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 listen 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 Zombie Surfboard
This was a firm favourite with our riders last year offering a fast electric riding sensation within a short compact outline. Typically these boards can be ridden 6” shorter than a normal thruster which really promotes radical turning in the pocket. They also excel on the backside, snapping vertical turns is now standard! They feel more skateboard than surfboard. Again supplied in our lightweight epoxy sandwich with the carbon heel bumpers we have these in 6’0′ down to 5’4” which covers 90% of intermediate to pro riders weights.
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.
“I thought my vanguards were good but the fragile construction soon became expensive. The Zombie is almost as good and is bulletproof. A great slashy board that carves vertical with the best of them” – Kai, Cape Town
“Feels more skateboard than surfboard, so good on the backhand I nearly messed my wetty” – Big Dave, Croyde