7'4" Tanner Hull
Tanner Prairie is a local Costa Mesa based board builder who knows how to shape incredibly fun boards for Orange County surf. Tanner is a well respected craftsman and extremely talented surfer.
This board is a nod to the displacement hulls of the late 1960s. The outline is very similar to the displacement sleds of that era, however, the nose and tail are slightly more pulled in, making for better maneuverability from the front half of the board. The rails are also moderately altered from the classic foil of displacement hulls; they are a tad fuller allowing for full rail engagement but also more forgiving rail-to-rail surfing, especially from the tail. The bottom is fully bellied, of course, and the rocker is minimal with the slightest of S-curves residing on the deck. Paired with a 9.5” narrow-base flex fin such as the GL Flex, this board flies down the line and allows for smooth transitions from one section to the next.
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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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