It’s only when you wrap your head around the unconventional shape of the Diamond Skate lite that you can start to appreciate what makes it a great board. Based on modern planing hull (MPH) theory and with reference to Tomo’s shapes, this board is a gem.
It paddles like a much longer board, and once you take off it feels light and controlled, flying down the line. It turns like its on rails, and you’ll make sections that you thought were going to get you.
The very unique bottom design helps to keep the nose from digging in on steeper drop-ins and accelerates water under the board and out through the fins.
The Diamond Skate Lite is a hybrid board that bridges the gap between performance and higher volume boards – plenty of volume is hidden in the Diamond nose to help with easier paddling and planing, and performance characteristics are built into the board inspired by Tomo’s MPH designs.
Bottom line: This board is fast, turns on a dime, and paddles like a board 3 or 4 inches longer. Win Win.
Beginner to advanced.
At the large side of sizing, the Diamond Skate is a good beginner board due to its easy paddling/planing nature and stability, and at the smaller end, advanced surfers will enjoy the agility and speed of the board.
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.
The Diamond Skate is ideally ridden in waves from 2 foot to where your guts and or skill run out.
Volume variations available:
Lite – Standard version
HV High Volume – for bigger surfers, or novices, more volume built into the foil for more buoyancy.
This board is available with different tails:
Double Diamond 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.
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.