Weight: 146 lbs.
Model: Duck Nuts
Width: 18 1/8″
Thickness: 2 1/8″
Tail Width: 14 1/8″
Bottom Contour: Single to double
Glassing: Single top and bottom, plus carbon patches
How long has Steph been riding this model?
She's been riding that board on and off in any type of right-hand point for some time. It’s actually one of Mick's models, the Duck Nuts.
When you make a board for Steph at Lowers, what are the important design elements to keep in mind?
Lowers can find faults in boards really easily. I’ve surfed the wave a lot in order to better understand that. I like to keep a lot of rocker in the board. You need that rocker vs. bottom contour to be dialed-in to create speed after flat sections.
How many boards did Steph bring to the event?
I think she brought six boards for the event, but then she had two more sent over. I also just sent a bag of boards over to her for France for her as well.
If an average surfer were to get this model, what would you suggest?
The Ducks Nuts is a very high-performance shortboard. It has to be at least 3-foot to ride it. It’s not a fish, not a round-nose stubby thing. It's for good waves and we spent about 10 years developing it. As far as dimensions go, I would suggest they order it one to 2″ taller than their height, and then dial in volume and width depending on how much they weigh.