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US Blanks Joins Sacred Craft as Tribute to Renny Yater Sponsor

| posted on February 03, 2010

SACRED CRAFT Announces
US BLANKS SPONSORS TRIBUTE TO SANTA BARBARA LEGEND RENNY YATER DURING SACRED CRAFT SURF EXPO

TransWorld BUSINESS, TransWorld SURF, Primo Beer, Bubblegum Surf Wax, Rhythm & Joyo’s G-land Surf Camp align with surf culture exposition.
Encinitas, Ca. February 3, 2010 –
US Blanks and Sacred Craft have agreed to a multi-year sponsorship securing US Blanks the ‘presenting sponsorship’ of the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off, this year honoring legendary Santa Barbara shaper Renny Yater.

“US Blanks has been involved with the Tribute to the Masters Shape-off for a number of years so it made sense for us to continue this partnership,” said US Blanks’ Vice President Jeff Holtby. “The Tribute to the Masters Shape-off is a unique event that aligns our company with legends such as Dick Brewer, John Bradbury and Renny Yater. Plus, as anyone knows that has attended Sacred Craft, it’s a grass roots show, and all of us in the surfboard industry want to be apart of it, because it feels like our show.”
Renny Yater, salt of the earth. photo: Jeff Divine

Other companies joining forces with the Sacred Craft Consumer Surf Expo include media sponsor TransWorld SURF and TransWorld BUSINESS, vintage surfboard ‘Antique Roadshow’ appraisals presenting sponsor Primo Beer, seminar presenting sponsor Bubblegum Surf Wax, Surfers Playing Music for Surfers presenting sponsor Rhythm and Joyo’s G-land Surf Camp, which is giving away 6-nights, 7 days at their Indonesian surf camp to one lucky attendee.

“Each year we experiment with another core cultural element,” said Sacred Craft Director Scott Bass. “In Ventura, Robb Havassy’s Surf Story project will light up the halls with large format surf art from artists that took part in Robb’s incredible endeavor. This gallery area, which, if you’ve seen Robb’s book you will know, promises to be breathtaking, and is one of the few remaining sponsorship opportunities for Sacred Craft, Ventura 2010.”

WHO: Surfers, Shapers, Designers, Craftsman, Manufacturers
WHAT: Surfboards and the culture that flows from them.
WHEN: April 10 & 11 2010; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
WHERE: Ventura County Fairgrounds @ C Street
WHY: Because surfers really only care about two things; waves and the
equipment to ride them with.
HOW: $10 at the door includes TransWorld SURF subscription and door prizes including
surfboards and one week stay at Joyo’s G-Land Surf Camp.

SPONSORS

SACRED CRAFT Consumer Surf Expo
About SACRED CRAFT
It is all about the surfboard; has always been about the surfboard. We at the SACRED CRAFT Consumer Surf Expo feel it is time to reassert that philosophy. To put the surfboard-and the modern-day kahunas who craft them-back at the forefront of surf culture. To place that influence, that importance, that responsibility, back in the hands of the artisans, surfers, and shapers who design our sacred crafts-and ultimately our future. More than anything, Sacred Craft is a celebration of the surfboard. The philosophical icon of enduring youth, no other object stirs as much passion, as much stoke, and as much power.

About US BLANKS
Our comprehensive line-up of blanks is unmatched in both design and quality. Proven classic shapes, together with a larger and exciting new offering of cutting edge designs, puts US Blanks at the forefront of surfboard cores.