Nomad

 

The Nomad is the most versatile board in the Howitzer quiver. Designed to be ridden in waves from 1ft to 6ft whilst being an easy paddling board due to its volume and flatter rocker. The Nomad is for riding the open face, drawing fast, flowing lines with all the speed it unlocks.

The retro nose outline, borrowed from an old school twinfin pulls into a rounded pin tail which will give you plenty of hold in bigger waves, providing a lot of curve around the back foot. You can use the wider, straighter outline forward on the board to give you speed down the line and the rounded pintail to draw tighter arcs in the pocket.

Even though the rocker of the Nomad is flat, Howitzer has snuck in a little extra lift in the entry to add some curve up front; this helps taking off late, or turning in the steeper sections of the wave. The design of the rocker has been focused around speed, bad-ass speed! TheNomad is designed with a Thruster setup as the shape with the bottom contours provides ample speed for making sections.

The concave runs from a rolled V in the entry, to a slight single transitioning into a V double out the tail, which gives the board speed and control from rail to rail.

The foil has stacks of volume around the chest and center area of the board, yet it refines out to a thinner, more pinched rail to keep the board connected to the wave.

A one board quiver is a rarity, but the Howitzer Nomad is as close as dammit to being just that; it’s for paddling out when conditions are less than perfect as well as taking to the barrel and open face when the swell pumps

Suited to:
Intermediate to advanced.
When ordering this board, please provide your sex, age, weight, height, fitness levels and surfing experience (in years), so that we can make sure that the board is a fit for you.
Wave size:
The nomad will work in anything from 1 to 6′.
Glassing: Currently Howitzer boards are only available in PU and Polyester resin.
Light Glassing- super light, but compromises durability.
Standard glassing – good quality, optimal weight to strength for specific board’s intended use.
Fin layout:
Thruster
Board colours and designs:
I design unique artwork for every board that leaves my shaping bay, and if you specify colours (1, 2 or three max) to be used in your design, I will use this to design artwork for your board.  Alternatively, if you don’t specify anything, you get whatever I feel like doing in line with the Howitzer brand language.  If you want a blank board, with only decals, please specify BLANK.
*Please note:  All Howitzer boards are handshaped and not a single board is a stock item. Because of this boards take a little longer, but you get a truly unique board.
**Manufacturing time on boards are between 4 and 7 weeks from when you place your order, and will shipped as soon as it is ready, so please be patient.

 

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Le Colibri (The Hummingbird) Mini Mal

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The ‘Le Colibri’ (it means The Hummingbird) – Mini Malibu (minimal) design is a great universal surfboard.  Minimals were originally fashioned after the Malibu Surfboard.  It is similar to a longboard in shape but it’s a smaller version. The colibri is available in 7’0″ to 7’10” in length.

Le colibri has a fish-style nose to aid quicker turns and more maneuverability on the face of a wave.

Great for beginners – If you’re a beginner, the best surfboard for paddling, catching waves and getting the most stability is a longboard.  A mini-mal is a great alternative to learn on.  If you’re not too big and heavy, you can still get great paddling ability and stability from this board.  Perhaps you feel that you’re athletic, a fast learner, you’re comfortable in the ocean or if you’ve had previous success learning to surf in Hawaii your first time out.  This would be a great option for you.  This could be considered a transition from a longboard. You might get to a comfortable level quickly and want a board with more maneuverability.

Versatility – This board is versatile enough for surfers of all skill levels to enjoy.  Beginners can feel comfortable learning on this board and experienced surfers can have more fun on this than a long board.  The wide nose still gives you the advantages of a long board for paddling and nose riding but the smaller size will give you some added maneuverability and control.

