Friday, September 18, 2015

Grain Surfboards host - Surf Re-Evolution


At the Grain Surfboards workshop on a farm in coastal Maine, a day-long outdoor event called "Surf Re-Evolution" will be open to the public and held once again on what should be another beautiful fall day, September 26th.  This event, growing in attendance every year, is popular with surfers and non-surfers alike, is kid-friendly and well known for the insane variety of activities that are included in the price of admission.

The Grain crew is joined by friends, shapers, sustainable product developers, environmentalists, artists and more, who come together from all over the country to celebrate the creativity, processes, and material advancements that are bubbling to the surface of the surf industry these days.  The goal?  a super-fun day filled with food, music and creativity, all while learning together about applying current technologies to some of the past's greatest ideas: Re-Evolution.

The day kicks off with a beach demo on Long Sands Beach from 8am -11am where attendees can try out boards of all shapes and sizes. The gates open on the farm at 1pm for the rest of the fun.
Among the activities planned are a series of presentations from special guests invited to share their knowledge about their re-evolutionary efforts.  Question the experts on topics like these:
: The impossible dream of biodegradable and organic epoxies - happening today
: How to employ (and give back to) rural villages in Chile while making skateboards from beach trash
: How ancient Hawaiian finless surfboards have been reborn for today's surfer;
...and other initiatives helping to change the formerly dirty business of making surfboards into a model of sustainability for the world.
Wander around amongst visiting shapers and visit the DIY art stations, block printing table, wood-stove-fired surf-wax making exhibit, collage works, tarp surfing, and a showing in the hay-barn-turned-art-gallery of the works of renowned painter and surf-artist Andy Davis.

Enjoy two live musical acts, Atlantic Clarion's 10 piece steel drum band from Blue Hill Maine and music from local favorite, Tiger Belly. The event wraps up with two surf films projected on the side of the barn and a big bonfire to warm up by as day turns to night.

This year in addition to some delicious food provided by local restaurants like Flatbread and White Heron we’ll have great draft beer from Dogfish Head and Smuttynose.

Mike LaVecchia, co-owner of Grain Surfboards calls this event "my favorite part of building surfboards".  Everyone's invited, tickets are available at the gate and discounted online. Ticket-holders for the Wall-to-Woods charity paddle event are admitted free.
Surf Re-Evolution
Saturday September 26th 2015
Long Sands Beach: 8am - 11am
Grain Surfboards, 60 Brixham Rd, York Maine: 1pm - 9pm

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Wall-to-Woods 18-mile Ocean Paddle Charity Event:

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