When I first shaped the bottom contour for the symmetrical fish called Woodland, I was curious to the feeling that it would result in when surfing. Born out of curiosity, it has led to one of my favorite symmetrical surfboards I have built to date.
4 symmetrically curved channels. The middle channels run in a direction that opposes water flow by breaking it up. The feeling that is created is decreased friction for added maneuverability and a feeling of accelerating through turbulent white water (floaters and foam climbs), as opposed to, a feeling of increased drag.
The snub nose is a tribute to the first surfboard I shaped 9 years ago. Including where my shaping started, with something entirely new to me,, makes this surfboard one of my favorite stories.
Where the Quickbeam is a classic feeling fish, the Woodland is a higher performance and more maneuverable version with a unique feel. Both good boards, but the Woodland caters more to one searching for an eclectic feeling. Notable features of the Woodland comparing to the Quickbeam are a narrower outline including the tail block, shallower swallow, snub nose, same beak/flat deck, and different bottom contours. The Quickbeam uses a keel fin where the Woodland likes more of a big upright twin.
Small to medium-sized waves
Ride this at whatever length you choose as it also works in sizes 6' 6" plus, but standard length is 2 - 9" shorter than your height. Inquire for more info.
Jimmy Surf on a 5' 3" x 19 1/2" x 2 3/16" at Lowers