Jul 16 Sat
Educational Program

Shape Heroes: Beamish, Hess, Parmenter, Stretch, Stepanek, and Wegener

July 16, 2016

Shapers are surfing's artists and craftsmen. Their ability to pair a shape to a wave and surfer positions them as the gurus of the sport. At this program, meet some of the best California shapers in the Bob Simmons lineage: Jon Wegener, William "Stretch" Reidel, and Danny Hess, Dave Parmenter, and Griffin Stepanek in conversation with Christian Beamish. 

Delving into aspects of surfboard design, both historic and contemporary, the panel will explore how the surfboard has evolved to the present day. Additionally, considerations of materials and dimensions for specific conditions will provide context for talks on performance characteristics. 

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