Impressive with work, a beautiful Egg shape. Now we need to see a ride report.
According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.
Ride report from my first time in some half decent waves.
Had a crack in 1-2 foot crowded point break Sunday morning, we are talking head to waist high, long 100- 200m long, windy and sketchy at the take off, then cleaning up into long soft walls. It was super fun, made me want to surf it in bigger waves. Low rocker keeps surprising me. I think it’s going to be an issue but it ends up not being one... It paddles like a demon to catch waves. I was out super early, in the dark to the car park, 10 min run into the national park, then paddle out in the purple glow. Had about 10 waves in about 45 mins. Just catching anything that broke near me.
The last wave was a highlight of the many fun ones. A wide set, some dude on a short board further out in the lumpier tip of the point paddled for and missed, I swung super late, took off with two hands on the rail and my back foot on the board. Negotiated the drop and bottom turn in that weird tripod position. Much to the chargrin of the pack that had been filling in the whole time I was out there. Popped to my feet with good speed and let out this audible child like squeeky, shreeky, giggle kinda thing. If you can imagine a 43 year old man letting out a high pitched argggghhhhahahyeeew! Then proceeded to weave around some wide eyed adult learners, frothing tradies and a few of the hipster, log riding, leg ropes are for kooks, clan members. Once I made it past the pack to the inside running wall I had lost a bit of speed so I kept a little low, then up to the front of the board less than a foot from the tip. Singing along, scooting past white water sections and getting my own version of the hipster, I really just don’t give a hoot, body arch and nose weave kinda thing going on.
All the way to about 30 m from the sand. At this point I looked up at three different packs of between 6-12 people on the beach. I was done for the day, had my fill, leave it for the back packers, hipsters, and frothers.
Not bad at all!
@reclaim_surf formerly Skatement
(Adam) Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
Not only that the board looks georgeous, it seems that it even rides better than exspected. Thanks for this post and the ride report!
Nice. 6-12 in a pack is uncrowded where I live...
So your final rocker numbers were 3-1/2" nose, 2-1/4" tail? How's that on late steep drops?
There were already around 60-80 in the water, then there were multiple packs of 6-12 yet to paddle out, and that didn't count the ones walking up to the point jump off point. Steep drops, not sure yet. was fine in the smaller steep ones I have surfed so far. will be an experience. Overall this thing just fills a spot in the quiver.
The stoke is real.
Belly nose, v tail? I feel like that really helps low rocker boards. They still turn and tend to pull out of pearling.
Actually concave all the way to the nose. Creates lift like a nose rider.
Some of the purists will hate that this has a computer file story behind it. However, some may like the evolution of design.
I have been surfing the 7'0" from stripped mal for quite a while now and having a ply with the file to see what changes I can make.
At the beginning of the year 1 month BC (before covid) the Woosle came to Noosa for the first event in the 2020 longboard tour.
I actually made contact with Devon Howard and was lucky enough to meet up with him and show him the board and got some advice on changes he would make to it. He was quite complimentary of the effort for my first egg. I was also lucky enough to have a great chat about it and boards in general with Joel Tudor, on his way to winning the event. He was a total gentleman.
We discussed added rocker, a rounding of the rail in the front 1/3 to be more 50 50 and less 80 20. And squaring up the rail and deck in the tail (last 6 -8 inches of the board)
I then worked with a mate to make this second version. I didn’t actually shape it but used some cash my old man gave me for my 45th birthday to get him to make it.
It’s a bit shorter, has a twin option and a single box. Has probably 1-1.5 inches more nose rocker, is a little more full foiled so it still has the same or more paddle.
As yet, I have only surfed it in super tiny weak waves that better suit the blunt nose asym. Can’t wait to surf it in some nice waves.
Anyway here are a few pics
Ill ad a couple more pics when my phone sends them to my computer.
that looks awesome. It would be good to hear a contrast between the 2 and if the changes that the guys suggested made a big difference. I have been thinking of doing something similar for around here (rainbow bay mainly).
Did you get both cut on a machine? If so could you share the files? I dont have a shaping area but can clean up and glass at home.