Every now and then we would hear from our shops out east talk about this Surf Expo show, so we decided to head out there all the way from Cali to check it out!!! Here are some pics from the 3 days we spent there!!!
We got there the day before the show with just two people, and 5 boxes of product to build a 10 x 10 booth. We got the Baker and Heroin product up with the quickness.
New 2013 Deathwish goods on display!
The completed booth looked pretty tight for only a few hours of work!
This guy was already over it
Next day the locals were hyped we were there and checked out the new product
Trade show essentials
Just a slight glimpse into some of the common hijinx at surf expo
Scotty was backing it
Scotty letting Steve know that Hulk Hogan was in the building!
Out on our search for the Hulkster we stopped by the demo pool...
Yoga paddle board demo??
Found Spanky stressing out over at the RVCA booth
Ohhhh Yeahh, what up Hulkster???
Security around him was pretty heavy, peep Scotty in the mirror trying to get his insta on
Hulkamania in full effect
Perfect for holding 18 packs
They had a skatepark next to our booth that was always packed with some local shredders, longboarders and scooter kids. This was during the longboard race around the park, the only time the park was empty was during the races. Mongo pushers bro!
Races were pretty serious, bro
They also had Penny cruiser races...
These friggin' things
Sums up our trade show days
The homies from Eastern Skate Supply came to our booth and let us know that Chet Childress' brother Clint worked for them and was at the show. So we brought over Chet's new Heroin deck and he was hyped! He proceeded to tell us that the graphic itself is based off their grandfathers knife and after the show we gave him the deck!
Montesi from Westside Skateshop came through to place an order
Check out Westside Skateshop if you're in the area, good to see you dudes!
The Volcom booth was crazy the whole time, they had bands play while they gave out free beer and threw out product every night around 5 o'clock
This dude was hyped
Free beer carts at 5PM were always chaos
Our most visited area of the tradeshow
Locals all around, this kid was hyped on the new Baker Fatcap deck Lenoce drew!
Compared to some other booths, ours was killing it!
Good to see some local rippers repping the Baker goods out east!!!
The homie Ian from Brixton checking out the new stuff
Eastern Skate Supply crew! Scotty, Steve, Reggie, Nate and Ryan, good times all around with this crew!
End of the show, Skatepark of Tampa bought all our decks, so we wouldn't have to bring them back
Lets pack up the rest and split!
And we're done!!! Thanks to all the shops and fans who came through to say hi! Special thanks to Bill at Sole Tech for letting us borrow some tools for our booth and the Skatepark of Tampa crew for taking our decks!!!