Megatrough started off as my personal blog about 7 years ago and for the last two years, it somehow ended up also doubling as the online face for Driftwood Caravan Surfboards. Last week, I launched a new home for my craft at www.driftwoodcaravan.com. Here you will find photos, all the details on my shapes, videos, and an online store where you can purchase surfboards, t-shirts and some of the things I am currently working on.
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In this video, Abe Hideki shows us how much fun hulls can be as he rides my 6'2 Driftwood Stubby Displacement Hull in waist high afternoon surf at Malibu. Shot and Edited by David J Carpio. Check out his cheater 5!
Ive been posting a lot of pics and videos recently of a few of my buddies riding the various shapes I've created. During these sessions, I have also been passing these boards around quite a bit in the water and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching others have a good time as well.
I have decided to take a few of my most popular shapes and make them demo boards that are available for anyone to try. If you live in southern California and your are willing to meet me at the beach, all you have to do is ask. If you are in the area you can email me at any point during the week and I will let you know where I plan to be during the week. That email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently in rotation is a 9'6 DC Sam, a 6'2 Driftwood stubby and a 7'6 Double Ender.
When I started shaping boards back in 2006, one of my biggest inspirations came when I took my first wave on a 7'6 super smoothie shaped by Greg Liddle. at that point I had already been infatuated with surfboards and alternative surfboard design since I was 8. The "hull" was a game changer. I had to figure out how it worked and how I could create the same sensation i got from riding those boards with my own two hands. After several years and several design revisions, here is what I have come up with. This is the best hull I have shaped and ridden in terms of performance and use-ability. IT can be shrunken down to lengths as short as 5'8 and stretched up to lengths of 8'6 or more.
This is a 6'2 Driftwood Stubby with a burnt orange tint, sanded gloss
finish, deck/ tail patch, cedar stringer and 6oz glass over US Blanks
green density foam. It is for sale to a good home as part of my offering of stock surfboards. Custom price starts at $750