Derek Hynd is an Australian surfer/shaper/writer. On top of being a former contest pro and intelligent writer, he’s one of surfing’s great innovators and explorers. His ability of high level surfing as well as having such an understanding of board shaping and hydrodynamics puts him in a category which only the likes of George Greenough and Tom Wegener can hold a candle to.
Over the past few years Derek has been shaping and riding his own finless surfboard design. Instead of joining the throngs on the trail of the Polynesian Alaia he’s been updating this concept by using the advances of bottom contours in PU blanks. This newly invented, skegless board design has allowed him to harness the reduction of friction along with having the hold, trim and turning properties of concave. These results may just be a window into the future. Derek Hynd we salute you!
Check out this mind blowing vid segment of D.H. riding some of his finless wonders
Check out this vid of Rip Curl team rider Matt Wilkinson turning indonesian lefts and rights into his own personal skatepark..
After the Quik pro at Snapper rocks, it’s hard not to love Wilko. As if hacking his way to the quarters on his backside wasn’t bad ass enough, Wilko showed up to the event sporting a fresh pair of rollerblades and a hair piece that’d make Robert Plant jealous.
This sick little segment was put together to help promote the Mirage boardshorts pictured below. It features some ag footage and some music that’s… er…. well.. we’re divided on the tune over here…what do you guys think?
would you rock it like a pair of fruitboots or change radio stations immediatley?
Let us know in the comments section below
and check out the Mirage Pheonix trunks that feature Rip’s latest team-rider-tested, Wilko approved boardshort technology: