The Squab New Wave shape, is based upon the original idea of a shape know as the Vanguard, of which Daniel 'Tomo' Thomson is credited with. This uniquely different shape to that of a conventional classic eliptical surfboard, demonstrates ultra parallel lines allowing it to be ridden smaller and narrower than previousy considered functional, maintained by ideal rider volume and foam distribution. Parallel lines reduce drag and increases planing lift, improving potential speed as a result of lessened water resistance. Suits point breaks, beach breaks, hollow and fuller waves, which are clean and smooth.
Known simply as 'Tomo' shapes by many surfers, SUP brands have embraced the shape over the past few years and indeed it has become rapidly favoured by many and embraced by SUPsurfers. One of the great advantages is that of the ease of travelling with a board which can be considerably shorter than with that of a conventional eliptical shape which any one rider can manage to stand and perform on. Natural selection has lead us to the point of including the 'Tomo' shape within our quiver of Surf SUPs. Giving the brief into the hands of Chris Diplock, who had already some experience in shaping boards of a similar design, he was 100% behind the project in sharing the vision for the effectiveness of this proven shape in the context of surfing. In discussions we concluded to keep the underside channels simple and to offer a 5 fin configuration and initially, 3 different sizes.
7'2 x 27.7" x 3.9" x 98.8lt
7'6 x 29" x 4.1" x 113lt (Featured Board)
7'10 x 30.3" x 4.4" x 129lt
We also opted to use Future Fin Boxes, on the basis the laminated process of fitment is stronger than of FCS and given that the torsional loads are greater on that of an SUP than a surfboard, strength was our primary concern. Boards come supplied with 5" Honeycomb fins with bag and key as standard, but we recommend experimenting in different conditions, relative to your body weight and style to find the optimum mix, using Future fins readily available.