The Arc-Swallowtail (ASQ) finds its roots from a variety of sources: the template from George Greenough’s Velo spoon bisected by the deep swallowtail of the Mirandon family’s Twin Pin, spiral vee concave via the Campbell Brother’s Bonzer venturi bottoms, and quad fin placement voodoo from Rich Pavel’s Speed-Dialer.
Removing surface area from the tail provides release through turns while allowing each tail element to flex for dynamic “variable rocker.” These boards become more responsive in hollower surf, where the deep swallowtails store and release energy in the same way good fin foils flex and twist. Access to speed becomes easy and immediate, and surfing them as short as possible reduces swing weight for faster response off the top.
Surfboards are only available for in-store pick up. Surfboard shipping is not available domestically or internationally. However, we can transfer the board between San Francisco, Silverlake, and Venice Locations for $50.