Monday, 20 May 2013

Freezing wind, lashing rain storms - but this board still blows my mind

This morning's surf was cold. It was 7 degrees outside, but with the wind chill it felt like -5...

It rained and hailed horizontally. The normally very cold water felt warm compared to the open air. The swell was a long range winter swell pulsing in from the South West.

I found a nice left left bank that not surpirsingly was deserted in the early dawn grey. Paddling out with the rain stinging the back of my neck and an icecream headache after duck diving every wave, I questioned whether this was such a good idea.

Three waves later I was blissfully unaware of the cold freezing wind, or the horrizontal hail lost completely in the unique euphoria that only a good surf can bring.

My intention was to test the Flounder in some decent waves, well I achieved that, the set waves were overhead and were wrapping perfectly around and unloading on the shallow bank. The Flounder performed exceptionally well. By far the best board I have shaped to date. Its speed is fantastic, I am yet to discover the limitations of its hold in hollow waves and its control through turns is good. I love this shape.

I'm planning to do another batch of boards at the end of this month. If you are interested shoot me an email.


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