George Greenough's design theory lives on for a new generation of surfers.
An edge bottom utilizes two planing surfaces to maximize volume and width for paddling while minimizing drag when riding on the wave face. At planing speed the surfboard lifts onto the narrower interior hull while the hard edges rapidly displace water flowing diagonally beneath the surfboard. Less wetted surface area in the water means less friction which translates to more speed.
Whether a beach, point or reef break, these shapes excel in waves with speed and tension in the face when you can truly feel the acceleration take hold. The combination of soft outer rail and interior sharp edge combines release with hold through turns and makes edge boards almost preternaturally responsive.
Much thanks to Greenough for pioneering edge board design and passing down knowledge to many talented shapers who continue to make non-linear wave riding innovations.
Dims: 6'10" x 21 5/8" x 2 3/4"
Oxblood ceramic pigmented lamination by Indigo Surf Co, San Diego.