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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

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

 

Stephanie Gilmore ‘The Tempest’ by Monster Children

by Monster Children

It’s hard to go past Indonesia for a strike mission in the middle of the liturgical year. We scoured the archipelago from the comfort of our office chairs in search of a wave that compliments Steph’s particular set of skills. Steph was after “cute slabs” – the definition of which you’ll discover in due course—and while we weren’t blessed with days of waves, the one day of money was well worth the wait, and near-death experience of the boat ride back to base.

Stephanie Gilmore by Chris Gurney

The visual entrée to Stephanie Gilmore’s issue was directed by one of the most prolific in the surf film and photography game, Mr. Jon Frank. We headed to the far reaches of the Indonesian archipelago in search of the perfect right to compliment Steph’s surfing, and well, we found it. The film was then scored and performed by classical pianist and producer Alberto Bof; lines this original demand an original composition. Here’s two days on a leaky boat through the rose-tinted specs of the eternally peppy, Miss Stephanie Gilmore. Enjoy.

Stephanie Gilmore by Chris Gurney

Read more on – monsterchildren.com

 

Behind The Curtain with Darren Handley & EpoxiCORE

by DHD Surf

A behind the scenes into how EpoxiCORE was conceived and brought to market with Darren Handley.

Over thirty years of designing and shaping DHD surfboards has led Darren Handley to create a board that brings together the positive attributes of both traditional fibreglass and epoxy construction. The development team embraced the project as we explored new technology, design and manufacturing techniques.

Darren Handley in the Shaping Bay - DHD EpoxiCore

Mick Fanning EpoxiCORE Switchblade

5’8 x 19 1/8 x 2 3/8 — 27.2 ltrs

Mick Fanning EpoxiCORE Switchblade

 

Jack Freestone EpoxiCORE DX1

6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 – 29 Ltrs

Jack Freestone EpoxiCORE DX1

Steph Gilmore EpoxiCORE Switchblade

5’7 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/16 — 24.8 ltrs

Steph Gilmore EpoxiCORE Switchblade
DHD EpoxiCore

EpoxiCore now available in-stores in the USA and Australia or online! Check online for stockists to get yours!

Film by Mysurf.tv, FCS and Surfing Australia
Footage by Nimai Strickland, Conrad Petzsch-Kunze

FCS II – Darren Handley ‘DHD’ Shaper Fin

by DHD Surf

Darren Handley designed this fin to be versatile enough to use every day on most of the board models in the DHD range. The DHD Fin is essentially geared for controlled tight pocket turns, but it will also perform driving cutbacks on the open face.

The tip is slightly tapered, which also promotes nice tail release when pushed a little harder through a turn.

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Darren Handley's Signature Thruster & Tri-Quad Fin Set
Back to back CT wins for Matt Wilkinson

Back to back CT wins for Matt Wilkinson

by DHD Surf

Matt Wilkinson has won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach today, utilizing his electric backhand to best fellow Finalist Jordy Smith in solid six-to-ten foot (2 – 3 metre) waves at the iconic venue in the Australian State of Victoria.

Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Corey Wilson

Photo by @corey_wilson

The second stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is the longest-running professional surf event in the world and today proved nothing short of historic with Wilkinson’s victory being the first for a goofy-footer at Bells Beach in 17 years (last won by Mark Occhilupo in 1998).

Following a win at the opening stop of the season on the Gold Coast, the young Australian has gone back-to-back to start the year with today’s emphatic victory. Holding a stunning lead on the rest of the field, Wilkinson will spearhead the world’s best surfers at the next stop on the CT, the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, this coming week.

Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Corey Wilson

Photo by @corey_wilson

Surfing a Ducksnuts 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.5 LTRs Pin Tail

Ducksnuts Pin Tail Matt Wilkinson
Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Ed Sloane
Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Ed Sloane

Photos by @wsl (Ed Sloane)