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Highlights from the Surf Ranch

Highlights from the Surf Ranch

by DHD Surf

Thank you to the WSL for the great event! Congrats Stephanie Gilmore with runner-up and keeping the Yellow Leader’s jersey into France. Checkout the team highlights from the Surf Ranch event.

Stephanie Gilmore throwing down the highest wave score throughout the qualifying round.

Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Ranch
Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Ranch
Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Ranch

Steph’s boards of choice for the Ranch were the
J-BAY four-channel swallow tail 5’9 x 18 1/2 x 2 3/16 at 24.5L #ProSeries
DNA 5’10 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16 #ProSeries

Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Ranch
Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Ranch
Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Ranch
Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Ranch
Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Ranch
Stephanie Gilmore - Surf Ranch

 

 

Owen Wright was in fine form over the event. He is surfing the new Flat Deck and 13″ wide nose WILKO F13 #ProSeries model.

Forehand / 5’11 1/2 x 19 x 2 5/16 at 28L
Backhand / 6’0 1/2 x 18 15/16 x 2 5/16 at 28L
Height 6’3, Weight 78kg

Owen Wright - Surf Ranch
Owen Wright - Surf Ranch
Owen Wright - Surf Ranch
Owen Wright - Surf Ranch
Owen Wright - Surf Ranch
Owen Wright - Surf Ranch
Owen Wright - Surf Ranch

 

 

Matt Wilkinson (@mattwilko8) putting his signature model WILKO F13 through its paces at the Surf Ranch.

WILKO F13 – 5’10 1/2 x 19 3/16 x 2 5/16 at 28L #ProSeries #FlatDeck

Matt Wilkinson - Surf Ranch
Matt Wilkinson - Surf Ranch
Matt Wilkinson - Surf Ranch
Matt Wilkinson - Surf Ranch
Matt Wilkinson - Surf Ranch
Matt Wilkinson - Surf Ranch
Matt Wilkinson - Surf Ranch

 

 

Bronte Macaulay (@brontemacaulay) – DNA 5’8 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 at 24L

Bronte Macaulay - Surf Ranch
Bronte Macaulay - Surf Ranch
Bronte Macaulay - Surf Ranch
Bronte Macaulay - Surf Ranch

Training Days at the Surf Ranch

by DHD Surf

In a world first Surfing Australia’s National Squad, Mick Fanning, Steph Gilmore, Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright, Ethan Ewing and Bronte Macaulay were able to train at the World Surf League’s (WSL) Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California to support their high-performance training needs heading towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

This was the perfect opportunity for Darren Handley to be apart of the development and testing of the team’s equipment for the wave pool and to provide real-time feedback.

There’s No Better Way Of Testing Surfboards

“I did six months worth of testing in a week. Even growing up and living on the Gold Coast where we get consistent quality waves, it takes time to get surfers on their boards, receive the feedback and then implement it. That week the surfers had 24 waves each day; 12 lefts and 12 rights. I was either on the jetski, watching from the water (and hoping they would fall off the wave so I could catch it) or watching on the big screen. Add the video footage and all the surfers having their coaches on hand for immediate analysis and you could see the progression hour-to-hour.”

View the full article – DHD Team take on the KSWAVECO Surf Ranch

 

Matt Wilkinson - Surf Ranch

Matt Wilkinson (@mattwilko8) putting his signature model WILKO F13 through its paces at the Surf Ranch. The F13 was specifically designed for the speed and shape of the wave. It gives the perfect balance of performance needed for such a small powerfull wave.

Matt is surfing his F13 5’10 1/2 x 19 3/16 x 2 5/16 at 28L on his forehand and the 5’11 x 19 x 2 5/16 at 28L for his backhand.

 

Owen Wright on the DX1 - WSL Surf Ranch

Owen Wright (@owright) was ripping in the pool on his DX1 6’3 x 18 3/16 x 2 3/8 at 28L for most waves but end up changing over to 5’11 1/2 and 6’0 1/2 WILKO F13 after surfing Matt Wilkonsons’s 5’11 at 28L. Tho it was shorter he felt that the flat deck had the added sensitivity and responsiveness he was looking for.

