Winter Paddle Surfing

We just had a great Winter paddle surfing sesh…starting out with a beautiful sunrise for dawn patrol…the brisk offshore winds really clean the surf up…and, knock the crowds down a bit…;-)

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Big Will baptizing his new 9’5″ production carbon Hammer…

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WD slotting a nice one on the 8’11” Hammer…

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Al putting his 8’11” Hammer through the paces…

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Big Will was all smiles after his first sesh on the new 9’5″ production carbon Hammer…

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Here is his session report…

“Had a fantastic session on my new carbon production HAMMER 9’5″x 33” @178L yesterday and needed to report out to my comrades… As of today, just after a nice healthy breakfast, I weighed in at 260lbs…uuugh, I need to lose a few lb’s! But yet, I now have a board that rocks!

I am an advanced paddler, and the board felt as stable as my 10’3″ x33 SUP SPORTS MAHALO…but it surfed significantly better in terms of cut-backs and overall speed on the wave face. The Mahalo surfs well – but for me, this is a significant improvement as the board seems perfectly sized and matched to my large frame.

I was fully suited up with my 4/3 and booties, plus a little clothing to save others from looking at that huge blob of rubber standing up in front of them Wink

Dropping into some fast sections yesterday at a fav beach break with overhead set waves – I was a little unsure if the board would come up to speed with me on it Smiley quickly enough – super stoked that it did – and then just “asked” to be thrown around!

The wider tail allowed me to keep up speed during transitions, and keep on rolling down the line after off-the-top smacks!

By the end of the session I was confident enough to walk up to the nose right after the initial drop and just “claim it”…board kept pace with the wave – and then I just walked back and cranked a nice cutback into another BT/OTL sequence before having to bail from being too greedy! Oh I love that…. A great finish to an outstanding 1st session…

If any of my fellow heavyweight (250lbs+) need any advice, just let me know…

Wardog can make ANY size of this board, basically complete custom capabilities are available to us.

Never thought I’d go any shorter than 10′ – have a 9’5″ board is just so sweet! Swing weight is greatly reduced – and the hydrodynamics of the board’s bottom cannot be understated – very, very intelligent use of proven technologies put to use in the smallest package possible (at least for now Wink The Chisel Tail is amazing – definitely releases easy and effortlessly…wow!

Thanks again Wardog for making gear that allows us to go off to the best of our abilities! Can’t wait to really learn how to max this board’s performance capabilities! I know I can go vertical and snap it 180 – just wants to scissor right around!

Floaters off the lip will now be way easier – plus more fun nose rides!

Man, I am so addicted to adrenaline! Windsurfing gave that to me EVERYTIME I went out – now I have a way to release it once again Wink

Stoked for Life! boyz!”

Big Will

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