The Art of Shaping 2010, Orange County Edition presented by Billabong

The Billabong Art of Shaping 2010, Orange County Edition poster

Royce Cansler and the folks at Billabong did an amazing job organizing the Billabong Art of Shaping, Orange County Edition charity benefit. I was honored to shoot portraits of most of the shapers for the poster, event displays and web site. This was an exciting experience, as more than fifty years of Orange County shaping was represented. The boards and shaper displays were exhibited at ASR on Friday and then on Saturday at the Sacred Craft surfboard show. On Saturday evening at the Art of Shaping reception, the exquisite boards were auctioned off for charity. The beneficiaries include:

Keep a Breast, B4BC – Boarding for Breast Cancer, Surfer’s Healing,  Jimmy Miller Foundation, AccesSurf Hawaii, Mauli Ola Foundation, Best Day Foundation, Outdoor Outreach, Stoked Mentoring, Life Rolls On, Project Wipeout, Surf Aid International, and Sumba Foundation. For more information check out :

Here are photos of the boards and displays at ASR on Friday.

Bob "The Greek" Bolen

Barry Vandermeulen

Bill Stewart

Bob Hurley

Bruce Jones

Cole Simler

Jeff "Doc" Lausch

Ed Sakal

Jeff Timpone

Matt Biolos. Due to the crowd, I missed a photo of Matt's board and display. This photo is borrowed from JP at SurfySurfy, thanks JP.

Mickey Munoz

Peter Schroff

Rich Harbor

Robert August

Roger Hinds

Royce Cansler and Terry Senate

Steve Boehne

Shaun Stussy

Terry Martin

Tim Stamps

Timmy Patterson

Royce and Cher at the Art of Shaping booth. Photo: Ian O'Roarty

Royce and the Billabong folks graciously made a thank you sign “Official Art of Shaping Photographer” and I was very touched. It is an honor to work on this project with Royce and the Billabong team.

Love and Aloha, Cher

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3 Comments on "The Art of Shaping 2010, Orange County Edition presented by Billabong"

  1. jimmie hines
    16/08/2010 at 1:33 am Permalink

    Great Job and Photos, Thanks

  2. pendo
    23/08/2010 at 7:37 pm Permalink

    Hi, Jimmie, thanks for your kind words. It was a wonderful experience making the photos of these great shapers.
    Aloha, Cher

  3. Sand Sock Girl
    07/09/2010 at 3:03 am Permalink

    Awesome surfing boards, very artistic! Well done 🙂

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