YORK — With the remnants of tropical storm Leslie kicking up the surf and the tide rising, it was near perfect conditions for the second annual Surf Re-Evolution festival on Long Sands Beach Sunday.

By mid-afternoon many of the nearly 300 surfers who attended the two-day event, sponsored by Grain Surboards of York, were trying out innovative, hand-crafted surfboards. chatting with friends and dominating the north end of the beach.

“The whole thing has been kismet,” said Mike LaVecchia, co-owner of Grain Surboards.

The festival is a chance for the surfing community in Maine and beyond to promote the benefits of  surfing and surfboard design with less impact on the environment. Saturday’s events included films, panel discussions, music and food at Grain Surfboard headquarters at 60 Brixham Rd. in York.