The first annual Boards & Waves Expo, produced by Global Wave Ventures, is set to be sold-out with surfboard, blank, fin, accessory and surf art exhibitors. The two-day event will be held on July 12th and 13th at the newly-remodeled Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center right on the beach.

There will be shaping demonstrations; surfboard art by Drew Brophy; the Young Guns of Foam featuring today's up-and-coming shapers; seminars with top shapers and Surfline's Mike Watson; StandUpPaddle demos; beach- and ocean-inspired artwork; free product giveaways, and heaps more!

The Boards & Waves Expo will allow consumers the unique opportunity to talk face-to-face with over 50 of the industry's top shapers, fin designers, foam and accessory manufacturers, local surf retailers, pro and amateur surfers in a fun, friendly and informative environment. Some of the key exhibitors to date include Rusty Surfboards, Firewire Surfboards, Ricky Carroll Surfboards, Viking Surfboards, Orion Surfboards, Wooster Surfboards, Madden Surfboards, FCS, Ice9 Foamworks, Rainbow Fins, and more.

Admission is $5.00 daily (under 12 free); a portion of the proceeds will benefit the local Surfrider Foundation chapters.