What’s new in the bay? The Renegade is designed for big fin hacks, wafts and technical airs. Featuring a lower entry and flatter mid section with medium tail rocker and hyper-extended rail line through the fins. These aspects, together with a straighter mid-section outline, subtle hip and a deeper, re-positioned concave apex, create a board that combines maximum front foot drive with explosive tail release.
“This model was developed and tested with Thomas Woods in the last month and called the ACT curve. Usually a design is conceived and then tested to incorporate changes until it is perfected- this takes some time and a few versions. However, this one came together quickly from first design which was great as I have incorporated some very different elements and new approaches in The Renegade. Thomas and I sat down and talked about the ideal board when he got back from Hawaii then I designed this in a moment of inspiration. We surfed together and he was exploding all over the waves, just ripping. So stoked! I called it the Renegade as it rebelled against some of my usual design principles but came out great.” Shaper Nick Blair.
Check out Australian Junior Champion Thomas Woods riding the Renegade in Bali and on the Sunshine Coast.