Designs to Free Your Mind

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.

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Greenfaced

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So cold that my mate RJ went double wetsuit lol #kookoftheday but I confess it was a good idea!!

Nice day at BWB. Cold AF and gloomy. Messy shoulder high sets…cleanup sets.

26 days off the operating table~

Rule of the web: getting greenfaced without pictures = didn’t happen…

Thinking positively: this means there is no proof anyone was in the water today…

Got some sick green ones front and back…missed that handstall glidey funboard feeling…greenfaced despite knee…

Sad that can’t bend knee enough to duckdive or kick on shortboard, but cant ask for too mucho

Stuck inside on cleanup set with this knee and funboard = not eww yews

Messy and everyone in left pocket or funboards = some eww yew lines n floaters indeed

GREENFACED : an experience/mindstate/expression of or after actually taking a line across a nice green ridable wave which is rare at the local closeouts

Saw some very delicious quiver gems…first a Sprout twin fish…and then a freakin’ Campbell Bros Bonzer…and as if it couldn’t get better a McCoy loaded dome after that. Being stuck indoors with a bad knee, time to kill and a the internt makes one learn and appreciate so much about boards. Crazy how much one can learn on the internet about things that were around before they were even born yet. And so mind blown to see these designs I read about in front of mine eyes. Gone full Golum looking at these precious’.

 

TLDR: 2nd surf since op, cold AF, great boards and super refreshing green faces for RKS…and friends and good vibes as always