When it comes to Destinations to surf, you can’t beat good old Bali with only a 3 ½ hour flight from Perth to your destination, all you need is your trusty passport and your travel quiver of surfboards.
From the Bukit of places like Uluwatu and Padang Padang
( Bali Pipeline ) to the northern west coast beachies and reefs of Canggu & Berawa, or as they now call it the new Kuta.
For places to stay Uluwatu we can recommend the Gong owned by a local Balinese Family.
Whose father originally carried Gerry Lopez’s surfboard down that famous cliff way back in the day when it was just a steep ladder.
If you’re in Canggu you can’t beat Podok Nyoman at Perenanan beach, the view overlooks some of the best peaks left & rights.
Choosing your Bali quiver? What surfboards to take to each destination?
Well it all depends on where you’re planning on surfing and your skill level.....
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Rocket9 is suited to your average waves like we find around California. It works great in beach breaks because it can be skatey when you want to generate that speed, but then you step back on that tail and you can absolutely hammer some vert wall. I also think that with the shorter nature of it, it fits really well in the tighter transitions of beach breaks. I have ridden it on big open walls of some point breaks in Morocco and it went well too, kind of like a little scalpel or snowboard, but I think the optimal range for this board would be 2 to 6 foot beach breaks. The Rocket9 outline has the wide point forward a bit and the tail is pulled in making it super snappy and maneuverable. The swallow gives a great fast release as well. One of the major desires for this board was I wanted was to go fast and then turn hard when I wanted in waves ranging from super average California beach breaks all the way to grinding little tubes. It’s one of the most versatile boards I have ever ridden. I like to ride my Rocket9 two inches shorter than my normal shortboard length. With the wider outline up front its able to hide a bit of volume under the chest to make the paddling still super easy even though you are on a shorter board. “ – Dane Gudauskas
The countdown begins…. The new Destination Surf store grand opening in Lakelands.
Due to commence trading in June of 2017
Destination Surf will be catering for the surrounding area’s from Rockingham, Safety Bay, Secret Harbour and Mandurah.
Excited with the opening of a whole new board store. Stocking quality surfboards from such shapers as Channel Islands, Firewire, Slater Designs, DHD, Stacey, Aloha, & Catch Surf.
Since the original board store in Falcon opened, word has spread from Margaret River to Perth. The new Destination Surf board store is here.
In an era of exponential growth of computer technology, computer models have massively entered the realm of design and development of high-tech and high-performance products.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a well-established technology in aerodynamics and hydrodynamics design, where computer models are used to simulate fluid flows in a virtual environment starting from a CAD model.
Using CFD, it is possible to explore the behavior and establish the performance of new products before being built, thus allowing for better designs, shorter development time and even reduced environmental footprint thanks to limited need for testing with real products.
CFD is now used at Firewire to design and develop of our surfboards thanks to an exclusive partnership with RED Fluid Dynamics.
With the help of the CFD technology, we are now able to support the experience of our shapers with a tool that can be used to explore more effectively and efficiently their ideas and intuitions and ultimately provide our team riders and customers with the most high-performance designs.Water flow, pressure and shear maps, hydrodynamic forces and many other flow parameters impacting the performance of each board can be visualized and evaluated within the virtual CFD environment before entering the shaping bay, giving our shapers the chance to fully unleash their creativity.
In the CFD based development process, each one of the main features of a new design, such as the rocker, bottom contours, rail and tail shapes is refined by including the simulations in the CAD-bay-water development loop, taking surfboards design to the next level.
The future under your feet.
The Shelter model is a contemporary Bonzer 5 shortboard. It’s name was inspired by the 2001 film, Shelter by Chris Malloy and Moonshine Conspiracy. Al Merrick provided a 6’2″ and a 6’4″ for the film. The boards were ridden by Taylor Knox, Donovan Frankenreiter, and a cast of visiting surfers. The Shelter is primarily a squash tail, and can be custom ordered with a swallow, round pin, or thumb tail. It is a versatile board that works well in all conditions. Utilizing the Bonzer 5 system, which Al has developed and refined over the last 34 years, the Shelter provides quick easy rail to rail transition, and unparalleled drive out of turns. It also maintains speed exceptionally well through cutbacks, and has been known to have an uncanny ability to navigate through the barrel.
With those summer days on the way, now's the time to start locking in your new Catch Surf board for those smaller fun days. Or even if you like tackling wedges minus the board damage. With the strongest construction & range of fun boards on the market Catch Surf have you covered. From the Beater to the Stump or even the Oydsea skipper, what a range. Here's a clip the lads at Catch Surf dropped awhile back to get you pumped for summer.
When it comes to the best destination for surfing in Western Australia you can’t go past the Margaret River region.
With surfer’s travelling from all around the world.
As well as the weekend warrior’s from Perth and Mandurah.
Marg’s has got it all. From the likes of North point, South point, Injidup point, Gas bay, Redgate, The Womb, Cobblestones, Three bear’s and more.
With all year round consistency, you can understand why this is the number 1 spot for surfers.
Here is a sik clip from the crew at Quicksilver shot last week in between the Margaret River Pro. Check it out!
You’ve all heard it before that old saying
"Out with the old, in with the new".
Well its getting closer, that Hayden Shapes wave has past, And along with it Craig Anderson on his Hypto Krypto model (which was board of the year).
Now it’s time to step down, Now it’s time for the new guy.
Ever since Kelly Slater has taken over Firewire Surfboard’s.
He’s been working with Dan Thomson from Tomo Surfboards on his own range.
From that Slater Designs was born.
Dan Thomson’s no stranger to board design working with the dynamic’s and Scientific’s of water distribution.
You’ve all seen it for yourself with Stu Kennedy tearing it up at the Quicksilver Pro on his Slater / Tomo design’s model the Sci – Fi
Well let me tell you, this is just the start of it. The Sci – Fi is being talked about as the next surfboard of the year.
Who knows maybe even Dan Thomson from Tomo Surfboard’s will be awarded with shaper of the year.
Slater Design’s new extended family has certainly got a lot of people talking.
With the first batch of his new model’s on their way to Destination Surf.
Surfing in Western Australia this winter could be the best yet.
We know our courier, he's a good lad and handles our boards with complete care.