Quiver

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: 80kg

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

Ethan Ewing Quiver Break Down

Ethan Ewing Quiver Break Down

by DHD Surf

Ethan Ewing has his quiver of DNA’s and DucksNut’s dialled in and ready to for the first 3 events on the Australian leg of the WSL.

With only slight variations between each board, it will have him covered for the variety of waves that can be dished up especially if it is head high and under.

MF DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 *Square Tail
DNA 5’11 1/2 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4
DNA 5’11 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4
DNA 6’0 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4
DNA 6’0 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/4
DNA 6’0 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16

DucksNuts 6’3 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4 *Round Tail
DucksNuts 6’4 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4

Loaded with the Futures Fins system.

Ethan Ewing Snapper Quiver 2017
Ethan Ewing DBah Dialling in the Quiver
Ethan Ewing Snapper Quiver 2017
Ethan Ewing Snapper Dialling in the Quiver
Mick Fanning’s Trestles Quiver

Mick Fanning’s Trestles Quiver

by DHD Surf

A break down of what Mick Fanning has in his quiver for Trestles 2016 Hurley Pro.

Height 5’10 / 177cm — Weight: 161lbs / 73 kgs

MF JBAY
5’ 9 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 – 26.8L *Swallow Tail
5’ 9 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 – 26.8L *Swallow Tail & Channel bottom

DHD MF JBay Surfboard

MF DNA
5’ 10 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 *Squash Tail
5′ 10 1/2 x 18 3/4 X 2 1/4  *Squash Tail & Carbon Strip
5′ 11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 *Squash Tail

MF Ducksnuts
6’0 x *Round Tail

Loaded with the FCS II @fcs_surf fin system.

Mick Fanning Trestles 2015 by WSL / Sean Rowland
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

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Jack Freestone 2016 Quiver

Jack Freestone 2016 Quiver

by DHD Surf

“At the start of the year we were trying so much stuff and testing everything until we could find something that fit,” Freestone says. “We’re making good progress. It’s a lot of hit-and-miss, but we’ve got a few now that have clicked. That’s stuff we can incorporate into the old models to give them a new feel, a new touch. It’s a process, but I’m excited about where it’s headed.”

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“My all-time go-to model is the DX1, something Darren brought back that Joel Parkinson used to ride way back in the day,” Freestone says. “Basically, we just widened the tail a bit. It goes really good in all kinds of waves, especially those shitty QS waves I’ve had to surf for the last three years. Now as we’ve moved more into surfing better waves, we’ve narrowed the tail again, and it really fits in well with good waves.”

Jack Freestone Quiver

“The DX1 is the board I’ll surf if the waves are good for my heat. It’s my trusted go-to board,” says Jack. “The outline feels really good, and the way it works together with the rocker, Darren’s a master at blending the two.”

Jack Freestone EpoxiCore

“The Epoxicore (left) is also something we’ve been working on together,” Freestone says. “It’s a really cool concept. I love the fact that Darren’s incorporating the expoy with the normal PU board. Sometimes epoxies are just a little too buoyant and corky, and you can’t really navigate them that well, so I think that intertwining the regular board with the epoxy gives it the regular feel with all the benefits of the epoxy. It’s mental, man.”

Jack Freestone DX1

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Photos – Mikey Mallalieu