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Tokyo Daily Rider


January 21, 2013 | Words By:

Tokyo Surfboards have been working closely with current English longboard champion Ben Haworth on a number of exciting new surfboard models. Have a gander at this demo on a grey old Devon day.


The boys at Tokyo are proud to bring you the 9’2″ Daily Rider model, which has been designed for all abilities, from beginner to pro, for any condition surf, from 1ft to 6ft and above. If you’re looking for a one board quiver, then look no further. This is the Daily Rider. Video filmed by Pete Hill.

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  1. looks great but slow on the turns and cutbacks…maybe it's the fins being used or tail rocker.

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