Tell Us About Your Mini Simmons.
I got my first Mini-Simmons from Ian Zamora. 5’10” x 23″ x3″. I am around 5′ 9″ and 215 lbs. board was amazing! The more I rode it, the more I wondered if I could get away with less volume. Decided to try to shape 1 myself. Changed the outline a bit. Moved the wide point, adjusted the curve a bit. Went 5’8″ x 22″ x 3″.
I like it even more! It’s not a real mini-Simmons. Flat bottom, swallow tail and quad set up, but I really like it. Going to make more and experiment with design.
Who inspires you?
Tyler Hatzikisn, Lance Carson, Jeff Biggs, Phil Edwards, Buttons, Rasta
What interests you about the Mini Simmons shape?
I am a bigger guy and enjoy being able to ride a shorter board. It paddles well, catches waves easy, and is really responsive. Helps an old guy like me compete in the line up on a short board with the younger generation.
If you shaped your own board – Shaper Doug?
I was inspired by the Zamora I was riding so I tried to keep it close with few changes. It was hard to find the right curves with my existing templates. I just tried to keep it simple. It was a lot of fun and came out pretty good.
Where can we see more or follow future shapes?
Somers Surfboards on Facebook. Or El Porto.