Friday, April 30, 2010

Video Fridays!

Its friday, I got a new back brace for shaping, and Branden Aroyan just put his clip from the Sacred Craft's little film festivities up online, which happens to have a few shots of me shaping him a Timberline nugget, and the Travers Adler gettin' down with it...and then, to top it off, a little Jimmy Gamboa SHREDDING on an old 8'6" (if i remember correctly from our chat that morning) Liddle...super fun clip to watch, hang out for a few minutes and enjoy!

Home Is Where The Surf Is from Branden Aroyan on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


9' of glide, just for kicks!
and theres more funkadelic foam coming down the pipe quickly :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


preview of v2.0 of the website...
hoping the weather stays away today so I can finish up some epic glass jobs Connor and I started up yesterday...some really simple and elegant ones coming down the line this week!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


C. Lyon, learning the art of the lamination at PC ground zero...
7'1 vampire hull ('bu foiled) heading to Shelter Surfshop down in the LBC.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friends Are Fun

Surfed with a few friends today and the new mini-vid some interesting screen grabs, nothing fantastic, but documenting fun times is always nice :)

Got my first session on the Tiberline hull that I shaped, and gave Steve a run on it as well (last pic).  So far SOOOOOOO good on it, super fast and slippery and locks into trim...cutbacks were effortless and full railed when you've got the shoulder to put one down!  Couldn't be much happier, and I will DEFINITELY be making some new EPS hulls after feeling the response on this thing...check how CLEEEEEEAN she flows:

Seemingly Surrounded

by endless dust.

I need to run.

back to the ocean......

travers adler on a timberline nug
screenshots: Branden Arroyan

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Swanson + hull = approval from above

Friday, April 23, 2010


Happy Friday everyone!  
I'll have some new board photos up early next week, till then enjoy the weekend, and await some nice changes to the official PC website @ reeeeeal soon!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Foams Been Flyin'

11' Glidering ^ & V

Also did a 9' Glider today and a 7'1 Malibu Foiled Vampire
hull for Mollusk in Venice...Herbie has been howling up a storm, and I'm going surfing.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Hey, i've got too much good blog material check it!

I've finally got the english translation that my (fantastic and wonderfully helpful) sister in law did of my Blue Magazine (Japan) article in an online format, give it a read.  originally written and photographed by the fantastic Mr.Tomita!

and THEN!

I made a short video walkthrough of a hull that I just shaped, I don't think still photos do these boards justice so I thought I'd have a go at it with video.  It took me three takes to not sound like a total asshat:

Hull Walkthrough from Ryan Lovelace on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Trevor J's She Hull

7'2 VelsoSim for Wetsand Surfshop

She Hull again...

Sean M's 10' d.Bowls

I'm also knee deep in building a new spoon mold, i've made a small update to the swaylocks thread:

Been busier than ever the past two weeks in life and in "work" (I still have a hard time calling shaping "work"), shaping 2-3 boards a day.  I truly apologize if I'm slow on my email responses, I'll get back into prime e-mail form shortly!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010


I'm building a new flex spoon mold and started a build thread over at Swaylocks...check it out so far, i don't want to upload all the photos again!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Now with 20% more quickness, WHOAAAAAaaaAAaaaa!!!!!

and a congrats is in order for everyone's favorite Trevor Gordon and Morgan Maassen, who just snagged a nice little cover shot in the new Patagonia catalogue:

Maybe oneday he'll score a REAL cover, like the PC LookaLogue cover...psh.  ameteurs.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Here is Mr.T with the big hunk of foam I just shaped for him.  He will be taking it to his favorite surf spots, and subsequently dropping a glide-bomb all over the faces of his fellow surfers.

It measures in at 11' x 23" x 3 1/4" and has thr33 stringers, observe: 

It is extremely foiled out, and has very little rocker for a board of it's length...this is an 11' hull for all intents and purposes; it has the same rails as my current 7' blade.

I am very proud to say that I shaped it...don't let anyone tell you that someone has to teach you everything you know...just buy a blank and try something out, you may end up somewhere pretty fun and make yourself pretty happy by the end of the day.  

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm pretty sure you've seen this but...

if you haven' it.
this man is on another level.

