Aside from Mick’s title bout with a great white shark at J-Bay last month, Kelly Slater leaving Quiksilver was perhaps the greatest surf news in recent years. Since then, sponsor-less Kelly has been seen riding some bizarre-looking shapes by Tomo Surfboards. But he’s not just riding them, he’s murdering it.
With SW's Resident Hero Dad Doug Lees, Illustrations by Nanda Ormond
Teaching your kids to surf is all about confidence in the water. Pushing them into Third Reef bombs at Pipeline first surf?
There are so many factors that go into how a board will perform, including looking at the surfer. The big factors, however, are related to the simple outline of the board. Essentially the Nose, Rails and the Tail, and how they are linked together.