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Surfboard Swap & Board Repair Party

June 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

We’re kickin’ off the season with an ol’ fashioned surf swap, and board repair party amidst the famous Empire Asparagus Festival! Woot! Free too, duh!

Surf Swap

Finding old boards amidst your spring cleanin’ that you’re itching to ditch? Or searching for a used board to kick off your summer surf love affair? This is an awesome opportunity to bring board(s) you want to sell, or to get your hands on a used board.

For all boards sold at the swap we are encouraging donations to directly benefit the Matt Rieck Scholarship Fund to give an underprivileged grom the opportunity to participate in Jr. Waterman Camp this upcoming July or August. For boards sold over $200 we are suggesting a $20 donation, while board sales under $150 we are suggesting a $10 donation.

Board Repair Party 

If your board is busted but not ready to part ways with you yet, bring ‘er over and we will supply repair accoutrements! If you haven’t done your own repair before or just want to make it beauteous this is a great opportunity to get some guidance and ensure your board is water tight for that next session! We will have the ever-talented Otto Bengsch of Bengsch Surfboards  joining us to provide his expertise and sharing some tips and tricks for proper board repair.

For all boards brought to the swap or repair party you’ll be granted FREE entry to the Empire Asparagus Festival! Great beer, good music, and deep fried asparagus are all just right next door! It’s going to be a great day to hang on Front Street!

Check out the full Asparagus Festival schedule of events here: https://empirechamber.com/event/asparagus-festival/
Can’t make it Saturday but want to drop your board? No sweat! Give us a call and we’ll set up a time to get your board safely into the shop for Saturday’s swap.


June 4, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Sleeping Bear Surf
10228 W Front St
Empire, MI 49630 United States
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