North Shore, Non-Stop

Monday, December 11, 2017



While proper Pipe days have been few and far between so far this season, when it's on, so is Makua. Forget Me Not step up 6’8” x 18 3/4" x 2 1/2” x 32.5L, up from his regular FMN 6'0 1/2" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 28.3L (he’s 5’11” / 82kg). Photo Trevor Moran



Dusty, finding a gem at Backdoor on his way to winning the Pipe Invitational trials. Earlier in the day he rode his Forget Me Not step up 6’6 x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” x 30.3L, then for the final, he went down to one of his more regular FMNs 6’3” 1/2” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 28.9L (he’s 5’11” / 80kg). Photo Trevor Moran

Another huge step on Dusty's winter comeback... Next stop, Pipe Masters. Photo Trevor Moran 

Jeremy, laying into a solid section on his step up. Forget Me Not round pin 6’1” x 18 1/4” x 2 5/16” x 26L (he’s 5’9” / 68kg). Photo Ryan Miller

With such a solid, mixed forecast for the Pipe waiting period, you'd have to put this guy right near the top of the list of contenders. Photo Ryan Miller

Jezza and his Pipe quiver, all dialled in. Like a lot of the team he's been testing out some new Forget Me Not 2s along with his other favourite FMNs and Monsta 6s from 2017 so far. Full quiver details, below:

MONSTA 6
5’9 1/2” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/4” x 24.4L
5’10 1/2” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/4” x 24.5L

FORGET ME NOT & FMN 2 
5’11” x 18 1/4” x 2 5/16” x 25.4L
6’0” x 18 1/4” x 2 5/16” x 25.9L
6’1” x 18 1/4” x 2 5/16” x 26.2L

FORGET ME NOT & FMN2 STEP UPS
6’3 1/2” x 18 1/4” x 2 5/16” x 27.4L
6’5” x 18 1/4” x 2 5/16” x 27.8L

 

Being a former Pipe Master and Chopes Champ, Jeremy knows what he likes in the juice. His Forget Me Not step ups for the North Shore are generally 1/16" thicker than his shortboards (2 5/16" instead of 2 1/4"), with the same width as the rest of his performance equipment (18 1/4"). Photo Ryan Miller

Joel, in the thick of it. At 6'0" / 83kg, one of his go-to good wave boards is a 6'6" x 18 7/8" x 2 7/16" x 30.5L Forget Me Not step up. Photo Trevor Moran. 



Ace, gunning through a bomb on the day of the season so far. At 5'9" / 76kg, he went with a Forget Me Not step up 6'4" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.8L from his regular FMN 6'0" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 27.5L. Photo Trevor Moran



Another one of those guys who's smile only gets wider when the waves get serious. Bucho, ready to go. Photo Trevor Moran

Our young gun Caleb, finding some novelty fun alongside Julian while the rest of the North Shore was lashed with solid, messy swell and non-stop wind. Photo Ryan Miller



From his boards to his airs and rail game, everything about Caleb's gotten bigger in 2017. Full quiver details, below (he's 5'7" / 55kg):

5’7 1/2” x 17 5/8” x 2 3/16” x 21.8L
5’8 1/2” x 17 3/4” x 2 3/16” x 23.2L

5’9” x 17 3/4” x 2 1/4” 23.3L
5’11” x 17 3/4” x 2 1/4” x 24L

FORGET ME NOT STEP UP
6’2” x 17 3/4” x 2 5/16” x 25L



Under the lip or way, way above it, Mikey's been fearless in Hawaii so far. Photo Ryan Miller



As calm as ever in a big Backdoor cavern. At 6'0" / 78kg, one of Mikey's go-to boards for good waves is a 6'4" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 29.6L Forget Me Not. Photo Ryan Miller

 

Among all the highlights of the the Hawaiian season so far, right at the top of the list for us is seeing the Big O back in his element. Photo Trevor Moran



While Owen got to the North Shore during the Sunset window, he opted to just stay at Pipe and get reacquainted with the reef in his own time instead of rushing back into competition. Now, he's looking as comfortable as ever in solid left tubes, with an entire quiver similar to what he'd ride in WA, Fiji and Tahiti already tested out. O's ready. Full board breakdowns, below (he's 6'3" / 76kg):

MONSTA 6
6’3” x 19” x 2 3/8” x 29.5L

FORGET ME NOT
6’3 ½” x 19” x 2 3/8” x 29.3L
6’4 ½” x 19” x 2 3/8” x 29.7L
6’6” x 19” x 2 3/8” x 29.9L