On Owen’s forehand he is using the 5’11 1/2 x 19 x 2 5/16 at 28L WILKO F13 and for his backhand the 6’0 1/2 x 18 15/16 x 2 5/16 at 28L WILKO F13.

 

Ethan Ewing - Wave Pool

Ethan Ewing (@ethan_ewing) on his go to short board the DNA 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 at 28L.

 

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Stephanie Gilmore (@stephaniegilmore) too decided that Mick’s J-Bay four-channel swallow tail worked best for her on the right. The wave has a lot of power. I snapped a board and a few others were creased but she loved the drive that the channels provided.

JBAY 5’9 x 18 1/2 x 2 3/16 at 24.5L

She may opt. to ride her DNA 5’10 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16 at 24.3L for her backhand.

 

Mick Fanning The Surf Ranch

Power house Mick Fanning on the DNA 5’10 x 19 x 2 5/16 at 26.5L

 

 

Darren Handley DNA - Surf Ranch

DH was lucky enough drop into a few waves on his DNA 5’11 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 at 31.5L

 

 

Glen Hall - Wilko F13 Surf Ranch

Master coach Glen Hall (@microsurfacademy) keeping on point with the WILKO F13 5’8 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/16 at 25L

 

Bronte Macaulay (@brontemacaulay) was on her DNA 5’8 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 at 24L

Footage – Surfing Australia (@surfingaus)

DHD Team take on the KSWAVECO Surf Ranch

DHD Team take on the KSWAVECO Surf Ranch

by DHD Surf

Darren Handley’s Findings After a Week at the Surf Ranch

With 30 years’ experience making surfboards and a team of riders that includes Mick Fanning, Steph Gilmore, Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright, Ethan Ewing and Bronte Macaulay, you might think Darren Handley knows all there is to know about making a surfboard. Yet, just as for the surfers, the Surf Ranch provides a new challenge for shapers. After spending a week with his A-team in the tub he walked away with plenty to think about. Here’s his key findings.

Same Models, Different Dimensions

“We brought all the models that we had been working on with each surfer but within a few days it was apparent that they all preferred to ride shorter boards. Most of them dropped down an inch from what they consider their normal shortboards. Owen was the most drastic. He normally rides a 6’2″ or 6’3″ but went down to a 5’11 1/2 by the end. However across the team none of the surfers preferred their epoxy models and stuck to PU.”

Two Waves, Two Boards

“The surfers decided to use different boards for the left and the right. On their backhand they were able to generate more power. So the were riding boards an inch longer than on their forehands. On the forehand they wanted to be tighter in the pocket, so they used a smaller board.”

No Such Thing As A Favorite Board

“With events at Snapper, Bells, Keramas and Tahiti, the surfers only go either left or right, so they may adjust their equipment for those events. After a week at the Surf Ranch the idea that they had a favorite-sized board went out the window. It changes according to the wave.”

There Was Cross-Pollination

“It wasn’t until almost the last day that Owen had a go of one of Wilko’s boards and had his mind blown. They were shorter with a bit more volume than what he is used to, but they worked for him in the pool. So I’ll tweak that model for Owen for the Surf Ranch Pro. Steph too decided that Mick’s J-Bay six-channel swallowtail worked best for her on the right. The wave has a lot of power. I snapped a board and a few others were creased but she loved the drive that the channels provided. It’s rare for surfers to swap boards, but it worked over there.”

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There’s No Better Way Of Testing Surfboards

“I did six months worth of testing in a week. Even growing up and living on the Gold Coast where we get consistent quality waves, it takes time to get surfers on their boards, receive the feedback and then implement it. That week the surfers had 24 waves each day; 12 lefts and 12 rights. I was either on the jetski, watching from the water (and hoping they would fall off the wave so I could catch it) or watching on the big screen. Add the video footage and all the surfers having their coaches on hand for immediate analysis and you could see the progression hour-to-hour.”

It’s All In The Fins

My gut feeling is that you need way more flex in the fins. That’s maybe due to surfing in freshwater and the power of the wave, but playing with both the density and size of the fins will be a huge factor.

