project 15

Kyuss King Gromhood!

by DHD Surf

Kyuss King is on a mission to cryogenically freeze his gromhood. He’s a rare breed in that he’s living out every young surfer’s dreams and he’s outspokenly grateful for the opportunity. In the lineup at Lowers he mentioned how lucky he is to get a few days to compete there with no crowd. So he does it with panache. He’s neon green! He’s purple! He refuses to cut the bleach blond mop that hits his shoulder blades. That’d be a death sentence. And when I make a comment empathizing with the pain of braces, he shrugs it off. “I was actually supposed to get them taken off a couple months ago. I don’t even need them anymore.” Dude loves the braces. Respect. And while he’s enjoying the life of a young traveling surfer, he hints at his future goals. “It’s every grom’s dream to be a world champion,” says King. @kyussking

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This is what is in Kyuss’s Quiver

DHD Kyuss King - Project 15 NG

PROJECT 15 NEXT GEN – 5′ 6 x 17 1/4 x 2 1/8 with FCS II

DHD Kyuss King - Ducksnuts

MF DUCKS NUTS DNA – 5′ 6 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 2 1/8 with FCS II

DHD Kyuss King - DHD Kyuss King - Ducksnuts

DX1 JR – 5′ 6 x 17 1/4″ x 2 1/16 with FCS II

DHD Kyuss King - DHD Kyuss King - DHD Kyuss King - Ducksnuts

MF DUCKS NUTS ROUND TAIL – 5′ 6 x 17 1/4 x 1 1/8 with FCS II

TWIN FIN – 5′ 2 x 18 x 2 1/8 with FUTURES

SWITCHBLADE – 5′ 4 1/2 x 17 5/8 x 2 1/8 with FCS II

Kyuss King Quiver DHD Surfboards

Film by @theinertia @skullcandy
Music @fumanchuband

Project 15 New Spray

Project 15 New Spray

by DHD Surf

The DHD Project 15 has seen a little facelift in the beginning of 2014, jagged lines and fluro tones bring the explosive performance of the Project 15 to life in Paint.

The Flash

The Spark

The Spark with Fade

The Zig Zag

Big V Panel


As always, the Project 15 sprays are random on all Project 15 boards, you never know what you’re going to get!

Have a look at your local DHD stockist and see if they have any in store






by DHD Surf

Adriano De Souza has won the 2013 Rip Curl Pro in clean three-to-five foot surf over WCT rookie Nat Young.  The win at Bells Beach marks the Brazilian’s fourth world tour victory and puts him in 4th place in the race for the 2013 ASP World Championship.

Adriano was in fine form throughout the competition. He elected to ride his rounded pin DX1, which provided more hold in the pocket of the waves at Rincon and allowed for bigger arcing turns across the face of the waves in the Bowl. With powerful and precise turns Adriano took down Kolohe Andino in round 3, smashed Raoni Monterio and CJ Hobgood in round 4, snuck by fellow team rider Mick Fanning in the quarters, beat Jordy Smith in the semis before ending the rookie Nat Young’s hot streak in the finals.

Adriano is the first Brazilian to claim the men’s title in the iconic event’s 52-year history. “This is the most important event on tour to me,” De Souza said. “Guys like Andy Irons, Kelly Slater, and my hero Mick Fanning, they all have rung the bell. I have been coming here for a lot of years. I love the place.”

Bells was also an exciting event for test pilot and surfing phenom Leo Fioravanti. Leo was crowned the 2013 RipCurl International GromSearch Champion and rode his Project 15 to victory. “It was super fun. I got a high score, and I won it, I’m stoked,” Fioravanti said. “The best in the world have won it. If I keep working hard hopefully I can make it onto the tour.”

“What a great event for Adriano and Leo. Leo is such a good kid and I have been making him boards for years so it was good to see him win the GromSearch. And to see Adriano win after getting knocked out of round 2 at Snapper was amazing. He was so excited he broke the bell! It was a great event for the boys and that marks the sixth bell for DHD team riders, I am pumped for Adriano and with Brazil up next he could do some serious damage,”—DH.


Oney Anwar – The Interview

Oney Anwar – The Interview

by DHD Surf

DH: Oney a lot of people don’t know much about you so tell us where you’re from.

My name is Oney Anwar, I’m from Lakey Peak and I am 19 years old.

So you’ve been living on the Gold Coast, how long has that been for?

I’ve been living on the Gold Coast for five years, going to school at Palm Beach Currumbin, living in Palm Beach.

I saw on instagram that you’ve just finished school, what was that like? Did you win any awards or anything?

Yeah, ya know I just graduated it feels great. I won a couple of awards. Three times in a row I won sportsman of the year and my teacher says no one has done that before. So that is even more special for me coming from Indonesia and beating all the footy boys… so yeah stoked.

And that must be pretty good considering that Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, and Dean Morrison all went to that school.

Yeah, you know those guys are such and inspiration for me, watching them surf and knowing they went to the same school, I mean that’s why I came to Australia.

Leaving your family behind and living in Australia for all this time, was that hard?

