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Introducing the Double Shot the ultimate small wave preformer

Introducing the Double Shot the ultimate small wave preformer

by Ryan

The double shot was created due to the increasing demand for a board that enables surfers to shred in smaller, sloppier conditions and have fun doing it. The wider nose and tail, combined with a super fast, flat rocker allows you to charge through dead sections and maintain drive in waves lacking power.

Adding to the Double Shot’s arsenal is a single to deep double concave with a slight vee out the tail. This concave design, which is found in many of DH’s small wave models, creates the increased drive and smoother rail to rail transitions needed to put life into small gutless waves. The medium boxy rail also compliments this model’s ability to perform in smaller waves, allowing forgiveness and creating versatility in all conditions.

Sized down 3 to 5 inches shorter than normal shortboard, the Double Shot will get you turning a tighter arc, drawing sharper lines, and charging through sections you never thought possible.

“I designed the Double Shot with every type of surfer in mind. The shorter planshape, wider nose and tail, combined with my signature small wave single to double concave creates the perfect small wave, summer board. Whether you’re Mick Fanning, a surfer that loves airs, or the weekend warrior you’re gonna love how much life this board puts into surfing those smaller days” -DH.

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Mick Fanning 3rd at Trestles

Mick Fanning 3rd at Trestles

by DHD Surf

The race for the 2012 ASP World Title got a little more interesting after the Hurley Pro at Trestles. Kelly Slater beat Parko in the final, but Mick was able to clinch a solid result finishing the event tied for third with fellow DHD team rider Adriano de Souza. Although Mick didn’t take first, his consistent surfing helped him retain his overall ranking of No. 1.

Mick was a stand out surfer throughout the event and he dominated the right hand walls of Lowers with his signature power hacks. Fanning, who entered the Hurley Pro fresh off a victory in Tahiti, knew advancing to the final would have strengthened his lead in the quest for the ASP World Championship, but admitted that finishing 3rd at Trestles was still a good result. “The ocean didn’t really cooperate with me, but a third is a keeper. It’s another result I don’t have to worry about and I learned a lot of things at this event,” said Fanning.

The next tour stop is the Quiksilver Pro France, which begins September 28th followed by the Rip Curl Pro in Portugal in October. A victory at either of these events could put Mick in a dominant position in the race for the World Title.

“With three third place results and two tour victories this year Mick is still in a great position to win a world championship. It’s gonna come down to the next two stops, whose surfing the best, and who gets the waves. There is always an element of luck to it, but you can never be certain who is going to walk away victorious. Everyone is surfing great at the moment and you can’t count anyone out of the running whether it be Mick, John John, Kelly, or Parko. The European leg is gonna be fun to watch, and I am excited that I’ll be over there for most of it” –DH.

What Mick’s Riding on the Road

What Mick’s Riding on the Road

by DHD Surf

Half way through the year Mick Fanning is leading the race for the ASP World Title. Coming off a great win in Tahiti, Mick is focused, loving his boards and he is letting his surfing do the talking for him.

DH and Mick have been working day in and day out, in the shaping bay and in ocean, to refine Mick’s boards for the this leg of the tour. The first of three stops is the Hurley Pro at Trestles. Trestles is one of Mick’s favourites. “I’m so pumped for Trestles—it’s definitely one of the best stops on tour. There’s so many ways you can approach the wave, you can get a heap of speed out there but the wave is really forgiving so you can kind of try anything. I think you need a good mix of power surfing and airs at Lower Trestles, anything less just isn’t going to cut it”—MF.


It’s no secret that last year Mick was riding a few Mayhems shaped by San Clemente local Matt Biolos. “I think it’s been good for Mick’s surfing that Mayhem shaped him a few boards. It’s the same as when the tour stops here in Cooly and I get pros from all over the world stopping by the factory and picking up boards from me. That local knowledge can be the difference maker in these high performance events. Since then Mick and I have been experimenting with boards with a little more volume specifically designed for Trestles. Right now Mick has six really good Ducks Nuts that if the waves are 3 foot plus they are gonna be his go to boards. Even with that extra volume and rocker he reckons they are his fastest boards.”

“DH has been on fire this year with my boards, being so consistent and they’re always feeling fresh. DH and I have been working on a couple of models for different sorts of waves and we have a few that will go really well at Lowers,” Fanning said of he and DH’s latest creations.

Right after Trestles wraps up the tour stops in France for the Quiksilver Pro followed immediately by the Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Mick’s European quiver was designed by DH for all types of waves and conditions. “In France and Portugal you just don’t know what the conditions are gonna be like. The waves can be 1 foot one day and 10 feet the next. Mick’s biggest board is a 6’3 that he rides in absolute pumping conditions. In his quiver he also has a bunch of rounded pin 5 fins. These are still works in progress, but they seemed to really work for Mick in Tahiti. Even Parko was riding a quad in that final. Anything that barrels and needs some speed Mick will be riding a quad with a rounded pin. In that quiver he has a board for any type of condition and I will be over there so if he needs anything else we can shape that for him there. I am really looking forward to watching Mick’s surfing in these three events. We have been working really hard to get to this point and I wish him all the best”—DH.

The DX1

The DX1

by DHD Surf

DHD is proud to announce the release of our newest model the DX1. The concept behind this board is based of the success of the D1 rocker and the feedback from team riders and test pilots around the globe including Adriano De Souza, Kieren Perrow, the Hobgood brothers, and Jordy Smith. This model features a single concave throughout, a moderate entry into a flat belly with a tight squash tail.

