Known simply as ‘Tomo’ shapes by many surfers, SUP brands have embraced the shape over the past few years and indeed it has become rapidly favoured by many and embraced by SUP surfers. One of the great advantages is the ease of travelling with a board which can be considerably shorter than with that of a conventional eliptical shape which any one rider can manage to stand and perform on.
Natural selection has lead us to the point of including the ‘Tomo’ shape within our quiver of surf SUPs. Giving the brief into the hands of Chris Diplock who had already some experience in shaping boards of a similar design, he was 100% behind the project in sharing the vision for the effectiveness of this proven shape in the context of surfing. In discussions we concluded to keep the underside channels simple and to offer a 5 fin configuration and offer up 3 different sizes.
We also opted to use Future Fin Boxes, on the basis the laminated process of fitment is stronger than of FCS and given that the torsional loads are greater on that of a SUP than a surfboard, strength was our primary concern.
We recommend 5″ fins (Mistral 5″ Honeycomb fins supplied separately with bag and key as standard) Relative to your body weight and style you will need to experiment to find the optimum mix of fitment and sizing.