Chevy Made Us a Custom Surf Truck, and It’s as Awesome as it Sounds

It was finally time to test out whether or not this thing was actually suited for off-road surf hunting, which is crucial considering one of the best waves on the island requires you to take a lengthy drive along a narrow spit of sand, strewn with rocks and felled timber.

While it isn’t something you’d want to turn on in a populated area, lest you sear a hole in the retinas of oncoming drivers, it made the remote, pitch black roads we drove after evening sessions as easy to navigate as if it’d been broad daylight.

We’d been kicking around the idea of going to Haida Gwaii, an archipelago that sits off the northern coastline of British Columbia, Canada and hosts a treasure trove of coldwater waves.

After packing the bed with boardbags and camera gear, we had a comfy, scenic (yet excruciatingly long) drive and ferry ride across a body of water called the Hecate Strait before arriving in Haida Gwaii with our rig.

Their goal was to create a rig that could withstand the demands of an off-the-beaten-path strike mission–a surf-mobile that would provide intrepid surf adventurers all the vehicular bells and whistles needed to access remote, hard-to-reach waves.

When the Chevy rep handed over the keys, he broke down the key features, including something called a Multimatic™ Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) damper technology, which served as a shock absorber—a technology normally used in race cars.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

Chevy Made Us a Custom Surf Truck, and It’s as Awesome as it Sounds surf photo  Chevy Made Us a Custom Surf Truck, and It’s as Awesome as it Sounds surf photo  Chevy Made Us a Custom Surf Truck, and It’s as Awesome as it Sounds surf photo

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