Gaffer Symmetrical

The only board I build that I would deem "hybrid". The reason being is this board is a semi-mashup of the Flying Fish and Half Pint. Fish forward and shortboard back. The idea with this board was to create a short and stubby surfboard that had a tight, but functional turning radius in average surf. 

In comparison to the Flying Fish, this board surfs less like a fish in the sense of longer, smoother lines. It likes to be surfed a little more aggressive and has a much narrower outline in the tail half of the board coupled with significant hips to further tighten up the turning radius. It excels when the surf becomes more cupped out and not as mushy.

My favorite part about the board is the mini channel behind the fins for a suction effect. It allows your back foot to sit behind the fins, as opposed to most twins, where you are standing directly over the fins.

Ride this board slightly thinner than you would think because the thickness of the board is carried evenly throughout and features a flat deck. 

The symmetrical version of the Gaffer performs in "better than gutless" surf due to the more parallel outline when compared to the asymmetrical version of the Gaffer. 

The symmetrical version will surprise you in larger, powerful surf.

Symmetrical version = average to above average waves

Asymmetrical version = below average to average waves

  • Ride this one 1- 7 inches shorter than your height

Jimmy Surf on a 5' 10" Gaffer Symmetrical on Oahu

5' 4"
Jimmy Surf on a 5' 10"
Jimmy Surf
5' 10"