Laguna Beach, CA – The international contest held recently by local Laguna Beach shop, Thalia Surf, and Surfer Mag came to an end this week and the lucky winner was picked earlier today. Douglas Harrison, of Long Beach, CA was contacted and is the winner of this latest contest. As the winner, Doug will be receiving a custom, hand shaped surfboard by legendary Santa Cruz shaper Michel Junod, a custom fit wetsuit from Japan-based Axxe Wetsuits, and $250 worth of Thalia Surf Shop gear.
About Michel Junod Surfboards:
Michel Junod, a California native, began surfing in the early sixties and started shaping in 1966. Moving between California’s west coast and Oahu’s North Shore, Junod finally settled down with his family in Santa Cruz where he continues to surf and shape constantly. In his past he has shaped for Dick Brewer Surfboards and alongside Terry Martin of Hobie Surfboards.
About Axxe Wetsuits:
Axxe wetsuits are 100% hand built with passion and soul by our craftsmen direct from their own factory in Japan. Every suit produced is made from innovative and proprietary materials, balancing the suppleness of the rubber and linings with high performance and functionality. 35 years of craft mastery led to this optimum performance Axxe wetsuit. Fullsuits can only be custom ordered. Each one is custom made to your exact measurements, 30 altogether.
About Thalia Surf:
We strive to bring you the best, most unique surfing apparel we can get our hands on. We’re not limited to just cool retro surfing t shirts, we’ve also stocked ourselves with hard to find surfboards, board shorts, Japanese wetsuits, surfing dvds, and much more. By dealing directly with the artists and small, independent companies, we continue to bring you the products you won’t find everywhere else. We believe that a surfing lifestyle is one that goes past big logos and senseless graphics that pander to the norm, so instead we’ve searched high and low for those companies that agree with us and focus more on art, real graphic design, and the true surf culture. These are the creators, not imitators, and they help to define what our shop is all about: style, originality, and soul. Thalia Surf Shop is located in Laguna Beach, CA.