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7S

7S THE HOOK

Regular price $699.00 Sale price $499.00

The Hook merges some old and new surfboard design characteristics to offer a fast, yet highly functioning hybrid twin fin surfboard that will unlock a whole new approach to your surfing. This twin offers the confidence to turn without having to compromise power.

 It’s still relatively full upfront, but it narrows considerably through the tail. This promotes an easier rail-to-rail transition and allows the rail to engage and bite into the wave face when turning with more force.

ROCKER: Considered medium-to-low, which has its advantages when generating speed and acceleration in softer conditions, however, there’s enough curve to surf closer towards the pocket and still confidently draw a longer line on more open face waves.

CONTOURS: Featuring the signature 7S step-deck to ensure maximum buoyancy under the chest while maintaining a lower rail for sensitivity. Forward vee displaces water efficiently from the wider nose and helps eliminate any sticking feeling when driving down-the-line. Vee transitions into a single/double concave combo through the back offering a nice feeling of sensitivity and liveliness when making more critical turns.

FINS: Fin placement is a key ingredient with this board. They’re positioned further back compared to most twin models on the market. This eliminates any sketchy feeling when driving through a bottom turn, improves overall backhand performance, and adds control so the board can be surfed in bigger waves.

PERFORMANCE: The first thing you’ll notice is the speed and the freedom in which it turns and pivots. But, what separates the Hook is that it offers an underlying feeling of security and poise when loading up the fins, i.e. It won’t feel like it’s going to skip out. This is not just a small wave board, it can be surfed confidently in overhead waves. It’s hard to go back to three fins once you ride the Hook!

DIMENSIONS :

5'10 X 20 3/8 X 2 7/16 X 31.60L

6' X 20 7/8 X 2 9/16 X 35.60L

FIN SYSTEM: 

FCS II

Length Width Thickness Volume
5'8" 18 3/8" 2 1/16" 23.5L
5'9" 18 1/2" 2 1/8" 24.9L
5'10" 18 3/4" 2 3/16" 26.4L
5'11" 19" 2 1/4" 27.8L
6'0" 19 1/8" 2 5/16" 29.2L
6'1" 19 1/4" 2 3/8" 30.6L
6'2" 19 1/2" 2 7/16" 32.2L
6'3" 19 3/4" 2 1/2" 33.8L
6'4" 20" 2 9/16" 35.6L
Essential Surf & Skate is just that – all about surf & skate sports! We are situated in Helensburgh & Sutherland, NSW, Australia. Essential Surf & Skate was established in 1999. Essential Surf & Skate started out with two partners who had a vision but more importantly the desire to work in a way that supported their addiction – surfing. From that true love of the ocean and beach life and the feeling of freedom of being in nature,Essential Surf & Skate has grown to become the one of the best surf & skate stores on the south coast. Essential Surf & Skate carries all major brands and many alternate labels and is constantly searching the globe for the best of the best. Some of our key staff have been with us for 15 years plus. We have a dedication to employing a team who, like you, love the surf. This ensures you are getting the best first-hand advice available. At Essential Surf & Skate we love to see first-timers catch the buzz for the surf. If we can help you with the best gear or just some advice or directions, then we are happy. Hope to see you in-store or in the water soon!