Design Forum: Tomo’s SKX Model

Design Forum: Tomo's SKX

Mad scientists are destined to be misunderstood. That's par for the course, especially in surfing. Though we may cling to our counterculture heritage, we surfers tend to be conservatively minded in regards to innovation. Likewise, thou[...]

The Perfect Summer Mid-length

The Perfect Summer Mid-length

It should be abundantly clear these days that the appeal of alternative or traditional surf craft has sunk its retro teeth into the masses. As shortboard shapers have adopted the wider outlines, flatter rockers, and fuller volumes firs[...]

Design Forum: Clint Preisendorfer on Rusty Surfboards’ Chupacabra Model

Design Forum: Rusty's Chupacabra

For those on either coast of the United States, the full-volume season is upon us. It's certainly not the most exhilarating time of year to be a surfer, especially if you're confined to your local breaks. And although board makers will[...]

Matt Parker on Album Surf’s Disasym Model

Design Forum: Album's "Disasym"

Although asymmetric surfboards have been the subject of fascination in some left of field circles since the mid-1960s, when San Diego's Carl Ekstrom first tinkered with the design, misconceptions about the design endure. Specifically t[...]

Design Forum: Album Surfboard’s Insanity Model

Design Forum: Album’s Insanity Model

Since launching in the early 2000s, Southern California's Album Surfboards has cultivated worldwide intrigue, adapting an emphasis on elegant, minimal aesthetics to a range of distinctive, functional shapes built for a variety of waves[...]

Design Forum: Daniel Thomson’s Sci-Fi Model

Design Forum: Tomo's Sci-Fi

Since hitting the shelves in 2017, the Tomo/Slater Designs Sci-Fi model has become one of the most wildly popular surfboards in recent memory. As the first of the Kelly Slater/Daniel Thomson collaborations, it's hardly a surprise a par[...]