Surf Expo is the largest and longest running watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow in the world. Since 1976, retailers from around the globe have relied on Surf Expo to identify new trends, new brands, and to get business done. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this vibrant, award winning marketplace!
Surf Expo is excited to welcome our board specialty retailers back to forge new relationships and celebrate old ones with Vendors and each other. The Surf team is committed to creating an event experience at the Orange County Convention Center’s West Concourse where their customers, partners and employees can safely and effectively conduct business.
Show Dates: September 9th through 11th, 2021 (Waterfest Sept. 8th)
Location: Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, Orlando, FL | View Map
Thursday & Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm
BRA Specific Events at Surf Expo:
BRA Retailer Roundtable Panel Discussion on The Stage (Thursday, Sept. 9th at 2 pm).
BRA Retailer Gathering/ Happy Hour in The Neighborhood Lounge (Thursday, Sept. 9th at 4:30 pm).
HEALTH + SAFETY GUIDELINES AT SURF EXPO
Updated: August 27, 2021
In line with CDC guidelines, everyone is required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status while at the show and all show functions (this includes the show floor and registration areas). Masks will also be provided at the event if needed.
Surf Expo is excited to welcome our buyers and vendors back to forge new relationships and celebrate old ones. Our team is committed to creating an event experience where our customers, partners, and employees can safely and effectively conduct business. The health and safety of our customers, team members and communities is our #1 priority.
Surf Expo held a safe and successful show in January 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center, which is among the safest venues in the country. It has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) accreditation, meaning it follows the highest standards for cleaning and sanitization. The Health & Safety Protocol implemented successfully at the January 2021 show will once again be in at Surf Expo September.
We are constantly monitoring changes in COVID-19 protocols and working with our venues to ensure all necessary health measures are in place and comply with current local, state and government health policies and CDC guidelines. Be sure to check the following link for any updates: https://surfexpo.com/the-show/health-safety/
Click on the following Shop Eat Surf Interview link to learn from Roy Turner (Surf Expo Show Director and original co-founder of Board Retailers Association) the answers to questions like How is the September show shaping up?, What are some of the brands that are committed?, How does the retail attendance look?, How will this show compare to a typical September show pre-pandemic? and more: https://shop-eat-surf.com/2021/08/surf-brands-turning-out-for-upcoming-surf-expo/
|Preview all of the brands that will be exhibiting at the September show. Click here >
SURF EXPO SKATE PARK:
Presented by Brand-X-Toxic Skateboards, All I Need Skateboards & Ride Nature, the skate park features a street course and the infamous Goat mini ramp. Skaters compete for cash and prizes!
Best Trick Throwdown (Street Setup)
Thursday, Sept. 9 @ 1:00 pm
Mini Ramp Jam
Friday, Sept. 10 @ 1:00 pm
Battle at the Expo- Game of Skate
Saturday, Sept. 11 @10:00 am
Visit Brand-X-Toxic Skateboards in Booth 558 &
Ride Nature in Booth 167.
Ride Nature’s Build a Board | Booth 167
Help assemble a board and follow along the journey to track where your board will end up and see the kid who receives it!
Since 2010, Ride Nature has distributed over 4,000 skateboards and surfboards to children in over 27 different countries.
Ride Nature is a non-profit committed to impacting the world through action sports by providing skateboards and surfboards for children and leaders in 3rd world countries around the world.
REPREVE Fashion Show & Happy Hour:
Join REPREVE, makers of the world’s leading recycled fiber for special events featuring brands using REPREVE.
Thursday at 4:30 PM – Join REPREVE at The Stage for a happy hour and boardsports fashion show.
Friday at 4:30 PM & Saturday at 12:30 PM – Boardsports Fashion Shows featuring REPREVE products.
Click and view the following videos to recall the relevance, helpfulness and fun of this remarkable trade show:
Surf Expo is a trade-only event. The next show will be held September 9-11, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida. www.surfexpo.com or connect on Instagram @surfexpo, Twitter @surfexpo and Facebook @SurfExpoOrlando. For more information on Surf Expo visit surfexpo.com
Surf Expo provides access to its Premier Buyer Club Lounge at both the September and January Surf Expo shows to all BRA Retail Members. If you are not already a BRA Retail Member, you can easily opt in to either Regular (no cost) or Distinguished ($99/yr.) Membership via this super simple join form