Wilko testing his fins' flex at the Surf Ranch.
Wilko testing his fins’ flex at the Surf Ranch.

This Is Just The Start

“With surfers not needing to paddle, the volume in the boards will decrease. They’ll be riding smaller, thinner boards. That means the equipment will be way more refined and responsive. That will be one of the biggest adjustments that shapers and surfers will make. When they do, the performances will raise again. This is just the start and it will be fascinating to see where it all goes.”

Billabong Pipe Masters

Billabong Pipe Masters

by DHD Surf

The Billabong Pipe Masters, the final stop on the 2017 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), kicked off today with incredible Pipeline barrels in solid eight-to-ten foot for the opening round of competition.

Check out the full quiver size break downs and photos highlights of Pre-Pipe Masters so far.

Mick Fanning
Height: 177cm / Weight: 78kg

DNA 5′ 11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
DNA 6′ 0 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 with Round Tail
DNA 6′ 1 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 with Round Tail
Ducksnuts 6′ 3 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16
Ducksnuts 6′ 8 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts 6′ 6 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16
Ducksnuts 6′ 6 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16
Ducksnuts 7′ 0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Sweet Spot 2.0 – 6′ 0 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4

Mick Fanning Hawaii Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii
Mick Fanning Hawaii Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii
Mick Fanning Hawaii Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii
Mick Fanning Quiver of DNA's Billabong Pipe Masters Hawaii

 

Matt Wilkinson breaks down his Hawaii quiver from the Rip Curl house.

Video: @ripcurl_aus

DNA 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 #ProSeries
DNA 6′ 1 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts 6’2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 #TravelSeries
Ducksnuts 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts 6’4 x 18 3/4 x 2 9/16
Ducksnuts 6’6 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/8
Ducksnuts 6’6 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/2
Ducksnuts 6’10 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/2
Ducksnuts 7’0 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/2
Ducksnuts 7’2 x 19 x 2 9/16

Height: 180cm / Weight: 82kg

Matt Wilkinson Hawaii Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii
Matt Wilkinson Hawaii Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Height: 185cm / Weight: 86kg

DNA 6′ 2 x 19 3/16 x 2 1/2 with Futures
DX1 6′ 3 x 19 3/16 x 2 1/2
Ducksnuts 6′ 6 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
Ducksnuts 6′ 8 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2
Ducksnuts 6′ 10 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2

Jack Freestone Off The Wall, Hawaii
Jack Freestone Hawaii Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii

 

Ethan Ewing
Height: 180cm / Weight: 79kg

DNA 6′ 2 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 with Futures
Sweet Spot 2.0 – 6′ 1 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16
Ducksnuts 6′ 3 x 18 9/16 x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts – 6′ 4 x 18 9/16 x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts 6′ 6 x 18 9/16 x 2 3/8

Ethan Ewing, Hawaii

 

Eli Olson having to much fun in his backyard already scoring some of the best barrels of the season.

Eli Olson Off The Wall, Hawaii

Ducksnuts 6’3 x 19 3/8 x 2 1/2 #Hawaii #StepUp #TravelSeries

 

Photos by T. Moran & R. Miller

The Best of MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal

The Best of MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal

by DHD Surf

There have been some epic waves ridden this event at the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal with Mick Fanning still to battle through his Round 4.

Mick Fanning - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Mick Fanning waxing up the step-up boards preparing for a solid heat of a heavy Supertubes at 6-8ft.

Ducksnuts 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 #TravelSeries
Sweet Spot 2.0 6’0 x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/4 #TravelSeries
Sweet Spot 2.0 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 #TravelSeries
Height: 177cm / Weight: 77kg

Mick Fanning - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Mick Fanning all fired up dropping the biggest combined total of the day of in Round 1. | Ducksnuts 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 #TravelSeries
Photo T. Moran

Mick Fanning - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Mick chasing the early warming up with the Sweet Spot 2.0 Step-up board | 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 #TravelSeries

Mick Fanning - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Mick surfing his new 3DV shortboard while the waves where smaller | 3DV 5′ 11″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/4 #CoreSeries

 

