Month: July 2014

Chilli Toucan

The Chilli Toucan is designed to create a familiar feeling groveler that is easy to transition onto from your regular shortboard.  By dropping 2”-3” in length from your standard all round surfboard you are starting with a smaller rail line, that will sit & turn more comfortably on the face of smaller, choppier waves. The volume lost from cutting down in length is made up by the addition of a little extra width and thickness. This shorter wider outline is then mellowed by a rolled deck which stops this board from feeling overly chunky and hard to sink into the wave face. The wide point of the board has been moved up the board slightly under the chest area.  This extra volume up front not only gives you a bit more floatation for paddle power, but also a nice little platform to push off when trying generate speed.  The bottom shape is a speedy single to double concave  – with acceleration and quick rail to rail transitions in mind.  The shape is finished off with a slightly broader squash tail, which gives the board a bit extra up and go in weaker conditions. All these elements combine to create a shape that feels similar to a regular shortboard, but really kills it in more marginal conditions. A very fast, responsive & fluid small to medium wave ride.  Available from us...

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July Wednesday’s Class Finished

Hey crew Here is a few pictures of the skeds the boys finished up with on Wednesday nights class. They all turned out amazing,  great bunch of fellows had a ball Thanks a heap for doing the course....

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Firewire Nano

The NANO is one of the latest offerings from Firewire, what designer Daniel ‘Tomo’ Thompson refers to as the latest incantation of his ‘Modern Planing Hull’ designs.  Tomo’s goal for these hull designs “have always been to improve upon current equipment, making the high performance surfing experience faster, easier and more intuitive for any rider.” According to Tomo, the advantage of these planing hull designs is that they “effortlessly gain and maintain speed, linking sections with acceleration and ease.  The drive and precision of the parallel rail line working to draw both powerful carves and radical tight hacks with a subtle shift in weight. The control of the Modern Planing Hulls are that they sit perfectly centered beneath the riders feet with no swing weight up front and no drag through the rear.” (see for more) The Nano combines radical performance with free flowing speed in a very natural controlled ride that is both user friendly & cutting edge. Effortlessly fast and loose, yet predictable and drivey. The NANO has a clean outline with its wide point forward of center, the nose has been trimmed back and rounded so there are less points and area to catch up front.  There is a relatively wide chopped square tail for speed and glide with the corners rounded  for smoother turns. The rail line through back third of the board is relatively straight...

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