A few months ago our friends at Evo Seattle hosted our fourth annual Shaping the Northwest fundraiser at their beautiful store. We had surfboard shapers from all over the PNW (see below for links) show classic and innovative board shapes, we checked out the engineering and artistry of board design from our title sponsors at Fiberglass Supply, and we all enjoyed beers from Sierra Nevada and Kombucha from Brew Doctor. We raffled off so much amazing gear from local surf shops (Urban Surf, WaveHounds, Coastal, Surf Ballard, Seaside Surf, Oregon Surf Adventures, and Cleanline Surf) as well as local companies like the incredible Feathered Friends, Depactus, MSR, OR, PushFins, and Second Ascent AND we had the support of industry leaders and classic outdoor brands like Patagonia, Smith, Woolrich, Thermarest, Zeal Optics, and Super! Brand. Last but not least, everyone was blown away by the art that was on display from local artists Renick Woods, Brian Tobin, Mark McInnis, and Jonathan Jarodsky. We were so stoked on the turnout and the support for our first Seattle STNW. Many, many thanks to all of our incredible volunteers and sponsors. Killer photos by Darrell Kirk and Eva Rendle.
Now for the numbers- we had around 250 people join us for the party and we raised $7000 from art, raffle, and ticket sales. What are we going to do with that money? We will fund all of our 2016 summer surf camps, (schedule here), AND we are totally amped to announce that we will be building a gorgeous permanent structure for the outpost with the Makah Tribe at Hobuck Beach Resort in Neah Bay. We have a local firm of architects and surf-shack designers who've volunteered their time to help us design and build this structure, and we will be using the money we raised at STNW4 to make it a reality this summer! Stay tuned for more updates....(hopefully they won't take me 2-3 months to put on the site in the future...)