Attendee Info for Boards & Waves Expo III
“the East Coast’s only consumer expo for surfers, paddlers, beachgoers & more!”
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
June 3 & 4, 2017
10am-4pm both days
625 East Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
With the diversity and complexity of surfboard and SUP designs, today’s consumer needs more information before buying a new board. Boards & Waves Expo III allows surfers and paddlers a unique opportunity to talk face-to-face with surfboard shapers and board designers, fin & foam manufacturers, accessory reps and other industry experts in a fun, informative setting. You can order a custom surfboard or paddle board, see surfboards being shaped (sponsored by Millennium Foam), watch a surfboard being painted live by Samantha Gallo, enter the homemade surfboard contest (sponsored by Millennium Foam), win raffle prizes each day and much more!
This year’s Expo will honor Pete Dooley from Natural Art Surfboards & Dick Catri from Catri Surfboards for their contributions to surfboard shaping and East Coast surfing. UPDATE–Due to Dick’s passing, the Expo schedule will change slightly but we remain committed to honoring & recognizing Dick’s & Pete’s contributions!
Produced by Dave Seehafer, an avid surfer & action sports industry consultant, Boards & Waves Expo III is a two day festival for surfers and paddlers of all ages to get “hands-on” insight & information about the latest board designs & shapes, blank performance, fin potential, surf & SUP accessories, beach-inspired art and much more.
This Expo is the only one of its kind on the East Coast!
Get the info you need BEFORE buying a new surfboard or SUP!
**HOMEMADE SURFBOARD CONTEST entrants must register in advance via website contact form–limited to 10 entries per day**
Plenty of free parking
$5.00 donation daily, kids under 10 free
Additional raffle tickets & Expo t-shirts will be available for purchase!
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Surfers For Autism (in memory of Dick Catri) and to the Buddy Pelletier Foundation (on behalf of Pete Dooley); an additional donation will be made to the Melbourne High Surf Team travel fund.
Boards & Waves Expo III host hotel is
Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place
It’s the closest hotel to the Melbourne Auditorium, and will be offering free shuttle service to/from the Auditorium both days! On Friday & Saturday nites, there will be an exhibitor/shaper Happy Hour at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place bar area with Boards & Waves Expo III food & drink specials.