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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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‘What I’m Riding’ Garut Widiarta

‘What I’m Riding’ Garut Widiarta

by DHD Surf

Garut is one of the most recognizable Indonesian surfers in the world. Born and raised in Kuta he started surfing at the age of 9 at his home break Half Ways. In 2010 he won Oakley’s Indosection, a bonus feature round of Taylor Steele’s Innersection project.

The young surfer prefers long barrels, but isn’t afraid to bust massive aerial maneuvers. Outside of surfing he is known for his laid-back demeanor and ever-present smile. As of late he has shied away from the competitive surf scene and has become one of the most recognizable free surfers in the world.

Garut has been riding for DHD for 2 years now and his quiver consists of a Semi- Gun, the Ducks Nuts, a Sweet Spot, and a Switch Blade (not pictured). Recently Garut surfed his Sweet Spot in firing 6-foot surf at Padang Padang for the 2012 Rip Curl Cup. “I love Bali, the surf is just so consistent here and nowhere else is there this quality of waves. On the east side you have fun waves, and down on the bukit and on the west side you can get massive barreling waves. Nothing compares to that feeling of a big long barrel. But if I couldn’t live here I’d probably want to live on the Gold Coast,” said Garut.

“Right now I have the Sweet Spot, which goes real good in barreling waves, the Ducks Nuts, a Semi-Gun, and the Switch Blade. The Switch Blade goes really well in smaller surf and is perfect for landing airs. Working with DH has really improved my surfing; he knows exactly what changes to make to the board design to make them go better for each of his surfers. I’m lucky that Darren has a factory here in Bali so I can get my boards more frequently and the quality of boards made here at the DHD factory is right up there with the best in the world.”

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.