Kid Creature Surfboards Launch Party

Shaper Studios to debut the first collection of surfboards from Calvin Saxton

Bitchin' // Johnie Gall // 05/03/12
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Kid Creature, courtesy of Raen Optics

Original board designs from Kid Creature, courtesy of Stance

It was during out visit to Shaper Studios in San Diego when we first heard about Kid Creature, the brain child of 12-year-old surfer Calvin Saxton. When we pressed for more information, Shaper's Chris Clark just shook his head, a knowing grin lighting up his face: "He's crazy. He comes in here and just bounces off the walls. But we get a total kick out of him."

So we dug a little deeper. Though Saxton was born with severe allergies, he quickly discovered he felt better in the water—when he was surfing, he didn't suffer from the coughing and labored breathing he experienced on land. Soon, the older local surfers befriended Saxton and asked him to draw his doodles on their surfboards and t-shirts. Saxton sells his now world famous drawings on a line of t-shirts and donates ten percent of all profits to help fight cystic fibrosis. Oh, and he happens to be best friends with Dane Reynolds.

Next Saturday, Saxton is officially launching Kid Creature Surfboards, an exclusive surfboard line he hand-shaped and decorated at Shaper Studio. The entire line will be on display at the launch event, which also serves as the official after-party of the San Diego Surf Film Festival.

"Calvin has a tremendous heart and passion for helping others," says Clark. "We're excited to help him give back by hosting his surfboard launch at our shop."

What:
Kid Creatures Surfboards Launch Party
*Sponsored giveaways from Volcom, Stance, Buell Wetsuits, Captain Fin Co. and more.

Where:
Shaper Studios
6310 Riverdale Street
San Diego, CA 92120

When:
Saturday, May 12, 6pm-2am

$10 entry free will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Pipeline to a Cure




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