Nat Young - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Nat Young
Height: 180cm / Weight: 72kg
Stance: Goofy footer

Nat Young - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Nat taking on a solid set wave in Round 3 | DucksNuts 6’4 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8

Nat Young - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal
Nat Young - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Nat Young putting the hammer down in Portugal tearing apart this wave | 3DV #CoreSeries
Photo T. Moran

Nat Young - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Nat Young in full flight in Portugal | 3DV #CoreSeries

 

Matt Wilkinson - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Matt Wilkinson heading into pumping barrelling conditions for Round 3 | DNA 6′ 3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 #StepUp #TravelSeries
Height: 180cm / Weight: 82kg

Matt Wilkinson - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes
Matt Wilkinson - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

When the swell steps up so do your boards! Matt Wilkinson loaded with the DucksNuts 6′ 2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 and SweetSpot 2.0 – 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 ready for Portugal’s Meo Rip Curl Pro
Photo R. Miller

 

Jack Freestone - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Jack Freestone dialing in before the start of competition | DX1 6’2 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 #ProSeries
Height: 185cm / Weight: 86kg

Jack Freestone - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Jack ready for Round 3 | DX1 6’2 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 #ProSeries
Photo R. Miller

 

Ethan Ewing - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Ethan Ewing finding his rhythm early in this event with a Round 1 win | Ducksnuts 6’1 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 #TravelSeries
Height: 180cm / Weight: 79kg
Photo R. Miller

Ethan Ewing - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Ethan Ewing | DNA 6’1 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 #ProSeries
Photo T. Moran

Ethan Ewing - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes
Ethan Ewing - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Supertubes

Ethan Ewing | DNA 5’11 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4 at 26.51L #ProSeries
Photo R. Miller

France Wrap Up

France Wrap Up

by DHD Surf
Mick Fanning, La Graviere

Mick Fanning on a tear through to the quarter finals up against John John Florence Photo T. Moran

DNA  5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 at 26.26L #ProSeries

Mick Fanning, La Graviere
Mick Fanning, La Graviere
Mick Fanning, La Graviere

Mick breaking routine sending a huge straight air in-front of a packed beach at the Quik Pro – DNA  5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 at 26.26L #ProSeries

 

Matt Wilkinson France

Solid conditions on the French beaches with Matt Wilkinson surfing his 6’0 DNA #ProSeries

Matt Wilkinson France

Classic Matt Wilkinson unleashing on his backhand in Round 3 – DNA 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 at 28.25L #ProSeries

 

Nat Young, La Graviere
Nat Young, La Graviere

Nat Young lighting-up his Round 5 – DNA 6’0 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 #ProSeries
Photo T. Moran @tallteef

Ethan Ewing France

Ethan Ewing starting to find his form at the #QuikProFrance – DNA 5’11 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 at 27.22L #ProSeries with Futures.

Highlights Quiksilver Pro France

Highlights Quiksilver Pro France

by DHD Surf

Perfect conditions to start off the competition at Hossegor’s world class beach breaks with Nat Young, Matt Wilkinson and Ethan Ewing each taking out their Round One heats. Leaving it up to Mick Fanning and Jack Freestone to battle under pressure through the elimination Round 2.

Check out the highlights so far…

 

Nat Young

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

DNA / 6’0 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 #ProSeries with FCS II

Nat Young QuikPro France 2017
Nat Young QuikPro France 2017
Nat Young QuikPro France 2017

 

Mick Fanning

Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg

DNA / 5’10 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 at 26.5L #ProSeries with FCS II

Mick Fanning QuikPro France 2017
Mick Fanning QuikPro France 2017
Mick Fanning QuikPro France 2017

 

Matt Wilkinson

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

DNA / 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 at 28.25L #ProSeries with FCS II

Matt Wilkinson QuikPro France 2017
Matt Wilkinson QuikPro France 2017

 

Jack Freestone

Height: 185cm
Weight: 88kg

DX1 / 6’1 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 #ProSeries with Futures

Jack Freestone QuikPro France 2017
Jack Freestone QuikPro France 2017

 

Ethan Ewing

Height: 180cm
Weight: 79kg

DNA / 5’11 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 at 27.22L #ProSeries with Futures

Ethan Ewing QuikPro France 2017
Ethan Ewing QuikPro France 2017
Ethan Ewing QuikPro France 2017

 

Steph Gilmore surfing was on point in the Roxy Pro Quarterfinals heat but ran out of time to put the score together against long time rival Carissa Moore

“Surfing against Carissa you have to get two nines to win basically and I knew that,” Gilmore said.

