Item code: 283529
We love a good collaboration, and this is a very, very good collaboration. On one side of the aisle, we have Ocean & Earth, a much-loved Australian hardware brand now making highly successful inroads into the softboard market. On the other side, the much-loved surfer-shaper Mark Richards. Four-times world-champion, pioneer of the high-performance twin fin in the early ‘80s, also known as the “Wounded Gull”, etc. etc.
Last surfer to win a world title on boards he shaped himself? Only surfer ever to win a world title on a twinny? Yep... MR.
The template is pretty much identical to his original world-title winning design, which he still considers his best: fullish nose but still a bit pointy, winged swallow tail, little channel between the fins. The Epoxy/Soft construction is a step up from your standard foamy in terms of performance, kind of half way between a softboard and a hard-shell.
It comes with FCS II fin boxes in a thruster set-up (current images show an earlier sample version) – you'll be surfing it either as a twin fin or as a 2+1, with a little stabiliser fin in the rear slot for some extra forward drive.
Available in 5’6” and 6’0”, and in red or blue. Our prediction: these are gonna fly (as in "off the shelves”, but down the line too. Either way, quick!)
|5'6"||20 3/4"||2 5/6"||36.0|
|Fin Set Up||Twin
|Fin System||FCS II|
|Surfboard Tail Shape||Swallow|
|Surfboard Types||Foam Boards
- Colour: Blue