Featured Surfboards For 2012
If you had a look at the title, I didn’t call this the best surfboards or the most popular because that’s not what this is about. You have to ask yourself what you are looking for and then take it from there. You may be a beginner and then obviously you won’t want to go for a shortboard, which a pro would use because it is just going to drive you crazy. Have a look at the waves you are wanting to surf in, your level and basic things like your weight and height.
Best longboard – The White Owl Big Wave longboard
Marc Andreini wins this one for a lot of features that come with it. It’s definitely an epic, since it looks like the White Owl Gun which comes from Brian Bradley and Jeff White, which was designed in 1963. This was left hanging in the White Owl Shop right up until 2010. Juan Rodriguez comes up with the fin.
Best wooden surfboard – Agrave Gun
Gary Linden is the one responsible for this board, which is capable of doing great things, which those who want to live the “green” lifestyle will be pleased about because it is completely eco friendly. This is partly achieved with agave stalks used for the core as well as the fins. It has surfed in Todos Santos Island with a lot of success and went on to surf in a lot more bigger waves. If you are looking for a gun around 9’8″, then this is really not a bad choice.
Best Shortboard – Hydroflex/Roberts
Now there were a lot of shortboards that achieved greatness in 2012, so this was a difficult one, but in the end the judges could only turn to the Hydroflex, which has set great standards in the water. The 3D glass with the infused carbon fiber gives you more control. They have worked on the right kind of balance with lightness and weight to give you the surf you are looking for. This is helped on with Futures Interwoven Laminate Technology fins. You won’t find too many boards like this one on the market that are so far advanced technologically.
Catch Surf Y-Quad Fish
This has been rated as one of the best boards since 2011 and it is still going strong. Catch Surf is a leading shaping company so you can expect great things from them. Tom Morsey was responsible for the final input on this board after it was designed by Hans Hagen. However, we can say that Hagen was the genius behind this fast board, because that is the kind of experience you will get from a board. This is a traditional board and gives you a lot more with an aggressive rocker and a quad fin setup. When it comes to the type of board size, you will probably go for something around 6’6″ if you are a larger ride, but more the smaller surfers of this world, a 5’0″ would make for an epic ride. More advanced riders would also go for a smaller board like this.