This is a step-up: a good board for good waves. It's basically a high-performance rocker and profile, but with a bit more area up front so it paddles well. It'll handle bigger waves without you having to ride it longer than a regular board. I wouldn't want to give you guys a grovel board for the Telos!
Most of my customers take this sort of thing to Indo.
It's good for 3'-6' waves and the same model drawn out could go bigger again. It represents about 20% of our output, with smaller wave boards and fish hybrids being 50-60% and other high-performance designs making up the other 20%. It's turned the tables a bit, a few years ago it was probably 80% good waves.
Check this one out of Tassie Stu team rider "Zeb Critchlow" giving till it hurts at Shipsterns Bluff!
The boards are all still going strong after some proper floggings, thanks for your sacrifices matey.
It was a really fun board and I really liked it. It had a lot of flow and was easy to do turns on. Once you took off it felt really light on the wave. It looks like a smaller wave board but it held just as well in the bigger stuff. It releases nice when you do a turn and allows you to do really fast carves.
This board is smaller like a fun board but the nose and tail are drawn in to make it more of a high performance board...
Pretty much loved the board straight away, it was a pretty cool board to surf. I rode it as a quad set up and it was super drivey and it had some really good pop out of the lip so I got a few little airs done. It's good having the option to ride it as a thruster, quad or even 5 fin set up.
The board had heaps of speed and for a fish design it was a really good high performance set up...