5'8" Somma Special Designs Daydream Hull
Shea Somma cooked up the Daydream Hull specifically for our shop and designed it with the punchy beachbreaks nearby specifically in mind. He grew up surfing Newport and has amazing memories of the wedging turquoise peaks it can produce.
The Daydream Hull is an Andreini-style displacement hull, Marc Andreini designs his for the often chunky and unpredictable beachbreaks and reefs of Northern California. These hulls are generally much more user friendly and approachable than their thinly foiled cousins tuned up for the perfectly tapered pointbreaks of Southern California. The beachbreaks of Newport often have an OB-writ-small vibe to them, so the Andreini approach is great fit for the area.
The bottom contour is a blended tri-plane entry fading into panel vee ahead of and around the fin, transitioning to flat behind the fin. The rails are turned up in the nose, 50/50 through the center, and flipped down with a tucked edge through the tail. Plenty of foam is kept in the rails to combat the "sticky" feeling that many hulls have, which can make them such tricky boards to ride for those not accustomed to the "on-rail" approach these boards crave.
The Daydream Hull is a wave catching machine that generates instant speed and will make nearly any section beatable with a simple high-line approach. The rolled bottom contours keep it moving rail to rail easily but the thicker rail keeps transitioning into and out of turns easy and intuitive. It's the hull of choice for those surfing less than perfect waves, or anyone new to hulls in general and it's likely to keep you smiling and coming back for more session after session!
Join the Daydream Research Center and begin experimenting with a diverse quiver of quality surfboards. Sign up online by purchasing one of the options below. If you have questions regarding board selection, please contact us or come in and talk with us about the Research Center in person. Upon purchasing a Membership, you can email us to reserve a board for specific days or walk in and pick from whats available. Please review our Terms & Conditions for the Research Center Membership in detail before purchasing.
The Daydream Research Center curates a selection of boards that are best suited for intermediate or higher skill level. The design attributes of these boards can be difficult for those with less surfing experience to enjoy. For surfers who are just starting out, we highly recommend learning on surfboards that are designed for beginners and are happy to help point you in the right direction to find shops that have boards available for your needs. We want to create the best experience for our members and align them with boards that complement their skill level.
Day Pass Membership - This is a walk-in offer intended for folks that are not in the neighborhood who would like to have access to boards from the Research Center quiver that are not reserved for the day they visiting. Boards will need to be returned within 24 hours and Single Session.
Monthly Membership - Monthly Members of the Research Center are allowed up to a 3 day holding period for each board. Ongoing files will be kept to document the experimentation process, this can also be used for custom board ordering through the shapers we work with.
Extended Membership - Members have the same benefits as Monthly Members and are allowed holding periods of 7 days.