Don’t get me wrong I love every era of surfing. From the very earliest of wave riding pioneers in Polynesian through to the current acrobatic world tour surfers all of surfings history is fantastic.
There is a special period in surfing for me however, right before the advent of the short surfboard that I find amazingly beautiful.
With my fathers blessing we have molded the best aspects of Nat’s boards from the period between 1963 – 1966. A truly beautiful board. The RH has a rolled bottom for smooth turns and transitions, 50/50 rails that are only slightly knifey for sharper turns (a more rounded 50/50 rail like this keeps the boards momentum and trim), a big 10.5″ fin with Nat Young/Bob Mctavish/ George Greenough inspired flex and rake for projection out of your turns and a beautiful understated tint finish rounds out a gorgeous board that has been critically adjusted and changed to suit only the best aspects of boards during this period. With a keen eye for the finished product as a son it sure was nice to have Nats approval!
The RH is available in lengths 9’1″ to 9’6″ (larger available contact for price)
An example of the boards measurement ratios for a 9’6″ are:
length 9’6, width 23¼, thickness 3, noise 18, tail 16
FIN SETUP: Single fin box
BOARD FINISH: Polished