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n the January 2014 issue of SURFING Magazine we showed you what the entire WCT was riding at Lowers. Unsurprisingly, the equipment we found was strictly performance-based. White. Clean-cut. Polyurethane-fed and polite. The kind of board you’d want your sister to date. This is the craft of the most skilled and competitive surfers on the planet, after

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all. But that doesn’t mean we don’t crave more. More zest. More shock. More joie de vivre. You’ll find that fun in the following pages — with the surfboards and the c h a ra c t e r s wh o r i d e t h e m — a s we explore the ungoverned sur fing and equipment that’s cultivated outside the World Tour.

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EVERY DAMN DAY

A LOOK AT THE GO-TO BOARDS OF SURFERS WHO LOVE TO SURPRISE US

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CHIPPA WILSON 5”9” 150 LBS.

MH SURFBOARDS DIMENSIONS: 5’7” X 18 3/8” X 2 1/4” VOLUME: 24.5 L

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YAGO DORA, INDONESIA. PHOTOS: BRENT BIELMANN 8


SURFER HEIGHT TO BOARD LENGTH RATIO

45.5% 30.3% 24.2% TALLER THAN BOARD

SHORTER THAN BOARD

SAME AS BOARD

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NATE TYLER

CHANNEL ISLANDS

5’10” 155 LBS.

MODEL: # 4 DIMENSIONS: 5’7” X 18 7/8” X 2 1/4” VOLUME: N/A

“My favorite thing in the world is surfing head highto-overhead crappy, windy waves. Which is why this board, with a little volume to it, works so well.”

DYLAN GOODALE 5’6” 135 LBS.

RUSTY SURFBOARDS MODEL: YES THANKS DIMENSIONS: 5’7” X 18.1” X 2.1” VOLUME: 22.5 L

— NATE TYLER

MATT MEOLA 5’7” 128 LBS. 10

S.O.S MODEL: SLUSHI DIMENSIONS: 5’4’’ X 18 3/8” X 2 1/4” VOLUME: 23 L

CRAIG ANDERSON 5’8” 141 LBS.

HAYDENSHAPES MODEL: PSYCHEDELIC GERM DIMENSIONS: 5’6” X 18 3/4” X 2 3/16” VOLUME: 23.6 L


JACK ROBINSON 5’8” 145 LBS.

ERIC ARAKAWA MODEL: K4 DIMENSIONS: 5’9” X 18.6” X 2.18” VOLUME: 22.5 L

“It has these sick rails and deck that makes it easy to land flips and other maneuvers into the flats.”

BALARAM STACK 5’8” 145 LBS.

MAYHEM DIMENSIONS: 5’9” X 18.3” X 2.3” VOLUME: 25.67 L

— MASON HO

MASON HO 5’9” 147 LBS.

…LOST MODEL: DRIVER DIMENSIONS: 5’9” X 18.5” X 2.20” VOLUME: 25.43 L

CAM RICHARDS 5’9” 150 LBS.

AJW MODEL: CAM DIMENSIONS: 5’9” X 18.5” X 2.21” VOLUME: 25.7 L

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BOBBY MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA. PHOTOS: SETH DE ROULET

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“I have ridden this same exact board from 1-foot Cali beachbreak to 6- to 8 -foot Cloudbreak and it works insane in all of it.” — BOBBY MARTINEZ

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JACK FREESTONE, AUSTRALIA. PHOTOS: DAMON ARANDELOVIC 14


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AVERAGE SURFER WEIGHT TO SURFBOARD VOLUME RATIO

6.4 :01 LBS.

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CUBIC LITER


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ALEX GRAY

CHANNEL ISLANDS

5’9” 155 LBS.

MODEL: MBM DIMENSIONS: 5’9” X 18 1/4” X 2 1/4” VOLUME: N/A

“This board works best in all conditions head high and under. Pointbreaks, beachbreaks, tubes — it can do it all.”

LEO FIORAVANTI 5’11” 154 LBS.

CHRISTIAAN BRADLEY MODEL: THE ROMAN DIMENSIONS: 5’10 1/2” X 18 1/4” X 2 3/16” VOLUME: 24 L

— ALEX GRAY

BOBBY MARTINEZ 5’7” 175 LBS. 18

CHANNEL ISLANDS MODEL: NEW FLYER DIMENSIONS: 5’6” X 19 X 2 5/16” VOLUME: N/A

BRETT BARLEY 5’9” 153 LBS.

SUPERBRAND MODEL: HEADSHIFTER DIMENSIONS: 5’9” X 18 7/16” X 2 1/8” VOLUME: 23.3 L


DYLAN GRAVES 5’8” 150 LBS.

HAYDENSHAPES MODEL: LOVE BUZZ DIMENSIONS: 5’8” X 18 5/8” X 2 1/4” VOLUME: N/A

“It has aramid fabric on the deck, which wraps over the rails and has carbon strips on the bottom to add strength and create a magical flex pattern. It springs me into turns and I’m doing rad airs on it.”

HECTOR SANTAMARIA 6’1” 156 LBS.

EYE SYMMETRY MODEL: THE SANDMAN DIMENSIONS: 5’7” X 19” X 2 1/4” VOLUME: 26.2 L

— HECTOR SANTAMARIA

OLIVER KURTZ 6’0” 156 LBS.

SHARP EYE MODEL: OK DIMENSIONS: 5’11” X 18.75” X 2.25” VOLUME: N/A

JAKE MARSHALL 5’7” 120 LBS.

CHRIS GALLAGHER DIMENSIONS: 5’6” X 18” X 2.13” VOLUME: N/A 19


MATT MEOLA, MAUI. PHOTOS: BRENT BIELMANN

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CRAIG ANDERSON, AUSTRALIA. PHOTOS: RESPONDEK

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AVERAGE SURFER HEIGHT 6’1 | JAMIE O’BRIEN

5’10 5’6 | DYLAN GOODALE

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BALARAM STACK, PUERTO RICO. PHOTOS: MUSCHETT

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AVERAGE BOARD LENGTH 6’2 | CLAY MARZO

5’9 5’2 | OZZIE WRIGHT

CLAY MARZO, MAUI. PHOTOS: BRENT BIELMANN 26


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NIC VON RUPP 5’10” 161 LBS.

SEMENTE SURFBOARDS DIMENSIONS: 6’1” X 18 1/2” X 2 5/16” VOLUME: 27.2 L

“This 6’1” is meant to be surfed in waves I would usually ride a 6’4” in, anything from 5- to 10-foot slabs.”

TIMMY REYES 5’7” 158 LBS.

FIREWIRE DIMENSIONS: 5’9” X 18 1/2” X 2 1/4” VOLUME: 24.8 L

— NIC VON RUPP

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YAGO DORA

ARENQUE

5’10” 161 LBS.

DIMENSIONS: 5’10” X 18.62” X 2.18” VOLUME: 25.5 L

KAI BARGER 5’7” 165 LBS.

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MODEL: SUB SCORCHER DIMENSIONS: 5’8” X 19” X 2 3/ VOLUME: 27.1 L


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SOLI BAILEY 6’0” 165 LBS.

CHANNEL ISLANDS DIMENSIONS: 6’0” X 19’ X 2 3/8” VOLUME: N/A

“I like boxy rails and wide tails. This guy works best in 4-foot punchy beachbreaks.”

CREED MCTAGGART 6’0” 167 LBS.

HAYDENSHAPES MODEL: LOVE BUZZ DIMENSIONS: 5’10 1/2” X 19 1/8” X 2 7/16” VOLUME: N/A

— CREED MCTAGGART

KALANI DAVID 6’0” 170 LBS.

JS SURFBOARDS MODEL: FORGET ME NOT DIMENSIONS: 6’0” X 18.25” X 2.4” VOLUME: 25 L

ERIC GEISELMAN 6’0” 175 LBS.

MAYHEM MODEL: DRIVER DIMENSIONS: 6’0” X 18.63” X 2.28” VOLUME: 26.98 L

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DION AGIUS, INDONESIA. PHOTO: SCOTTY HAMMONDS 30


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“I always tell Christiaan to keep the tail a little wider so there is more pop but keep the nose narrow; it needs to be fast and really responsive.” — LEO FIORAVANTI

LEO FIORAVANTI, INDO. PHOTO: LAURENT PUJOL

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OLIVER KURTZ, PANAMA. PHOTO: COREY WILSON 34


“It’s meant for punchy beachbreaks because the board has a bit of rocker, but I’ve been to some pointbreaks lately and this board has been working unreal.” — OLIVER KURTZ

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OZZIE WRIGHT 6’0” 187 LBS.

VAMPIRATE SURFBOARDS MODEL: INFLATABLE MATTRESS DIMENSIONS: 5’2” X 20 X 2 1/2” VOLUME: 30 L

“It’s a little rocket ship and tiny so you can skate around and have a lot of fun, but it also holds a pretty nice line through a cutback.”

DANE GUDAUSKAS 6’0” 185 LBS.

CHANNEL ISLANDS MODEL: I CALL IT MY ROCKET NO. 9 DIMENSIONS: 5’8’’ X 19 5/8’’ X 2 3/4’’ VOLUME: N/A (BUT PRETTY BEEFY)

— OZZIE WRIGHT

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5’10” 175 LBS.

PROCTOR MODEL: GREASED PIG DIMENSIONS: 5’9” X 18 7/8” X 2 3/8” VOLUME: 27.2 L

CLAY MARZO 5’11” 190 LBS.

SUPERBRAND

MODEL: MADNESS DIMENSIONS: 6’2” X 18 5/16” X 2 5/16” VOLUME: N/A


ALBEE LAYER

INFINITY SURFBOARDS

6’1” 185 LBS.

MODEL: “AUTOMATIC” DIMENSIONS: 5’9” X 19 5/8” X 2 3/8” VOLUME: 28.7L

“I’ve made a few of these boards for fun California waves. They’re kinda outta control, but they will surprise you and allow you to do cool, odd tricks.”

ANDREW DOHENY 5’8” 151 LBS.

WAVE TOOLS (SELF SHAPED) DIMENSIONS: 5’6” X 18 3/4” X 2 5/8” VOLUME: N/A

— ANDREW DOHENY

JAMIE O’BRIEN 6’1” 185 LBS.

WADE TOKORO DIMENSIONS: 6’2” 19 1/2 “ X 2 3/8” VOLUME: N/A

DANE REYNOLDS 6’0” 200 LBS.

CHANNEL ISLANDS DIMENSIONS: 5’7” X 19 3/4” X 2 1/2” VOLUME: N/A

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DANE REYNOLDS, CALIFORNIA. PHOTOS: SETH DE ROULET

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“This board would be sick as an epoxy, but it’s a PU. I like PU for most boards but epoxy is sick in small, pluggy boards like this where the flex isn’t as crucial.” — DANE REYNOLDS

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JACK FREESTONE, AUSTRALIA. PHOTO: DAMON ARANDELOVIC 40


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AVERAGE SURFER WEIGHT 200 LBS. | DANE REYNOLDS

160.7 LBS. 120 LBS. | JAKE MARSHALL

MITCH COLEBORN, HAWAII. PHOTO: DJ STRUNTZ

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