Shaper Studios & Vissla are gearing up for Self Shape Surf Contest #2 on May 2, 2015. The world's first surf contest where every competitor is riding their own handmade surfboard. The first of these historic events took place on September 6, 2014 in La Jolla, California. For those of you who couldn't make it, we've put together a short edit to re-tell the story through interviews and video.

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Shaper Studios and Vissla are once again making history with Self Shape Surf Contest #3. This year is lining up to be more fun than last year... if that's even possible. All participants will take part in a contest where every surfer is riding their own hand-shaped surfboard. 

DIVISIONS

PRO: This division is invitation only.
MENS OPEN: This division is for male surfers / age 18+ / any skill level / any self shape surfboard.
WOMENS OPEN: This division is for female surfers / all ages / any skill level / any self shape surfboard.
JUNIORS OPEN: This division is for male surfers / under age 18 / any skill level / any self shape surfboard.

 

RULES

Must ride a board that you shaped yourself. If you shaped it with someone, you must have completed at least 50% of the work.

JUDGING

Each heat will be scored on the surfer's top 2 waves for a total heat score. Alternative equipment is highly encouraged and judges are well versed in scoring single fins, fishes, mini simmons, logs, as well as performance shortboards. Ride whatever you want and have fun out there on an uncrowded peak.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

SELF SHAPE SURF CONTEST PRESENTED BY SHAPER STUDIOS 
LOCATION: SEASIDE REEF (ENCINITAS, CA)
DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 2 
CHECK IN : 6:00 AM
FIRST HEAT: 7:00 AM 
SEMI-FINALS : 12:00 PM 
FINALS : 2:00 PM 
PLACE: SEASIDE REEF (ENCINITAS, CA)

SELF SHAPE AFTER PARTY PRESENTED BY TBA
LOCATION:  SHAPER STUDIOS, 4225 30TH STREET, SAN DIEGO, CA 92104 
DOORS: 6:00 PM
AWARDS: 7:00 PM
LIVE MUSIC: 8:00 PM (TBA), 9:00 PM (TBA), 10:00 PM Jen Smith (Guest DJ Set)