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DingAll SunCure 2016 Video Challenge

Feb 15, 2016

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Introducing the Ding All – 2016 – Ding Repair Video Challenge.

Whoever creates the best instructional ding repair video, using a Ding All or Sun Cure repair kit will win $500.

Official Rules

Video Requirements:
The video will be judged on its creativity and instructional clarity doing any type of surfboard repair using solely a Ding All or Sun Cure repair kit, without any additional tools.

Submission Requirements:

  • The video must be uploaded to Youtube.com.
  • The link to the video must be emailed to surfsource@gmail.com.
  • The subject of the email must contain “2016 Video Submission.”
  • The submission must be made by May 1st, 2016.
  • Additionally, when you upload the video to YouTube, it must be tagged “Surfboard Repair” “DingAll and “SunCure’
  • Furthermore, the same tags must be used in the video description. That’s not your video’s title. You can be as creative as you like with your title.

YouTube is not associated or affiliated with this challenge but all submitters must abide by YouTube.com’s Term of Service and its Community Guidelines.

We welcome any individual or surf shop as long as they abide by YouTube’s Term of Service and Community Guidelines. Anyone who does not abide by YouTube’s Terms of Service or Community Guidelines will be disqualified.


  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $100 The Surf Source Gift Certificate
  • Third Prize: $50 The Surf Source Gift Certificate

Privacy Policy:
We at The Surf Source respect and are committed to protecting each video submitter’s privacy. We will not, in any way, sell or transfer any personal information we collect in conducting this video contest. YouTube has its own Privacy Policy which is not associated or affiliated with The Surf Source.

Shape Off At The Boardroom Surf Shop

Jun 5, 2013

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We mentioned it on our Facebook page. Now we’ll mention it here. USBlanks and The Surf Source are happy to sponsor The Boardroom Surf Shop’s first Shape-off.

This Saturday, June 8th, at The Boardroom Surf Shop on Penman Road, four local shapers…

…will go toe to toe shaping their own version of a Mini-Simmons. These four boards will each be carved out of a 6’ 8” RP blank donated by USBlanks.

Under the officiating of local great Mitch Kaufmann, two judges— Jim Dunlop, known locally as one of the most dynamic and derivative Mini-Simmons shapers on the East Coast and Mike Whisnant, The 2011 Florida Shape Off Champion @ Surf Expo—will render their verdict on whose version is the best.

Friday evening the shapers will draw straws to choose the order on who shapes when. The first shaper will begin at 9 AM.

Prizes, giveaways, and raffles will take place all day—USBlanks donated a bunch of swag. There will also be a raffle for the winning shape. Surf Source employees—especially your humble writer—will be eligible to purchase a few of those raffle tickets for the winning shape.

Come on out and support your local shapers.

Con permiso, Judges. The hall is rented, the orchestra engaged. It’s now time to see if these guys can dance.

The Surf Source

Now Open: The ShapeRoom

May 22, 2013

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The ShapeRoom is available for rent Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm (weekend and evenings must be specially arranged):

  • $20/hour With Tools Provided (minimum 2 hours)
  • Two x 4 hour Sessions w/Tools for $125.00 (8 hours total)
  • $10/hour Without Tools (minimum 2 hours)
  • Two x 4hour Sessions Without Tools for $65.00 (8 hours total)

The ShapeRoom features:

  • 17ft x 10ft Shaping Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Carpeted Floor
  • Adjustable Shaping Stand
  • Adjustable Lighting with Shelves
  • Planer Vacuum System
  • Air Hose

There is also a viewing window and lounge area which would be great for shaping parties.

Stop by our warehouse to set up your time. Or give us a call, (904) 247-0808.

Give us your best shot

Apr 8, 2011

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Traveling? we’re looking for great photos of locals and their repair operations.

Surf Pulse Using Sun Cure UV Resin

Jan 31, 2011

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Years after his inauspicious start, Broglio today has the formula down pat for juggling multiple boards at a time (and not dinging them). The secret ingredient is powdered “Sun Cure” that replaces the usual toxic MEKP resin catalyst or hardener that normally sets within 10–20 minutes. “Sun Cure” is triggered by ultraviolet light either from a florescent light box or directly from the sun. Created as a class project at Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida by Dale Christenson, this much more environmentally-safe product has been employed by Vince for years, even as other pros are just coming around to its benefits. Namely, the hardening process can be controlled by the glasser: slowed or sped up. Excess resin can be filtered, reused, and not wasted, “going off” only when hit by UV rays. This allows more time to squeegee off the fiberglass perfectly during lamination and kick off the hardening of the resin in stages for a stronger board, as well as keeping multiple boards in motion. Added strength comes from eliminating the “guesswork” of adding the catalyst. More info at www.suncure.com

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