FMN STEP UP
6’8” x 19” x 2 3/8” x 31.1L
6'10" x 19" x 2 3/8" x 32L 



Jules, getting his high performance fix while he waits for Pipe to turn on again. At 6'0", 80kg, JW rides his Air 17X at 5'10" x 19" x 2 3/8" x 27.9L. Photo Ryan Miller



After riding his latest batch of Air 17Xs around home in Newcastle and on the Sunshine Coast, Jules brought a few to Hawaii and ended up surfing them more than almost anything else between swells. Whether it's a down day on the North Shore, or just about any day on Australia's east coast or California, our latest and most finely tuned X Series model is Julian's new go-to in a huge range of tiny to fun conditions. Photo Ryan Miller



Back to business. Jules, on a heavy one at Pipe. Photo Ryan Miller



Just a few of J-Dub's good wave boards to go with his everyday shorties. More details, below:

AIR 17X
5'10" x 19" x 2 3/8" x 27.9L

AIR 17
6'0" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 28.2L

6’0” x 18 ¾” x 2 3/8” x 28L
6’1” x 18 ¾” x 2 3/8” x 28.3
 
FORGET ME NOT & FMN 2
6'0 1/2" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 28.6L
6'2" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 28.8L
6'3" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 29.2L
6’4” x 18 3/4” x 2 7/16” x 29.6L

FMN STEP UP
6’6” x 18 3/4” x 2 7/16” x 30.4L
6'8" x 18 5/8" x 2 7/16" x 30.7L

 


Hawaiian Highlights, So Far

Monday, November 27, 2017

Ace, fresh off the plane, straight into sharpening his backhand at Sunset. Photo Ryan Miller

With a few old favourites in his board bag, including the HYFI Monsta 6 he's been riding at home on the Central Coast, Ace's got a solid fresh batch for his Hawaii campaign. Full details, below (he's 5'9" / 76kg):

HYFI MONSTA 6
5'10" x 18 5/8" x 2 5/16" x 25.5L

MONSTA 6
5'10" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 26L

5’11” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8” x 27.1L
6’0” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8” x 27.5L
6’2” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8” x 28.2L
6’4” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8” x 28.8L
 
FORGET ME NOT STEP UP
6'6" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 29.1L
6’6” x 18 5/8” x 2 7/16” x 30.1L
6’8” x 18 5/8” x 2 7/16” x 31L
6’10” x 18 5/8” x 2 1/2” x 32.8L
 
GUNS
7’0” x 18 5/8” x 2 9/16” x 34.4L
7’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 5/8” x 36.2L

Ace calls the Forget Me Not his favourite JS for good reason - when you're riding one, that means the waves are usually what we all dream about. For this Hawaii season, Ace and the rest of the Traktor Team are trying out a bunch of new FMNs (hence the fresh logo) that you'll hear more about very soon. Photo Trevor Moran

Never gets old. Ace and his Hawaii sleds, with an eclectic new take on his regular art care of sprayboy Adrian Turner. Photo Trevor Moran

Mikey, making a whole lotta noise during a quiet week on the North Shore. Photo Ryan Miller

Mikey and the only thing almost as eye catching as his surfing - that Quiksilver logo. With the amount of power in his surfing at the moment, whether he's at home on the Gold Coast or on the North Shore, JS has added slightly more foam to all of his boards. Beforehand, his go-to Monsta 6 was 6'0" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L. Now his new dims are 6'0 1/2" x 19" x 2 7/16" x 28.5L, and like everything with Mikey, the results speak for themselves. Photo Ryan Miller

One of the many reasons we're stoked that Dusty's back in the water. Going huge at Off The Wall, in between swells. Photo Ryan Miller

After recovering from his latest in a long line of injuries, Dusty's back to his freakish best just in time for winter. Full quiver details, below (he's 5'11" / 80kg): 

MONSTA 6
5'11 1/2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 27.8L

6’0 1/2” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 28L
6’1 1/2” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 28.4L
6’2 1/2” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 28.9L

FORGET ME NOT
6'2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.5L
6’3” 1/2” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 28.9L

FORGET ME NOT STEP UP
6’3 1/2” x 18 7/8” x 2 1/2” x 30.4L
6’4” x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” x 29.9L
6’6” x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” x 30.3L
6’8” x 18 7/8” x 2 1/2” x 32.3L
6’10” x 18 7/8” x 2 1/2” x 33.2L


Seven new blades and one D Payne, ready for Sunset and beyond. Photo Ryan Miller

Makua, laying into Sunset. Photo Ryan Miller

When your home stretch is the seven mile miracle, it makes sense to have everything from a 5'7" Nitro, to 6'10" Forget Me Not step ups and an 8'6" gun. Full quiver details, below (he's 5'11" / 82kg):

