Shaper Studios is ecstatic to be hosting an event with William Painter Eyewear this Friday, March 7, 2014. Come join us and enjoy the talent of DJS BOBBY 3K and DJ KIMBO as they play throughout the night. Make sure you stop by and check out live artwork by the gifted Cory Schnitzer. As always there will be good people, good times, and good beer so this is something you don’t want to miss.
WHERE: SHAPER STUDIOS HQ (4225 30TH STREET / SAN DIEGO, CA 92104)
7:00 PM / DOORS MEMBERS ONLY
8:00 PM / DOORS $7
9:00 PM / LIVE DJ SET FEATURING, DJ BOBBY 3K, DJ KIMBO
We are excited to host an event for some of San Diego’s most creative and talented female surfers and artists. Join us this Saturday, February 22, 2014 for a SEEA sample sale, live shaping by Christine Brailsford, and to view the original artwork of Mele Saili. We will have live music throughout the afternoon and into the evening performed by Manuel Caro. The event is free and open to all ages. Feel free to stop by anytime from 12-9:00 and show your support for these creative minds.
WHERE: 4225 30TH STREET SAN DIEGO, CA 92104
WHEN: FEBRUARY 22, 2014 12-9:00PM
We are continuing our new Workshop Series with an action packed, full speed live-shaping class by our very own Derrik Kapalla. Come join us on Tuesday, February 18th from 7-9:00 PM and watch DK shape a board from start to finish in only an hour. The event is free for all Shaper Studios Surf Club Members, but is also open to non-members for only 15$. Limited spaces are available, call (925) 257-4273 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
WHERE: SHAPER STUDIOS HQ (4225 30TH STREET / SAN DIEGO, CA 92104)
WHEN: 7-9:00 PM
JANUARY MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: DUSTIN DEGLER
Dustin has really shown his passion for shaping and he’s making some insanely functional short boards. This month we got the chance to know Dustin outside the shaping bay when he offered to consult on, and supply Shaper Studios with, steel materials used to outfit the entire shop with state-of-the-art production racks. (see photo of Dustin next to our new set of double racks)
Dustin has been a member for almost a year now and he just finished up his second handshaped surfboard. Taking a private lesson for his first surfboard in the Summer of 2013, Dustin kept a detailed notebook of his shaping instruction.
Dustin decided to craft another short board for #002; this time without much assistance from the Shaper staff, just a few quick tips and hints here and there. He opted for a 5 fin set up with the new screwless FCS II fin system. The fins just snap into place and have a superior fit in the surfboard.
The third Shaper Studios Members Only Party is here! All Shaper Studios Surf Club Members are invited to join us Friday January 24th from 6-8PM to kick off the New Year and celebrate our growing community of Surf Club Members. We will have food and drinks, music, and the first annual Surf Club Member Awards. This year’s Members Only theme is Aloha inspired (your cheesiest Hawaiian shirt).
Following the Members only event, we have teamed up with The Sound Movement and are hosting a benefit party to raise funds in order to mobilize the youth of India in the fight against human trafficking. The event is going to feature several local musicians and is guaranteed to be a good time. Doors will open to the public starting at 8PM and admission is only $7.
4225 30TH STREET
SAN DIEGO, CA 92104
We are excited to announce the third session of our new Workshop Series with a class completely dedicated to fin set ups and fin placement. The session will cover the advantages of different fin set ups on different boards, and how to mark your fin placement on your board before it goes to glassing. Join us Tuesday, January 21st from 7-8 PM at the Shaper Studios Headquarters located at 4225 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104. The event is free for all Shaper Studios members, but is also open to non-members for only $15. Limited spaces are available, call (925) 257-4273 or email us at email@example.com to reserve your spot! Don’t forget to bring a pen and paper to take down all of information to help you in your next self-shape.
We are excited to announce the second session of our newly added Workshop Series with a class completely dedicated to concaves. The session will cover the different types of concaves used in surfboard design, and how each one differently effects the way a board rides. Join us Tuesday, November 19th from 6-7 PM at the Shaper Studios Headquarters located at 4225 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104. The event is free for all Shaper Studios members, but is also open to non-members for only $15. Limited spaces are available, call (925) 257-4273 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot! Don’t forget to bring a pen and paper to take down all of information to help you in your next hand-shape.
The time has finally come: our Grand Opening Party is this Friday November 8th, 2013 for our new North Park location. We would love to have you join us to enjoy good music, good friends, and good fun. The doors open at 7 PM and we will have live shaping and live music going throughout the duration of the evening. Keep reading for more specific details of the event found in the press release.
