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Hideoscillous: ie. Hideous Oscillations

from the Latin root hideous to the eye, yet one possessing beautiful oscillating motions in the water.

An extreme combination of modern hull contours produces the glide of ‘free-friction’ between turns which intersects with the hold of a back foot ‘clamp’. A pedal-to-the-metal bear down of ultimate gougeability through maneuvers. The carbon/ kevlar stringerless epoxy construction makes this a very lively summertime, average waves section-making, buckets to the roof machine.

The old adage ‘looks can be deceiving’ & ‘true beauty lies within’ are the driving forces of this compact possessor of an unassuming depth of character.

This one – the Hideoscillous, transforms small surf like no other board I’ve made ’til now – it feels like the board rides on air – no friction – yet holds & corners on rails while balancing controlled lip release.

It’s like a healthy marriage between free friction & ultimate gouge-ability.

I may go so far as to say that this new rocker & steep concave bottom can be placed on any outline & foil to increase the horsepower.

The ugly duckling that transforms into a swan when you step foot on it.

I have been pondering a new paradigm for rockers & hull contours for over three years now. The days pass & I’ve continued to grind out & refine existing concepts … all the while knowing something new was coming. A groaning of enlightened concept awaiting a bursting forth.

Why did I wait this long?hideoscillous-3d

Well, things must germinate … and I didn’t think I could draw in CAD what my mind saw … I would need to hand shape the prototype.

A new balanced/centered rocker, moderate entry, low tail rocker, with heavy heavy tow board-like concaves running nose-to-tail & dynamic steep drop rocker concave running dual inset bonzer-esque caves which exhaust straight off the tail block.

The outline, width & thickness determine the wave type.


Ride approximately 6″ – 7″ shorter, 1 1/4″ wider & 1/8″ thicker than your good waves performance shorty.

shaper’s note

The ugly duckling that transforms into a swan when you step foot on it. A small wave board where ‘free-friction’ meets ‘ultimate gougeability’ in a marriage of perfectly complementing design concepts.

Hideoscillous popular dimensions

all boards can be completely customized during custom order process
Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5'2" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/8"24.5LRider weight: 120-140 lb / 54-63 kg
5'4" x 19 3/4" x 2 1/4"26.8LRider weight: 140-160 lb / 63-72kg
5'4" x 19 3/4" x 2 5/16"27.5LRider weight: 140-165 lb / 63-75kg
5'6" x 19 7/8" x 2 5/16"28.7LRider weight: 145-170 lb / 65-77 kg
5'7" x 20" x 2 7/16" Peter31LRider weight: 140-185 lb / 63-83 kg
5'8" x 20 1/8" x 2 7/16"31.2LRider weight: 160-185 lb / 72-84 kg
5'8" x 20 1/4" x 2 1/2"32.9LRider weight: 160-195 lb / 72-88 kg
5'10" x 20 1/4" x 2 1/2" 33.4LRider weight: 175-195 lb / 79-88 kg
5'10" x 20 1/4" x 2 9/16" 34LRider weight: 175-205 lb / 79-93 kg
6'0" x 20 3/4" x 2 9/16"35.5LRider weight: 190-220 lb / 86-100 kg
6'2" x 20 1/2" x 2 7/8"42.7LRider weight: 200-250 lb / 90-113 kg
6'4" x 21" x 2 3/4"40.5LRider weight: 200-240 lb / 90-109 kg