale

 

and more!

May 17 & 18, 2019 in Tokyo

@ Tokyo Ryutsu Center in Shinagawa

• FREE ADMISSION •

Demonstration and competition live surfboard shaping sessions

 

New surf equipment presentations

 

Talk sessions with guest surfers and shapers

 

Vintage board garage sale

 

and more!

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Register Now and Get an Original Sticker!

• FREE ADMISSION •

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Please register before 05/16. You can pick up the sticker at the entrance.

Register Now and Get an Original Sticker!
• FREE ADMISSION •

Please register before 05/16. You can pick up the sticker at the entrance.

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Exhibitors

and more…

The Boardroom

All about the crafts that move us along waves

Celebrating its 12th year, the Boardroom (formerly Sacred Craft) 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.

 

So much more than a tool, the surfboard is the philosophical icon, a sacred craft, a culturally pervasive symbol of freedom, adventure and enduring youth. This is why the surfboard builder was once the primary arbiter of surfing culture, from those early Hawaiian kahunas to the first wave of board manufactures. Think back: Hobie, Hansen, Bing, Weber, Larkin, Noll, Jacobs, Haut, et al. These surfboard builders shaped surf culture, both literally and figuratively. It was all about the ride–what you wore came second.

 

Since 2007 THE BOARDROOM SHOW has reasserted and maintained this philosophy. To put the surfboard — and the modern day kahunas who craft and design them — back at the forefront of surf culture. Today the international surfboard building community places surf culture, its influence, its importance, its responsibility, back in the hands of the artisans who shape our sacred craft – and ultimately our future. Please join us as we showcase builders, designers, craftsman, surfboards, essential surf equipment, gear, art, music & more.

The Show

A drama in a shaping bay

Each and every show we honor an iconic board builder and this year will be no different in the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented : Presented by US BLANKS.

 

Of course there will be a packed show floor brimming with shapers and surfers discussing hundreds of state-of-the-art surfboards, wetsuits, fins, art and gear from the surf industries leaders.

2019 JAPAN BOARDROOM SHOW
Guest Shapers
2019 JAPAN BOARDROOM SHOW
Guest Shapers

Shaper/1/

WAYNE RICH

Born in Hermosa Beach, he grew up near the Pollard Valley factory, which is famous for Bing, Jacobs and Gregnor. Starting surfing in the early 60’s, he met Bing’s head shaper at the age of nine. In 1984 he spent 14 years as a head shaper under Jacobs. Shaping for five years for his best friend Dewey Weber. In 1993, she began shaping in the room next to Renee Yatter in the original Santa Barbara Surf Shop building. In the 2011 BRS, she won the shaping contest.

Shaper/2/

RICKY CARROLL

Ricky is from New Smyrna Beach, Florida has been shaping for over 40 years and from a craftsman perspective, surpasses Kelly Slater as Florida’s favorite son. Ricky has won the Boardroom’s Icons of Foam Shape-off competition a record three times, and he won back-to-back the first too years in 2007 honoring Mike Diffenderfer and in 2008 honoring Bill Caster; then again Carroll won in 2012 honoring Mark Richards. Cool side note: Ricky plays the drums in a band. He’s very good.

Shaper/3/

CHRIS CHRISTENSON

Born and raised in Southern California, Chris was passionate about surfing from a young age. Chris grew up watching his neighbor shape a surfboard in the garage. When he was 18, he went on to college and borrowed his neighbor’s equipment to shape his first board. That was the beginning of his shaping. In 1992, Chris started his career development after six years of apprenticeship with Dick Brewer. Completed Dick’s skills, and the effects of skip and fly, and gained the ability to design and create surfboards of any size.

The ultimate surf event with a variety of content

Latest surf equipment presentations
Presenting the latest surf equipment at each exhibition booth. You can check the items you want to try this summer, including boards, wet suits, clothes, fins and accessories. Limited sales of professional use items are also planned.

 

Surfboard shaping contest : Presented by US BLANKS
With the theme decided, the participants will shape the board in a special shape room in the venue in 90 minutes and three host shapers will judge the boards. There will be talk sessions and discussions after the contest.

 

Surfboard Shaping Demonstrations : Presented by US BLANKS
A chance to see board shaping live. In the special shape room in the hall, shaper of event participating brand performs shaping. You should feel something from the scene where the form is cut and the board is born.

 

Talk shows & sessions
We will hold talk sessions with host shapers and visiting shapers. If you see them in the hall, you would like to talk freely like on the beach.

 

Vintage board garage sale
Find a treasure and get it!

 

Dave & Austin Karama will talk about foil surfing
Real Waterman, Dave Karama and his son Austin will be at the site on the 17th (Fri). It is an opportunity to know about the latest information about foil surfing from Karama family who is leading foil surfing scene. [TBA: timetable]

Schedule

May 17, Friday – May 18, Saturday

THE BOARDROOM SHOW JAPAN 2019
Dates: May 17, Fri and 18, Sat, 2019
Time: 17, Fri: 10AM-6PM  18, Sat: 10AM-5PM
Location: TRC / Hall A
Address: 6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku,  Tokyo, 143-0006
Admission: Free
Organizer: EI Publishing Co Ltd.
Main Supporter: Scott Bass Inc.
Supporters: Surf in Music, WSL JAPAN, GREENROOM CO.

THE BOARDROOM SHOW JAPAN 2019
Dates: May 17, Fri and 18, Sat, 2019
Time: 17, Fri: 10AM-6PM  18, Sat: 10AM-5PM
Location: TRC / Hall A
Address: 6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku,  Tokyo
Admission: Free
Organizer: EI Publishing Co Ltd.
Main Supporter: Scott Bass Inc.
Supporters: Surf in Music, WSL JAPAN, GREENROOM CO.

Location

Japan : 2020 Olympic summer game host country

TRC : Tokyo Ryutsu Center
6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo
See Google map
TRC Website

Organizer

The Boardroom Founder
Scott Bass

Scott Bass Biography
Online Editorial Director SURFER magazine 1999-2007
Producer/Writer Between The Lines documentary film
Board of Directors Surfing Heritage & Culture Center 2008-2016
Board of Directors Surf Aid International 2016 – present
Producer/Founder/Owner California Gold Surf Auction

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Please drop us a line, if you are interested in joining The Boardroom Show JAPAN 2019 !

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