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Wavestorm riders continue to inspire us day after day. From the groms learning to ride their first wave to the professional surfers enjoying a carefree surf session, we have seen Wavestorm grow. It’s now one of the most well-known surf brands in the world. This popularity is all thanks to our riders who share the stoke of surfing and SUPing every day in the water, online and beyond!
DEREK HAMA WAVESTORM SPOTLIGHT
Q: How long have you been surfing?
A: I have been surfing for 20 years and standup paddle surfing for 3 years
Q: Where do you live?
A: Kapolei, Hawaii
Q: What are your surf spots?
A: Surf spots are Ala Moana Courts in the summer, Laniakea, Alii, Ehukai beach park in the winter, also secret spot on the south west side of the island of Oahu.
Q: What inspired your modifications?
A: The Taquito only came with the single fin setup which was fun to ride, but I was curious to know what would the boundaries be if we converted it with some quad fin setup. Most of my boards are equipped with the four fins, so I looked around to see how I would be able to make the transition.
Q: What modifications did you make?
A: I grabbed 2 fins off of a 5′-8″ Sushi board for the front, and took 2 fins off of a BZ soft top for the rear. I got some fin knowledge from a master shaper, Jimmy Lewis, from Paia, Maui. Then, I took those measurements and started installing the quad fins. Everything looked super on point and I had the feeling like it was gonna work!
Q: How have these modifications affected your surfing?
A: The quad setup has enabled the board to go a lot faster down the line. It also still allows it to make quick pivot turns in the pocket as well as on the lip. It’s capable of bringing the board all the way around for a solid roundhouse cutback. With the new setup I can accelerate in front of the wave or keep it the speed of the wave!
-FROM THE WAVESTORM SITE.