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Modern Planing Hull > Tomo

Modern Planing Hull > Tomo

 

– notice how effortlessly these designs gain and maintain speed, linking sections with acceleration and ease.
– notice the drive and precision of the parallel rail line working to draw both powerful carves and radical tight hacks with a subtle shift in weight.
– notice the control of the MPH that  sits perfectly centered beneath the riders feet with no swing weight up front and no drag through the rear.

This segment is filmed in one day. A morning and  afternoon session.

no aerials, no tricky editing or one off maneuvers…. just clean, fast and flowing high performance surfing on cutting edge equipment. ( in regular frame rate -no speeding up of footage).

Featuring the  talents of Current  2013 WQS front-runner Stuart Kennedy in sizzling form !
and Daniel Thomson, (surfer/designer) at home break at Lennox Head on a fun day in April.

filmed and edited by Hamish Mackenzie.

Huge Nazaré

Huge Nazaré

It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Nazaré has become a popular tourist attraction, advertising itself internationally as a picturesque seaside village. Located on the Atlantic coast, it has long sandy beaches (considered by some to be among the best beaches in Portugal), with lots of tourists in the summer. The town used to be known for its traditional costumes worn by the fishermen and their wives who wore a traditional headscarf and embroidered aprons over seven flannel skirts in different colours. These dresses can still occasionally be seen.

In November 2011, surfer Garrett McNamara, who resides in Hawai’i, surfed a record-breaking giant wave: 78 feet (23.8 m) from trough to crest, at Nazaré. On 28 January 2013, McNamara returned to the spot and successfully surfed a wave that appeared even larger, but is awaiting an official measurement. Then, on October 28, 2013, Carlos Burle surfed another wave that is currently being scrutinized as possibly the largest wave ever ridden.

Joel Tudor on a 5’11″ Kookbox

Joel Tudor on a 5’11″ Kookbox

Joel Tudor’s surfboard quiver is a lesson in modern board philosophy: the magic lies not necessarily in what you ride, but in how well you know each surfboard, trusting the details that will suit a variety of wave conditions. “I was lucky as a kid because I got to hang with surfers who clued me in early, teaching me the value of all these different designs,” Tudor once wrote. “Today, it seems like everybody understands that value, which is really cool. Surfing is in a brilliant spot where people ride whatever they want and there’s no stigma.” We met with Joel and toured his expansive quiver at his Southern California home, where he showed us his philosophy in designs that are as iconically timeless as his style.