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Bells Beach Highlights

Bells Beach Highlights

by DHD Surf

Starting off the first day of competing with a full day of ripping for the WSL’s Woman CT heats has left Steph Gilmore ready to battle out through round 4. With Gilmore still holding the Jeep Leader’s yellow jersey, her long drawn-out lines and deep rail work will make her a force to be reckoned with at the Bells Bowl.

While the waves have been pumping the rest of the team have made the most of the time to dial in their boards and prepare for their campaign.

Stephanie Gilmore Bells Beach
Stephanie Gilmore Bells Beach

Steph Gilmore
Height: 178cm Weight: 67kg

DNA – 6’0 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16 with a Round Tail.
DNA – 6’0 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16 with a Round Tail and glassed heavier for bigger conditions.

 

Nat Young DHD Quiver Bells Beach
Nat Young Bells Beach
Nat Young Bells Beach

Nat Young
Height: 180cm Weight: 72kg

Nat is loving how light and fast his boards are feeling. Each DNA has a mix of different tail types ready for any conditions.

DNA 5′ 11 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 *Round Tail
DNA 5′ 11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 *Squash Tail
DNA 5′ 11 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16
DNA 6′ 0 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8
DNA 6′ 0 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8

 

Mick Fanning Bells Beach
Mick Fanning Bells Beach
Mick Fanning Bells Beach

Mick Fanning
Height: 177cm  Weight: 76kg

Amongst Fanning‘s, quiver is the ‘Tour Tail’ which gains more drive and hold for bigger without needing to go to a ‘Pin Tail’. The tail is similar to the DNA model, but more defined with a slight ‘hip’ and a straighter square bottom edge finishing it off.

DNA 5′ 11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 with MF Tour Spray
DNA 5′ 11 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
DNA 6′ 0 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
DNA 6′ 1 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4

Fanning has a line-up of ‘JBay‘ boards that have been kept on ice if the conditions are clean.

JBay 5’9 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16  26.8
JBay 5’10 x 19 x 2 5/16  27.8
JBay 5’11 x 19 1/8 x 2 3/8  28.5
JBay 6’0 x 19 1/4 x 2 7/16  29.8

 

Matt Wilkinson, Winkipop
Matt Wilkinson, Winkipop

Matt Wilkinson
Height: 180cm  Weight: 75kg

6 x DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 *Squash Tail
DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 with a Pin Tail

 

Jack Freestone Bells Beach
Jack Freestone Bells Beach, Winkipop
Jack Freestone Bells Beach, Winkipop

Jack Freestone
Height: 185cm Weight: 80kg

After a successful campaign at Margaret River, Freestone is sticking to the larger size boards in his quiver.

Ducksnuts *Round Tail – 6’2 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
DNA – 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
DNA – 6’1 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 with Channel bottom
DX1 – 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2

 

Ethan Ewing Bells Beach
Ethan Ewing Bells Beach

Ethan Ewing
Height: 180cm Weight: 72kg

DNA – 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
DNA – 5’11 1/2 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4
DNA – 6’0 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4

 

Laura Enever Bells Beach
Laura Enever Bells Beach

Laura Enever
Height: 168cm Weight: 51kg

DNA 5’5 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/8
DNA 5’6 x 18 1/4 x 2 3/16
DNA 5’7 x 18 1/8 x 2 1/8 *Round Tail

 

Isabella Nichols Bells Beach

Isabella Nichols

DNA 5′ 8 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/8
DX1 – 5′ 8 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/8

Back to back CT wins for Matt Wilkinson

Back to back CT wins for Matt Wilkinson

by DHD Surf

Matt Wilkinson has won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach today, utilizing his electric backhand to best fellow Finalist Jordy Smith in solid six-to-ten foot (2 – 3 metre) waves at the iconic venue in the Australian State of Victoria.

Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Corey Wilson

Photo by @corey_wilson

The second stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is the longest-running professional surf event in the world and today proved nothing short of historic with Wilkinson’s victory being the first for a goofy-footer at Bells Beach in 17 years (last won by Mark Occhilupo in 1998).

Following a win at the opening stop of the season on the Gold Coast, the young Australian has gone back-to-back to start the year with today’s emphatic victory. Holding a stunning lead on the rest of the field, Wilkinson will spearhead the world’s best surfers at the next stop on the CT, the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, this coming week.

Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Corey Wilson

Photo by @corey_wilson

Surfing a Ducksnuts 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.5 LTRs Pin Tail

Ducksnuts Pin Tail Matt Wilkinson
Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Ed Sloane
Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Ed Sloane

Photos by @wsl (Ed Sloane)

Mick Fanning WINS fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015

Mick Fanning WINS fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015

by DHD Surf

Mick Fanning WINS fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells beach on MF Ducks Nuts Replica.
Claims Gold Leader Jersey after closest final in CT history.

Mick Fanning WINS fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015
Photo – @WSL Kirstin

Mick’s victory drew him level with Australian great Mark Richards and 11-time world champ Kelly Slater with four Bells titles. Victory for Fanning today means that he is tied with Kelly Slater (USA) and Mark Richards (AUS) with four Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach wins each, the most in the event’s history. Fanning first won in 2001 as a wildcard and then again in 2012 and 2014. The three-time World Champion also ties with Andy Irons (HAW), who both have 20 CT event wins.

Mick Fanning has won a record-equalling fourth title at Bells Beach. Fanning on a path to his fourth World Title and he will take the gold leader jersey going into the third event WSL.

MF Ducks Nut Replica

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5’10  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  26.1
5’11  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  26.52
6’0  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  26.93
6’1  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  27.39

MF Ducks Nuts Replica

 

Closely followed by the JF DX1 which is what Stephanie Gilmore was surfing at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach event.

5’10  x  19 1/8  x  2 7/16  /  28.33
5’11  x  19 1/4  x  2 1/2  /  29.55
6’0  x  19 1/4  x  2 1/2  /  29.96
6’1  x  19 3/8  x  2 1/2  /  30.48
6’2  x  19 3/8  x  2 1/2  /  31
6’3  x  19 1/2  x  2 1/2  /  32.38

JF DX1

 

 

What is Mick Riding?
He is was riding the  MF Ducks Nuts Replica for Bells Beach.
5’11  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  26.52

“The difference of this years Quiver to last year is that we added a wider nose, decrease in Tail Rocker by an 1/8 of an inch, a smidgen taken of to lower the rail and the rest is Top Secret.”
– Darren Handley

MF Ducks Nut Replica
ADRIANO BREAKS THE BELL

ADRIANO BREAKS THE BELL

by Ryan

Adriano De Souza has won the 2013 Rip Curl Pro in clean three-to-five foot surf over WCT rookie Nat Young.  The win at Bells Beach marks the Brazilian’s fourth world tour victory and puts him in 4th place in the race for the 2013 ASP World Championship.

Adriano was in fine form throughout the competition. He elected to ride his rounded pin DX1, which provided more hold in the pocket of the waves at Rincon and allowed for bigger arcing turns across the face of the waves in the Bowl. With powerful and precise turns Adriano took down Kolohe Andino in round 3, smashed Raoni Monterio and CJ Hobgood in round 4, snuck by fellow team rider Mick Fanning in the quarters, beat Jordy Smith in the semis before ending the rookie Nat Young’s hot streak in the finals.

Adriano is the first Brazilian to claim the men’s title in the iconic event’s 52-year history. “This is the most important event on tour to me,” De Souza said. “Guys like Andy Irons, Kelly Slater, and my hero Mick Fanning, they all have rung the bell. I have been coming here for a lot of years. I love the place.”

Bells was also an exciting event for test pilot and surfing phenom Leo Fioravanti. Leo was crowned the 2013 RipCurl International GromSearch Champion and rode his Project 15 to victory. “It was super fun. I got a high score, and I won it, I’m stoked,” Fioravanti said. “The best in the world have won it. If I keep working hard hopefully I can make it onto the tour.”

“What a great event for Adriano and Leo. Leo is such a good kid and I have been making him boards for years so it was good to see him win the GromSearch. And to see Adriano win after getting knocked out of round 2 at Snapper was amazing. He was so excited he broke the bell! It was a great event for the boys and that marks the sixth bell for DHD team riders, I am pumped for Adriano and with Brazil up next he could do some serious damage,”—DH.

AG.

MF EVOLVE

MF EVOLVE

by DHD Surf

Big things are happening here at DHD, and the MF EVOLVE is one of the biggest.

Set for release on March 29th, MF EVOLVE is something the surfboard industry has never seen before.

We can’t wait to let you all in on the secret, but you’ll have to patient. We promise it’s worth the wait, as we’ll not only be releasing the EVOLVE, but a big change for the icon of DHD Surf as well….

We’ll be releasing our big news to our VIP members a day early, so if you’re the impatient type feel free to sign up while you still can.