HAPPY traces its DNA to a handshape Britt made me called ‘FJB' because it was for the Fiji / J bay comps when I was still competing occasionally. It was scanned and then passed around to the rest of the team for feedback.
The El Tomo fish is a redux of the classic Tomo Fighter Jet Fish. This time with a dedicated quad-fin set up, for maximum versatility. It is designed to excel in the smaller end of the wave range, when conditions lack power and require some extra inspiration.
In this episode I put Occy’s new model called the “Bullseye” by JS Surfboards through the paces in 1-6’ surf.The board testing started on a stock 5’5” x 18 7/8 x 2 ¼ PU/Poly (polyurethane foam / polyester resin) with 25.1 liters. The stock board dimensions fit me good, but the liters are on the low side of my range for a PU/Poly.
We got fun waves for this review, and the Monsta 8 performed very well. From 2-6' surf this HPSB carries good speed, and I found it to be very forgiving. Most high-performance short boards (HPSB) are pretty demanding, meaning hard to surf with small sweet spots and need a solid wave to surf well.
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