8'9" Schroeder Italian Cypress
The Italian Cypress is a speed shape inspired by the boards featured in the film Evolution. With a rather narrow and somewhat pointy outline with the wide point at center, the Italian Cypress excels in speedy, lined up waves, but can also be surfed in small mushy breaks. The rails are pretty foiled, but left just full enough to make a pretty forgiving yet extremely trimmy rail. There is also a nice hard edge tucked in the rounded pin tail, creating control through turns while also maintaining speed. The bottom features a slightly bellied entry that transitions into a mellow double concave in front of the fin, and finally a slight vee out the tail. The Italian Cypress is basically flat, with only the slightest flip in the nose. This board locks into trim at high speeds, but is also very responsive and whippy from the tail.
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.