The Vendor Display and Demo Area

The Vendor Display and Demo Area

We couldn't put on this event each year without the help and support from our many vendors of the surf shop! All of these guys have stepped up big time in donating the give-away items, award prizes, raffle gifts, auction items, and some have donated cash directly to the fundraising efforts of the skatepark! Several of these guys are even taking time on Saturday to come down to the event. They will be here to give away more free items to the spectators, offer demos to those that want to try out surfing and stand-up paddling, and to display their products. Here is a list of the guys that will be here. Make sure you stop by the vendor area, which will be in the Cape Kiwanda parking lot over looking the contest, and pick up some free stuff!

Volcom Clothing, Roxy, Spy Sunglasses, Creatures of Leisure, Nike, O'neill Wetsuits, Surftech Surf and SUP, Dakine, Nixon, Rainbow Sandals, and Rib Guard.

We are also going to have three special tents set up: Todd Fisher who did the art for our poster will be selling his work, Surfrider will be here to spread the word about the importance of saving our coastal environments, and Columbia Beverage will be selling bottled water, snacks, and working with our local groms selling our Pacific City Skatepark apparel! With all proceeds going directly to the park!

Come by, grab a snack, get some free stuff, buy a t-shirt to support the park, try out an SUP, all while watching the contest!

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