12993 5'11" DART
Fins: Futures 5-fins, production fins included
Color/Finish: Clear T+B, patch, sand finish
Named the Dart not only because it resembles the body of a dart, but also for its step-up speed and accuracy, this model was designed to be a medium to bigger wave board. My main goal, like most of my short board designs, was to maintain ease of paddling and early wave-entry. The fish and Simmons style boards have made surfing fun again by allowing surfers to go faster than we have ever gone and catch more waves. The Dart is the link between the short board and the fish. The front of the board is a refined fish nose with the wide point forward, added rocker, a relaxed beak nose to hold thickness further forward, and a fuller rail throughout. The tail is all short board at 14 ½" with a round pin or swallow to keep turns smooth yet powerful, which allows you to push harder off the top or bottom turn as hard as you want. The board slightly resembles the mini guns of the early 70s, but with a modern hull. The nose has a slight roll in the entry to break-up disruptive water, enabling water to enter the single concave smooth and travel through the a double concave for control. The result is my most performance yet effortless board designed to-date. - Matt Calvani.
Average Nose: 14.75"
Average Tail: 14.5"