9'6" Gato Heroi Playdate
The Gato Heroi Playdate is one of their most versatile models that can be surfed by folks coming from a wide range of skill levels in a wide variety of conditions. The outline is inspired by transition era logs with the wide point set back and a slightly pulled in nose and tail. The bottom contour is completely convex starting with a light roll in the nose that transitions into a deeper belly before flattening back out as it approaches the tail. Although the rails are knifey and foiled, relative to other Gato Heroi models this foil is tame giving the board more volume. The Playdate has a low rocker profile with both the nose and tail rockers blend subtly throughout the board. This specific Playdate has a one inch thick balsa stringer, a light and flexible wood. This is an ideal one log quiver type of board, it'll glide effortlessly through small, soft waves and will really engage on those ideal loggin days.
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.