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Bill Stewart partners with Surftech for new log design



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New models will incorporate Carbon Fiber rails and a beveled edge

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 January, 2017 - Legendary surfboard shaper and recognized father of the modern longboard, Bill Stewart has joined forces with Surftech in the development and sales of his next generation Hydro Hull designs. 

These models will incorporate Carbon Fiber rails and the beveled edge made famous when the first Hydro Hulls were introduced.  This design allows for a quicker edge to edge rotation while not losing the bite and drive high performance surfers want. 

At the same time, by essentially having two “edges” along the rail of the board they are also quite forgiving.  Combine that with Bills proprietary single to double concave bottom and you have a wickedly agile and fast reacting board. 

“Over the years, I have never stopped refining the Hydro Hull rail design, it’s bottom contours, fin shapes and placement.  The collaboration between myself and the Surftech team has taken the construction and materials to a whole new level. The new Hydro Hull trims better, paddles better and faster than ever.  These Carbon Tuflite boards are the pinnacle of technology and performance and I can’t wait to see them in the water”. says Bill Stewart

“Bill is one of the most recognized shapers in the world with a strong global following that dates back over 30 years.  His early Hydro Hull designs revolutionized the state of longboarding.  He is a real innovator in every sense of the word and these next generation Hydro Hull designs are sure to excite.  Stunning in both performance and looks I believe these new boards are destined to be real retail winners”, says John Vance, CEO at Surftech.

“This was a fun development process, but I was blown away when I saw the first samples. They have an incredibly modern look and feel, but you know its a shape that's been refined for years.  This is not your dads old Tuflite board, I think people will find top performance in a board that will last for years," says Ryan Guay, VP Sales at Surftech.


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