Dane Hantz and one of his creations, photo: Barry Haun
This 5'5" x 20.5" x 2.5" planning hull was designed and built by Dane
Hantz of Vulcan surfboards, San Diego, CA. This board is a
representation of current trends in small wave design, intended for
nimble performance in average California conditions. The construction
however, represents a departure from the typical methods and materials
used in the surf industry. Most notably, this surfboard has no internal
wooden stringer, rather the design gains its structural integrity from
the elliptical corrugations seen in the deck. The glassing schedule
uses a vacuum bagged plain weave carbon fiber over a 1.9# recycled EPS
core. The use of carbon fiber allows the lowest material use when
compared to fiberglass while achieving a greater mechanical longevity. The end result is a board which is not only as strong as traditional
surfboards but drastically lower in weight.
Donated by Vulcan, this board will be the "end cap" to our "Evolution of Surfboard Design" timeline, which is currently being redone. We'll be moving the early wood boards to the left side of the showroom and incorporating some of the other items we have; trunks, shaping tools, photos, wetsuits, etc., in order to tell a more complete story of the history of surfing. We'll also be breaking it down into eras of surfing, so be sure and come for a visit to see how things progress.
To learn more about Vulcan Surfboards, visit their website by CLICKING HERE.