While the Nomad looks a lot like a Retro Cruiser - and it has similar
characteristics, like easy paddling and good all round performance
- this board is designed specifically as a traveller. It will perform
well in the widest range of conditions, from sloppy 2 foot mush
to 10 foot barrels - the Nomad will not let you down. It has a wide
tail and plenty of surface area to keep up momentum in small and
mushy waves with high performance concaves and a kick in the tail
that deliver quite awesome speed. The rails are chined which makes
them very forgiving; instilling confidence in less than perfect
conditions or in unfamiliar surf.
The board shown here is made from Carbon Fibre and Epoxy resin.
Although this is more expensive it gives the board much more strength
while keeping it very light weight. The reason for using this combination
is that snapping your board is the worst thing that can happen to
it on any surf trip. You can always fix a ding, but once you've
snapped a board that's usually the end of it. Of course we still
do the board in the full range of fibreglass combinations if you
The design and the materials used in the Nomad give you the best
chance possible of having fun wherever you find yourself. If you're
one of those people that likes to take off exploring new surf spots
and never quite know what conditions you're going to come up against,
this is the board for you. The Nomad is a great choice for anyone
hitting the road that doesn't want to be lugging around a quiver
of boards. Stick this one under your arm and go forth!
Recommended range of basic specs:
Length - 6'8" - 7'6"
Width - 20" - 21"
Thickness - 2 1/4" - 2 3/4"
Nose Shape - retro round
Tail Shape - round, rounded square
Bottom - single to double concave
Rocker - low - moderate