The Seahawk is a versatile, functional performance twin + trailer. There are plenty of days checking the waves when they’re sort of fast, sort of lined up, but sort of sectiony...a lot of “sort of”. You can’t decide whether a performance shortboard would be the call to take advantage of the good sections here and there, or if a fish (or groveler) would be the better call for fast, down the line speed and utility (for instance, our Jet vs SEAHAWK models). That’s where the concept for the Seahawk came from - that “in-betweener” for days we actually see a lot of in spring, summer and fall.
The Seahawk features a very healthy paddle power with a mid-wide nose, bit of extra hidden foam in the center and chest of the board and a moderate shortboard/fish hybrid rocker. That, plus a twin + trailer fin setup creates a TON of on-wave speed to get down the line for the utility game. The fairly small, tight swallow tail with a wing-to-bump pull the outline in nicely through the tail to fit snuggly in hollower sections while (with the slot channel as well) adding bite and grip that makes the Seahawk quite adept at cranking out turns and semi-critical maneuvers in the pocket. The result is a really, REALLY fun, fast, versatile and functional board that can handle quite a variety of wave conditions. I love the FCS II MR twin + trailer set, personally, in the Seahawk.
The Seahawk is offered with two different bottom contours: single throughout, fading to flat at the swallow tail tips with the slot channel for those wanting a touch more of a fast, slightly fish-like squirt and feel (my personal favorite); and a single-to-double for those wanting a bit more of a performance hybrid shortboard feel.