The Hammer was originally inspired by an early 90s board that Luke Short had laying around the back of his factory in Yamba. After seeing Noa Deane drop some of the meatiest hacks he'd ever seen, Luke and Noz worked on refining the board and it is now one of Noah's goto shortboard when the surf starts to pump.
- The outline is on the sleeker side for control at high speeds, and the model has a substantial nose rocker combined with a lower tail rocker, allowing plenty of drive and hold when pushing hard through turns.
- The increased nose curve helps to fit into steeper sections and to handle late drops.
- We've found a small swallow-tail seems to work best, giving that extra bit of bite through turns. And a classic subtle single to double concave adds a touch of extra spice.
The Hammer isn't a groveller, it's designed to let the surfer unleash their biggest turns in waves with a bit of power. Reach for it when your local is pumping.
*Noa's been riding his at 6'3" x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 @31.1L, and this was his go-to board over the winter in Australia.
We would recommend ordering it a couple of inches longer, and slightly narrower than your day to day shorty.Add one to your quiver and go lay down some Hammers!