Clearwater Surfboards | Surfing Life Board Test – The Accelerator
15857
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-15857,single-format-video,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode_grid_1300,footer_responsive_adv,columns-3,qode-theme-ver-13.1.2,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.5,vc_responsive
 

Surfing Life Board Test – The Accelerator

Surfing Life Board Test – The Accelerator

STEVE’S COMMENT:

“I knew you guys were going to get it pumping because Indo has had its best year in a long time, and when I heard Mooney was on it I thought OK, he’s a good powerful surfer, so I made this. It’s a good all-round performance board designed to be able to surf on a rail and take a fair bit of pressure. It’d be about 20% of what I make at present. I’m a bit over the short, fat, wide thing right now. I see crew slipping and sliding around on those sorts of boards, and I do make them, but I’ve had increasing numbers of surfers, especially Western Australians, wanting to jump on something they can carve on – get back to that feeling of power surfing and turning at speed. A bit more foam in the rail helps that as long as it’s tapered through the foil. You could ride this up to six feet and bigger if you needed.”

ANDREW:

Andrew: “This was the first board I rode, just out the front. 4-5’ slopey sections and a couple of steep ones. For the majority of the time it fitted in and did whatever I wanted. It really drove on open-face carves, especially projecting into and out of them, and even in the tighter two-foot end bowl sections it still fitted in, I guess there’s a bit of late kick and a lively feel off the tail. It paddled really well and I feel like the rocker is pretty bang on. It’d suit a wide range of conditions. I think I might follow Clearwater on Instagram, or the Lady of Many Colours who glasses them, so there’s some familiarity there. To me it leans towards a standard performance board, but has some perks you’d find in good, smaller-wave boards and would work for a lot of guys in a lot of conditions.

TWIGGY:

“Loved it. I want to take it with me.”

NICK:

“Sometimes you just gotta go by feel with a board. The way this one felt was rock solid and that’s how it surfed. A classical, simple, high-performance surfboard, with a fair bit of foam and everything in the right place, it’s got all of Steve Del Rosso’s design hallmarks: The foil set a little bit forward, the super-clean rail line, and the subtly blended concave that holds speed without overplaying its hand. The Clearwater is a great all-rounder for this moment in history. It’s got speed and torque on the rail and it responds better and better the more pressure you put on it.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.