In 2006, a young Grant Baker paddled a 9’0” into surfing history by winning the prestigious Mavericks contest. The board was unconventional. Shorter, wider and completely different from the rest of the field. Twiggy’s win lit fire to the movement towards futuristic gun design and the perspective on what was to be considered a performance Big Wave Surfboard.
The “RHINO” is the end result of the continuous re-development of this design over the past 15 years and has recently been brought to the forefront of world surfing by a number of the best big wave surfers moving to this type of design such as John John Florence, Ian Walsh, Natxo Gonzales and Mark Healy.
It’s fast and responsive, with control and has been tried and tested in the heaviest waves imaginable and has been used to win seven XXL awards, a second Mavericks title, 7 other WSL World Tour events and three World titles over the past six years (2014 / 2017 / 2019).
The “RHINO” is a modern gun, built to paddle fast, with extra thickness and a lower rocker through the front and a fuller outline, with its wide point pushed further forward than standard guns so you can catch and ride bigger waves with confidence and ease.
It has a clean, flowing rocker, and a slight V bottom with double concave through out to give you speed and maneuverability, while still maintaining full control in big surf, which equates to a board which paddles like it’s a foot longer while turning like its a foot shorter.
Available from 9’0 to 11’0 its designed for deeper water waves and has been tested in all types of conditions at Cortez Bank, Todos Santos, Nazare, Waimea, Jaws, Dungeons, Mavericks, Cow Bombie, Cloudbreak, Puerto Escondido, Sunset Beach and Ocean Beach.
The RHINO comes standard with a 5-fin option to be used as a Thruster or Quad depending on the conditions to maximize the versatility and this is the perfect board for pushing your performance in massive surf.
When you want to catch that wave, on that outer reef, this is the tool.
Contact us with your weight, height, skill level and the waves you intend riding and we will be happy to custom make you the perfect board and set you on the right path to maximizing your performance when the waves are pumping.