It looks like an Avocado Sartorial, but making this wooden surfboard was a big challenge.
It was the first shape with Bottom Vee Channels and it was also the first time I experimented with the Twinzer fin set up. I tried it a few years ago on a friend’s fish and I was surprised how it was able to generate speed with small waves.
Choosing the right board to try this set up again was not easy. The choice fell on Avocado because it’s a really multipurpose board. Despite being short, it has a good width and a volume of 32 liters which together allow you to surf any type of wave.
Channels are a design tool for creating a path for the fastest passage of water and air, with forced direction. Similar to concave, but more concentrated.
The downside is that in order to work properly the channels need to slide on a surface as homogeneous as possible, therefore on clean waves.
The final result in surfing is that of a very fast and precise board in maneuvers, as long as it is used on glassy waves.
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