Ross Byrd who runs the Goodtimes Surf Camp in Rodanthe brought me an old board that I built probably in 80 or 81. He said it is one of his favorite boards and rides it a lot in the summer when the waves are small. This one had a pretty boxy rail and even had a little bit of deck concave in the tail. His request was to copy it but update it also and he thought he would like it a little thinner.
The new one doesn’t have the concave deck, not quite as thick and we updated the nose. It doesn’t have the old school thick down rail nose. Color wise as you can see it was very similar. Fun to do as I don’t get to do those kind of color jobs to much these days. It’s glossed and polished just like the old one and Curtis said it was a good one to polish because it really made the bright colors pop.
The old one I felt had some really small fins on it for a twin so we increased the area of the fins a little bit also. Dimensions are 5′ 7″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ It has a 13 3/4″ nose and a 15 3/4″ tail. The wing is up 10″ from the tail and across the tips of the swallow it is 4″.
By the way they do a good job at the surf camp in the summer if your looking to send someone, check them out at SurfHatteras.com