Just arriving in the shop is the new Dane Reynolds model from Channel Islands Surfboards. The “Dane Freaking Reynolds” or DFR for short is a great board for those beautiful juicy head high summer days that are just around the corner.
No, not the “Dane Fred Rubble” the DFR is a new design from Dane freaking Reynolds. An ultra-modern short board, the plan-shape allows for a short rail line while maintaining drive. The bottom is predominately single concave and features an aggressive flip in exit rail rocker. A full outline provides enough volume to ride the DFR about the same length as your height. This short board is not only ready for big airs but also allows for the heaviest carves you can lay down.
This board is also available for custom order! Here is a video of Dane going nuts on his own board to keep you busy while you wait for us to open so you can get your hands on one of these!
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It’s that time of year again for the Clean Water Classic up in Westport, WA. This weekend there will not only be surfing, but also live music, movie showings, a vendor village, silent auction, and raffle. This is an awesome event and is also a fundraiser for the Pacific Northwests Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation which works to keep our beaches and water clean and safe. It’s going to be a great weekend, so grab your friends/family and head to Wesport!
Patagonia’s new R1 wetsuit came in yesterday, and we’re liking what we see. The new 2mm thickness fills the gap in the Patagonia wetsuit line providing coverage from 65 to 75° Fahrenheit. That means all you surfers down in Southern California, Florida, and the South Eastern states who thought the R2 was a bit to warm, look no further! Being a 2mm suit, it’s light weight, flexible, and with a back zip entry it’s a quick and easy on and off suit.
So whats with the Green? Well, it’s REALLY green. Not just the color, but also the materials. Made out of recycled polyester and nylon the green goodness is environmentally friendly, adds warmth, and is soft/smooth to the touch. Patagonia is using this suit to point out that it is in fact NOT made out of bamboo, and that bamboo is not as environmentally friendly as we may have thought. They also mention that their suit is not completely green, but they are working on it, and we’re stoked on that. Check out the full story on that at their Blog.
Anyways, back to the suit. The insulating green stuff is a little thinner than the merino wool used on the thicker suits, so I would put this suit(fullsuit) up there in warmth with your average 3/2 wetsuit, while the R2 is a bit warmer than most 3/2′s. Coming in at under $400 for the full suit, and under $200 for the spring suit, backed by Patagonia’s killer warranty service, the R1 is a top of the line warm water wetsuit that is well worth the price.
Give us a call, or leave a comment if you have any questions or want to share your thoughts about the new suits. This post will be updated as we get to know the suit better so stay tuned!
P.S. You can buy Patagonia R1 Wetsuits Online HERE.