A Pie-What?

A Paipo.
A 46" long Paipo.
A 46" long Paipo for Eric W. 
Named Vaipo. 
With silver-leaf circular deck objects. 

Velo template byproduct.
Concave and beveled deck that drops into a pinched hull-like rail.  Velo bottom with a single concave exiting through the mini-keels.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

LookaLogue Online!

My Dearest Everyone,

I am writing this, the fourteenth day of April in the year 2010, to inform you that the Point Concept LookaLogue is now viewable online in a spiffy page-turning format.  The only action you must take to rest your eyes upon it's glory, is to click   

Yours affectionately (but not in a creepy way),
Ryan K. Lovelace

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


sacred craft :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Herbie is Pooped!

Wanted to put out a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and supported the PC cause this weekend at Sacred Craft, I was floored to see so many people loving the boards and letting me know they check out the PCprog-blog religiously!

The show went off without a hitch, I shaped a 7' hull on saturday morning and gave it away later in the day to one very very lucky lady, Piper P.  hundreds of people put in for it but only one was destined to hold the holy blade in her possession at the end of the day!  

I'll post some photos and videos from the weekend asap, but right now I'm going into serious recovery mode, I haven't been this exhausted in months...time to go hide in my shaping bay for the week and make some more hully sleds that go like Alex Swanson's:

photo: Erica B.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Found this shot of Nick and his hullibut floating around the interwebz, don't know the photog, so if YOU do, let me know! I'm off to Sacred Craft...see you there!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Part catalogue, part lookbook, I'm sure there's a trendy name for it already but I just don't know it's a Look-a-Logue.

Back  < - >  Cover

and here's a random page from 'er for you guys, too...I'm gonna be mailing these out to bunches of surfshops as counter decoration (ie: Wetsand, Shelter, Mollusks's's', SurfySurfy, and Corduroy back east, etc.) ...and I'll bring some to the big show this weekend:

I want to put out a HUGE thanks to my good friends, and especially Morgan Maassen for the multitude of photographs compiled from over the years...what's in here is a culmination of my past 4 years of play, countless of hours in the shop, and documentation of the shapes and designs that have come from it.  and, of course, my good friends surfing them on their miscellaneous adventures!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hull Giveaway and Discount Announcement!

Hey...look there ---------------->

says it all:

10% discount on all custom orders placed at the sacred craft show this coming weekend in Ventura...


I'll be doing a little hull shaping demo at 10am on saturday morning, the shaped blank will be given away at 3pm on saturday!

sign up during my demo or at my booth and be present when I call out the winner at 3pm...eeeeasy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4'11" for Lakey

Lakey Peterson's shaped this with me, her new little shred sled!
4'11" x 22" x 2 5'8"

After we made her Gullet, she wanted to learn to shape a little bit so we made this together the next day, I took care of the heavy planer work and she was in charge of the block sanding and screening...stoked on the finished product :)
We decided to add a crack in the tail to free it up a little bit, she's an insane surfer and I didn't want the board to be too sticky for her; also took my normal Velosim fin template, nicked the back off of it and a little leading edge also, then cut the base away...this thing oughtta be pretty fun for her!
Belly to triplane bottom that exits off the outer edges of the fins, with a heavy single concave through the middle...epic.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Leo Logs

Leo picked up his 9'4 on friday...check it!
9'4" x 23" x 3 1/8", d.Bowls-esque template with a wide diamond tail and more foiled nose and tail:

Poplar halves with 10 layers of black pigmented fiberglass stacked down the middle...20x stronger than any glass bead on the block.

Belly through the whole board, nose to tail.  50/50 rails with a slight pinch and a long, low rocker curve for super glideability...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

On the Gogo

Got a quick surf in last night...but sitting in LAX right now...hoping for a better smell to grace the airspace around me...this is rough, a deadly mix of fast foods of all types, sweaty people and stale air...but I have a feeling it will smell much nicer where I'm going...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Just Say Yeah

I'm pretty sure the conversation we had today out front will go down in history in the awkward category.  I enjoy it very much when everyone comes out to the shop and hangs out for a bit, slows down work but I'm pretty sure these are the good 'ol days so I'm not too worried.