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T9, Optimist & Karma: D33 "El Nino" picks for the intermediate/ advanced rider

October 13, 2015

Around these parts we've got plenty of push still coming in off the horizon, with no signs of stopping. SoCal's next bump fills in mid-next week. That said, let's get into our favorites for you more seasoned surfers... you know... those of you that can honestly answer the age old cheeky question with "Yeah.. I surf."

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Baby got back - Surfboard tails 101

June 10, 2013

As water moves in its natural state, it’s free to come and go as it pleases. Your surfboard moving through the water creates friction. Water moves slowest halfway along your board and then accelerates as it exits the tail end. That said, tail outline is one of the most important aspects in surfboard design.

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Surfboard Tail Shapes: Change the Tail, Change the Performance and Feel.

June 04, 2009

The tail (or back end) of the surfboard can come in many varied shapes. While there are many shapes, generally, these different styles all originate from several basic concepts. So what the heck does the tail of your surfboard actually do?

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