Developed with our good friend and shred ambassador Derek Bruinsma for the waves of North LA, the ORCA has evolved into a super rad, "skatey," and back-footed groveler.
This shape runs on the slightly shorter, wider and fuller volume side of the shortboard spectrum and works great in a variety of small to midsize waves. Width is pulled back noticeably in the outline with a nice hip in the tail that transitions to a pulled-in 8.5” squash or square tail. Low entry rocker transitions to a flatter but moderate rocker in the tail that generates speed and lift nicely.
In terms of bottom contours, slightly softened rails in the nose transition to single concave under the chest to double concave through the fins and flat off the tail. The rails in the chest also feature an ever so slight bit of paneling for a softer and forgiving feel in the front half of the board. As with the outline, rocker apex and volume are pulled back a bit to promote a back-footed feel that drives off the tail and loves the pocket. Our standard fin set-up for this model is the thruster but the quad (or 5-fin) option works as well for a bit of a looser feel.
In general, this model is for those looking for a "skatey" and versatile shortboard that really drives off the tail and allows maximum shredding.