5' 06" x 19 3/4" x 2 9/16" - 32.2 L
Ability: Beginner - Expert
Bottom Contours: Quad Inside Single Concave
Ideal Wave Size: 2-8ft
The Evo is the pinnacle of Daniel Thomson’s Modern Planing Hull designs, shaped into accessible dimensions and fit for surfers from beginner to advanced.
It was this shape in 2014 that began Daniel’s path towards refining his Quad Inside Single Concave – a design principle that has since pollinated across every shape he designs, while the Evo continues to maintain its position as one of the most easy to surf shapes on earth.
This model was first released in LFT in 2014. And there it stayed until this year when we made it available in Timbertek for the first time. We’ve since learned that the Timbertek version is often a favorite among many who prefer quick thrust towards the shoulder and big hacks on rail, while the LFT version has been favored by those with a more up and down approach in the pocket and in the lip.
Today we’re excited to release what we believe is the best version of the Evo yet. This shape is now built in Helium – so light it shocks you and so responsive it talks to you. And most importantly, combining the best of both Timbertek and LFT.
The Helium Rail, built using a combination of Paulownia and Balsa wood creates the same on-rail sensations as the TImbertek Evo, while the Helium deckskin and incredibly light foam core bring this shape to a weight measurement even lower than its LFT cousin.
- The same expanded lifespan beyond traditional materials that many expect from FST, in addition to the gentle compression beneath your feet that others love about LFT. We used the lightest foam we have to make Helium, combined with a brand new rail crafted from both balsa wood and paulownia wood. It’s all wrapped in a brand new deckskin material we’re introducing for the first time.