Suited to:
Beginner through advanced.
When ordering this board, please provide your sex, age, weight, height, fitness levels and surfing experience (in years), so that we can make sure that the board is a fit for you.
Wave size:
Ankle high to overhead. Ride within your limits and let the good times roll.
Glassing: Currently Howitzer boards are only available in PU and Polyester resin.
Standard glassing – good quality, optimal weight to strength for specific board’s intended use.
Heavy duty glassing – Heavier weight glassing, good for novices, or boards that see’s a lot of .
Fin layouts available for this board:
Thruster – standard
Single
1+2 (single and sidebites) – enquire about additional costs involved with ordering a 1+2 before ordering.
Quad
Fiver – enquire about additional costs involved with ordering a fiver before ordering.
Board colours and designs:
I design unique artwork for every board that leaves my shaping bay, and if you specify colours (1, 2 or three max) to be used in your design, I will use this to design artwork for your board.  Alternatively, if you don’t specify anything, you get whatever I feel like doing in line with the Howitzer brand language.  If you want a blank board, with only decals, please specify BLANK.
*Please note:  All Howitzer boards are handshaped and not a single board is a stock item. Because of this boards take a little longer, but you get a truly unique board.
**Manufacturing time on boards are between 4 and 7 weeks from when you place your order, and will be available for collection as soon as it is ready, so please be patient.

Mini Simmons

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The Mini Simmons is effectively half a longboard.  It paddles easily, planes very quickly and has very low rocker, loads of volume and ample width, and is very short, making it a challenging, but very rewarding board to surf well.
It’s a fast board that skips over the water and outruns sections with ease.
Suited to:
Intermediate to advanced.
At the large side of sizing, the Mini Simmons is a good intermediate board, and at the smaller end, advanced surfers will enjoy ripping this.
When ordering this board, please provide your sex, age, weight, height, fitness levels and surfing experience (in years), so that we can make sure that the board is a fit for you.
Wave size:
The Mini Simmons is ideally ridden in waves from 2.5 foot to where your guts and or skill run out.
Volume variations available:
Lite – Standard version
HV High Volume – for bigger surfers, or the unfit, more volume built into the foil for more buoyancy.
This board is available with different tails:
Diamond Tail
Double Diamond Tail
Straight cut Tail
Rounded Squash
Shallow swallow tail
Glassing: Currently Howitzer boards are only available in PU and Polyester resin.
Standard glassing – good quality, optimal weight to strength for specific board’s intended use.
Heavy duty glassing – Heavier weight glassing, good for novices, or boards that see’s a lot of travel to surf.
Fin layouts abvailable:
Keel (forwards and backwards adjustable 2 stub)
Quad
Channels available on this board:
The mini Simmons can be ordered without or with channels running through the tail, reducing tail volume, adding grip in the face of a wave and accelerating water out the back of the board.
Board colours and designs:
I design unique artwork for every board that leaves my shaping bay, and if you specify colours (1, 2 or three max) to be used in your design, I will use this to design artwork for your board.  Alternatively, if you don’t specify anything, you get whatever I feel like doing in line with the Howitzer brand language.  If you want a blank board, with only decals, please specify BLANK.
Why would I want a Howitzer mini Simmons:
“Dude, ek’s verlief! Awesome board. Dink die mini simmons shape suit my style” CM muller
*Please note:  All Howitzer boards are handshaped and not a single board is a stock item. Because of this boards take a little longer, but you get a truly unique board.
**Manufacturing time on boards are between 4 and 7 weeks from when you place your order, and will available for collection as soon as it is ready, so please be patient.

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Vista Cruiser

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Medium length, super volume and fun, the Vista Cuiser will have you ripping on small days when usually you wouldn’t even bother to paddle out. Its a high volume roundtail surfboard with a simple, flat-ish rocker to give you instant speed on take-off, a continuous curved outline perfectly suited to small waves 1-4ft, flat to gentle double bottom concaves for lift, forgiving rails and a semi-flat deck for responsiveness and increased buoyancy where it’s needed.

5 fin setup – can be surfed as twinnie, thruster or quad.

A must have board for any surfer’s quiver – and perfect for summer fun. Designed as the ideal alternative to Minimals, and even beginners or someone wanting to step up from longboards will enjoy this board.