Friday, August 13, 2010
Derek Hynd and his finless surfboard.
Derek Hynd is one of surfings great innovators and explorers. Derek's ability to surf to such a high level as well as have such a fine understanding of board shaping and hydrodynamics puts him in a category which only the likes of George Greenough and Tom Wegener can really hold a candle to.
Rumour has it that for over 2 years D.H hasn't ridden a surfboard with any fins. Instead of joining the throngs on the trail of the Polynesian Alaia he's been bringing the concept up to date, through the advances that PU blanks allow in bottom contours, D.H has been harnessing the reduction in friction from skegless boards and combining this with the hold,trim and turning properties of concave. The results may just be a window into the future. Derek Hynd we salute you!
To the Right Derek holding one of his wonders pre J-bay session.
Below the result
Posted by Edward Lockyer at 1:00 AM