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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: 75kg

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: 75kg

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

Stephanie Gilmore Wins The 2017 Roxy Pro

Stephanie Gilmore Wins The 2017 Roxy Pro

by DHD Surf

Stephanie Gilmore dominates the WSL’s Roxy Pro for her sixth career victory at Snapper Rocks, her 25th career ‘CT win.

It poured rain the entire time for the Finals day, the waves were pumping, the girls surfed at levels unheard of and Steph proved, once again, why she’s one of the best surfers in the world.

DNA 5’9 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16

Stephanie Gilmore Roxy Pro

Roxy Pro Champion Stephanie Gilmore and Quiksilver Pro Runner-up Matt Wilkinson on the podium.

Stephanie Gilmore Roxy Pro
Stephanie Gilmore Roxy Pro
Stephanie Gilmore Roxy Pro

Matt Wilkinson records a strong result at the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast. Watch for him to go one better at the Margaret River Pro.

Matt Wilkinson Quiksilver Pro Snapper

The ‘MF DNA’ was board of choice for the Quiksilver & Roxy PRO

 

MF DNA Board of Choice

5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 @mfanno

5’9 x 18 5/16 x 2 3/16 @stephaniegilmore

6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 @mattwiko8

5’11 1/2 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4 @ethan_ewing

5’6 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/8 @lauraenever

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
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro Title

Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro Title

by DHD Surf

Surfing and training in the offseason Matt Wilkinson is focused and ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title.

Loaded with the DNA and DX1 performance boards under his feet, Matt is set for any conditions that the Gold Coast’s points serve up.

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
DX1 6’0 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 EPOXICORE
DNA 5’11 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
DNA 5’11 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8

Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson ready to defend his Quiksilver Pro title
Matt Wilkinson Quiksilver Pro Champion
Mick Fanning #7 Returns To The World Tour

Mick Fanning #7 Returns To The World Tour

by DHD Surf

With 22 elite CT wins to his name and three WSL Titles, Fanning is one of the most accomplished surfers to ever grace the sport, but the lightning-fast natural-footer believes he has more to accomplish.

“The most important thing, to me, is making sure that my surfing keeps evolving – and the tour, now more than ever, is the best place to do that. In recent years I managed to find a good balance between competitive focus and having fun. Getting switched on for events this year will be the key for me. I don’t think it will be a problem. It’s not in my nature to be half-hearted, so now that I’m committed I’ll be doing everything I can to get a win.” – Mick Fanning

Mick Fanning Returns To The World Tour Full Time #7

Alongside the world’s best surfers, Mick Fanning will kick off the 2017 WSL Championship Tour season on Australia’s Gold Coast, from March 14 – 25, 2017.

Limited release of Mick Fannings J-Bay board

Limited release of Mick Fannings J-Bay board

by DHD Surf

Due to popular demand we are making a limited run of Mick Fannings J-Bay board! Go visit your local surf store to secure your order.

DucksNuts 5’9 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 – 26.8L with a swallow tail, channel bottom & super light 4 x 4 glassing.

Sizes Avaliable

5’7 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4  25.5
5’9 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16  26.8  ( Micks File )
5’10 x 19 x 2 5/16  27.8
5’11 x 19 1/8 x 2 3/8  28.5
6’0 x 19 1/4 x 2 7/16  29.8
6’1 x 19 3/8 x 2 7/16  30.8
6’2 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/2  32

Mick Fanning JBay Surfboard by DHD

While your there check out the FCSII Mick Fanning ‘MF’ fins in large.

Photo @corey_wilson

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)

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.”

jack-freestone-spray-board-2016

“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