Author: Maria Brophy

The Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo stepped it up huge for their 2nd annual event. Held on October 11 & 12, 2008 at the Wyland Exhibit Hall, a much larger venue from last year, they added more big name characters and popular shapers to their seminar list. Even surf icon Gerry Lopez showed up today!

With a stellar introduction by the surf industry’s greatly respected Sam George, Drew’s demonstration drew over 100 people again this year, and some fans came from as far as San Francisco to get themselves educated on paint pen techniques.  Planet X TV was on the scene, filming the demo.  Check out the photos here: (more…)

Rock Solid and focused - Chuck Patterson racing to the finish line!

Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle – The most exciting Stand Up Paddle Race in history!

  • Chuck Patterson won the Elite Race – he was a madman fighting against some of the best stand up paddleboarders in the world, and a gusting, strong wind – he won the first place prize of $10,000!
  • Later, a party and awards ceremony at the Surfing Heritage Foundation made for a great celebration.
  • For more information on the Battle of the Paddle go to

Check out the photos & interviews here: (more…)

Drew Charging Puerto Escondido (photo-Angelo Cordero)

Drew just got some great tubes down in Puerto Escondido, The Mexican Pipeline! He got a wild hair & decided to enter into a stand up paddleboard contest. To check the scores, click on Duane DeSoto’s blog

Puerto is on the southern Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca – about 220 miles south of Acapulco. Playa Zicatela is known for it’s huge barrels — Drew’s always loved those Puerto barrels….

Check out this site for more SUP info:  (Photo by Angelo Cordero)  More Photos here: (more…)