Derek Hynd's Fish Blurb

A Fish is a Fish is a Fish!

Twin Keels, preferably marine ply.

Straight railed.

Wide nosed.

Big swallow.

Low rocker.

Touch of roll.

Touch of concave.

Designed for real waves not real slop.

Anything more/anything less than two keels and it is not a Fish.

Anyone advertising a Fish when it’s NOT is false to the roots and soul of surfing.

The Fish is essentially a kneeboard. It thrives on low centre of gravity.

The more squat the surfer in a critical turn at speed, the greater the response.

The more rail in the water, the better the projection.

The more The Fish is built to the surfer’s power to weight ratio, the better to ride any size.

Ride it the right way on the right wave and the surfing experience explodes.

The ‘HyndFish’ is designed for real surf…JBay, Burleigh, solid Bells: down the line set ups where entry speed, delay and release, high line driving and fade can be absolutely defined.

The 4oz model is built for a touch more response though shorter lifespan.

The 6oz model is built for greater momentum and durability.

For mine, the standard 70kg surfer can ride a 5’5" Fish at 6 foot point surf no sweat as long as the basics of low centre of gravity surfing are respected.

With the right gab rail bottom turn, body leaning forward, the surfer can do just about anything in setting up the perfect ride on the perfect wave.

The Fish is not to be surfed off the back foot.

Surf it from the front and let the keels do the rest.

And remember its origins…kneeboarding…low to the rail.

The Fish has its variations but anything too much and it morphs into twinny or thruster.

The micro wing comes into play as the surfer opts for more everyday conditions.

It allows a more sudden break in flow, particularly in the hook.

Jed Done from Bushrat builds the ‘HyndFish’ from his country shack on the NSW South Coast.

There isn’t a board builder more tuned to the roots and soul of surfing.

I’m stoked to be associated with such a core craftsman.

Derek Hynd ps Buy hand crafted boards. Support true surfing. Say no to imports.

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“For mine, the standard 70kg surfer can ride a 5’5” Fish at 6 foot point surf no sweat as long as the basics of low centre of gravity surfing are respected."

I did a search on single or double-foiled fin - found this;search_string=double%20foiled%20fins;#186721

another one where the guy goes on to say he prefers ‘full foiled fins’ cuz they make less turbulence. (i’m assuming “full” foiled means double foiled of foiled on both sides)

Question: what are the effects of a single and a double foiled set of fins on a fish. Were the original Lis Fish double foiled?

I love fish threads since I ride one 90 percent of the time. This sounds like a sales pitch. Although I tend to agree with his evaluation and conclusions based on my limited experience,it is too general. Build and ride what you want. Call it what you want. I checked the website. The plywood keels appear to be foiled poorly. Check the wavering wood line. Poor sample to post on a website. Mr. Hynd sure can ride a fish, though(or any board). He’s beautiful to watch. I also like the fish clip from Cords. Especially, the way Malloy rides his fish. Mike

Seen the Derek Hynd covershot on the litmus video? I think he forgot all about low center of gravity.



Nothing like thinking backwards…I wonder if he drives a car like that too?

He’s just stretching his legs a lil’ after coming out of a full-crouch hand on the outside rail BT.