In Search of the Perfect Board
by Preconceived Noceans
It is no doubt that catching and riding waves in the Great Lakes is challenging. We have been considering and researching different boards to find which shapes would be the best for the lake. The waves are generated mostly by wind, and lack the power that ground swell in the ocean can bear. The lakes also is deficient in its salt concentration, which adds much more buoyancy in the ocean. So the bigger thicker boards are generally used and more dominating in the lake, but sometimes with a hit to performance.
One shape that will always work for the lake waves is a longboard. Luke and Amelia started shaping this 9’5″ in their studio a few weeks ago. They glassed the hull today, which was really cool to see for the first time. They plan to shape more boards and experiment to find the perfect board for the lakes.