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Matt Wilkinson Wins The 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro, Takes Yellow Jersey

Matt Wilkinson Wins The 2017 Outerknown Fiji Pro, Takes Yellow Jersey

by DHD Surf

Back-to-back Finals in Fiji are no fluke with Matt Wilkinson, leaving Fiji wearing the Jeep leader jersey for the second consecutive year is no fluke either. What’s undeniable is that Wilko’s gaining momentum at the midway point of the season and he’s surfing with more conviction and aggression this year.

Connor O'Leary and Matt Wilkinson, Cloudbreak

Boards in his quiver

DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.25L FCS II
DNA – 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.62L
Ducksnuts – 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.43L *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6′ 4″ x 18 3/4 x 2 9/16 *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6′ 6″ x 18 3/4 x 2 5/8 *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6′ 8″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/2 *Round Tail

Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
Stance: Goofy footer

 

Matt Wilkinson in rhythm and dialed in with his boards out at Fiji. The Ducksnuts model was his board of choice throughout the finals.

DHD Ducksnuts Performance Surfboard
Matt Wilkinson, Cloudbreak

Photos by R. Miller

Fiji Highlights

Fiji Highlights

by DHD Surf

Fiji is in full swing and Cloudbreak delivers. View the team‘s quiver break down and highlights so far.

Mick Fanning, Cloudbreak
Mick Fanning, Cloudbreak

Mick Fanning with his SweetSpot 2.0 getting ready for battle.

Mick Fanning, Cloudbreak

Sweetspot 2.0 – 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16
Sweetspot 2.0 – 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16
DNA – 5’11 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 at 26.6L
Ducksnuts – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 at 26.75L *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 at 27.44L *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6’4 x 18 9/16 x 2 3/8  *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6’6 x 18 9/16 x 2 3/8 *Round Tail

 

Matt Wilkinson is looking in rhythm and dialed in with his boards out at Fiji.

Matt Wilkinson, Cloudbreak
Matt Wilkinson, Cloudbreak

DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.25L FCS II
DNA – 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.62L
Ducksnuts – 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.43L *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6′ 4″ x 18 3/4 x 2 9/16 *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6′ 6″ x 18 3/4 x 2 5/8 *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6′ 8″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/2 *Round Tail

Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
Stance: Goofy footer

 

Nat Young

Nat Young, Cloudbreak
Nat Young, Cloudbreak

DNA – 5’11 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 *Round Tail with Futures
DNA – 6’0 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8″ *Round Tail with FCS II
DNA – 6’1 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6’2 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 *Pin Tail
Ducksnuts – 6’4 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 *Pin Tail
Ducksnuts – 6’6 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 *Pin Tail

Height: 180cm
Weight: 72kg
Stance: Goofy footer

 

Jack Freestone

Jack Freestone, Cloudbreak
Jack Freestone, Cloudbreak

DX1 – 6’2 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 – 30.12L *Round Square Tail with Futures
DX1 – 6′ 3 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 – 31.11L *Round Square Tail
DX1 – 6′ 3 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 – 31.25L *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6’6 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 – 31.55L *Round Tail
Ducksnuts – 6’8 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 – 32.33L *Round Tail

Height: 185cm
Weight: 80kg

 

Ethan Ewing taking on some firing waves out in the line up at Cloudbreak.

Ethan Ewing, Cloudbreak

Ethan Ewing receiving a warm, Fijian welcome.

Ethan Ewing, Cloudbreak

DNA 5’11
Sweetspot 2.0 5’11
DNA 6’0
Ducksnuts 6’1
Ducksnuts 6’2
Ducksnuts 6’3
Ducksnuts 6’4
Ducksnuts 6’6

Brazil Highlights

Brazil Highlights

by DHD Surf

The new stage is set for Brazils, Saquarema and is expected to deliver some world class waves and high drama. Our Stephanie Gilmore who remains in No. 1 on the WSL’s Leep Leaderboard, retaining the yellow jersey is looking positioned to make a run for her seventh World Title.

The DNA model is consistently the team’s board of choice with each having setup sizes ready if the waves start pumping.

