HYDRODYNAMICA BY CARL EKSTROM

HYDRODYNAMICA by Carl Ekstrom Designs

HYDRODYNAMICA is a project dedicated to exploring and acknowledging the work of Bob Simmons, a brilliant and eccentric California surfer who died while surfing in 1954. Simmons was an evolutionary link between surfing’s Polynesian roots and the rise of the modern era. Carl Ekstrom cites Simmons as a major influence who encouraged him to think outside the box. Carl invented the asymmetric surfboard in the mid 1960’s. Ekstrom’s Asymmetry board is a refinement of this concept and has a unique and highly maneuverable ride like no other.


Carl Ekstrom innovated the asymmetric surfboard in the mid Sixties. Asymmetry helps loosen the heel side rail of a planing hull by allowing for more curve which essentially creates a shorter, more maneuverable board on the heel side. The board shown here is designed for a regular foot, a goofy foot board would be the exact opposite. The toe side rail is long and straight with a single keel for drive, giving powerful projection off the bottom while the curved heel side allows for tight arcs off the top.

The Asymmetry’s asymmetric planing hull is a dynamic and functional board with a ride all its own.



MODEL SIZE VOLUME (L) FIN SYSTEM XEON CARBON FULL CARBON
5’10” x 20″ x 2 9/16″ 32.25 3 Special ¥148,000 ¥163,000

Carl Ekstrom innovated the asymmetric surfboard in the mid Sixties. Asymmetry helps loosen the heel side rail of a planing hull by allowing for more curve which essentially creates a shorter, more maneuverable board on the heel side. The board shown above is designed for a goofy foot, a regular foot board would be the exact opposite. The toe side rail is long and straight with a single keel for drive, giving powerful projection off the bottom while the curved heel side allows for tight arcs off the top.

The Asymmetry’s asymmetric planing hull is a dynamic and functional board with a ride all its own.



MODEL SIZE VOLUME (L) FIN SYSTEM XEON CARBON FULL CARBON
5’10” x 20″ x 2 9/16″ 32.25 3 Special ¥148,000 ¥163,000

CARL EKSTROM

SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA

1940年代後半から50年代初期にわたり、南カリフォルニア・サンディエゴのウインダンシーをベースとし、サーフィン界が誇る名シェイパーのボブ・シモンズに影響を受けながらサーファーとして成長したカール・エクストローム。自身もまた非対称サーフボードの生みの親として知られ、現在も現役シェイパーとして活躍している。ボードデザインに関する多彩な実験がおこなわれた時代を生き、今という時代の追求にも妥協のない姿は、まさしくリビングレジェンド。歴史の生き証人と呼べる匠の味わいをサンダーボルトで楽しむことができる。

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