Tested and proven by North Shore shaper and icon John Amundson.
John's tow boards have been tested and proven by some of the best surfers on the North Shore. John is an avid tow surfer and is constantly refining his designs through personal experience as well as feed back from the people he enjoys the sport of tow in surfing with. Available in two models, a fun 5 foot shape for smaller surf (up to 15 foot faces) and a 6 foot big wave model to take you to the limit.
Custom sizes available.
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HSA Rescue Boards come in two models. The Standard model is the best seller and benchmark for performance. Top choice of rescue professionals. Allows for both 1 person and 2 person pickups. Agile performance and large enough to strap on a couple of boards. (Tow surf version comes with cargo bungee). Dimensions are 5″ X 38″ X 68″. Float capacity is 250 lbs. The Tow Board model is the ultimate utility platform specific for tow surfing ability to load two boards side by side. Extra floatation/volume for chilling between sets. Elliptical outline. Tail and handle layout specificc for boarding while padding a tow or surfboard. Short rope tail. Dimensions: 5″x42″ (widest point) x71″. Float capacity is 350 lbs. Optional PWC mounting kit available for attaching the Rescue Board to your watercraft comprised of three heavy duty stainless steel U bolts with integral waterstop rubber gaskets.
Works well in a full range of wave sizes, from small to extra large waves. Board dimensions range from 5-6 to 6-0 long by 16 to 17 inches wide and 1.5 inches thick. Single concave throughout for best hull speed. Available in thruster or quad, and any tail configuration. Glassed extra strong with several layers of 6 oz glass, additional layers of glass are available depending upon personal weight and strength preference. The board by itself is a medium weight and an optional weighting system can be added for bigger and windier surf. A variety of colors are available. Future Fin System Lopez fins are used on all boards. Surftech peel and stick straps and pads are used for comfort and to preserve flex characteristics. High performance without the high price.
Stretch says: With the high speeds these boards are meant to perform under, flex becomes uncontrollable and sketchy. We build our boards with 3 layers of structural foam and a carbon fiber internal frame. This makes the board very strong with torsion and flexural values being very little to none. We vacuum press the cores together and then hand shape the rails, bottom contours and fine details. Outer skins are then vacuum bag laminated onto the board before it gets sanded and then painted. The construction we developed for these boards allows us to build them 1 ¼” thick, thinner than any other tow-board. This lowers the center of gravity while affording the rider to smoothly penetrate the water. Our rocker for the tow-in board was highly influenced by our windsurfers, where both types of boards show urgency in utilizing and maintaining high speeds. The core in these boards is always pressed before it is hand shaped so that we consistently achieve an extremely accurate rocker. The full tail on these boards allows the rider to surf with the rear foot closer to the tail. By utilizing an efficient surface area in the rear of the board, one can surf faster without the lack of stability and still turn like a shorter board. All of our tow boards come complete with the external weighting system for the varying conditions found in huge surf. By building the boards as light as possible and then incorporating modular lead weights to the center of effort (between the rider’s feet), the board is allowed to react much quicker to dynamics in the wave face. This gives the rider a smoother ride and the feel that a light board would have while riding in much more powerful conditions. Tow boards come fully equipped with pads, straps, weight, custom art and hand foiled G-10 fiberglass fins by Curtis Hesselgrave.
This board is designed for world-class aerialist, Nathan Fletcher. The nose and tail are full which straightens out the mid-section inducing speed. The fuller template affords riders to go about 2 inches shorter than their normal shortboard. The fin configuration is such that it rides like a tri-fin yet produces even more drive and acceleration. A 'fishy' feel that surfs off the tail, this design is quick turning, ultra-responsive and fast! From small beach breaks to Tahitian death tubes to monster Mavericks, Nathan is riding this design in any size, any condition, anywhere! Sizes available from Kid's boards up to 'Mav's guns' (Anthony Tashnick's 2005 Maverick's contest winner), Stretch will proportion it for your needs. Not to be confused with your typical retro quad-fin design, this is a high performance shortboard with four fins. More is good! Rocker>relaxed entry with gradual, continuous curve throughout. Rails>soft 50-50 rails through nose & mid section, sharp behind the fins. Bottom>single concave with subtle vee out of tail. Fins>FCS Glass Flex composites or custom fiberglass Future fins, exclusive only to Stretch Boards. Construction>S Glass with Expoxy Resin for extra strength. Can be ordered clear or with a single tone color at no charge.
Highly maneuverable. Increases the overall stability of the craft. Bullet-nose allows 45 degree fish-tail pivot off the PWC transom. 70/30 rails allow sufficient tracking for stability while still allowing the driver to "break loose" for quick turns. Inexpensive, replaceable nose guard protects the sled's nose and the PWC's transom. Easy installation to most PWC transoms. Dimensions 62 x 36 x 4.5 inches. Weight 35 lbs.