The coming of the Dual fin Big Wave Guns !!


My faith in the Dual fin is no secret. Scientific reason will suggest it is the fastest fin setup but experience has taught me it also has extraordianary control, combine the two elements and why shouldnt the modern dual fin regin supreme in big waves? Even in the Biggest waves. Bob Simmons did it in the 50's with historical success, in fact his big waves were his passion and certainly a major part of his planing hull development, it was his 9'6" balsa dual fin designs were his most legendary. Come the second decade of the 21st centrury quad fins are moving to the forefront of modern big waves surfing, but why use 4 fins when 2 will do the same job? albeit, a better job. less drag for sure! better control?.... i would bet the farm!! and no need to pump for speed and pocket pivots why use a thruster? Dual fin wins hands down in my opinion.

I have been on dual fins in big waves exclusively for 4 years, mainly for my own pleasure and pursuit of a pure speed experience. (see bellow for evidence of my big wave dual fin development) i feel comfortable now that my elements of balanced refinement of the big wave Dual fin is ready for launch!

* Dual fin : Double foiled fins (or keels) set parralel to the stringer or 0 degrees tow. { Not the same as Twin fin} which is: twin single foiled fins which are towed into the nose.

* Gun: Surfboard designed for big waves.

Sacred Craft Santa Cruz (this weekend)


I will be showing a selection of my 2011 works and upcoming concepts, this weekend (19th and 20th) at the sacred Craft Expo in Santa Cruz C.A

A Prayer for all my Friends in Japan.


I Pray for the safety of all my freinds in Northern Japan and all those effected by the tradgic quake and tsunami. hope you guys made it to safety and your loved ones are ok.

Carbon Flexfoil



A new uni-directional carbon fibre lamination for the Modern Planing Hull (MPH) range to give the boards greater response, control and drive.

Noticeably more response to energies exerted by the surfer with a rapid flex memory and controlled flex distribution.

The foil pattern gives more stiffness through the front foot which allows the board to punch solidly through the lip or chops on the face while effectively and evenly distributing the load through to a more flexible tail for added thrust (acceleration) through turns, much like a fin distributes load through to the tip for drive

Upgrade in:

.Liveliness (more rapid flex memory)

.Stringer less EPS, Epoxy. Ultra lightweight and very strong.

Designed and tested by Daniel Thomson.