With 15-25 mph trades being our predominate winds on the North Shore, there are more windswept days than not. Spray in your eyes, navigating through fat chops coming up the face, and a relentless current make going left at Rocky Point borderline unenjoyable on the windiest days. When these trade wind systems set in, they can last for weeks, so I wanted to design a board that could handle all of these elements and make going left fun again.For the outline of this board, I used one of my favorites, a '70s style single fin Lightning Bolt with a little extra tail width to accommodate a four fin design. The quad setup adds it's own natural speed to help combat the head wind, and a little extra power for driving through the tube while maintaining control when running through the chop. The outline has a lot of width and volume in the front half, which helps with paddling. I kept the beak nose to pay homage to those who came before us, and because it's the best way to hide volume up front and make a thick nose look good. I also went with the full deck logo, which was popular back in the '70s.
The original version of this board was made out of EPS foam for extra buoyancy when paddling and a layer of carbon fiber for deck strength and protection in closeouts. The board also comes in the classic PU/poly with a small logo.
PU/Poly version available
'70s aesthetic quad.
1'-10' Hawaiian scale waves (depending on length).
Wide point forward.
Tailored for the elements.
5'0"-7'8" versatile design.