Merlot

Merlot

The unique wine glass shaped Merlot, is a specific shape that has been designed for fun, small wave performance surfing.
RIDERS:
Craig Anderson, Creed McTaggart, Marti Paradisis, Warren Smith
TECHNOLOGIES:
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Shipping worldwide. Available in most good surf retail.

Its most notable feature is the side cut outline that runs from the wide point down to a pronounced hip behind the front fins. When the board is put on rail, the concave outlines are engaged, causing the water flow to follow. This allows the board to draw tight curvy arcs in fun everyday conditions.

The centerline rocker has been taken from the Hypto Krypto design, with the addition of some extra curve in the nose and tail. This is flat which gives great planing speed when not on rail, racing down the line or through dead sections.

The Merlot’s foil is quite forgiving in the front end and quite sensitive and reactive off the tail. The concave runs from a single in the front end, through to a double between the fins, with a late vee in the last 6 inches of the tail.

If the conditions are playful, onshore or off shore – the Merlot is ideal. Its instant unique feel develops and delivers maximum performance in small waves.

Rocker

Merlot Rocker

Contours

Merlot Contours

Key

Merlot Key

Board Specifications

Your Ability
Your Height
Your Weight
Length
Width
Thickness
Volume (L)
Tail
Weight Range
Fin Template
5'3"
18 3/4
2 1/8
22.27
Square
65kg / 143lb or less
Future HSS
Suggested Size
5'5"
19
2 1/4
24.41
Square
70kg / 154lb or less
Future HSM
Suggested Size
5'7"
19 1/4
2 5/16
26.15
Square
75kg / 165lb or less
Future HSL
Suggested Size
5'9"
19 1/2
2 3/8
27.9
Square
85kg / 187lb or less
Future HSL
Suggested Size
5'11"
19 3/4
2 1/2
30.5
Square
90kg / 198lb or less
Future HSL
Suggested Size
6'1"
20
2 5/8
33.78
Square
90kg / 198lb+
Future HSL
Suggested Size
6'3"
20 1/4
2 5/8
35.49
Square
90kg / 198lb+
Future HSL
Suggested Size
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It’s Super light under your feet and fast - it turns like a dime and you can race down the line. It kinda feels like a skateboard.
Craig Anderson

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Starting with the blank, being shaped or getting glassed - we’ll keep you posted.

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Our network ship more surfboards around the world than anyone else. Your order is packed securely and padded to handle spills and drops.

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Merlot
Merlot
The unique wine glass shaped Merlot, is a specific shape that has been designed for fun, small wave performance surfing.

Description

The Hypto Krypto is a balance of tradition and modern performance. Suited to the elite level surfer to the everyday surfer, it is often referred to as the ‘one board quiver’ for its versatility across all types of surf conditions – from small 1-3 ft beach breaks, to barrels of up to 8ft.

Outline

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Rocker

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Merlot
Medium
Slight
Slight
Hypto Krypto
Flat exit
Flat centre
Slight entry