9'5" Tanner Dash
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. Drawing inspiration from surfing and board design from the late 1950's to early 1960's, this "Malibu Chip" influenced pig known as Tanner's Dash model is a period correct reflection of surfing's fun-loving era where boards trimmed fast and brief nose rides were accomplished with speed and agility. Riding Tanner's Dash is like stepping back into time, into your favorite photograph by Leroy Grannis or Ron Stoner, a chance to channel your inner Dora. This hand shaped Dash comes equipped with customized 2" balsa stringer, a weight that is heavy yet balanced, and bottom contours that take on a simplified flat/slightly rolled convexity. 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.