Nat Young

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
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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Jack Freestone
Height: 185cm
Weight: 80kg
Stance: Regular

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

 

Ethan Ewing taking on some firing waves out in the line up at Cloudbreak.
Height: 180cm
Weight: 79kg
Stance: Regular

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

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: 82kg

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: 88kg

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

  • 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.

  • Tahiti Highlights

    Tahiti Highlights

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

  • Fiji Highlights

    Fiji Highlights

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

  • Brazil Highlights

    Brazil Highlights

    The DHD team are loaded with a new quiver of boards and new energy finishing up the Australian leg of competition ready for 'Saquarema, Brazil'