Beach Shorts Film Fest Now Accepting Submissions!

The Beach Shorts Film Fest will be accepting short film entries from now until August 1st. The film fest and screening date is set for August 16th at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.
Davenport Surfboards is proud to have been a part of this event for the last couple of years. S,o to continue to share the stoke we will again be donating a board for the raffle. That’s right one lucky surf film lover will be walking away with a new Davenport Surfboard! There will also be a sampling of Davenport Surfboards to check out at the event.
For more information visit www.beachshortsfilmfest.com

Team Davenport does Del Mar

Team Davenport lurked around The Boardroom International Surfboard Show (AKA the event formally known as Sacred Craft) in Del Mar this past weekend. Here are a couple shots from the show.

MR ready for his close up

Ed and Lance Carson

Just some dudes…Mike Hynson and Robert August

Brian Hilbers of Fineline

Wayne Rich

Ed’s new special lady friends

Ed endorses John Wesley Surfboards…

and John Wesley. 

MR looking over some shaping contest shapes.

Bruce Grant

This Could Be Your Board!!

Here it is! This year’s raffle board for the Beach Shorts Film Fest. Raffle tickets will be available August 18th  at the Hermosa Beach Community Center (710 Pier Ave, Hermosa). Davenport Surfboards is proud to have been a part of this event the last couple of years. Lots of local talent, stoke, and good times to be had!!

For more information…

Tyler Surfboards BBQ this Saturday

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 14th !  We’re always looking for a good reason to celebrate and why not celebrate our very own local, California crafts?  Here’s what’s gonna be happening: Tyler will be unveiling a new, super-secret addition to the Tyler Surfboards lineup.  We’ll have cool art from local artists such as Jason Baffa and Perry Gillotti.  We may have a couple surprise displays up our sleeve.  Last but not least, Mike Keller of California Rancher will be cooking up a traditional Santa Maria BBQ including tri-tip sandwiches with all the trimmings.
We will have a special, limited-edition t-shirt to commemorate hopefully the first of many California Craftsmen celebrations.  Tickets are $20 for both lunch and a t-shirt.  You can come and just check everything out without a ticket, but you’ll regret it the second you smell the BBQ and see the shirt!  Quantities are limited so purchase your tickets ahead of time to reserve your goods.  We can’t serve beers, but we might have ice chests available for anything you might bring.  Wink wink.
Afterwards we’re walking over to Standard Station to continue the celebration and to taste El Segundo Brewing Company’s finest craft beers.   Word has it that ESBC brewery might be showing up to talk about his beers.
Buy your ticket ASAP, take a surf in the morning on the 14th, then cruise over to Tyler’s about 11am.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
For tickets http://www.tylersurfboards.com/products-page/events/bbqtickets/

Free and Easy Movie Night

Last night’s Free and Easy night was a blast. The Tyler and Davenport crews were in full force. Thanks to Ohana O Kekai for putting together such a cool event to support some great causes! In case you missed it here are a couple photos…

Just some dudes 

Ally and T Crit.


Kiyo on the other end of the camera with Adam and Edfactor 

 T. Crit and Becker’s Jose Barahona

Mike Purpus and PT 

Bruce Grant and Edfactor

Talking Shop

Photos courtesy of Classic Waves and Liquid Salt.

California Design

California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way”

While on stay-cation, I had a chance to check out LACMA, which currently has an exhibit on “mid-century” design in California. There are textiles, furniture, posters, and what’s this….surfboards?! Here are some pics of some museum quality Greg Noll and Hobie boards. The exhibit is worth checking out and is up until June as part of Pacific Standard Time.

For more info… LACMA