NITRO
5'7" x 19 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.5L 

AIR 17
5'10 1/2" x 18 7/8" x 2 7/16" x 28.4L

FORGET ME NOT
6'0 1/2" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 28.3L
6'2" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 29.1L


FORGET ME NOT STEP UP
6'4" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 30L
6’6” x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 30.8L
6’8” x 18 3/4" x 2 1/2” x 32.5L
6’10” x 18 3/4" x 2 1/2” x 33.4L

GUNS
8’6” x 60L
9’0” x 64L

Johnny Boy Gomes inspired paint jobs, care of our in-house artist Adrian Turner. Photo Ryan Miller

Hiroto, laying it over as Sunset opens up. With the amount of time he's spent in the islands over the last few years, our young gun's rail game and comfort in bigger surf has grown exponentially - case in point, this bottom turn. At 5'4" / 64kg, he rides a 5'10 1/2" x 18 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 25L Forget Me Not. More quiver details, below (photo Ryan Miller):

 

HYFI MONSTA 6
5’7 1/2” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/4” x 23.5L
 
5’8” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/4” x 24.1L
5’8 1/2” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/4” x 24.6L
 
5’10 1/2” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/4” x 25L
6’0” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/4” x 25.3L

 

FORGET ME NOT STEP UP
6’2” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/4” x 26L
6’4” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/4” x 27.1L
6’6” x 18 3/8” x 2 5/16” x 28.3L
6’8” x 18 3/8” x 2 5/16” x 29.4L
6’10” x 18 3/8” x 2 5/16” x 30.3L

 

Freddy, ready to tackle his first Hawaiian season as a fully fledged CT member. Having safely re-qualified somewhere in between making the final at pumping JBay and nailing a quarters finish at Trestles, he's ready to do damage without pressure. Go Kikas! Quiver details, below (he's 6'1" / 81kg):

MONSTA 6
6'0" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L
6'0" x 19" x 2 7/16" x 28.7L 

FORGET ME NOT
6’0” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 27.6L
6’0 1/2” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 28.4L
6’1 1/2” x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” x 29.2L 
 
FORGET ME NOT STEP UP
6’4” x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” x 29.8L
6’6” x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” x 30.3L
6’8” x 18 7/8” x 2 1/2” x 32.3L


Pipe Masters PreGame

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Joel, burning a whole lotta speed in just about the finest way possible! On the smaller days in Hawaii, he's been riding a HYFI Monsta Box - 5'10" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L (he's 6'0" / 83kg).  Photo Trevor Moran

Parko, springing through another crisp top turn, and already eyeing off the next section. Photo Trevor Moran

Julian, getting experimental at Rocky Point. At 6'0" / 80kg he rides a 6'0 1/2" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 28L Monsta 6. Photo Trevor Moran

All rail, nose to tail. Jules rides his Air 17 at 6'0 1/2" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 28.2L. Photo Ryan Miller

There's been plenty of down days but still a few chances to warm up for proper Pipe! Jules, getting reacquainted with the Hawaiian juice. Forget Me Not round pin 6'2" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 28.4L. Photo Trevor Moran

The perfect punt for the perfect setting.. Even between swells Hawaii can do no wrong! At 6'0" / 80kg, Ryan rides a 6'0" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L Monsta 6. Photo Ryan Miller

Hiroto, high and tight on one of the more flawless days of the season so far! He rides a 5'8" x 18 1/8" x 2 1/4" x 24L Monsta 6 (5'4" / 64kg). Photo Trevor Moran 

Riley Laing, racing for the light at the end of the tunnel. At 6'0" / 76kg, one of his go-to good waves boards is a 6'3" x 18 5/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.2L Forget Me Not round pin. Photo Trevor Moran

Everything about Caleb's act has gotten a whole lot bigger in 2016, airs included. Monsta 6 Youth 5'1" x 16 3/4" x 2 1/16" (he's 5'2" / 45kg). Photo Trevor Moran 

Frontside or backside, Jeremy's a genius in the barrel. At 5'9" / 68kg, he rides a slight step up 6'0" x 18 1/4" x 2 5/16" x 25L Forget Me Not round pin. Photo Trevor Moran


Early Days in Hawaii

Thursday, December 01, 2016

If your strong point is a solid combination of big rail turns and hunting tubes, you'll always take the opportunity to work on the other parts of your game. Ace Buchan, air guy. Photo Trevor Moran

 

Paradise and Forget Me Nots always seem to go together! With Ace's approach revolving around hitting the steepest, most critical part of whatever wave he surfs, the FMN's extra curve and refined rails suit perfectly. For fun to excellent conditions, some of his go-to dimensions are 5'11" x 18 5/8" x 2 5/16" x 26L (he's 5'9" / 76kg).

