The Fox is a step-down hybrid that walks the line between a small, shifty beach break groveller and a high performance fish. Originally designed with an idea from the staff at Kirra Surf, the boys wanted a board that would replace their shortboard for grovelling small shifty beach breaks, yet will hold and keep up on the points when they turn on. Dropping the length down 5-6inches, pumping up the volume along the stringer line, adding area to the nose outline, pulling in the tail and finishing with a unique fin placement that works as both a 2+1 or thruster, The Fox was born.
A nice wide nose outline carries through to the centre on the board where it then quickly falls away into a pulled in swallow tail. Giving you lift and paddle power and under your chest, while the pulled in tail gives you control and hold in the back.
Medium entry rocker tappers off to a flat exit. Keeping enough curve in the nose for manoeuvrability in steeper wave faces. The flat exit acts as an engine giving you acceleration of the back foot.
A flat entry blends into a medium single concave under the chest transitioning into a double concave through the fins, finishing with a vee exit.
Here is where the two personalities of the Fox meet.
2+1 (Twin + trailer):
For shifty beach breaks, we recommend throwing in the MR or AMT 2+1 set. This will give you a ton of projection and rail speed, whilst freeing up the tail to gain more release in weaker conditions.
If the surf is 3-4ft clean and fast, put in your favourite thruster set and you’ll gain drive and hold. Allowing you to control faster speeds, hold longer lines through craves and dive in and out of turns.
The Fox is a multi-purpose hybrid that you can rely on for your after work grovels or when the surf is cooking and you want to go fast and draw some unique lines.
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to advanced
WAVE TYPE: Average to decent beach breaks, points & reef breaks.
WAVE SIZE: 1-4ft
RIDE: 5-6" shorter and + 2 litres more volume than your regular shortboard.
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