[ "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. Semi guns feature
the same elements of design found in a short board scaled to the conditions.
Design features - Rocker: Swoop or continuous. Profile: Well
foiled with a lot of hidden volume. Outline: Round Pin. Bottom
Contours: Vee to single concave or Tri plane to vee. Rails: Low
and thin or low and full - tuned to surf conditions, surfer's size,
displacement, and technique. An essential part of any surfer's quiver who
charges extreme conditions.