“I had one semi-decent score but I never really felt comfortable. It’s really disappointing to get that score and feel good about it and to paddle back out and just see Carissa stroke into the dreamiest wave. I knew it was over, she doesn’t falter under pressure like that.”

Gilmore recorded 6.50 and 7.67 for a total of 14.17 while Moore’s decisive wave gave her a total of 16.13.

Height: 178cm
Weight: 67kg

DNA – 5′ 9″ x 18 1/8″ x 2 3/16″ at 24L with FCS II

Steph Gilmore France 2017
Steph Gilmore France 2017
Trestles Highlights

Trestles Highlights

by DHD Surf

The Southern California pointbreak provides the perfect stage to progress in this year’s World Title races between Matt Wilkinson & Stephanie Gilmore. Both already having worn the Yellow Leaders Jersey through out the first half of the season are locked on, focused and determinate on taking out the title.

Check out the DHD team taking over the Trestles lineup and find out what is in their quivers for the event.

 

Mick Fanning

Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg

DNA – 5′ 11″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ with FCS II
DNA – 5′ 10″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/4″
DucksNuts – 6′ 0″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ *Round Tail
Sweet Spot 2.0 – 5′ 11″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 5/16″

Mick Fanning, Trestles
Mick Fanning, Trestles

 

Matt Wilkinson

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

DNA 6′ 0″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ with FCS II
DNA 6′ 1/2″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″
DNA 6′ 1 1/2″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″

Matt Wilkinson, Trestles
Matt Wilkinson, Trestles

 

Nat Young

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

DNA – 5′ 11″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ with FCS II
DNA – 6′ 0″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/8″
DNA – 6′ 1″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/8″
DNA – 6′ 2″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/8″

Nat Young, Trestles
Nat Young, Trestles

 

Jack Freestone

Height: 185cm
Weight: 88kg

DNA – 6′ 2″ x 19 3/16″ x 2 1/2″ with Futures
DX1 – 6′ 1″ x 19 3/16″ x 2 1/2″
DX1 – 6′ 2″ x 19 3/16″ x 2 1/2″

Jack Freestone, Trestles
Jack Freestone, Trestles

 

Ethan Ewing

Height: 180cm
Weight: 79kg

DNA – 5′ 11″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ with Futures DNA – 6′ 0″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
DNA – 6′ 1″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″

Ethan Ewing, Trestles
Ethan Ewing, Trestles
Ethan Ewing, Trestles

 

Steph Gilmore

Height: 178cm
Weight: 67kg

DNA – 5′ 9″ x 18 1/8″ x 2 3/16″ / 24L with FCS II
DNA – 5′ 10″ x 18 3/16″ x 2 3/16″ / 24.5L
DX1 – 5′ 9″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 3/16″
DX1 – 5′ 10″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 3/16″

Stephanie Gilmore, Trestles

 

Laura Enever

Height: 168cm
Weight: 51kg

DNA – 5′ 5″ x 18 1/4″ x 3 3/16″ with FCS II
DNA – 5′ 6″ x 18 1/4″ x 2 3/16″
DX1 – 5′ 11″ x 18 1/8″ x 2 3/16″ *Round Tail

Laura Enever, Trestles
Laura Enever, Trestles
Tahiti Highlights

Tahiti Highlights

by DHD Surf

The Billabong Pro Tahiti is a wrap and here is what the team had in their quivers over the event.

