Ryan Lovelace, shaper and master craftsman at Surfcraft Santa Barbara California is responsible for some of the smoothest curves you will ever see on a board. The Down the Line team were literally blown away when they met the man himself in California this year and saw the boards in the flesh. So much so that we’re shipping the boards over here to have a play in Cornish waters. Ladies and gentleman, we introduce to you the V.Bowls by Ryan Lovelace
Pretty little thing isn’t she? Here’s what he has to say about his creation:-
“This is the board that is leading my focus in surfboard design for the past year. It takes everything that I’ve learned from my years shaping and riding displacement hulls and transfers those feelings of slingshot bottom turns and top speed trim into a package that turns with confidence off the back foot and tackles small waves with pleasure.
There has rarely been a day in the past year that has made me want to ride anything but this shape and it is the go-to board for my worldly travels.”
We’re expecting these absolute beauties sometime around Easter, more details will be coming soon.
In the meantime, here’s Troy Mothershead having a play on a V.Bowls at Malibu Point, with some squabbling seagulls thrown in