Monday, April 12, 2010

Sacred Craft Ventura 1

We just got back from the Sacred Craft Consumer show in Ventura. This was our fourth Sacred Craft, and wow did we have a good time! We had such a good time that we kinda forgot to take photos during the show! You'll notice that most of the pics are after it is all over! So hopefully you were there to enjoy it with us! We just wanted to share some of the highlights...

We were up bright and early for the board demo on Saturday morning with a nice quiver of boards for people to try. Jon believes that no one wants to go first so he always takes a board out to show people that "you can actually surf on those crazy things"! Everyone wondered why he wasn't on the beach talking about the boards...I told them that it's just his strategy...he is just priming the pump. For some reason no one really believed me.
Here is a brave soul getting ready for take off! That's Homie (Jeff Scardine)getting his first ride on a bluegill...he came in with his eyes looking like saucers!

Jon got a big surprise when a nice man came into the booth and started chatting about the boards. Our friend Bob Stassi leaned over and whispered hey Jon that's Tom Morey! If you have ever spent any time with the Wegener bros, or checked out their boards up will certainly know that they revere Tom Morey! Jon is all smiles talking to one of his heroes!

About a hundred years ago when Jon and I lived in O.B. we would admire Cher and Steve from a far...Steve Pendarvis is an awesome shaper, and surfer, and Cher is an awesome artist and surfer...I always thought that she was the coolest lady ever...and as I laid on my towel I had fantasies of surfing and being as cool as she was...Thanks for the inspiration Cher! -r

We met and spent a little time with Reno Abellira
and his chihuahua Lola. Reno stole the show with
his personality and fashion sense. Rosa's heart is still beating a little fast. -j
Danny Hess's boards rule and he is a super cool person. I will regret not taking his invitation up to do some karaoke Saturday night. Word is we missed Reno bringing the house down with a rendition of "Purple Rain." -j

Hold on just a second...It wasn't only my heart that Reno set on fire! This is what we call a "Reno Sandwich"! That is Jon, Reno, and Richard Kenvin in the afterglow of the Sacred Craft.-r

Okay, Mike LeVeccia from grain and I are usually the designated photographers for good reason...neither of us really enjoys getting our pictures taken! But here we are, the Grain Surfboards booth was directly in front of ours, which made for lots of good fun!

Once the show was over we had a celebratory snack with Richard Kenvin and Kirk of the Swift Movement. The conversation soon turned to preparing for the next big events. Look forward to a new design with the slick surface of hairless dog grease. You may want to order one now before the dogs dry up.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Jon and Rosa,
    We enjoyed your Sacred Craft post.
    Thanks for your very kind words and for the nice photo.
    It was great to see you as always. We're glad that we all had a chance to visit during the busy and fun show. Your boards are beautiful!
    Take care! Aloha, Cher and Steve