THE DUCT TAPE FESTIVAL
The Duct Tape Festival is an inclusive approach to engaging and providing access to the local community. The festival component includes various activations such as surfboard shaping and glassing, community market with local vendors, skateboarding and Duct Tape Demo booth where the community has access to demo hand shaped and soft top surfboards. Community vendors are all selected locally in connection with the surf community.
As part of the Duct Tape Festival, four Vans athletes(occasionally from other action sports) are selected to explore surf craftsmanship by hand shaping two boards each, made specially for the location of the event. These boards are made available for the community to demo on site and are then donated to a local organization that provides access and ocean education to the community. In addition to the hand shaped boards, Vans donates eight Duct Tape soft top longboards to the local organization.