MISFIT SHAPES SURFBOARD 5'8" DRIB
Hingy's got a Signature Model.
I reckon most surfers dream of having a surfboard model bearing their name, but very few get to realize it. In recent years we've endeavoured to bring more of our fam into the design suite to create boards they are proud to call theirs and ones that reflect their approach to surfing.
Sunshine Coast's son KAI HING is the newest to join these ranks, and his step-down model is him to a tee. Like him, It's as fast, free, and fun as they come, so fittingly we've called it 'DRIB' (BIRD backwards).
Now it bears all the features you want in your all-out shorty but packed into a shorter/ wider outline designed to be ridden min. 2" shorter than what was once your conventional short-board.
An accented forward-placed wide point and lower entry rocker means you're in and on your feet early with instant speed and acceleration. This curvy and shorter outline also positions beautifully in steeper faces and the tub, which longer boards can sometimes feel more difficult to manoeuvre.
Subtle vee combined with softer bottom rails in the entry also enables a more forgiving approach to steeper sections and helps initiate smoother transitions between rails. From there, the bottom shape is a combination of subtle single to double concave that results in a stable yet super responsive board that loves to be pushed hard. This all draws into a tighter round tail with slight lift in the exit rocker that allows explosive release and incredible directional control.
Where this shape is truly unique is its range; it's incredibly fun on mid to head-high days, but she's a darn guided missile in juicier conditions, which makes this model the ultimate travel companion and versatile daily driver that suits almost all surfers, in almost all conditions.