 

Our young gun Caleb, laying a whole lot of rail into Rocky Rights. At 5'2" / 45kg, he rides a 5'1" x 16 3/4" x 2 1/16" Monsta 6 Youth. Photo Trevor Moran

Joel, slicing small Backdoor in half. Our world champ's 6'0" / 83kg, and rides a 6'2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L Forget Me Not round pin. Photo Ryan Miller

Functional and pretty damn easy on the eye - rock 'n' roll floaters never go out of style. 6'0" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L Monsta 6. Photo Ryan Miller

Ryan Callinan and a good example of what happens when 100% commitment collides with a big section. Even when he's not surfing perfect tubes, ones of Ryan's go-to boards is the Forget Me Not, as long as the waves have decent shape (something you don't often have to worry about in Hawaii!). At 6'0" / 80kg, he rides a 6'2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L. Photo Ryan Miller

Hiroto Ohhara, staying fast and loose between contests. At 5'4" / 64kg, he rides a 5'8" x 18 1/8" x 2 1/4" x 24L Monsta 6. Photo Trevor Moran 

Hawaiian trade winds aren't only good for grooming big scary tubes. Riley Laing, boosting into the breeze with an equally scary backside rotor.  Some of Riles' favourite everyday dims in the Air 17 are 5'11" x 18 5/8" x 2 5/16" x 27L. Photo Trevor Moran


Parko's Hawaii Quiver

Monday, November 21, 2016

Joel's Hawaiian blades, looking sharp. 

With three Triple Crown titles, a Pipe Masters and numerous 10 point rides (including a perfect heat) in the proving grounds, Hawaii's always been a happy hunting ground for our world champ! From one of his go-to everyday boards (top), to slightly thicker step ups for extra paddle power (below), these Performer Series sleds are all about harnessing speed for big turns and deep barrels. Full breakdown, here (he's 6'0" / 83kg):  

FORGET ME NOT - 6'2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L

FORGET ME NOT - 6'2" x 18 7/8" x 2 7/16" x 28.5L

FORGET ME NOT - 6'4" x 18 7/8" x 2 7/16" x 29.3L

FORGET ME NOT - 6'6" x 18 7/8" x 2 7/16" x 30.1L

Last time the CT rolled through the tropics, Joel dominated Teahupo'o on a 6'2" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L Forget Me Not rounded pin. Photo Ryan Miller

 

 


Julian Wilson In Hawaii

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

 

Over the last couple of months we've made Julian everything from a 5'9" HYFI Blak Box II for summer beachies in Australia to 7'0" Hawaiian guns. Always a North Shore standout, here's the man himself using a few of those bigger boards to put on one helluva show!



KALANI DAVID AND HIS HAWAIIAN QUIVER

Monday, November 30, 2015

Kalani David's new Hawaiian quiver just landed. The bigger boards 6'5 - 7'0 are quite similar to Parko's. How stoked would you be with a quiver like this?! 

FORGET ME NOT Round Tail 6'0 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 27.5 Litres
FORGET ME NOT Round Tail 6'1 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 28 Litres
FORGET ME NOT Round Tail 6'3 x 18 3/4 x 2 7/16 x 29 Litres
STEP UP Round Tail 6'5 x 18 3/4 x 2 7/16 x 29.5 Litres
STEP UP Round Tail 6'8 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 32.5 Litres
STEP UP Round Tail 6'10 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 33.5 Litre
STEP UP Round Tail 7'0 x 18 3/4 x 2 9/16 x 34.5 Litres  


   

​DUSTY GOT THE COVER

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Dusty Payne just landed himself the cover of Surfing Magazine! There's a couple of crazy shots of him riding our new HYFI Patent Pending (hybrid fibre technology) which will be available in 2015.  Kinetik Racing Co.



Kalani David shreds

Thursday, January 08, 2015
Our Traktor Team rider Kalani David is that good that some have compared him to Shaun White! He absolutely shreds in the surf and his vert skating is next level! Enjoy the clip - we are!



LOOK OUT, DUSTY'S BACK ON THE WCT!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dusty has looked unstoppable since winning at Haleiwa with an extraordinary air game and some rail work to die for. At Sunset Dusty continued his incredible run coming 2nd, which saw him qualify for WCT, and he now leads the Triple Crown.

Good mate Kai Borg is stoked to see Dusty's hard work, training and newly found attitude pay off, "He’s been training like an animal for the past year. He’s learned to let things go. You can’t carry any baggage around with you you’re just fucking around with an anchor and he’s figured it out, it’s a blessing".

We are super stoked for Dusty too! Congratulations on a great result and we look forward to supplying you with the best equipment available! We also wish Dusty the best of luck at the pipe masters and chasing down the 2014 triple crown.


Check the clip below for Ross Williams rundown. yew


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