FILM I Hullway 101

Shaper Greg Liddle warns us of the allure of displacement hulls:

Be careful: you might get addicted. If you do, it will mess with your mind. You, the way you surf, won’t be the same.

Liddle was, of course, speaking from personal experience, having spent many decades riding and honing his own hull designs. And he wasn’t exaggerating. Many have tunneled down the rabbit hole of perfect trim and down-the-line projections offered by a well-shaped hull and a clean pointbreak. Jimmy Gamboa and Adam Muniak are two current adherents. In Hullway 101 Michael Kew documents the pair making hot laps at Rincon—Muniak with a Liddle-shaped craft underfoot.

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