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Our Staff

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Trevor Berge

Years Surfing: 33 (yeah really)

Stance: Regular

How did you get involved with D33?: We became the new owners in 2016

What or who is your biggest inspiration (In life or surfing)?: Jesus Christ in life :) Tom Curren in surfing!

Why do you surf?: The Stoke…only a surfer knows the feeling

Which do you prefer to ride: longboard or shortboard and why?: It depends on the spot and conditions. I like them both equally for different reasons.

What is one thing you never leave home without?: My iPhone

Where was your best session to date (tell us the conditions) and why?: The Ranch in Santa Barbara about 1985. Perfect offshore conditions, kelp beds and all day surfing.

Favorite song to listen to before paddling out??: Switchfoot "Meant to Live"

Which do you prefer, dawn patrol or sunset session?: Dawn patrol

What is your favorite surf film/clip?: Laird Hamilton on his biggest day at Teahupoo

What is your favorite food?: Tough choice but Italian

What is your go-to daily board?: I have three. 5’8 Retro Fish Keel Fin, 6’ All Terrain Vehicle Groveler, 8’6" Ultimate Longboard

Dream surf trip destination?: Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Would you rather paddle out solo on an epic day, or paddle out with friends when its small?: With my bros!

Favorite surf break you have ever surfed?: Punta Roca, El Salvador


Michael Albrecht

Homebreak: Cassidy Street, Oceanside CA

Years Surfing: 5

Team Role: Shop Manager

Favorite Degree 33 Boards: 5'9" Weapon DPOD Edition

Why do you Surf?: There are two main reasons I surf. The first is a naural connection some people have with the ocean. There is a magnetism that pulls you to the water. It is best explained by John Masefield "I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied." The other reason I surf is the adventure and thrill of surfing. Surfing is thrilling due to the lack of consistent variables. The ocean is always changing and moving. The unknowns of surfing give you an excitement and sense of adventure. Combine that unknown with the hunt for that empty dream wave in a desolate and forgotten beach and you have the draw of surfing.

What or who is your biggest inspiration (In life or surfing)? My father

Which do you prefer, dawn patrol or sunset session? Dawn Patrol

What surfers did you look up to the most growing up? Growing up in the Midwest the only surfer I knew about was a kid named Johnny Tsunami.

What is your favorite movie? No Country For Old Men

Any advice to new surfers starting out? Spend as much time in the water as you can.

Where is your dream surf trip destination? Alaska


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Jared Wilmer

Homebreak: DMJs

Years Surfing: 14

Team Role: Customer Service & Shipping

Favorite Degree 33 Board: The Bullet

Why do you surf?: I surf because i love the water and I love the freedom it gives me

What surfers did you look up to the most growing up?:
I looked up to Kelly Slater.

What is your favorite food? Hard to say but I love mexican food.

Where was your best session to date (tell us the conditions) and why?: It was in Ecuador, It was 6-8 foot blowing slightly off shore and lefts longer than Rincon.

Describe your style in 3 words: fun, fast, heavy-footed.

Any advice to new surfers starting out?: Make sure to stay off my waves!

Would you rather paddle out solo on an epic day, or paddle out with friends when its small?: I rather surf solo on a epic day.


Bill Minard

Years Surfing: 54

Team Role: Master Shaper

Favorite Degree 33 Board: Its a toss up between the Ultimate and the Jack

Who is your biggest inspiration in surfing?: Skip Frye, John Hayward. That type of fluid surfing is the most visually impressive to me.

Why do you surf?: I'm addicted. There is no rehab for us.

What is one thing you never leave home without?: 4-5 boards

Dawn Patrol or Sunset Sessions?: Dawn Patrol

Favorite Surf Film?: Cosmic Children

Favorite Food?: Mexican

Describe your surfing Style in 3 words: Old School Mellow

Best Surf Etiquette Advice for guys in the lineup: Respect your Elders. Just respect in general. If you go out to try and take over, you are just going to get a bad reputation.

Advice for new Surfers starting out: Go for longer, wider and more stable boards. Get used to the feeling of the board before you move on. Don't try to ride what the big guys ride, it will take you longer to learn. Give it some time and get into it full on, not just once a month. Think, Eat, Surf...commit.

What is your go to board?: A 6'8" Hybrid 4 fin

Would you rather paddle out Solo on an epic day or paddle out with friends when its small?: Paddle out with friends. Its more fun talking with somebody

All time Favorite surf break: The Wall down in Baja