Rusty Talks Surfboards at Sacred Craft

If you have been wondering what surfboard model Jake Halstead has been riding lately, what board Kerr dominated Chopes with, or the inspiration for the Bali Single, tune in to listen to Rusty talk tech about various Rusty Surfboard models of the past and present. Thanks for our friends over at Solspot for the interview...

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Sacred Craft Goes Off!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Sacred Craft Surfboard Exhibition this weekend at the Del Mar Fair Grounds! The event was virtually an over-sized candy store for surfboard lovers... beautiful boards inspired from every decade were present and many boards were accompanied by dynamic airsprays that added an extra bit of uniqueness. Whether you wanted to check out the latest in high performance surfboard innovation, have a look at the retro throw back boards, or even gander at some hand planes, Sacred Craft had it all! Rusty Surfboards was present for the weekend in full force! The Rusty booth was equipped with various fan favorite boards from the past and a ton of our latest high performance models, defining the future. Have a look...

Sacred Craft Surfboard Exhibition

A variety of Rusty Surfboards models

More Rusty Surfboards... Including the "Dirty Bomb" and the "Vortex Converter"

The Rusty booth was packed!

picking out his next stick...

Custom stringer work on these boards, a Classic Rusty and an old school "Music" board (one of Rusty's previous labels)

A vintage Canyon Surfboard (another label that Rusty used to shape for before he started Rusty Surfboards)

Henry Hester's vintage asymmetrical... seems fitting to display this board since the expo was in honor of Carl Ekstrom (known for his asymmetrical designs)

Rusty Surfboards fan favorite... The Dirty Bomb

Jamie Sterling's Big Wave Gun

dream quiver

Photos and Text: Brody

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Sacred Craft at Del Mar Fair Grounds This Weekend!

Over 150 booths makes Sacred Craft largest surfboard expo; Windansea icon Carl Ekstrom to be honored; schedule of events set for October 8 & 9.

For more details and a schedule for the weekend click HERE.

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Sacred Craft at ASR This Weekend

Make sure and check out the Sacred Craft event at the convention center in downtown San Diego...

Sacred Craft is This Weekend!


What: Sacred Craft Surf Expo
Who: Surfers, Shapers, Designers, Craftsman, Manufacturers, General Public
When: Saturday, October 10th & Sunday October 11th
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds Wyland Hall
Why: Because people who love surfboards drive our culture, sport and lifestyle
Time: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm
How: $5 - Kids under 18 free - everyone entered into free surfboard drawing

An all-star lineup of shapers, craftsman, designers, and manufacturers will take over San Diego for the third annual Del Mar Sacred Craft Surf Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th. The stellar list includes, but is not limited to, Bing Copeland, Peter St. Pierre, Mark Richards, John Cherry, Rusty Preisendorfer, Brian Hilbers, Matt Calvani, Reno Abellira, Pat Rawson, Joe Baguess, Firewire, John Kies, Gary Linden, Daniel Thompson, SurfTech, Robert August, Gary Hanel, Axxe Wetsuits, Tim Bessell, Stu Kenson, Quiksilver, Dennis Murphy, Bruce Jones, and Ricky Carroll. This year there will be a Tribute to the Masters Shape-off honoree, Dick Brewer .

The complete list of over 100 shapers and exhibitors is listed on the website - click here now!

Sacred Craft Surf Expo 2009 has something for everyone from board demo's to seminars to artwork to music. One of this years' main attraction is the Vintage Surfboard Antique Road Show event, taking place on Saturday October 10th from 10am - 1pm.

"We are urging surfers to dig through their garages, their storage space, and their backyards for collectible surfboards and magazines that they think may hold some real value," explained expo director Scott Bass. "Anything special and unique from say, 1985 or so and earlier, especially if it is in good shape, probably has value above and beyond normal used-board pricing. Our expert appraisers can determine a estimated value."

Special events are being planned around and during the Sacred Craft Expo weekend. First off, make sure to get down to 15th St. for the TransWorld Surf's Sacred Craft Magical Morning Board Demo. The general surfing public is invited to 15th St. reef in Del Mar on Saturday October 10th from 7am - 10am. Come on down and try out boards and wetsuits from Sacred Craft exhibitors. The Sacred Craft Surf Expo opens its doors immediately following the TransWorld Surf's Sacred Craft Magical Morning Board Demo.

You will want to be at the expo early! The first 100 attendees in the door will be put in a special "early bird" drawing for a brand new Firewire Fish Surfboard. Great odds! And no wonder, just a few doors down from the DM racetrack!

Musicians will play on the outdoors stage all weekend long. Various groups are scheduled including Australian longboard champion Beau Young, Miles Kinney, Tower 7, FiveAlive (a YardBirds cover band), the acoustic stylings of Kevin White, and Future Fins brand ambassador Phil 'Boo' Stubbs.

On Saturday Oct 10, make sure to stay around and check out a special Sacred Craft premier screening of the new Australian documentary film, "Searching for Michael Peterson."

Media Drip: Sacred Craft Event is a Huge Success


For the second year in a row, the Sacred Craft event has given the surfboard consumers a chance to directly interact with their shapers. A plethora of surfboard history, technology and craftsmanship could be seen at the event. Archived boards from the past were dusted off and crazy contraptions of the future were brought to life...

The Rusty booth was stacked with a full line up of boards and Rusty, himself, was in attendance along with several other R Dot Artisans such as Rick Hamon and Michael Russo. Check out the full story and photo feature on

Photo: Brody

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