––California’s premiere surfboard shaping workshop, Shaper Studios,celebrates the grand opening of its highly anticipated headquarters on Friday, November 8, 2013. Theonly surf shop in San Diego where you can shape your own surfboard, Shaper Studios brings its one-of-a-kind flavor to the already eclectic North Park. The local surfboard shaping workshop, home to any and everyone interested in the art of handshaping and riding custom surfing boards, has been entirely made over from its previous location onthe outskirts of Mission Valley.
The innovative enhancements include three bays for simultaneous shaping lessons, in-house glassing, surf accessories and expanded merchandise from local brands Matuse, MOVMT, Raen Optics, Keep-A-Breast, Seea, Burkhart, Kid Creature and more.“We want surfers of all ability levels to feel welcome and inspired to create,” says CEO ChrisClark. “Shaper Studios is all about experiencing surfing in a hands on way. We are thrilled to be inNorth Park where community and creativity is a such a large part of the culture.”
The November 8 grand opening unveils Shaper Studios as the future for the art of surfing in San Diego, Southern California and the country. Friends, family, neighbors and everyone in between are welcome for an unforgettable evening of surfboard shaping demonstrations, live band performances, surprise guest DJs, art, special promotions, new member discounts, raffles and contagious celebratory stoke at the new headquarters—4225 30th Street, San Diego, California, 92104.
A detailed timeline of events is as follows:
4 – 6 p.m. – VIP SOFT OPENING for press / industry / VIP / family
6 – 7 p.m. – Members Only Reception
7 – 8 p.m. – GRAND OPENING Doors / Guest DJ / Live Shaping / Live Art
10 p.m. – Surprise Guest DJ
Shaper Studios is excited to announce a new Workshop Series that will focus on a specific element of the shaping process every session. We are kicking of the series with an in-depth instructional and interactive session dedicated completely to rails. Join us this Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 5-7:00 PM at our new headquarters located in North Park at 4225 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104. The event is free for all Shaper Studios members, but is also open to non-members for only $15. Limited spaces are available, call (925) 257-4273 or email us at email@example.com to reserve your spot!
To the winner go the Christmas Snuggies. L to R, Zach “Hula” Hartley and Asher Nolan from team Hurley. Mark Pontius from Foster the People and Chris Clark from Shaper’s Studios surfing on behalf of Liquid Tribe (Aguerre Bros) won Best Dressed. Photo: Robert Snow
The second annual Stokes Me Surf Contest raised upwards of $35,000 on Saturday, more than doubling last year’s contest funds and positioning the SIMA Humanitarian Fund’s Stokes Me campaign to be off to a successful start. The contest, held during the Surf Expo Industry Party presented by Sanuk at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, saw 15 surf industry teams compete for the crowd’s approval for the best – or most unique – surfed wave.
This year Asher Nolan and Zach Hartley were deemed the Stokes Me Surf Contest winners, surfing the contest for the Hurley Team. Team Liquid Tribe (Aguerre Bros) contestants, Chris Clark from Shaper Studios and Mark Pontius from Foster The People, were awarded the Best Dressed team as they surfed in the contest while wearing Christmas onesies purchased on the Surf Expo show floor. Other fan favorites included Dave Rastovich surfing the wave pool on a board with no fins, the legendary duo Gregory Harrison (“Chandler” from the cult-classic film North Shore) and Jeff Clark making an appearance in the pool. And Sanuk team members, Jeff Booth and Bob Soven, shook things up by riding tandem. The memorable contest was emceed by Peter “PT” Townend and Scott Bass.
Chris Clark ho-ho-holding it down for Shaper Studios in a Christmas snuggie. Photo: Robert Snow
The Stokes Me Surf Contest served as the kick-off to the main component of the Stokes Me fundraiser, a month-long campaign in which surf industry retailers, brands and consumers join forces to raise funds for the 2013 SIMA Humanitarian Fund beneficiaries. Throughout the month of September, participating retailers will ask their customers to add a dollar to their purchases to support the humanitarian efforts of the beneficiaries. While retailers and consumers are committed to raising funds on their end, surf industry brands have also committed to donate anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 to Stokes Me.
All of the funds raised during Stokes Me will be given directly to 11 surf-related humanitarian organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life, health and/or welfare of people. For a complete list of beneficiaries and more information on how to get involved, visit www.stokesme.org.
Mark Pontius surfing his way to the podium for team Shaper Studios. Photo: Robert Snow