Surf’s up at the Dock - a design to save surfer energy

Published 17 July 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, marine, surfboard

Surf magazine Stab has teamed up with clothing brand Volcom to launch a 100ft pontoon anchored off the coast of Bali, with the design creating a new wave of surfing, where the athlete can wait for the perfect wave, rather than constantly paddling.

It reportedly weighs half a ton, so launching off the big grey unit - known as The Dock - can be perilous, but the results are often worth the risk as the video below shows.

It’s a simple design, with an underwater A-frame peak anchoring the pontoon, stopping it from becoming a runaway vehicle, but allowing it the freedom to move snake-like with the waves, making for some fun, tricky and downright crazy drops onto towering waves.

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