Check out what is in our team riders quiver.

Mick Fanning
Height: 177cm  Weight: 76kg

DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 – FCS II
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″
JBAY 5’11 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2

 

Nat Young
Height: 180cm Weight: 72kg

DNA 6’0 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 – FCS II
DNA 6’1 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8
DNA 6’2 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8
DNA 6’4 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8
DNA 6’6 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8
DX1 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16

 

Jack Freestone - Saquerema Jack Freestone - Saquerema

Jack Freestone
Height: 185cm Weight: 80kg

DNA 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 – Futures
DNA 6’1 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
DNA 6′ 1/2 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
Ducksnuts – 6’2 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 *Round Tail
DX1 6’1 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2
DX1 6’2 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2

 

Matt Wilkinson - Saquerema Matt Wilkinson - Saquerema

Matt Wilkinson
Height: 180cm  Weight: 82kg

MF ‘JBay’ – 5’11 x 19 x 2 7/16 – FCS II
DNA
 – 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts – 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8

 

Ethan Ewing - Saquerema

Ethan Ewing
Height: 180cm Weight: 72kg

DNA 5’11 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4 – Futures
DNA 5’11 x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4
DNA 5’11 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4
DNA 6’0 x 18 7/16″ x 2 1/4
Ducksnuts 6′ 1 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 *Round Tail

 

Stephanie Gilmore - Saquerema Brazil

Steph Gilmore
Height: 178cm Weight: 67kg

DNA 5’9 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16 FCS II
DNA 5’9 1/2 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16
DNA 6’0 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16
DNA 6’2 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16
DX1 5’9 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16
DX1 5’10 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16

 

Laura Enever - Saquerema Laura Enever - Saquerema

Laura Enever
Height: 168cm Weight: 51kg

DX1 EPOXICORE – 5’7 x 18 x 2 1/8 FCS II
DNA 5’6 x 18 1/4 x 2 3/16
DNA – 5’6 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/8
DX1 5’7 x 18 1/8 x 2 1/8 *Round Tail
DX1 5’9 x 18 x 2 1/8 *Round Tail

 

Bronte MaCaulay - Saquerema Brazil

Bronte MaCaulay
Height: 165cm Weight: 60kg

DX1 – 5’8 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/4 – Futures
DX1 – 5’10 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/4
DNA 5’7 1/2 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4
Ducksnuts – 5’10 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/4 x *Round Tail

Margaret River

Margaret River

by DHD Surf

The next stop on the CT is ‘Margaret River’. The forecast is showing some decent surf and like Snapper, there will be minimal lay days. Check out what our team is riding.

 

Jack Freestone Margaret River

Jack Freestone
Height: 185cm Weight: 80kg

Ducksnuts *Round Tail – 6’2 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
Ducksnuts – 6’4 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
Ducksnuts – 6’6 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
DNA – 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
DNA – 6’0 1/2 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
DNA – 6’1 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
DX1 – 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2

 

Mick Fanning Margaret River

Mick Fanning
Height: 177cm  Weight: 76kg

Ducksnuts – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Ducksnuts – 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Ducksnuts – 6’1 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16
Ducksnuts – 6’3 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16
Ducksnuts – 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Ducksnuts – 5’10 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Ducksnuts – 6’0″ x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16
DNA – 5’10 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4

 

Matt Wilkinson Margaret River
Matt Wilkinson Margaret River

Matt Wilkinson
Height: 180cm  Weight: 75kg

Ducksnuts – 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8

DNA – 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
MF ‘JBay’ – 5’11 x 19 x 2 7/16

 

Ethan Ewing Margaret River
Ethan Ewing Margaret River

Ethan Ewing
Height: 180cm Weight: 72kg

Ducksnuts *Round Tail – 6’1 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4
Ducksnuts – 6’3 x 18 9/16 x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts – 6’4 x 18 9/16 x 2 3/8
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
DNA – 6’0 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4

 