Not really, I always have been away. I was never in Lakey all the time, I spent a lot of time in Bali so I got used to it. I love western people and hanging around them, so Australia is one of my favourite places to be.

Ok, so living in Australia for five years and you’ve finished school, what is next for Oney Anwar?

Now that I have finished school I am thinking of focusing on the WQS and trying to be the first Indo to travel. I mean I know a few have done it before but I am gonna try even harder.

And with the second place result this year at the Billabong Pro in Japan, that must have been a good feeling and probably boosted your confidence to go do the QS.

Yeah you know, the one in Japan was actually the first WQS I have done and I got second straight away so I tell myself that hopefully I can do even better next time.

So you are off to Bali for a month or so, and then are you coming back to Australia after that?

Yeah, definitely coming back to Australia to train for the WQS. I still have to go visit my mom and dad. I got a little house in Lakey Peak that I just built 3 months ago, so I just wanna go back there and chill out. You know surf Lakey Peak left and rights, just go back and relax. And next year is a new year it’s gonna be the beginning of my surfing career.

So next year when you are in Lakey Peak and I come over are you gonna look after me?

(With a big smile) Maybe not, maybe I just tell you to paddle back in and go back to Australia.

And you had a family looking after you here the whole time while you where on the Gold Coast?

Yeah, such a lovely family, Mark and Jenny. I have lived with them for five years already. They are pretty much like my mom and dad. They look after me, take me to comps, I don’t even know what to say they are such beautiful, kind people.

That’s great to have that kind of support, and you’ve got all the support of all your sponsors and they are looking after you and making sure that you can do the WQS.

I am stoked to have such a good brand like RipCurl support me, send me over here and definitely looking forward to the future. And I am riding your boards, you know DHDs are some of the best boards in the world. I got a good sponsor, good boards, now I just need to go big.

Go big or go home right? You picked up a few boards today and you been riding the Project 15 how has that board been going for you?

That is definitely one of my favourite boards for sure, I got second in the WQS in Japan on a Project 15, so yeah they go good.

Alright well I’ll see you in Bali and we will both go surfing together, make sure you give me a couple of free waves mate.

Definitely, for sure. Thanks for the boards DH, I really appreciate them.

Congratulations on finishing school and your awards, and we hope the best for you in the future.

Thanks DH.

** Oney Anwar is a 19-year-old surfer from Lakey Peak, Sumbawa but has been living on the Gold Coast for nearly 5 years. Surfing since the age of seven he has risen through the ranks of the Australian Pro Juniors and created history as the first Indonesian surfer to win an Australian Pro Junior in 2010 when he took out the Dripping Wet Pro Junior at South Curl Curl, Sydney. Oney won $3000 in prize money and sent it back to his family in Sumbawa to buy a house, which speaks volumes about this humble athlete’s character.

Oney gave the 2012 Queensland Championship Circuit a serious run, finishing in the top four. His biggest result was the 2012 Billabong Pro in Japan, a four-star open World Qualifier where he finished second to Hawaii’s Ezekiel Lau.

Most recently, Oney won a wildcard spot for the 2012 ASP Oakley Would Junior title in Bali. He narrowly lost to California’s Connor Coffin, in round 3 of competition.

Oney looks forward to 2013, when he will begin focusing on taking his surfing career to the next level by competing on the WQS.


Garrett Parkes ‘Welcome to the WQS’

Garrett Parkes ‘Welcome to the WQS’

by DHD Surf

Garrett Parkes just finished the French leg of the WQS and put together this clip for your viewing pleasure. Garrett is loving the new 5’9 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/8 DX1 and his go to board a 5’8 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4 Project 15 Pro. The DX1 is DH’s most versatile performance short board as it handles both big and small waves. Both boards are great options for the traveling surfer because they can handle a variety of conditions and waves.

2012 Range Update

2012 Range Update

by DHD Surf

I have spent the last twelve months focusing on updating my models and getting that extra performance out of each one. Working closely with team and adding some minor updates that have emerged from the latest models I am really stoked with how the range is performing. I reckon it is the tightest range I have ever had and there is something in there for everyone.

Mick Fanning Range
Mick and I never stop developing this range, tweaking little things each week. This is definitely the happiest Mick has been with his boards.

MF1- By far the most tweaked model in the range. If you want to ride what Mick is riding this is his performance model.

MF Coffee Bean – This model is still holding up as Mick’s step down board for when the waves are lacking that little bit of push.

MF Swivel – This is Mick’s funboard, keeping him in the water on those days that most people can’t be bothered. A great small wave option for surfers of all ages and ability.

MF Nexgen – This is the grommet version of the MF1, for the young grommet who is ready to take their surfing to the next level.

The Project 15’s
These boards are going mental and are probably my best selling models at the moment. Everyone has really been stoked with the performance of these models and are fast becoming the go to board in everyone’s quiver.

Project 15 – This is the original P15 and is a great board for speed and fast tight turns. Performing in small weak waves as well as good surf up to overhead.

