Our next delivery from Vouch surfboards shall be arriving in the shop within the next couple of weeks, and we can’t wait to get our hands on them. We will be re stocking the Evo, Evo2, Rolled Vee and the new Daily Double which looks mighty damn fine!
Evan Squirrell and Masayuki Mizuno – Evan and Masa ARE Vouch. They take care of everything that is Vouch, from brand direction and marketing to working on Paul’s master shapes and making sure every board comes out as good as it should. All boards are designed by the both of them and they work tirelessly with Paul to make each and every board what it should be, Fucking Amazing. Evan works closely with Masa on each and every wetsuit and item of clothing, they have a close bond and have formed a great working relationship over the years.
Paul Hutchinson – Paul Who? Some people may not know who Paul is, but if you’re any sort of surfer who has any idea of Australian surf history or have ever watched Morning Of The Earth, then you should. Paul first started shaping when he was 15 under his own “Hutchinson Surfboards” label, and while he has “dabbled” in other areas, he has always continued shaping. An absolute master craftsman, any board he touches turns to gold.
We have some very special boards from Neal Purchase Jnr making their way to the DTL boardroom in the next few weeks!
Son of one of the most influential shapers of Australia, Neal was born with a hand full of talents. He not only shapes and surfs amazingly well, but he is also the gifted guitar player of the band Haldane’s Daughters and co-founder of Rhythm.
Photo by Ryan Hepwood
His boards stand above everything else for their outstanding performance in the water. Neal’s modern quad fin model the Quartet has accomplished a world-wide cult following, and his single and 2+1 designs are amazingly popular.
Neal is always refining his designs, trying to find that balance between performance and ride-ability, as well as paddling and ease of being in the ocean.
“That’s why I started shaping, I wanted something that was user-friendly but that still offered a level of performance to push the board really hard, have speed, manoeuvrability and drive.. all those good things”.
All his boards share the same basic concept… performance is nothing without glide.
You just can’t go wrong on a NPJ.
Initially the models coming to the shop are the Quartet, Twin + 1 and the Duo! We also have a restock of the ever popular range of boards from Vouch Surf and some performance whips from JS Surfboards more info coming soon..
If you are interested in getting your hands on a board from Neal call us at the shop on 01736 757025 or email –email@example.com for more information..
CI Surfboards new model the Peregrine has turned lots of heads in DTL recently and for good reason. With a sleek out-line and channels through the tail, the Peregrine is all about down the line speed, quick transitions and big rail turns. It is a versatile board and is suited to all wave types. Nimble enough for a beach break yet solid enough under foot to handle steeper reef or point waves.
The Peregrine is a mighty fine bird… Dynamically fast with lightning speed and agility. The same could be said for the Peregrine surfboard.
The Peregrine has a low entry rocker that’s accelerated through the back. The rail rocker is low but with ample break around the front fins and staged by the exit of the channels, creating extreme release near the trailing fin and off the tail. Centre rocker is straighter and fast with the effect being exaggerated by the deep channels running out the back. The channels sit within a generous single concave that runs the length of the board and goes flat at the tail block. The flat deck provides positive flex patterns, volume distribution and feel under the feet.
The Peregrine should be ordered an 1/8th of an inch thinner than a customer’s usual thickness. (i.e. If the customer usually rides a board with a 2 1/2 centre thickness, they should order the Peregrine at 2 3/8 and can expect it to have the same general rail thickness, feel and flotation as a board that is 2 1/2). Rails are round, medium to full. Designed to work best in waist to ceiling high surf. The Peregrine also makes a good small wave board if ordered shorter and wider!
Ideal wave type: Point, reef or beach breaks – Medium steep to barreling.
Wave size: Waist to ceiling high.
Approach: Powerful, carving.
Skill level: Intermediate/advanced.
Entry rocker: Relaxed.
Exit rocker: Medium to aggressive.
We work very closely with CI surfboards and can custom order any CI model within 4-6 weeks. Fine tune the models to suit your needs. Choose your fin system whether it be Futures or FCS II. All you need to pay upfront is a £100 Deposit.
If you would like to discuss this model in person come in to the shop or call us on 01736 757025
The Australian shaping legend Bob McTavish has made us some stunning surfboards on his recent trip through Europe. Hand shaped by Bob and finished at the Olatu Factory in Spain, the boards are a work of art!
Models stocked include: Pinnacle, Noosa 66, Dirt Nap, Involvement, Fireball Evo Squash Tail and the Tracker pictured below..
The boards will be added to the website for sale as soon as they arrive. For more info on the board models or advice on what to choose give us a call at the shop on 01736 757025 or fire us an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org