LSD Hammer
NOA RIDES THE HAMMER 6’3 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 @31.1L

The Hammer 🔨🔨🔨

The Hammer was originally inspired by an early 90’s board that Luke Short had laying around the back of his factory in Yamba.

Shaping one up for Noa as a bit of a novelty, Luke drew a slightly more contemporary version, adding a touch of nose area together with a smoother entry rocker.

"It was during his first surf on the board that Noa’s friend and filmer, Mikey Mallalieu sent us a screen grab of one of the most vicious turns we had ever seen. A Hammer. We soon realised this was no novelty board and suited Noa's power surfing, especially in conditions that have plenty of push."

After getting back from Hawaii early 2020, Noa kept working on refining the model with Luke, and surprisingly found himself riding The Hammer model during most surfs.

"Now I'm pretty much riding these as my shortboard, just as I like them so much."

Nuts and bolts of the Hammer

The outline is on the sleeker side for control at high speeds, and the model has a substantial nose rocker combined with a lower tail rocker, allowing plenty of drive and hold when pushing hard though turns.

The increased nose curve helps to fit into steeper sections and to handle late drops.

We've found a small swallow tail seems to work best, giving that extra bit of bite through turns. And a classic subtle single to double concave adds a touch of extra spice 🌶️🌶️🌶️.

The Hammer isn't a groveller, it's designed to let the surfer unleash their biggest turns in waves with a bit of power. Reach for it when your local is pumping.

Noa's been riding his at 6'3" x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2 @31.1L, and this was his go-to board over winter here in Oz.

We’d recommend ordering it a couple of inches longer, and slightly narrower than your day to day shorty.

Add one to your quiver and go lay down some Hammers!


Stock Dimensions

As a guide, The Hammer is to be ridden around 1 - 2 inches longer than your standard performance board and slightly narrower.

Size Width Thickness Volume (L)
5'11 18 58 2 516 26.4
6'0 18 34 2 38 27.7
6'1 18 78 2 716 29.0
6'2 19 2 716 29.6
6'3 19 18 2 12 31.1
6'4 19 14 2 916 32.5
6'5 19 38 2 58 33.9
6'6 19 38 2 58 34.4
6'8 19 58 2 34 37.6

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Video Edit: Mallmic Photos: Swilly Quiver shot: Shuey Art Direction: Mattias Tail is refined and pulled in for control and hold at high speeds Sleek outline for hold, slightly flatter deck maintaining volume Less nose area allowing to fit in during tighter more critical zones Lower tail rocker for driving hard, easy rail to rail initiation with double concave Subtle concave for balance of speed and control Substantial nose rocker for critical surfing