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thomas-meyerhoffer-by-chris-stevens At the Noosa Festival of Surfing the other week I was lucky to catch some time with Thomas Meyerhoffer, who some of you may know as the inventor of the Peanut, a radical new board that pretty much defies categorisation.

Check out the full feature here – Peanuts.

Those of you who aren’t familiar with the board might be interested to see it in action, has anyone out there already given it a go? What do you think?

 

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  • Jameson

    i tried the 8 feet a coupla times last summer and not only it looks horrible (at least to me) but I didn’t like the way it surfed at all…

  • Matt Martin

    I’ve had the pleasure of surfing all of the sizes in Merhoffer range and more recently at Noosa I got to try the new 9’1″ Comp model. If I had to sum them up in a word, I’d say refreshing.
    No other board feels like the Meyerhoffers. I’ve travelled all over Australia and surfed them in fat reefs, hollow sand points, very hollow reefs and your average beachbreak and there’s few surfboards that can cover that broad a spectrum comfortable and enjoyably and not feel like you’re missing something.
    I spend most of my time on the 9’2″ . All of the restrictions I feel with Longboards in general-dissapear, but I still got the benefits such as the ease of paddle, ease of entry and the glide through dead spots, so you can maximise the length of the wave.
    The design removes any lag time in turns and you be more proactive. You don’t have to look down the line as uch and plan your wave as they enable you to create speed more easily so you can be more aggressive with your surfing.i.e -if a section is about to shut down-you pump your board for speed and float over it or drive around it to the next section. It’s great. I feel like I’m surfing better on these boards than others. Surfing’s about having fun and improving where you can and these designs have nailed it for sure.

  • Jameson

    Maybe it’s because i’d rather ride a real log when i want to longboard and a real shortboard when i want to surf in a more high performance way? Call me silly, but that’s me!

  • Mattias

    Horses fo rcourses, I say. I have the 9’2 which I use predominantly in 1-3 foot onshore mush. Perfect! Fast, easy to paddle and loose. My wife has the 8’0 and I can get going on that almost as early and it turns like a 6-footer!
    I’d love to try the Meyerhoffer 2