Bill Stewart’s “Nightstalker” surfboard commands the highest bid at this year’s “Art Of Shaping Orange County edition” hosted by Billabong. The winning bid of $5250.00 goes directly into the 2010 SIMA Humanitarian Fund. The twenty two shapers chosen to build boards for the event were orange county’s finest and represented a full historical range of board builders. It was very nice to see the dedication and craftsmanship put into all of the surfboards. From ultra modern shapes to full on traditional longboards, there was something for every bidder’s personal taste. Royce from Billabong should be commended for organizing such a successful event. Who else would take on 22 shapers and give them a strict deadline! Over 100 hours was dedicated to making this Nightstalker, from concept to completion. It was no easy task figuring out how to run rechargeable battery packs and making sure everything is completely water tight. The board was extensively tested and performed better than expected. Surfers Casey Curtis, Troy Mothershead, Steve Newton and Julie Whitgon were all involved in the testing of the Nightstalker. Thanks to every one from Chelu Glassing to Billabong for making this happen!