Dims: 7'2 x 22 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Surfing displacement hull type surfboards is an acquired taste. Like riding twin fins.
Once you go hull, everything else turns dull.
At least, if you love it at the first try that is.
This quote from the guys at Surfscience actually sums it up brilliantly:
“A real displacement hull almost requires you to surf in the middle of the board. You have to surf off the front foot. Normally, you can lean back on the tail. On a displacement hull, you step onto your front foot, bury the rail and let it go. Most people can’t make the adjustment. But once you do, it’s amazing. You really feel like you’re surfing through the water. You’re really more involved. It’s a very organic feeling.”
Full displacement hulls provide this very specific kind of supersmooth glide and trim that cannot really be achieved with any other type of bottom contour (like those of planing hulls). Once you dive into shapers and surfers who've been propelling these types of surf craft through the times you find yourself in the world of Greg Liddle, Ted Spencer, Kirk Putnam, Paul Gross, Marc Andreini, Rich Pavel & more recently young shapers like Tristan Mausse and our magic one-man-show Angelo Demeulenaere of Flow & Soul surfboards here.
We can write 10 more paragraphs about tech details of this specific shape, but hey just watch Jimmy Gamboa in this classic fragment from One California Day. It's a benchmark for hull surfing.