Foam Perspectives: Daniel Thomson – Planing hull experimentalist Daniel “Tomo” Thomson on the future of high-performance shortboards and big-wave guns

Foam Perspectives: Daniel Thomson – Planing hull experimentalist Daniel “Tomo” Thomson on the future of high-performance shortboards and big-wave guns

Non-traditional shapes are having a bit of a moment in the surfboard market, with far more unique outlines and bottom contours permeating lineups than years prior, and that revolution is no doubt at least partially inspired by Tomo’s futuristic approach to squeezing as much speed as possible out of tiny, unorthodox shapes.

In 2016 I was in Portugal and shared some ideas with Pete Mel for a big-wave dual-fin with a sort of fish template but also that applied planning hull contours to get more speed, drive and hold off the rail.

From about 2006 through 2012, I was on this dual-fin paradigm, making twin-fin boards that were super high performance, and I decided to make a couple big-wave paddle-in boards based on the concept, with a ton of drive and hold and more speed on a big wave face.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

Foam Perspectives: Daniel Thomson   Planing hull experimentalist Daniel Tomo Thomson on the future of high performance shortboards and big wave guns surf photo  Foam Perspectives: Daniel Thomson   Planing hull experimentalist Daniel Tomo Thomson on the future of high performance shortboards and big wave guns surf photo  Foam Perspectives: Daniel Thomson   Planing hull experimentalist Daniel Tomo Thomson on the future of high performance shortboards and big wave guns surf photo

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