The Wave Machine is one of our newest and currently best selling shortboards. It started out as a custom order and finished in Lee Hallam shaping one for himself.
"The guy just wanted a board similar to what he had already but, that just caught a wave much better and planned through crappy sections."
We simply widened out the whole profile to give more stability. Added a squash tail to give a bit more speed whist keeping the maneuverability of the old shape. The nose width was also increased to add to the stability although not too much as not to break up the nice flow in the turns. And then we added a step deck to increase the overall volume and flotation. This gets the board paddling fast but, keeps a nice lowish rail for hold in the wave. Lastly I put a fish rockerline through the whole shortboard and added a single to double concave.
"I was so happy with the board and feedback from the first few sold. I pulled the nose in slightly narrowing it and shaped myself one. "
The resulting board became the instant hit that we call the Wave Machine. It catches waves sooooo easy it is literally nuts. The Volume on the 6'4 is an incredible 50.12 Liters
The Wave Machine comes in the following sizes 5'4, 5'6, 5'8, 5'10, 6'0, 6'2 and 6'4.
6'4 x 22 x 2 7/8 v=50.12
Available in both off the shelf and as custom builds.
OMG!! it catches waves like a machine. And surfs just the same. Thank you!!!
Pete Berkley (Customer)
Wide Shortboard Style Nose: Gives you better stability than a thinner nose, but really helps you turn on the wave face creating more mobility and liveliness than the round nose. Slight beak adds volume for paddling.
Flat Rocker: The low rocker in this board keeps you floating right on top of the water line making sure you paddle easily into waves without pushing to much water. Great for catching those smaller waves.
Added Width: The extra width in the mid section has been pushed two thirds of the way up the board centering it right under where you lye. Allows for easy paddling, enhanced stability, early wave catching and helps maintain planing speed through flat sections.
Performance rail: Hard rails in the tail and nose area creates great hold in the wave and allows you to project out of your bottom turns. .
Single to double concave: This bottom contour is popular with most modern shortboards today. It keeps the water moving underneath the board and makes it fast while giving it that loose feel.
Squash tail: An adaptation of the square tail it allows the water to fan out across the flat section giving you acceleration. But, unlike a traditional square tail it holds the rail in the wave face more like a pin tail.
Fin Set Up: This board comes as a five fin set up. Offering 3 fin (thruster), quad and twin fin. Fins are Fcs1 or Fcs2 on PU boards.
Construction: The Wave Machine comes in PU and is the traditional construction of closed cell foam, stringer, fibreglass and polyster resin. Custom option is not usually available.
Cloth: All boards feature 1 x 6oz + 1 x 4ozglass on deck and double 4oz underneath. With custom build we can add layers or change weights.