Friday, 24 February 2012 - Posted by Roger at 10:11 pm

Concaved Wings!

As a Shaper I have been journeying down a path (several actually) but lets talk about the path more “concaved”.

I have long been intrigued with the potency of concaves and how for so long mainstream surfing has dictated that concaves should be minimal and shallow. Anything over 1/8″ was seen as excessive. What a load of bollocks!

Surfboard design has been stifled in this way pretty much since the onset of thruster refinement which has dominated surfboard design for the last 25 years!

Refinement has an important part to play, don’t get me wrong, but 25 years?… enough!

So, by now, we all know that concaves work in many applications in the bottoms of surfboards, like in a general sense. i.e. the nose third of a longboard or the entire bottom of a thruster.

My journey has taken me to concentrate on using concaves in conjunction with wings in the outline and vee transitions in the bottom contours. Concave wings which engage with the wave face, pivot into turns and squirt forward with a smooth flow.

It’s exactly what we all want from our surfboards, instant speed on tap that blends into and out of our turning arcs whether they be short or long.

On edge hold and control.

It’s called positive engagement.

It happens under your back foot on any C-Wing design by Surfline Custom Surfboards.

I’m adding it to many of my existing models to “make a good board better” and I’m using it as the basis for new design inspirations.

Check out the C-Wing revelation on these exciting Surfline Models:

Sea Creature

Mini Sea Creature

C-Wing Mini Simmons

C-Wing Fish Twin Keel

C-Wing Quad


C-Wing Innovator

C-Wing Innovator Deluxe

Competitor C-Wing



C-Wing Fish Twin Keel



Competitor C-Wing


Sea Creature


Stand by for more C-Wing revelations…




4 thoughts on “Concaved Wings!

    Chris Farley says:

    Hi Roger
    Great visiting your shop on Saterday.Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration for my new board.Looking forward to getting my Comp C Wing into the water,what an amazing concept
    combining old and new innovations.
    All the Best Chris

    roger says:

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for the positive feedback!
    I was working on your stringers today so your new custom Comp C- Wing is already underway.
    Looking forward to seeing you again when you come to collect your new board. Hopefully we can slip down the road for a test run.
    Roger Hall.

    Jono Rishworth says:

    Hi Roger,
    Really enjoyed coming up to your workshop and picking up my new C Wing Competitor Long Board. Thanks for sharing your design ideas and how the board rails and bottom shape transition and blend for maximum performance. So far I’ve had 3 surfs on my new board, in very soft 1/2 foot to 11/2 foot waves, and I am impressed with the paddling power, wave catching ability, how “light” the board feels on the wave, how loose it is, how stable it is when walking to the nose. So, I can’t wait for some decent waves to really get used to it and feel the performance of this amazing board.
    So stocked to have a board that feels so versatile yet of such high performance! All the best with your continuing innovation.

    See you next time I get up North.



    roger says:

    Hi Jono,
    Thanks very much for the great feedback.
    Hopefully with the swell building this week, you will get some bigger waves to push your new board in.
    As the waves get going, so will the Comp C Wing!
    Cheers, Roger

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