Josie Prendergast’s new surf video by Stephan Jose demonstrates a lavish smooth style of surfing featuring the Dirt Nap, a new single fin longboard of McTavish Surfboards.
The Dirt Nap is best suited to intermediate/advanced surfers (not recommended for beginners) who place emphasis on all-round rideability over specifics such as outright noseriding. The board is a thing of great beauty with its sleek outline, triple gang 1/8” cedar stringers, wide laps and 3 special colour pigments. The glass on white fin and clear leash loop top off the perfect combination of form and function. With the limited sizing and colour options available you’ll only need to make 2 decisions to get yourself onto one!
Designer: Ben McTavish
Available Lengths: 9’3” – 9’7”
Typical Lamination Details: 8 x 6oz silane deck, 8oz volan insert bottom
Fin Details: Glass-on Dirt Nap fin (Fin box not available)
Filmed and edited by Stefan Jose
About McTavish Surfboards
Founded by surf industry pioneer Bob McTavish, McTavish Surfboards have been in production non-stop since 1962. The boards have been manufactured under many labels over the years, as Bob has shaped for the likes of Barry Bennett, Scott Dillon, San Juan, and Morey-Pope.
The first major distribution of custom McTavish surfboards came with the ‘Bluebird’ model in 1972, the Bluebird was the world’s first production short-board, and had a great reputation for cutting edge design and performance, as well as impeccable quality. Thousands of Bluebird models were manufactured up until 1979, when the logo was phased out. Bob then established a surf shop in Lennox head, working as a shaper for Free-Flight. Wind-surfing took off in the early 80’s, and Bob began making custom boards, adding many innovations to the sport. With the demise of Wind-Surfing as a popular sport, Bob turned his attention to materials innovation, starting on a moulded epoxy construction process known as Pro Circuit Board (PCB). After PCB was phased out, a similar moulding process later went on to become Surftech Tuflite. The mid 90’s saw the introduction of the now famous ‘Big M’ logo, on the first ‘modern’ longboards, as ridden at the time by Australian and world champions Ray Gleave, Jason Blewitt, and Gaz Donovan. The Big M logo has had a few refinements since its inception, but is still in production today, on over 20 different McTavish models.
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