Project 15 Nexgen – Probably the best board on the market for any grommet wanting to really push their surfing.  Great for airs and super tight turns in the pocket.

Project 15 Pro – Some surfers are looking for that refined P15 that can become their all rounder. This is a great option if the original P15 seems a little short and wide for your liking. If you are riding a P15 pro, get ready for a heap of speed and a board that wants performance from its rider.


The D-Series just never seems to age, I have worked closely with all my teamriders tweaking this range to perfection.

D1 – This is a real popular model amongst the team riders. With the 4×4 diagonal glass job it’s one of the lightest and strongest boards on the market. The team keep coming back to the D1 as their go-to board in small to medium surf, and have asked me to make some slight changes to the nose and rocker to prevent it from flipping out.

D2 – It still surprises me how well it goes and how much good feedback I get. This year I made some really small adjustments, because of the great new machinery we have in factory as well as the 3D design tools available, I’ve been able to really clean the D2 up, make it really look good, and go even better.

D3 – The D3 has been the go-to board when waves are 4-5ft plus, the extra rocker volume and concave helps control the power of the waves throughout.

D4 – Lots of the team riders have been riding the D4 as their small wave contest board, as it is just flies in small waves. Have only made small changes this year, the plan shape has been refined, touch more single concave, and the fin placement has been repositioned for even more drive.

In The Mix

Puzzle Piece – This is a new addition to the range and has emerged from working with a number of the team riders. They are using this model as an all round performer for competition surfing and free surfing. A great performer that can handle whatever you throw at it.

Switch Blade – This is the latest spin-off from the wide tail boards everyone has been riding. Don’t be fooled in thinking this model is just for the small days. You will have a lot of fun on this model in the small and the good surf. Get ready to be surprised, this model is built to perform. I have included a carbon tail on the glass job, to keep that extra strength through the tail.

Monster – The Monster has been an amazing board, and definitely the one that I rode most this year. The smoothness of the round tail has been great, and the ability to mix the fins up just gives the Monster an added dimension. Very small changes this year, freshened the decal and spray, and have neared absolute perfection in the design with the help of the machine.

Margo Nugget – This year I’ve refined it just a touch, it’s just a great board for people looking for volume, but also that paddling power. I’ve thinned the tail for a better push into the wave, and refined the nose for an easier duck dive. The Nugget is my best selling board for big guys, I’ve had so many people telling me just how much they love this board.

The Weapon – This is another one of my favourites, similar to the Nugget and Monster this has been a popular model for bigger guys. It is a super fast performer with a lot of bite. I love surfing it at Snapper on the small days, it is a great paddler and it really runs nicely down the line. This year I have just thinned it back a little in the rails, so as it can be ridden by a wider range of surfers in more conditions.

Project 15 – The Complete Range

Project 15 – The Complete Range

by DHD Surf

The Project 15 has been a huge success, surfers around the globe have embraced DH’s new design and the feedback is that it is changing the way they surf and they way they approach their turns. DH’s team have really loved this design and can’t get enough of them. Working closer with the team DH recognised some more specific options with the Project, introducing the Project 15 Junior and the Project 15 Pro.

The Pro

My A-team, Mick, Mitch, Jordy etc were all liking the Project, they just wanted it a little sleeker and not so curvy. This created the Project 15 Pro a step down option for high performance surfers. These guys can generate their own speed and don’t want the width of the Project 15. I designed the pro so these guys can benefit from the unique performance of the Project without moving too far away from the all round performer.

The design is a little narrower and ridden a little longer for high performance surfing, a great step down option for surf 4ft and under. For the high performance surfer the narrower plan shape allows for quicker rail to rail transition. The rocker still generates heaps of speed and the extra width through the nose allows easy landing of airs. This design can be ridden as a step down and an all rounder.

It is suitable for surfers that can surf ok and want to keep pushing their surfing, if you feel you can handle these measurements. If it feels to short and narrow then you will be suited on the Project 15. IF I haven’t covered your measurement contact me and I can shape you a custom.

Next – Gen

I had been working on the Project 15 with a number of my junior team riders. Garrett and Jack Robinson were really frothing, the feedback was that they were surfing them more and more in comps, it was becoming their go to board. This really got me thinking how perfect this design is for grommets the uniqueness of its design and performance is really paving the way for the future of surfing for the next generation.

The extra nose makes it easier to catch waves, land airs and ride shorter boards for tighter turns. Although it has a wider and curvier outline the tightly pulled in rounded square allows for tight turns in bigger waves. The rocker creates so much speed and carries the board through the flat sections and generates speed out of the pocket.

It is the perfect design mix for grommets, easy wave catching, fast, stable, loose tight and great for landing airs. For all the groms out there, this is the ultimate board. Whether you are just starting or really starting take your surfing to the next level, the Project 15 Junior is a blast.

I recommend all grommets get on one of these it is the first junior model I have designed that is suitable for all levels of junior surfing. Whether you are just starting or competing you are going to get a rush out of this board and really see your surf progressing.

Project 15 – Size range

P15 Pro – Size Range

P15 Nexgen – Size Range