Trimcraft is a collaborative family of shapers with the goal of furthering the tradition of 100% hand-shaping surfboards. They believe that a thoughtful and hands-on approach to surfboard building is the best way to create both a magic board and a truly connected experience in the ocean. The goal is to offer high-quality hand-shaped surfboards designed by masters and built by the next generation. Producing hand-shaped surfboards and sharing the experience gained is something that is a sacred path, to share with future generations of both surfers and shapers alike.
Each Trimcraft model was designed by lead shapers, Rich Pavel, Ryan Lovelace and Gary Lopez some models are new designs created for Trimcraft, and some are replicas of old magic boards. The stories that connect all of our shapers and models are long and winding, and even more exciting, continually unfolding.
A versatile down-railed egg based on Ryan Lovelace’s magical midlength, the v.Bowls. The re.Bowls was designed to surf a variety of waves the v.Bowls is often put away for: the average, shifty, mushy, knee to head high surf — better for forward trim and making flat sections than its rounder counterpart, the re.Bowls offers an accessibility to that effortless singlefin glide with a kinder learning curve.
The best way to mentally approach this mid length is to take a classic double-ender mini glider vibe, then send it into hyperdrive with an extremely technical triplane bottom shape – to be specific, a vee under the nose – into double concave, spiral vee, then that signature flat spot just behind the fin – all packed between those trippy flat chines that break the water flow for quick planing and even quicker transitions onto rail. So all that is to say, extremely versatile in small and average surf, will cheater-5 til the end of the world, with an exceptionally positive response off the back foot. Based on the Lovelace ThickLizzy – these things are quickly becoming quiver staples all over the world.
This little puppy is based on the tradition of the classic Keel Fish championed by Rich Pavel for decades. When people say there is something different about Rich’s boards, they aren’t lying — the sheer amount of hidden curves and refined touches that are packed into roughly 5 feet of surfboard is nothing short of magic. Extreme down the line speed on less than impressive waves is the staple of the classic Keel Fish, but hold on to your shorts when that epic day comes, these Rich Fishes are more capable in real surf than you’d ever imagine.
With more surface area forward and a slightly higher volume than a regular shortboard, the Symmetrical Snake is a high-lift, low drag vehicle. A single concave running all the way from the nose all the way through the tail and a modern shortboard rail line and rocker make the Symmetrical Snake far more appropriate board for average-to-good days than the standard chip. Shaped with either squash (quick pumps and beachbreaks), round (bowly reefs, points and heavy carving) or swallow tails (skate and flow in all conditions).
An extremely clean 70’s era outline style that screams classic. Repeat, classic. This may look like one you’ve seen before, but beware of assumptions — the Lopez tradition is mired in clean, subtle curves and beautifully tucked edges. More rocker than the original old school singles with an updated rail shape, but fully in-step with that classic 70’s flow. Impossible to go wrong!
High performance shortboard with a fishy feel. Intended for moderate to advanced surfers and good waves, this performance twin has proven itself as one of the best designs for throaty reef and beachbreaks – and has also spent years in the barrel under the feet of the likes of Trevor Gordon and Sam Hammer on both the east and west coasts of the USA.
A shortboard for those of us who don’t ‘shortboard’.An extremely versatile board for travel and daily driver use – the Burner has found loving homes under the feet of slop-surfing weekend warriors and globe-trotting barrel hunters alike.A slightly forward wide-point gives you tons of flow and glide, but the modernized rocker curve and foil produce a positive, responsive and forgiving experience.Designed by Ryan Lovelace, this is one of the most popular boards in our line around the world.
Think classic keel paddle, with a more seamless transition onto rail.Lots of projection and glide as you’d expect from a fishy outline.The subtle acceleration of the outline curve reduces the surface area under your back foot and modernizes the feel compared to a classic fish.More ability to square-up off the bottom and a more seamless on-rail transitions as well as easier to surf on your backhand.