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 Toro Surfboard
The El Toro is a new shape for 2016 and has similar shape characteristics to many of the new school short & stubby sticks many of the brands are running with but we’ve decided to make a few tweaks to the hull dynamic to make it more suitable to European conditions. These boards can be ridden shorter than you’d expect and really come alive under skilled feet. We’re offering them in 6’0′ down to 5’3” in a lightweight epoxy sandwich construction with carbon heel bumpers.
Again these boards are strong enough to be used for strapless kite surfing in waves but we do NOT recommend massive aerials. If you are looking to do big aerial moves we recommend our beefed up construction Zombie or El Diablo directional kite boards that can be ridden with or without straps for maximum flexibility.
“So glad I bought my El Toro it paddles so easily compared to my custom and is still unmarked after 3 heavy reef sessions’ – Mike, Cornwall
“Took a punt on a 5’3” for my daughter, she loved the graphics and she can turn it so much better than the old minimal she was using’ – Damo, Scarborough