Sunday, 07 October 2012 - Posted by Roger at 8:49 pm

HOT CURL (Part II): a leap of faith

The Hot Curl (Finless) has continued to intrigue me.

My decision to “Step Up” the research and development of this extraordinary Surfboard design has been a wild and exciting ride.


My current Hot Curl Quiver:

Left to Right: 6″0″; 7’0″; 7’0″; 9’0″ and 7’0″

My surfboard design philosophy is all about positive engagement and these Hot Curl designs are no different.

I’m not looking for slide, slip or spin as part of the performance of these Finless boards. The goal is to achieve a positive connection to the wave at all times.


 Freshly shaped Hot Curl Nose Rider:

The aim is to let the shape do the work and nose ride without the aid of a fin.


Indulging my passion for the beauty and mysteries that timber holds as a design component.


 6’0″ x 22 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ Re-evolution Prototype:

The idea of this board is to explore Hot Curl applications in a shorter format. I purposely pushed the planshape out wide to see how this affects the holding power of the tail.


Hot Curl foils are unique


 Hot Curl variations:

These two 7’0″s vary only in their planshapes. They share the same rocker and profile foils. The idea was to have a mid length Hot Curl in two variations for direct performance comparison.


Latest Hot Curl Re- evolution:




Early one morning:








8 thoughts on “HOT CURL (Part II): a leap of faith

    Alex says:

    Can’t wait to see some video footage of these puppies Roger!

    roger says:

    Hi Alex. We are working on some footage for a small video project! Cheers, Roger

    Steve clay says:

    Hi Roger, same name as my bro that’s an easy one. Love the boards.

    How much are they, in particular the nose rider but the rage of the finless boards would be good, that is the price ha ha.

    Regards Steve clay

    roger says:

    Hi Steve, Our boards start at NZ$1000 for the shorter lengths like the Re-Evolution and NZ$1600 for the Noserider. Extra stringers, tail blocks, resin tints etc are additional and are priced up at the time of the order.

    Rory da fish says:

    There beautiful nothing like a slig hey.

    roger says:

    Hi Rory, The “Slig” went on it’s evolutionary journey over the years and is alive and well, I shape a few versions of that concept. The Mini Sea Creature is flatter rockered than the Slig was and this is a key difference, Twin keels and Quad fins work great with the wide tails.

    Mark Wheeler says:

    Very cool Roger & you can save on the cost of fins.
    Cheers Mark

    Grant Newby says:

    Unreal Roger , love what you are doing.

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