Feedback from a variety of surfers with unique styles has provided DH with a global
perspective to create this ultimate all around performance short board. From the
Gold Coast to California to Brasil this board performs in a variety of conditions from
beach breaks to point breaks. Team Rider Adriano De Souza recently rode his DX1
to victory at the 2012 Billabong Pro J’Bay in big, clean, and pumping conditions.
Afterwards Adriano called the DX1 the greatest board he has ever ridden. Test
Pilot Jordy Smith rode his DX1 to 3rd place at the 2012 Snapper Rocks in 3 foot surf.
Whether you are a one board quiver surfer or looking to add a board to your quiver
that ticks all the boxes the DX1 is for you.


 

DHD’s New Website

DHD’s New Website

by DHD Surf

Welcome to the new DHD website. With a lack of surf over the last month the DHD team have been working hard to bring you the latest in online surfboards. Of course we have kept the usual (blog, teamriders) and added a whole heap of new stuff. As well adding a cheeky new model the DX1. Check out all the new features of DHDSurf.com

If you are looking at getting a new board or extending the quiver, you definitely need to check out the ‘Shape your board’ feature. Select from all the models and their size range. Add a spray and choose the glassing and carbon you want for your next board. A lot of fun and a great way to customize your quiver. All online customs are shipped within two weeks from order.

In a hurry or just spotted your next magic board on the rack. Check out what we have in stock and have your next board wrapped in bubble, in a box and on its way to your door within 24hrs.

At the moment we are just shipping within Australia. Look out America your next and who knows after that. all our orders are shipped to your door at no extra cost.

If you haven’t signed up already then get along and get amongst it. Sign up to the DHD VIP for all exlcusive offers and the latest news.

Become part of the DHD team and register your DHD board. Registering your board gives you the chance to win a monthly custom surfboard. Registering your DHD quiver ensures you are getting the right advice and the right equipment under your feet to progress your surfing. Monthly prizes are drawn on the 1st of every month starting Nov 1st 2012.

When you design your custom board you have the option to select from the range of our glassing and carbon technologies. Customize the strength, flex and lightness of your next board.

 

To complete your equipment list we have selected a range of the best surf accessories to accompany your next board, all available online.

 

We had a lot of fun making these videos for you. Check out the lastest clips on DH’s range and the team.

Enter the Bay

Enter the Bay

by DHD Surf

Can’t find what your looking for in stock or you just want that feeling of a custom surfboard?

Then enter the bay and ‘Shape Your Board’ a new way to customize and order your new surfboard online. Select from all available models, sprays, glass jobs, and carbon options, to put together a magic ride that is truly your own creation. Shipped in two weeks from order and shipped direct to your door.
We are always updating our sprays and adding new designs to our models. Select from the range of handcrafted sprays for your own personal taste. Prefer to ride naked? That’s fine too, you can choose the blank board option at no cost.

Want extra glass or carbon strength, or you want to go lighter and gear your equipment for the ultimate performance ride? You have the option to select your glassing and carbon  technologies.

These have been developed with DH, his team and the glassing craftsmen to ensure the correct balance of strength, flex and performance.

You can also select which fin system (FCS or Futures) you would like to be set up with.

You have the option to save your board for later, start a new one, or get your new baby on it’s way. You can also select to upgrade your fins from our range of perfomance fins and complete your quiver with leashes, traction or covers. We have all bases covered for you.

Get in the bay and have some fun.

 

Mick Fanning Takes Tahiti

Mick Fanning Takes Tahiti

by DHD Surf

With his victory over Joel Parkinson at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, Mick Fanning
became the first Australian to win at Teahupoo since 1999. Parko established an
early lead of 18.37, with two high scoring waves in the early minutes of the 35-
minute final. MF got a late 9.37 and with just 3 minutes on the clock Mick caught a
barreling wave earning a nail biting 9.5. This wave put him in the lead which he held
onto for the rest of the final, narrowly edging out fellow Australian and good friend
Joel Parkinson.

“It’s a 35 minute final so I knew the waves were going to come,” Fanning said. “I just
had to be patient. It’s Teahupoo so it goes on and off. You can get you can get two 10s in two minutes so I knew I just needed to keep my composure throughout the Final. Joel
(Parkinson) is such and incredible surfer and he’s gotten so good out here. He raced
out to an early lead and I knew I needed to focus on my own game plan. I got that
good score about mid-heat… The second wave was the one and it’s and incredible
feeling to come back and get the win. I’m stoked.”

On the smaller days of the competition Mick rode a 5’11 ½ x 18 ¾ x 2 ¼ Ducks Nuts
with a rounded square. When the surf had some size and power, as it did on the
final day of the competition, Fanning rode his 6’0 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4 Ducks Nuts with a
rounded pin and four fin set-up. The quad set up gave Mick the speed he needed for
the barreling conditions.

“Darren and I have been playing around with the [the quad set up] for a little while,
but the waves were so clean out there that it was the perfect place to try them out
in a heat. I’m really happy with the way they went. You needed that extra speed to
make those barrels” Mick said of the boards he road during the competition.

“Mick and I have been playing around with the Ducks Nuts rounded pin for awhile
and having seen Mick’s results in Tahiti we may be making that an option available
for everyone” said DH.

The win in Tahiti marks the 15th elite victory of Fanning’s career, and the second of
this season (after a memorable win over Kelly Slater at Bells Beach in April). This
victory puts Mick in a comfortable lead in the ASP standings over Parko and Kelly
Slater.