I’ve been so lucky, Luke Hart of Fourth Surfboards has been making my boards for the last 4 years and I’ve had more than my fair share of magic ones.
Living in Wales means most of the year is spent surfing weak beach breaks so it’s been really important to keep a bit of volume for getting into waves but a balance has to be struck to keep the board loose as a goose!
The crew at Fourth are turning out some sick boards, so stoked to be a team rider for them!
Picked up my latest board at the airport on the way to the Mentawi’s with the team.
It’s a Lee Bartlett Shank model, goes well in Welsh beach breaks, pumping Mentawi’s and Californian beach breaks!
I’m using FCS II Performer fins, really like the FCS II fin system, the fins feel solid but are super easy to swap out.
Just won the Elusive Welsh Open Womens Open on this one!
My everyday board for most of the last 4 years has been the Mad Fresh, it’s changed quite a bit over that time. Really subtle changes to things like width and rail thickness but it’s all helped my surfing improve.
The pic below is a rare sunny Welsh day, Dad’s first surf on his Fourth single fin.
When it gets a bit bigger or more powerful, I break out the Doofer it surfs well in just about anything. My last one was shaped for the trip to the Azores with the Welsh Juniors, paddles into waves really easily and feels super good when in steep waves.
It’s a sick rounded pin, I ride it mostly as a thruster but it flies when ridden as a quad.
I use FCS II Julian Wilsons in this board
Luke made me a fun summer board, I call it the Shorty and it goes really well in sucky beachbreak waves.
Use my FCS II Julian Wilson fins in this board too!
Managed 2nd place in the British Nationals on this board, its currently being ridden by a young Grom from Porthcawl, hopefully she’ll have as much fun as I did on it 🙂