Robert Parker in Bali

Robert Parker in Bali
blog contributor Robert Parker Surfing Bali

Thursday, November 26, 2015

six foot seven foot eight foot punch!

This is a board I designed and made for myself about a year ago, I call it the Banana Boat.  I try to design boards for my specific needs, being an older guy (60) who needs a little extra paddle power, surfing crowded L.A. point breaks, but not always wanting to ride a longboard.

Its 8' long and 22" wide and 3 5/8" thick, a wide squash tail, with a quad fin setup.  Fat board, lots of volume out to the rails, slight concave in nose, flat through middle, slight double-concave V in tail, flattening out at the very back.

US Blanks 8-2 A "red" density, glassed heavy for strength.  Fat rails with a chine or bevel "release" edge along bottom.  The artwork is a picture of Carmen Miranda I painted right on the foam.  It was glassed with Resin Research epoxy.


  1. Nice one. I like that board. Looks like you're pretty comfortable on it.


  2. Nice craftsmanship, Huck. Cool that you are able to translate your surfing needs into foam and glass.


  3. I see the sea is not stand it ... great. I wish I could be like you!
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  5. I am 50 and surfing a 7.6 big fish... almost a small sup wave... I love it...

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