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O’Neill rider Jay Taplin has been test riding a new model called the ‘Silent Savage’ and getting tubed all around Sydney’s Northern beaches. The waves today were super fun, from the east and that southerly air stream swung offshore. It is the best surf day of the year so far and Jay made the most of the barrels on offer.

The Silent Savage is a modern performance shortboard that precisely balances all the elements of speed, drive response and release. A reworking and reinvention of our proven and perpetually popular X1 model has produced a board that is essential to your quiver. Features include a round, squash tail, medium rocker throughout with evenly slowly curve and subtle tail lift, flatter/volumised deck and full rail, medium single to double concave and thruster configuration. The Silent Savage is a well balanced, all round great board that goes really well at beach breaks that are quite flat and average and also in steeper, hollower suckier, more high performance waves. It’s a really versatile shortboard. Ride the Silent Savage from chest high to well overhead.






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