[ Ospreys / Semi Guns ]
The Osprey or
Semi Gun is designed for paddling, speed, control, and
quickness in larger and thicker waves. Paddling and entry are a
premium in these shapes. Performance is also an essential part of
this design - quick response and maneuverability are essential to
surfing effectively in these conditions. A well tuned Semi Gun is an
essential part of any surfer's quiver who charges extreme conditions.
Semi guns feature the same elements of design found in a short board
scaled to the conditions. Design features - Rocker: Speed box
or continuous. Profile: Well foiled with a lot of hidden
volume. Outline: Round Pin. Bottom Contours: Vee to
single concave, vee to single to double, or tri plane to vee.
Rails: Low and thin or low and full - tuned to surf
conditions, surfer's size, displacement, and technique.