After dipping a toe in the surf market this season we’ve received some great feedback on the two surf shapes we ran with. Having got them under the feet of some top groms, local rippers and South African competition surfers it’s safe to say that we’re confident in our surfboard shaper’s ability. Rightly so as his Cornwall-based factory makes boards for brands like Forth and many others you’ll find on MSW, Anne’s Cottage and Surf Dome. The only slightly negative feedback we received was that the bright colours were maybe a bit loud for your average surfer as most people want to blend in not shout ‘look at me with my rad orange board’! Needless to say we’ve listened to your feedback and have toned down the designs to reflect what people want. We’ve also added a couple of new boards to the line up which are set to delight improvers and chargers alike.
2016 Loco El Diablo Surfboard
The El Diablo has been developed for those riders looking for a more traditional kind of rounded tail thruster over a progressive short stick like the El Toro or Zombie boards in our line up. Again the weight to durability ratio has been dialled in and with 6’10” 6’4” and 5’10” in the line (with a bit of extra volume) these boards are set to delight intermediates and give advanced riders an alternative for those slacker wave days.
The epoxy sandwich construction means these boards are strong enough to kite strapless in waves but we do not recommend them for massive aerials. If you are looking to do big airs we recommend our beefed up Zombie and El Diablo directional kite boards.
We have a couple of narrower version available for any wannabe ambassadors or riders looking to join our team.
“Demo’d a 6’4” and had to have it. Well impressed with the construction, weight and finish so much better than a many of theses ‘local customs’ mind you with Escape custom behind the scenes it’s no surprise. Highly recommended love mine” Ian – Edinburgh
“So much stronger than a PU for kiting. I’ve had my 5’10” to Bali’s reefs and it’s still in one piece. Off to Cape Verde at Xmas and it’s the only board I’m taking perfect for proning and windy days” Jonny – Holland