THE INSIDE SCOOP:
WTF – The universal interrogative particle, the abbreviation of most commonly, ‘what the F**K’ though sometimes also ‘WHO/WHY/WHERE THE F**K’. when used with an exclamation point instead of a question mark it becomes an exclamation of amazement, confusion, disbelief etc. – both forms are often accentuated with ‘mate’ or preceded by ‘dude’ example: WTF dude!
The WTF – the first part of our ‘summer series collection’ designed too help maximize your surf time this summer. the WTF! better known as the ‘wide tailed fish’ is really my version of a do it all groveler, the underlying foundation of the WTF is basically a fish blended with a shortboard, i’ve kept the speed and stability commonly found in fish shapes, and added more control and top to bottom capability more commonly found in a HPSB (high performance shortboard)
The WTF has a wide plan shape think along the lines of 16″+ tail with 16″ nose, maintaining plenty of surface area is crucial for shitty waves, the bigger planing area keeps things fast and stable from the get go, along with a slight hip in the outline helping pull in the tail block for some added control off the back foot.
The WTF goes super fast down the line, helped by deep concaves that provide a tonne of speed and lift, very slight vee in the nose too keep the lower nose rocker out the water, blending into a medium/deep single concave transitioning into a heavy double and vee off the tail, the rocker is is slight extension or variation from my DTF model rocker, it follows that flowing continuous curve, this holds smooth through carves and is progressive in the pocket. best surfed hard off the back foot or with light feet for those that enjoy airs.
Sizing wise, i recommend riding the WTF short and wide , volume should be ridden somewhere between .5 – 1L more than your regular HPSB if your looking for more of a performance orientated ride, volume aim for 2-4L more if your looking for a little more cruzing capability.
‘Summer no bummer’