Is Filipe Going To Ride A Quad On Final’s Day? - Stab Mag

Is Filipe Going To Ride A Quad On Final’s Day?

Spotted today riding a Dark Arts x Sharpeye 4 fin.

Words by Ethan Davis

Mind games? Or is Filipe seriously thinking about riding a quad tomorrow?

On Hurley’s IG story Filipe said the following post-surf with his quad underarm:

“Just done with the session here at lowers. Waves are firing. You can see a little bit more now because the fog has lifted. Board feels great, I feel good, the session was really good.”

We reached out to Dark Arts founder, Justin Ternes who wrote back with this:

Yo! Yea so that board we glassed a week or so was a trip for sure it has a pretty pulled in swallow with what looks like a Bruce McKee style quad fin placement..has a hefty amount of rocker and the rails are kinda an up rail, like the apex sits higher on the rail then normal..

It’s our stock build we offer, but we added innegra on the deck for extra dampening and pulled back on the fiberglass to add more flex… Finished weight on it without fins or deck pad is 4.8lbs… I hope he rides it in the finals!!”

Then Marcio Zouvi (the board’s shaper) told us this:

I think he will ride it if is not too big. It’s an Inferno72 model, 5’9” x 25.3L, swallow quad with the new FCS quad fins. The board is definitely faster than the rest of his boards.

Will Filipe still be sliding the tail out tomorrow, or is he looking for the grip and drive of a 4-fin on the forecasted overhead walls?

Stay tuned.


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