THE HISTORY OF HUTCHISON HANDCRAFTED SURFBOARDS
Hutchison Handcrafted Surfboards is a roots-up surfboard shaping company, living large on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Johno Hutchison AKA “HUTCH”, has been making quality handcrafted surfboards for the past 30 years and piles his trade, daily in his humble home based shaping bay in sub-tropical Ballito, specializing in custom hand-shaped surfboards to suit each individual surfer’s needs. Using only the finest materials, each surfboard is shaped, designed and custom built to your exact specifications, with no shortcuts taken. These boards are inspired by the past, present and future of board design. Johno enjoys making boards reminiscent of days past and keenly keeps an idea of what’s happening in designs of the present. Travelling abroad and locally, being involved in contests and surfing different spots helps keep his shapes fresh.
This is your all round performance short board for guys who like a bit more length or volume but still want to go ballistic. Featuring a fuller outline, they are ideal for guys who are experienced surfers but just don’t surf as much as they were when they were 18. Single into double concave for generating speed in the flats and slightly more forgiving rails, allowing you to fly like the wind and hook it in the pocket like a madman without bogging. Big Boy models are anywhere from 6.0ft and upwards, glassed strong but light like a good board should be.
- Model: Sea Dog
- Type: Big Boy
- Code: HHB3388
- Shaper: Johno Hutchison
- Length: 5.10ft
- Width: 19 1/2
- Thickness: 2 5/8
- Litres: 32L
- Top Deck Spray: Clear with black channels
- Bottom Deck Spray: Clear with black channels
- Tail Shape: Swallow with channels
- Fin Plugs: Thruster Futures
- Recommended Rider: Intermediate - Experienced