It was a crisp Winter morning of 2017; The waves looked super fun with light wind, the crowds were low, so we decided to meet two of our newer ambassadors Hunter Lysaught and Kieran Anderson down for a quick morning session to test a few new models and prototypes for the upcoming year.
Hunter took out his newly acquired EPS Cloud, and Kieran took our new shortboard dubbed 'The Biggie' for a spin. Considering the waves, it was an ideal day to put a new performance shortboard to the test, as well as see how the Cloud responded in punchier conditions in EPS.
To give a little background on these shapes, I designed The Cloud with Bill to glide flawlessly in small surf, and to handle itself in overhead waves if the conditions were there. With minor tail flip, added hip, squared off rails and a chop tail, this board pays homage to the classic 'Simmons' design while still offering a loose skatey feel with all of the fun. It’s been fun to see the Cloud over a few years come from my weird concept on how to beat the flat sections in San Elijo, to a prototype that people turned their heads at, to something that’s slowly having a life of its own into full production. Hunter has taken his and brought it to a whole new level.“The Biggie” is the compact surfers shortboard. From sprouting grom, to light weight ripper, we’ve come up with a board that performs at the top tier of high intensity surfing for surfers that don’t quite fit the average board size. You can see more of The Biggie put to the test here.
It was sessions like these over the course of the winter that ultimately led us to decide carrying the Cloud in multiple constructions, as well as providing new performance shortboard template options for a wide range of surfers.
The Cloud is available in Poly in 5'4", 5'7", 5'9", and 5'11", while also available in NexGen Epoxy in 5'7" and 5'9".
The Biggie comes stock in 2 sizes, 5’4 x 17 3/4 x 2 (20.5 L) and 5’6 x 18 x 2 1/8 (23 L) but can be totally customized to the surfer’s preferences. Perfect for rampy beach breaks and outside A-frames, The Biggie boasts a clean, lean outline with a fuller squash tail, single to double concave from nose to tail, with futures thruster boxes coming standard issue for an intuitive top-to-bottom surfing approach.
These are stock shop sizes that we may have at the shop ready to go, but you can always customize these models; From dimensions, colors, foam densities, stringers, the possibilities are endless!
Visit the shop, give us a call at (858) 264-6159, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the conversation started on your new stick!
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