Starting to get it right --

((((((( Guess I’m starting to get it right – My buddy Nick was riding a Halcyon custom fin set of that we templated and design the foils of together on his 6’1" rounded pin. Sea below))))))) Gone Surfin’, Rich PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTEST: WESTERN REGION SURFING ASSOCIATION USSF MEMBER - ISA MEMBER Date: November 11, 2003 Contact: Mary Lou Drummy, Executive Director (949) 369-6677 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz Championship Tour Series. Held on Saturday and Sunday November 8 & 9, 2003 The third contest of the season was held In 3 to 5 foot waves, with fair surf conditions. SPONSORED BY: POINT CONCEPTION SURFER MAGAZINE STICKY BUMPS OPEN MEN 1. Nick Norman, Santa Cruz 2. Tommy Sullivan, San Diego 3. Matt Coletta, Aptos 4. Grant Hueth, Santa Cruz

Congrats to Nick! Feels good when people excel on something you made doesn’t it Rich. Stoked for you too.

yeah i had a kid who i gave a board to who went from obscurity and made it through to the nations surf team! only to miss out on selection through breaking his wrist on a skateboard. paul

…Keep up the good R&D! …Herb

too cool, Rich, congrats.

Congrats, Rich! I use your Luxe on boards anywhere from 8 to 10ft. It was great to test drive it in some juicy surf in the islands. Keep me updated with new designs from the fin shop!

Hey Gregg, Thanks for the kind words. How did it go in Hawaii? Did it help your 8’6" nose ride? – Enough power off the bottom? – How about straight line speed? I know it’s not enough fin for a board much over 9’3" or so and the template doesn’t have quite enough tip area for a serious nose rider but as I recall it was intended as a good driving rather neutral fish foiled speed fin. Good Surfin’, Rich

Way to go Rich! Err… Nick! Well, to both of you… way to go!!!

Rich, you’d be surprised. That fin drives a 10 footer fine. I tried it on one that’s 23" wide and it seemed to be enough fin for it. But it’s optimal on the 8’6 about in the middle of the box I’d say. The 8’6 is 22" wide, and depending on the wave is somewhat walking friendly. Again, congrats on the fine work. What the report in SC?