Bronte

Bronte MaCaulay
Height: 165cm Weight: 60kg

DNA – 5’7 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4
Ducksnuts – 5’10 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/4
DNA – 5’8 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4
DNA – 5’7 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4
DNA – 5’9 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/4
DNA – 5’10” x 18 3/8 x 2 1/4

 

Steph Gilmore

Steph Gilmore
Height: 178cm Weight: 67kg

DX1 – 5’9 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16
DNA – 5’9 1/2 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16
DNA – 5’10 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16
DNA – 5’11 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16
DNA – 6’0 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16
DNA – 6’2 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16

 

Jacob Wilcox Margaret River Pro

Jacob Willcox
Height: 179cm Weight: 68kg

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

Snapper Highlights

Snapper Highlights

by DHD Surf
Mick Fanning Snapper

Mick Fanning
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Height: 177cm  Weight: 76kg

Matt Wilkinson
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Height: 180cm  Weight: 82kg

Jack Freestone Snapper

Jack Freestone
DX1 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
Height: 185cm Weight: 80kg

Stephanie Gilmore - Snapper

Steph Gilmore
DNA 5’9 1/2 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16

Height: 178cm Weight: 67kg

Ethan Ewing - Snapper

Ethan Ewing
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Height: 180cm Weight: 72kg

Laura Enever - Snapper

Laura Enever
DNA 5’6 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/8
Height: 168cm Weight: 51kg

Alyssa Lock - Snapper

Alyssa Lock
DNA 5’8 x 18 1/8 x 2 3/16

Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro Title

Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro Title

by DHD Surf

Surfing and training in the offseason Matt Wilkinson is focused and ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title.

Loaded with the DNA and DX1 performance boards under his feet, Matt is set for any conditions that the Gold Coast’s points serve up.

DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DX1 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 EPOXICORE
DNA 5’11 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8

Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson Quiksilver Pro Champion

Height: 180cm / Weight: 82kg

Matt Wilkinson’s Trestles Quiver

Matt Wilkinson’s Trestles Quiver

by DHD Surf

Matt Wilkinson’s is ready to regain back the throne in this event at Trestles. See what is in Matt Wilkinson’s Trestles Quiver!

EpoxiCORE DX1
5’11 x 18 7/8 x 2 7/16 – 28.5L

Ducksnuts
5’11 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 7/16 – 28.5L

EpoxiCORE DX1
6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28L

Ducksnuts
6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28L

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Matt Wilkinson EpoxiCORE Ducksnuts

Matt’s EpoxiCORE Ducksnuts

6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28L

Wilko-DHD-EpoxiCORE-Swilly-NS
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)

WSL: A Star Shaper’s State of Mind

by DHD Surf

Darren Handley, founder of DHD Surfboards, has a long history with some of surfing’s modern legends and he’s worked hard to keep up. In this intimate portrait, the shaper opens up about his ambitions, his relationships with World Champions Mick Fanning (AUS) and Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), and love of the craft.

See Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore on DHD boards during the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Gold Coast. Inside Gilmore’s Magic DHD board that helped her win a sixth World Title in 2014.

WSL – worldsurfleague.com

The DHD Team at Snapper

The DHD Team at Snapper

by DHD Surf

2014 is on, and we’re as excited as ever. The team are pumped and focused on victory, and here at DHD we’re pumped and focused on creating the right equipment to carry them there.

“Congrats again Mick, it was a great night at the ASP awards night, 2013 was another exciting year done and dusted.

 

Now 2014 is rolling in with a bang, looking like we’re going to be getting some good surf for the start of the comp 3-4ft all weekend with good winds.

I’ve been making a bunch of boards for Mick, Steph, & Wilko, and they are looking very sharp, perfect for Snapper and the expected conditions.

I’ve also been busy making a couple of boards for a few of the crew coming in from around the world that want to test out my boards at the event.

Good luck to all the guys and girls, can’t wait for another year of running around the world chasing the team around while the search is on for their next world title.” – Darren Handley

WHAT THEY’RE RIDING

 

 

 

Keep your eyes open at the comp and you just might spot Owen Wright, Alana Blanchard, Mitch Crews, Taj Burrow & Jeremy Flores with some fresh DHD’s under their arms at Snapper.