I cooked up the Daydream Hull specifically for Kyle Kennelley at Daydream Surf Shop in Costa Mesa, and designed it with the punchy beachbreaks nearby specifically in mind. I grew up surfing Newport and have amazing memories of the wedging turquoise peaks it can produce.
For the last few years, we’ve focused on translating all the benefits of a displacement hull (effortless trim, full rail engagement, and a ball bearing feel underfoot) into a smaller and shorter package, allowing for the quick adjustments and sensitivity that surfing in beachbreaks requires. Kennelley’s current board is only 5’8!
The bottom contour is a blended tri-plane entry fading into panel vee ahead of and around the fin, transitioning to flat behind the fin. The rails are turned up in the nose, 50/50 through the center, and flipped down with a tucked edge through the tail.
The Daydream Hull will grovel, but really comes to life when the waves get hollow. Take off deep and find the cleanest line through some filthy pits.