6'8" Somma Special Designs Judah
Shea Somma is a Central Coast shaper operating out of San Luis Obispo. He has worked with us on a couple of models, creating modified variations of hulls and twin fins that work exceptionally in less than perfect waves. His Judah model is ultra lively and maneuverable, but does not sacrifice trim or glide. The outline is rather eggy, with wide point a decent way above center with a slightly pulled in nose and narrow tail. The rails are thin but boxy, blending forgiveness and maneuverability, while also leaving a bevel on the deck that hides a decent amount of volume. On the bottom, Shea placed a flat entry that transitions into a deep spiral vee that extends all the way to the fin box, where it flattens through the exit. With a very low rocker profile, the Judah maintains speed and trim in small waves, but can hold in steep surf.
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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.
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