This model is the shortest and fullest of the four small wave boards that have been based on the high performance shortboard. It’s stumpy planshape is combined with rails, deck shape and concave as you’d find on any current shortboard, so that it still feels alive and responsive. The tail area is wide enough to not only give great small wave planing ability, but also to give the freedom to break the fins out in top turns.
This small wave pocket rocket is a total rip off of Matt Bilos’s Rocket fish thing, which I really like. No actually I designed it well before I even saw that model of his, but no wonder I like his design because it has a deckline like the sonic. This board has a bit more concave than usual at 3/8″ of depth and has a slightly flatter deck. As a result you get chunks of lift and speed from the deep concave but forgiveness from the stability that comes from the flatter deck. This model sits in between the CD and the Mini CD in terms of function. ie looser than the CD but more controllable and all-rounder-ish than the Mini CD.
“The double diamond is a small wave board with range that paddles well, drives over the dead sections, and can also fit into the pocket.
It’s slightly curved planshape and diamond tail negates that overly stiff feel that wide straight swallow tails can get. These lines allow the board to be pumped for speed and snapped hard in the pocket. The 5 fin configuration extends on it’s versatility.
The double concave in the tail adds the bite that is needed to give grip when the waves get a little bigger.”
Greg Webber is a non-stop innovator and shaper for top surfers all over the planet. In 1970 Greg started shaping Styrofoam boards at age 10 and put timber fins in them and copied the shape from Hot Buttered and McCoy surfboards.
Three years later he started Webber surfboards with brother John making them in the family back yard. Shaped his first polyurethane Webber surfboard from a broken nose Midget Farrelly board that he found in a trash bin at Bondi beach. A short time after Greg worked for G and S in Caringbah near Cronulla in Sydney and made boards for Richard Cram who won Australian junior title on a G and S Webber shape.
Come 1983, Greg had started Insight surfboards with Rod Dahlberg at Angourie, where they made boards for Many pro surfers like: Richard Cram, Greg Day, Joe Engel. Insight moved to Sydney and sponsored guys like Barton Lynch, Mike Rommelse, Shane Herring, while making boards for other pro surfers like Shaun Tomson, Sunny Garcia and Kelly Slater.
By 1986, Greg started doing his first full concave designs, as well as his first curved fins. Before FCS existed.
Greg re-founded Webber surfboards in 1996 back at Yamba and then moved back to Sydney in 2004 to continue to build Webber surfboards. Webber Surfboards sponsored Taj Burrow and shaped boards for guys like Andy Irons, Damien Hobgood, Chris Ward, Josh Kerr