1.11.2009

8'oh Andreini - Diffenderfer Design

So Marc Andreini and I are talking one day and he says, "By the way, I shaped you an 8' Diffenderfer Gun."






Marc told me that the template and foil of Diff's boards always appealed to him, and he's always wanted to make them with tri-plane hull elements. "Since I made you an 8-footer I had to make my self a 9'6"!"

I've only been able to ride it in chest-high surf, so I don't have a complete review of it just yet. We should be getting some good WNW swell this weekend, so I'll give a detailed report soon. So far it's been smooth and buttery, but it wants real waves.

If you don't know who Mike Diffenderfer is, check out these links:

http://www.lajollasurf.org/diff.html

http://www.surfline.com/mag/pulse/2002/2/05_19_diff.cfm

Photo:Divine

2 comments:

Deepism said...

Seriously tough stuff.

Shipworm&Gribble said...

doesn't get much tuffer! andreini crafting a diff-inspired board for caro! talk about serious shaping-lineage...and to think simmons used to take diff surfing as a kid...circles of the mandala!