Design Forum: An Alternative High-Performance Fin

DF: An Alternative High-Performance Fin

For the past two decades, the shape and contour of thruster fins haven’t changed much. Sure, there’s been advancements in materials and flex and foil, but the overall silhouette of tri-fins has remained fairly constant. But as of D[...]

Design Forum: A-Gray’s Bird Of Prey

Design Forum: A-Gray's Bird Of Prey

Many, many pixels were burned into monitors after footage surfaced of the above six-barrel wave from Alex Gray in Morocco. A-Gray’s board of choice was The CI Peregrine, which, at 5’9″ x 18 1/4″ x 2 1/8″, [...]

Design Forum: A Royal Midlength

Design Forum: A Royal Midlength

The recent trend to incorporate the humble midlength into the well-rounded quiver is welcomed indeed, but what if this trend portends a crazy future that nobody saw coming? What if the next big advancements in regular joe surfcraft wer[...]

Design Forum: Super’s “Spam”

Design Forum: Super’s “Spam”

It’s a sunny fall afternoon in Encinitas, California, and Dion Agius is milling around local shop Univ, where he’ll be premiering his new film “The Smiling Bag” tonight to a packed house. There are a handful of [...]

What He Rode: Mick Fanning at Lowers

What He Rode: Mick Fanning at Lowers

MICK FANNING HEIGHT: 5’10″ (177 cm) WEIGHT: 161 lbs (73 kg) SHAPER: Darren Handley MODEL: Duck’s Nuts TAIL: Squash LENGTH: 5’10” WIDTH:  18 ¾” THICKNESS: 2 1/4″ VOLUME: 26.26L CONCAVE: Subtle single [...]

What She Rode: Courtney Conlogue

What She Rode: Courtney Conlogue

This is really our high-performance shortboard. It’s got a fair amount of rocker in the board and it was really designed to be ridden in high-quality waves. This is the model that Courtney brings with her on tour. She has an array of[...]

What He Rode: Mick Fanning at Bells

What He Rode: Mick Fanning at Bells

MICK FANNING HEIGHT: 5’10″ (177 cm) WEIGHT: 161 lbs (73 kgs) MODEL: Duck’s Nuts SHAPER: Darren Handley TAIL Squash LENGTH: 5’11″ WIDTH: 18.75″ THICKNESS: 2.25″ VOLUME: 26.21L CONCAVE: Single to double GLASSING: Single 4 o[...]