It was watching Joel in this clip that first turned The Surf Nomad on to the whole displacement hull thing. The way he laces his way through this flotilla of ne’er do wells on his Mandala single fin and shows them exactly how to ride a displacement hull still makes us a little weak at the knees.
It’s not easy to see from this how hard it can be to ride a one of these things but if anyone can ride one it is Joel Tudor. The roundness of the bottom can make them a somewhat unpredictable beastie but when you get it all happening they are a hull of a lot of fun. See what we did there? Hull of a lot of fun.