Over the last few months, in the Caribbean and Cornwall, I have been working closely with legendary Swedish-Californian designer and surfboard shaper Thomas Meyerhoffer and close Bajan friend Zed Layson testing a new range of Meyerhoffer surfboards. They ride like a dream and are the most exciting surfboards I’ve ever handled. The innovative outlines, bottom shapes and tail designs strip surfboards right down to a radical functionality. This creates a wonderful aesthetic (the ethos of elegant minimalism, but pure functionality, evident in a Mac product) and a forward-thinking surfing experience that has taken me to parts of the waves I’ve never been, in ways I’ve only imaged before now. The future is bright with these beauties, and we are in the final stages of testing prototypes for the 2013 range.