5'5 Firewire Flat Earth
These are crazy times! When conspiracies become realities, and creativity manifests to functionality.
Introducing the Flat Earth: a board built to shred ankle high to overhead surf. Designed by Akila Aipa and dialed-in by Kelly Slater, this model is ready to be your go-to board whatever the conditions of the day.
Finesse and flow in waves chest to head high, sized at your normal shortboard volume or a couple liters more.
Experiment with a twin + trailer or twin without trailer, because this shape surfs on a spectrum from lose and slidey in smaller sizes with two twin fins, to grippy and drivey in larger sizes with a trailer added.
In summary, let the Flat Earth blow your mind as a twin fin, or sip the serum in doses with a trailer fin.
Feel the speed.
Hit the lip.
Bury the rail.
As Akila’s dad – the great, surfer-shaper Ben Aipa – would say, “HOOK IT!”