Introducing the Big Sun Twin Keel, a modern take on the old school fish. Steve Lis was a teenage knee boarder who invented a strange split tail board he dubbed a 'fish' in 1967. Shortly afterwards his friends, other local San Diego surfers, decided to start riding this style standing up. The fish was born. There was a fish resurgence in the early 90's courtesy of Tom Curren and Derek Hynd on boards by Skip Frye, highlighted in the film 'Litmus'. In later years the fish was relegated to smaller surfer as a type of fun board, but more recently, surfers like Ryan Burch and Harrison Roach have broken this stigma by pushing into more serious waves.
These boards are fast and whippy, well suited to a more upright style, shoulders back, hips forward. An experienced rider will push into hollower waves and turns just as radical as on a performance board.
The boards pictured here are both 5'6 x 20'1/2 x 2'5/16 @ 29.9L. Talk to us about size and dimensions to personalise for you. Options include classic glass in keels or future boxes. Extras include specialized tints, and also depending on availability we can do volan cloth or even eps and epoxy construction. Production uses the best quality materials, made in New Zealand. Production est. 3- 4 weeks.