2012 Range Update

2012 Range Update

by DHD Surf

I have spent the last twelve months focusing on updating my models and getting that extra performance out of each one. Working closely with team and adding some minor updates that have emerged from the latest models I am really stoked with how the range is performing. I reckon it is the tightest range I have ever had and there is something in there for everyone.

Mick Fanning Range
Mick and I never stop developing this range, tweaking little things each week. This is definitely the happiest Mick has been with his boards.

MF1- By far the most tweaked model in the range. If you want to ride what Mick is riding this is his performance model.

MF Coffee Bean – This model is still holding up as Mick’s step down board for when the waves are lacking that little bit of push.

MF Swivel – This is Mick’s funboard, keeping him in the water on those days that most people can’t be bothered. A great small wave option for surfers of all ages and ability.

MF Nexgen – This is the grommet version of the MF1, for the young grommet who is ready to take their surfing to the next level.

The Project 15’s
These boards are going mental and are probably my best selling models at the moment. Everyone has really been stoked with the performance of these models and are fast becoming the go to board in everyone’s quiver.

Project 15 – This is the original P15 and is a great board for speed and fast tight turns. Performing in small weak waves as well as good surf up to overhead.

Project 15 Nexgen – Probably the best board on the market for any grommet wanting to really push their surfing.  Great for airs and super tight turns in the pocket.

Project 15 Pro – Some surfers are looking for that refined P15 that can become their all rounder. This is a great option if the original P15 seems a little short and wide for your liking. If you are riding a P15 pro, get ready for a heap of speed and a board that wants performance from its rider.


The D-Series just never seems to age, I have worked closely with all my teamriders tweaking this range to perfection.

D1 – This is a real popular model amongst the team riders. With the 4×4 diagonal glass job it’s one of the lightest and strongest boards on the market. The team keep coming back to the D1 as their go-to board in small to medium surf, and have asked me to make some slight changes to the nose and rocker to prevent it from flipping out.

D2 – It still surprises me how well it goes and how much good feedback I get. This year I made some really small adjustments, because of the great new machinery we have in factory as well as the 3D design tools available, I’ve been able to really clean the D2 up, make it really look good, and go even better.

D3 – The D3 has been the go-to board when waves are 4-5ft plus, the extra rocker volume and concave helps control the power of the waves throughout.

D4 – Lots of the team riders have been riding the D4 as their small wave contest board, as it is just flies in small waves. Have only made small changes this year, the plan shape has been refined, touch more single concave, and the fin placement has been repositioned for even more drive.

In The Mix

Puzzle Piece – This is a new addition to the range and has emerged from working with a number of the team riders. They are using this model as an all round performer for competition surfing and free surfing. A great performer that can handle whatever you throw at it.

Switch Blade – This is the latest spin-off from the wide tail boards everyone has been riding. Don’t be fooled in thinking this model is just for the small days. You will have a lot of fun on this model in the small and the good surf. Get ready to be surprised, this model is built to perform. I have included a carbon tail on the glass job, to keep that extra strength through the tail.

Monster – The Monster has been an amazing board, and definitely the one that I rode most this year. The smoothness of the round tail has been great, and the ability to mix the fins up just gives the Monster an added dimension. Very small changes this year, freshened the decal and spray, and have neared absolute perfection in the design with the help of the machine.

Margo Nugget – This year I’ve refined it just a touch, it’s just a great board for people looking for volume, but also that paddling power. I’ve thinned the tail for a better push into the wave, and refined the nose for an easier duck dive. The Nugget is my best selling board for big guys, I’ve had so many people telling me just how much they love this board.

The Weapon – This is another one of my favourites, similar to the Nugget and Monster this has been a popular model for bigger guys. It is a super fast performer with a lot of bite. I love surfing it at Snapper on the small days, it is a great paddler and it really runs nicely down the line. This year I have just thinned it back a little in the rails, so as it can be ridden by a wider range of surfers in more conditions.