Mark’s slick looking split keels. Saw his board out while fighting my wetsuit and had to snap it up.
Caught some decent lefts with him in the water today – again in the bioluminescence (layman: glowing algae) in the dark past sundown. Rails and fins (and closeout in front of you) all lit electric blue – awesome, can you imagine? – RKS
Great day in the water…knee to waist high waves on the funboard taking off backside and switchfooting to frontside while still going down the line…definitely been getting practice in on that move recently…hope it pays off.
Got back to the pad at Islandize and worked on these WIPs generally botching it up with spray paint:
A tip from a true cretin – chicken grease (such as that from fast food chicken) is great for getting spray paint off your hands. RKS out…lol
Found these boards in a store room in HKU. Read the comments on Instagram to find out who they belong to…
First time trying to film in the water on a small day, the only semi-decent clip I got caught a friendly drop in haha. HK surfers are raised on closeouts ~
Wish we had the gopro yesterday – surfed after dark with the bioluminescent plankton lighting up between me and Josh’s fingers, sloshing onto the board as we take off…
Tried Josh’s new LSD Fish, it pumps like a dream
Went down to BWB for a dip, bumped into these lads Nick n Javi…Nick had just come in from riding his McCoy and let me go try it…rest of the story is in captions
Loaded dome, designs to free your mind. Convex bottom contour; apical dome forms fore and aft. Gullwing fin too for extra discovery.
This board is so buoyant – at 6’2″ the McCoy nugget was beyond my power to duckdive so had me turtle rolling every paddle out. First experience on a displacement hull – paddling it reminded me of a canoe. Lots of volume in the upper half of the board made paddling a dream although it took some time to figure out the weight distribution while paddling, given McCoy’s otherworldly pattern of volume distribution.
Subjectively – surprisingly loose through turns yet holds well down the line, versatile with ability to stall or go fast. A hyper-buoyant switchfoot dancefloor. Gets tail lift when paddling, take-offs a slo-mo dream.
Felt like I won the lottery being able to try Nick’s McCoy! Super stoked and mind blown. Definitely ended up being a memorable day at the bay…
Even tried out some Hatha yoga afterwards with L in Causeway Bay and met many new surfer friends haha. Sweet.