|Class||Performance Speed Egg Midlength|
|Nose Rocker||Relaxed, continuous|
|Tail Rocker||Moderate, continuous|
|Rails||Medium, semi-soft performance|
|Bottom Contours||Very light belly to flat to double with light vee|
|Ideal Conditions||Average to good conditions, summer, soft, slopey, open faces, bowly, almondy|
|Ideal Wave Range||2' - 5'|
|Functional Range||1.5' - Head|
Thanks for sticking with my (hopefully poetic) inner thoughts & brainwaves. Now let me explain the HSS in nonmetaphorical terms.
Simply put: the HSS is designed for a little bit of everything in the small-to-medium size & soft-to-almondy shaped wave world. It's not solely high performance based, and it's not solely soulful based. It's a beautiful meshing of the two in a single board.
Paddle power is a mainstay for the HSS; it was designed to be a great wave catcher. And along with the design concepts that create that (namely the relaxed nose rocker) also comes really nice inherent speed and some trimmy feel, allowing you to find that coveted highline, find trim, and lock in for the ride. The board is nicely walkable as well, primarily designed to be walked from the tail to two-thirds of the way up, though experienced surfers will find a few cheater-5s here and there.
Those soulful characteristics are balanced with some performance ones as well and what really sets the HSS apart from the other midlengths. The rails and tail of the board are performance based to allow for excellent responsiveness & agility off the tail and fins. The HSS is a swiss army knife of midlengths for those who want a healthy amount of speed & flow, but to always have that ability to crank a turn off the tail when a section presents itself.
|6'6||20 1/2||2 5/8|
|6'9||20 3/4||2 3/4|
|7'3||21 3/8||2 15/16|
⬩ An even balance of paddle power, speed, glide, agility & performance are important for this board.
⬩ Versatility across a wide variety of wave sizes & shapes.
Consider the Coconut if:
⬩ Performance & agility are more important than glide, speed and paddle power.
⬩ Hollower waves and steep/late drops are more important than a variety of wave shapes.
⬩ Medium and bigger waves are most important.
Consider the Groove if:
⬩ Paddle power, glide & soul are more important than performance & agility.
⬩ You like to sit as far outside as possible to catch waves as early as possible.
⬩ Walking the board and cheater-5s/noseriding is important for this board.