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Looking for a new surfboard?
You've come to the right place. We basically begin drooling the second anyone mentions 'new surfboard.' Whether you're on the hunt for a foamie or fish, longboard or performance shortboard, we stock a range of options from a number of talented shapers.
If you live locally, come on over and pop into our Fremantle store! The third floor is overflowing with delicious flotation devices amid the vintage couches and skateboard display. We'd love to have a chat and find the perfect board for you, especially if you're just staring out and on the hunt for a fun foamie to get you in the water.
If you aren't able to say hello in store, that's ok! We've written a little something below about each of the shapers we generally stock, including special reviews from our resident Three Stories gurus: Dare and Georgia.
If you have any other questions or are dreaming of a custom-made stick please feel free to get in touch via email or phone - we would love to help you out.
See ya out there soon! Cheers, the Three Stories Team.
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Georgia's 2 Cents... Well, talk about an icon of Australian surf history! The longboards and mid-lengths produced in the McTavish factory are steeped in tradition, ride-ability and progressive surfing to suit a multitude of conditions. I have a particular soft spot for the Noserider model in the log department, with its smooth transition from tail to nose, critical engagement in the pocket and to cap it all off it tuns on a dime. Not to mention they look like a work of art!
Dare's 2 Cents... Well, first thing I'll say is god-damn they look amazing! These hand-shaped beauties are by far some of the most progressive shapes we've had in the shop. From their vintage logs like the Noosa 66, to my personal favourite mid-length the 'El Rayo Verde', McTavish has all conditions and skill levels covered. Having surfed shortboards my whole life it was a breath of fresh air hopping on a 7'2 El Rayo, with the speed and zip of a twinny and the paddle power of a midlength I was in love instantly. Featuring a V bottom on the tail for smooth rail transition and a single concave under the front foot to maintain that speed and drive. If you're looking for a gourmet board, look no further!
Georgia's 2 Cents... The unmatched aura that is the Gato log... Known for their dynamic capabilities and an inspired approach to stylistic and committed surfing, these models will have you channelling the early 60s and 70s pioneers of style, grace and breakthrough surfboard riding! My personal pick is the coveted FatCat model - fast, incredibly responsive in a tight section, with the ability to glide on water like a hot knife through butter.
Dare's 2 Cents... Having these boards in the shop over the last few years has been an absolute pleasure! A mix of sexy sprays and dynamic shapes, I'll very often catch myself pulling them out of the racks just to admire. The logs have a special place in my heart, coming from a shortboard background I admit the knifey rails and wicked contours of the "Playboy" have me wanting to join the longboard game.
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Georgia's 2 Cents... Hot damn! Anything crafted by the hands of a Knost/Lynch combination has got to be given a special place on our third storey and BMT has taken up residency quite nicely with us. As someone who is very passionate about traditional log models and the history of early shapes, especially those crafted for the simple act of surfing (i.e. no fancy bells and whistles just a board that rides and releases like no other), BMT's excite the hell outta me! A stripped back board that makes you work to experience a style of surfing everyone should feel at least once in their lifetime. I'm heavily interested in the 'Personal' and the 'Disco' models for their raw shapes and infinite capabilities when you give them the lovin' they deserve.
Dare's 2 Cents... When I hear the name's Alex Knost and Jack Lynch, my mind instantly thinks of style and innovation! The boards these two come up with are without a doubt the most unique shapes we've had in store over the years. I cant help but feel some sort of magic whenever I have a BMT under my arm, very excited to have one of my own someday!
Georgia's 2 Cents... As a Moonshine rider I may be slightly bias ... however, these are my two cents! For ease of paddle and take off, smooth lines and responsive pivots, to critical holds in the pocket and the ability to tackle larger surf, a Moonshine log or Stringerless model will not disappoint. These babies are well worth the wait and look just as damn good as they surf!
Dare's 2 Cents... I mean the hype speaks for itself with these locally shaped beauties! Started up by some West Aus surfing pioneers they hit the ground running. Highly sought after and never a bad review... I'd keep my eyes on these guys, they know what they're doing!
Georgia's 2 Cents... When I think of your go-to shorty for a winter mission to the North-West, Pyzel is certainly up there with the best of them! Reliable in larger chunks of Indian Ocean, but fun and friendly enough in sub-par conditions, these will have you covered with foam and outlines you can trust! I love the 'Shadow' for it's high performance shape that won't restrict you when it comes to tight turns and getting the board up toward the 12 o'clock mark!
Dare's 2 Cents... Having John John as the main man for your brand must mean you're doing something right! I love the mix of performance and user friendly shapes these guys have come up with. The 'Ghost' in particular is my favourite shape, perfect all-rounder for basically anyone looking to shred without limits.
Georgia's 2 Cents... There's not a lot that looks, feels and rides better than a Christenson, and for that reason I am consistently in awe of the shapes and tints that are being produced by this A-team. The C-Bucket takes the cake for me as a manoeuvrable mid-length that can jam a turn but won't compromise your flow - hell, the tints that I've seen on them are a work of art in themselves!
Dare's 2 Cents... I have a soft spot for Christenson boards, reason being, I haven't ridden a shape that I didn't like! The 'Fish' in particular has quickly become our best seller and its my go to in almost every condition (I may push its limits a bit but always having fun).
Georgia's 2 Cents... The Channel Islands name holds a lot of weight in itself, and if you have Mikey February and Lakey Peterson as just two of your phenomenal team riders you're definitely doing many things right! I am absolutely taken by the fun and friendly board that is the CI Mid; as a result of a collaboration with the legendary Devon Howard of SoCal egg-riding prowess, how could it be wrong!? A fantastic all-rounder that will allow you to get in early and keep your trim speed, as well as give you the confidence to tackle sizey conditions and do so with ultimate turning power and ease!
Dare's 2 Cents... Channel Islands has accumulated over 50 years in the shaping scene, working together with some of the best surfers to ever exist, you know their shapes are a good as you get. Recently CI has been venturing into some alternative crafts with some really good feedback... The 'Twin Pin' in particular is a board of the year award winner and was made in collaboration with style master Mikey February. I can not stress enough the need to watch Sonic Souvenirs, a surf film dedicated to Mikey and his twin pin prowess!
Georgia's 2 Cents... The name says it all! If you're looking to spice up your surfing with anything from a fast and responsive driving board like the hot knife, to a fun and flirty twinny in the sugar, Chilli are all over it! The 'Mid-Strength' model ticks many boxes for me; the ability to shift your weight and get everything you want from an amazing mid-length, by having the ability to fly down the line and get that gooey zoomy feeling, as well as being able to rinse a turn as well as any other, this board has you handled!
Dare's 2 Cents... With surfers representing all over the world these guys have made a great name for themselves as one of the best at what they do! We've been lucky enough to have some shaped in WA so they have a bit of a homey feel, not to mention they have Jay Davies the Gorilla flaunting just how well they handle the power we get over here.
Georgia's 2 cents... You need only look at the LOST team riders and see that half the WCT women and men are on it, and that says a lot right there! Given that Matt has been shaping since '85, I know that these sleds have a rich history of refinement and testing behind them and I think this is one of the reasons why they're always in high demand! The Cali Twin in collaboration with MR gets me very excited thanks to its diversity in ability to both grovel and shred depending on the conditions you've been dealt; you can''t go wrong!
Dare's 2 cents... Watching Taj Burrow surf these when I was younger had me wanting to get my hands on one! With boards in all different shapes and sizes theres some magic for everyone to be found in a Lost! Also I reckon if you did a survey with the pros on their favourite shapers, these guys would sit in the top 3 for everyone.