5'3" Barrett Flex Spoon
5'3" x 22 1/2" x 2"
Tanner Barrett is a local Costa Mesa shaper who shapes a wide variety of boards. This model, known as a Flex Spoon, is a knee board design that has been a familiar and impactful design in surf history. Developed over 50 years ago by George Greenough in Santa Barbara, the Flex Spoon is largely responsible for the inspiration behind the shortboard revolution that began in the late 1960's also known as the Transition Era. The board is made to be surfed in a powerful, critical wave as the Flex Spoon doesn't provide much floatation through flat sections being that it is neutrally buoyant. However, this refinement is what allows the board to be surfed so radically... see below for details.
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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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