The 2008 edition of Surf Shop will see a host of new brands and features at the UK’s only trade event dedicated to the board sports industry. The show, which runs September 2-4 in Exeter at Westpoint Exhibition Centre, is expected to draw over 150 international leading surf, skate, wind surfing, mountain boarding and kite surfing brands.

Those confirmed for the event include Dakine, Extreme Raw State, Firewire, Fox Racing, O’Neill Wetsuits, Pipeline Surfboards, Plain Lazy, Protest, Reef, Saltrock, Street Surfing, Trespass, Triple Five Soul, Urban Beach, Weirdfish and Xcess Skates.

“New for 2008 will be an increase in hardware and apparel from skate, mountain board and BMX,” says Lucy McPhai, exhibition director. “Many retail buyers told us that this is what they wanted to see and Surf Shop 2008 promises to deliver, both in new niche brands and market-leading brand names.”