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.
The high energy youth model. These boards come with XXX rating, made and designed for accomplished surfers who are looking for unreal small wave performance. Generally, concaves are accentuated, low volume throughout and super light glassing make these challenging boards to ride and push performance levels to the max. Be warned, if you tame the beast you will never go back to anything else. Whippa-Snappa’s are generally under 6.2ft.
- Model: Performance
- Code: HHB2872
- Shaper: Johno Hutchison
- Length: 5.8ft
- Width: 17 1/2
- Thickness: 2 1/8
- Litres: 26.5L
- Top Deck Spray: Lumo Pink & Yellow Stripes with black pin line outline
- Bottom Deck Spray: Clear
- Tail Shape: Kelly
- Fin Plugs: Scarfini (2 Tab)
- Recommended Rider: Experienced