Well known and respected surfer and shaper Ian Armstrong, in collaboration with RRD, builds the newest shape in the surf board line.
Ian is a former World Big Wave Champ and two of his sons both Max and Asha have represented their country. They became good friends with the Ricci family while hanging out at the same beach in Scarborough, South Africa; from soft long boarding waves to deep outer reefs, the stoke of riding waves is shared by all. From this moment on the collaboration started; Ian and Roberto make boards of all shapes, sizes and styles with equal curiosity and passion, hungry for knowledge and drawing from decades of experience all the while striving for the best and most fun board out there.
Ian Armstrong, about building the new RRD surf board line:
“Surfing is life -the rest is details. If this is true then the details are in the equipment! Wave riding equipment has been my obsession since the beginning.
Teaming up with RRD I have created my dream quiver. Shapes that have come from years of riding all the different waves of Cape Town. Sometimes alone and sometimes with family and friends. Having fun and trying new shapes, trading insights on performance.
When Roberto asked me to put this line together it didn’t take long to decide which shapes to use. It’s just hard to decide which one is my favourite. My boards are a canvas for my art, painting is all about colour, shapes and proportion.
It’s been so much fun having the freedom to create with RRD. All the shapes in the line have been tested and retested for years and there have been incredible moments. Airs, barrels and carves are all etched in my mind when I think of these shapes.
I am excited to put them out there and share the feeling”.
The Happy Hippo is a log with a deep nose concave in the front third of the board going into a rolled bottom. It has full rails which are soft and forgiving. The diamond tail makes it easy to turn even on the smallest of waves.
Get noticed and style it out with the hippo ! This is a great noserider.
|MODEL||VOLUME (LTS)||SIZE (INCH)||FIN BOX||ARTICLE CODE|
|HAPPY HIPPO 9’4”||80||9’4” x 23 1/8” x 3 1/8”||1x single US BOX 10”||24HPHA94|