Matt Wilkinson, Teahupoo

Matt Wilkinson

DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 #ProSeries
DNA – 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts – 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 #TravelSeries

Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg

 

 

Mick Fanning, Teahupoo

Mick Fanning

Sweetspot 2.0 – 5′ 11 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16
MF DNA – 5′ 11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 #ProSeries
Ducksnuts – 6′ 1 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4
Ducksnuts – 6′ 3 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16

Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg

 

 

Ethan Ewing, Teahupoo

Ethan Ewing

Sweetspot 2.0 – 6′ 0 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16
Ducksnuts – 6’1 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 #TravelSeries
DNA – 6′ 2 x 19 x 2 7/16
Ducksnuts – 6′ 2 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16

Height: 180cm
Weight: 79kg

 

 

Nat Young, Teahupoo

Nat Young

DNA – 6′ 0 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8
DNA – 6′ 1 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts – 6′ 2 x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/8
Ducksnuts – 6′ 4 x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/8

Height: 180cm
Weight: 72kg

 

Photos by R. Miller

JBAY Breakdown

by DHD Surf

Current World No. 1 Matt Wilkinson talks about his #JBAY quiver going into the event #CoronaOpenJBay

DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.25L FCS II
DNA – 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA – 6’1 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.75L
DNA – 6’1 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.95L
Ducksnuts – 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.95L *Round Tail

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

Matt Wilkinson JBAY Current World No. 1
Matt Wilkinson DHD DNA Surfboard - Photo T. Moran
Matt Wilkinson JBAY DHD DNA Surfboard

 

Mick Fanning was unstoppable taking out the JBAY event in 2016 on his swallowtail, channel bottom that worked to perfection. This time around there is a new found hunger and is more determined that ever to retain the win. 
Height: 177cm
Weight: 78kg

DNA – 5’10 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 – 26.2L
DNA – 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 – 26.26L
DNA – 5’11 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 – 26.4L
DNA – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 – 26.5L
JBAY – 5’9 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 – 26.8L with a swallow tail, channel bottom & super light 4 x 4 glassing.
Ducksnuts – 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4

Mick Fanning JBAY DHD DNA Surfboard - Photo T. Moran
Mick Fanning JBAY DHD DNA Surfboard - Photo T. Moran

 

Jack Freestone
DX1 – 6’2 x 19 3/8 x 2 1/2 – 30.7L
DX1 – 6’2 x 19 3/8 x 2 1/2 – 30.7L

Height: 185cm
Weight: 88kg
Stance: Regular

Jack Freestone DHD DX1 Surfboard - Photo R. Miller
Jack Freestone JBAY DHD DX1 Surfboard

 

Ethan Ewing
DNA – 5’11 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 – 26.5L
DNA – 6’0 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 – 26.75L

Height: 180cm
Weight: 79kg
Stance: Regular

Ethan Ewing DHD DNA Surfboard - Photo T. Moran

 

  • Highlights from the Surf Ranch

    Highlights from the Surf Ranch

    Congrats Stephanie Gilmore with runner-up and keeping the Yellow Leader’s jersey into France. Checkout the team highlights from the Surf Ranch event.

  • Training Days at the Surf Ranch

    This was the perfect opportunity for DHD team to be apart of the development and testing of the team's equipment at the Surf Ranch.

  • Billabong Pipe Masters

    Billabong Pipe Masters

    Check out the full quiver size break downs and photos highlights of Pre-Pipe Masters so far.

  • France Wrap Up

    France Wrap Up

    The best of France & Mick Fanning on a tear at the Quiksilver Pro

  • Highlights Quiksilver Pro France

    Highlights Quiksilver Pro France

    Perfect conditions to start off the competition at Hossegor’s world class beach breaks with Nat Young, Matt Wilkinson and Ethan Ewing each taking out their Round One heats.

  • Trestles Highlights

    Trestles Highlights

    The Southern California pointbreak provides the perfect stage to progress in this year's World Title races between Matt Wilkinson & Stephanie Gilmore.

  • Tahiti Highlights

    Tahiti Highlights

    The Billabong Pro Tahiti is a wrap and here is what the team had in their quivers.

  • JBAY Breakdown

    Current World No. 1 Matt Wilkinson talks about his JBAY quiver; Mick Fanning, Jack Freestone and Ethan Ewing lights the JBAY line-up!