Tents and vans along with hundreds of surfboards muddled the Cardiff coastline at the San Elijo campgrounds last weekend for So-Cal’s largest annual surfboard demo, Camp Shred. Tomo surfboards joined the Dark Arts lineup just this past week, and this event was the perfect compliment to bring his designs of the future, wrapped in carbon to the public for a hands-on experience. In addition, we brought our entire surfboard lineup for the event, all of our models from: Album, DHD, JT, Pyzel, Rusty and T. Patterson.
A fan favorite in new construction, the Carbon-Kevlar JT Dad Bod was in and out of the water consistently as campers and visitors alike sampled the classic shape along eight different reef peaks. Tomo’s showcased surfboards, the Vader V2, the Evo, and the Hydroshort were so popular that they inspired Daniel Thomson to take out his hand-shaped blades and put on a clinic for how to really get a Vader on rail.
It was great to see all the loyal Dark Arts veterans who took the time to stop by. Newcomers got to try our boards for the first time, and we’re stoked to have had the opportunity to share in their carbon initiation. Other friends such as Chris Cote and Steve Sherman dropped by for a glimpse into the forward-thinking minds of Tomo and JT whose collaborative hydrodynamic-concoctions have been released this month and caused quite a stir in the campground.
Music from the stage carried across the lineup from the likes of Juvenile Seagulls, and Thee Barracudas. Across camp, JT’s groms helped pop up tents and hold down the spot while eventually slowing down to enjoy the campfire and good company. Despite a dismal rainy forecast, the sun came through along with some good waves. We're thankful for the good testing conditions, loyal customers, and a great local surfing community who came together to make this year’s Camp Shred one of the best years yet!