What: Meet Your Maker: Texas Born and Bred Surfboard Shapers Art Exhibition

When: February 16, 2008 – May 18, 2008

Where: Texas Surf Museum - 309A North Water Street, Corpus Christi, Texas (located in the Water Street Market)

Sponsored by: Andrews Distributing Company and Texas Surf Museum

The Texas Surf Museum will showcase the work of a dozen Texas craftsmen in this exhibit highlighting the work of Texas born and bred surfboard shapers. The public will have the unique opportunity of viewing, side-by-side, the work of shapers from all parts of the state: northern coast, central coast, southern coast and inland. These shapers design for Texas surf conditions, as well as for the conditions found in Mexico, California and Hawaii.

Some of the shapers included are {encode="tcsboards@yahoo.com" title="Thomas Sterne"} of ThirdCoast in Victoria, {encode="mike@mikedoylecustomsurfboards.com" title="Mike Doyle"} of Mike Doyle Custom Surfboards in Corpus Christi, {encode="shaper@surfspecialties.com" title="James Fulbright"} of Senator Surfboards in Galveston and {encode="spadre@spadre.com" title="Gene Gore"} of South Padre Island. Included with each surfboard will be a short bio of the shaper and pertinent information on the board.

There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, February 16 from 4-6pm. The public is invited to join us in welcoming these dynamic shapers.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Opening hours are 10am-7pm Monday through Thursday, 10am-10pm Friday and Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday.

About Texas Surf Museum

The Texas Surf Museum explores surfing’s general history and showcases the Lone Star State’s unique place in that history. The museum exhibits more than 50 classic boards dating from the early 1960s, plus replicas of wood boards made in the 1930s and ‘40s. The museum displays hundreds of photos of surfers riding waves throughout the state’s 367-mile coastline. Scores of surf memorabilia, much of it rare, including original surf movie posters and surf art are showcased. A mock garage shop, complete with the tools used for making surfboards, stands along one wall of the museum; and so does a small theatre where surf movies are shown every day. Since opening, the museum has commissioned two short documentaries on Texas surfing.