Astro Chimp Swallow Tail 6'0"
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The Astro Chimp model was designed for when the surf starts to get a bit more vertical. We increased the nose and tail rocker, though overall still relaxed compared to contemporary performance rockers. The Astro Chimp can handle punchy beach breaks, peeling points or barreling reef passes. This shape is fast down the line, trims great and still works well as a crowd beater.
It is part of the Ventana Locus Surfboards Eco Collection, a collaboration to create high performance, eco-responsible, foam-based surfboards. This model uses a Marko Foam 25% Recycled EPS blank that is also 100% recyclable.
The multi-colored tail block is made of a very special piece of Douglas fir from the hull of the Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck, Ed "Doc" Ricketts and crew sailed this 77-foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck published his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Learn more about this amazing boat and Ventana's use of its wood.
The stringer is made by Ventana of reclaimed redwood.
It has a 4-fin set up. Like all Ventana boards, this one is glassed with Entropy Bio Resin, a very strong and lightweight epoxy made with a high tree sap content. The top deck uses a sheet of 6 ounce fiberglass plus a sheet of 4 ounce; the bottom uses a single 6 ounce sheet.
This board is collaboration between innovative shaper Tyler Hopkins of Locus Surfboards who hand-shaped the board and master craftsman Martijn Stiphout of Ventana.
Dimensions: 6'0" x 19.5" x 2.5"
ECOBOARD Gold Verified by SustainableSurf.org!
Learn more about the special partnership between Conservation International and Save the Waves ... signed on this board!
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