This winter, in Ventura County, we had lots of great surf, but Spring is here and with Summer just around the corner it was time to build a small-wave longboard.
This is my Classic Model, at least its the latest iteration of the Classic. For 2015 I’ve moved the widepoint behind center, giving the shape a more “Pig-ish” look and feel. The rails are pinched 60/40 with no tucked edge. The bottom has a blended, half-length nose concave that becomes slightly convex in the middle, and then transitions into a rolled panel-V in the tail. The rocker is fairly flat to match up with the small flat waves we have here in the summer. The NR is 4″ and the TR is 3-5/8″
This blank had a couple of tiny surface holes caused by air bubbles, so my first choice of a resin tint color was not to be. Instead< we went with this “Dejon” yellow opaques, with red and black pinlines. Glassing schedule was 6oz + 6oz deck, and 6oz bottom.
The board’s dimensions are 9’6″ 17-1/4″ x 23″ x 15-5/8″ 3″ 79L. At 19lbs the board has the heft of a proper noserider to it, largely due to the 3/8″ redwood stringer. Finished off with a through fin-box leash loop and True Ames 9.5″ Velzy Nose Rider fin, the board performs as as well as it looks.