Alrik Yull local shaper

Local Shaper Alrik Yull featured at the 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing

Local Shaper Alrik Yull in the spotlight

We’re sure a lot of you are frothing on all the action going down at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA. If you were as glued to the Tube as we were you may have caught the live interview of Alrik Yull on the making of the 2013 Vans US Open of Surfing trophy! The trophy is a bronze sculpture mounted on some reclaimed redwood from Santa Cruz. It is one gorgeous piece of artwork, anyone would be honored to prop it up on the mantel.
2013 vans us open of surfing trophy

If you didn’t catch the LIVE ACTION Vans did a great feature on the making of the trophy at Alrik’s studio in Laguna Beach:

We were lucky enough to catch up with him at the last Boardroom Expo in Del Mar. Stay tuned for a Local Shapers feature on this creative creature!

Grain Surfboards: Surf Re-Evolution

Surf Re-Evolution from 3TP on Vimeo.

Enjoy this video and hear a little bit about Grain Surfboards out in Maine from co-owner Brad Anderson. If you haven’t checked out what they’re up to over there in the North East, have a look around their website. They take the old school approach of making their own crafts with wood from trees in their area and also sell DIY at-home kits…doesn’t get much more soul than that! For more info visit:


Billabong Pro Tahiti 2012

Who’s ready for the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti at the famous death slab, Teahupoo? We sure hope that this year delivers as last year did. The chances of a Code Red repeat are slim, but you never know what mother nature can stir up in a quick second! Check out last year’s highlight reel to relive the epic contest that went down in some thick chopes.

Happy 4th of July!

A Flaring 4th with Bruce Irons

Happy 4th of July from! Enjoy watching Bruce Irons bring together two beautiful and dangerous things: fire and razor-sharp reef barrels at night.


It will be tough to find some kegging waves like this in San Diego on the 4th of July 2012. Nonetheless, we can take solace watching Brucie demonstrate the flare barrel and dream of days to come with offshores and peaky combo swell.

international surfing day

Celebrate International Surfing Day

International Surfing Day

Grab your favorite stick and head to your local beach on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 and celebrate the 8th annual International Surfing Day.  There’s nothing like the accomplished feeling after a good surf session, even if the waves aren’t firing.  It’s always fun regardless so pay tribute and get some!

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