US Open HYFIs
Because of this, and Huntington Beach's status at the centre of mainland America's surf industry, more than half of the men's CT roster will be in town for what is only the second QS 10,000 of the year, alongside the entire women's CT, and the cream of the QS crop. Stakes for cash and points are high, and everyone has to be at their absolute sharpest to make the most of whatever the infamous HB Pier is offering up.
These are exactly the type of conditions HYFI was built for - fun, everyday waves that often need a board with plenty of spark to really be enjoyable and surf your best in. In 2015's US Open, our young gun Hiroto Ohhara found the perfect formula to nail the biggest ever win for a Japanese surfer, and this year, Hiroto and the rest of the team competing at HB have all incorporated a range of HYFIs into their dream quivers.
Hiroto, wetting his rail between punts on the way to taking out the biggest QS of 2015. Photo WSL
From more forgiving step-downs like the Monsta Box to the completely performance driven Monsta 6, HYFI lends itself to a lot of boards in the waves that we might see at the US Open over the next two weeks. And, after 6 months of focussing on the production of the Blak Box II in HYFI, a whole range of other models are finally available as custom orders in the new technology! Available at selected local core stores (or directly via firstname.lastname@example.org) - any of the boards seen in the team's upcoming US Open quivers can be perfected to your specifications with an Australian made order. Enjoy!
A couple of Hiroto's magic sleds, below (he's 5'4" and 62kgs/136lbs):
HYFI MONSTA 6 - 5'7 1/2" x 18 3/16" x 2 1/4"
HYFI MONSTA 6 - 5'8" x 18 1/8" x 2 1/4"