“The GTX has been generated from the GT model inspired by Matt Banting. We proportionally added some extra width and thickness making this a more user friendly performance board.
It’s been designed with a round tail to maintain control which also helps with ‘hold’ if surfing in bigger conditions making it an extremely versatile shape.”
Noa Deane is the latest exciting addition to the LSD team. With his recent change of major sponsor he is now back and riding for LSD.
“Noa is a good person. A person who can change people’s perceptions about surfing for the better just by being himself, saying what he thinks, surfing how he feels. He’s the antidote to surfing with a plan, a torch to the spreadsheets that turn riding oceans into a pile of stinking numbers. He’s got the DNA of every surfing miscreant and rabble-rouser and hot-blooded purist in his veins, and the delightful ignorance of youth on his side.” from volcom.com.au
“Coming up to its fifth birthday The Chubby Chedda is proving to be a way more versatile short board than ever anticipated and the favourite of many re-ordering their LSD. The design stemmed from a widened outline of a contemporary shortboard, hence the ‘Chubby’ providing desirable fast planing speed. The nose rocker is low for acceleration and ease of paddling while the performance-style tail rocker allows the board to get vertical and whippy when needed. Single concave throughout with a decent double under the back foot makes it easy to roll over from rail to rail.
Round tail Chubby Chedda
The CC has until now been designed with a round square tail but research has found that a round tail on the CC gives it a whole new dimension; slightly less pod area gives the rider more hold and control,especially in bigger powerful waves and makes it easier to fit into the more critical suckier sections.”
“One of the biggest challenges in the design world of surfboards believe it or not is to create a grommet board that works. Fifteen years ago these challenges began with a very young and small Julian Wilson, more recently with my own three kids. We found success back then hand shaping these mini crafts, it was bloody hard work.
But having these as a solid reference we’ve been able to move forward with cad cutting design software and develop the user friendly all round board for groms to have fun and shred on.
The grom board has to have enough volume so the little guy/girl can catch waves while at the same time maintaining flow and sensitivity, enabling the grom to easily turn the board.
The Phoenix is an all round board for accomplished little shredders and can be ordered a size up for the novice.”
“The Tex is a super stubby little thing for when the waves are super small or you’re just feeling lazy.
The bloated girth and thickness of Tex will get you trimming and turning on any wave that breaks. The contemporary single into double concave gives this craft plenty of spark. A balanced outline combined with a large round squash tail helps with the control of this little animal.
The Tex should be ordered approximately 6 inches shorter than or three four liters more than your conventional short board.”
Creating something aesthetically beautiful, that has function and brings joy to a beginner surfer or an elite competitor are the reasons why LSD creator Luke Short is still passionate and evolving his designs after twenty years.
Now based in Angourie NSW where the waves are some of the best in the country, Luke is able to keep the balance between shaping and surfing, keeping close to the source of inspiration. LSD Surfboards are performance based with a creative flare, embracing new technologies and never afraid to think outside the square.