ATHLETE PROFILE – Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes Portrait

Kathryn Taiwan


A lady with style and prowess both in the water and out. Along with her exceptional longboarding skills, Kathryn also produces some unbelievable artwork, especially on her surfboards. Using Posca as the medium, she has created some amazing artwork on some of our boards also (seen in the right image).

Lives: Caloundra, QLD

Rides: 9’0″ High performance square tail 2+1. Thin & light, big under nose concave and slight rocker (Teal Blue)

Recent Results:
2015 Taiwan Open of Surfing, 3rd, Women’s Open
2015 Australian Longboard Titles, 3rd, Women’s Open
2015 Queensland State Longboard Titles, 1st, Women’s Open,

All my life I have been hearing impaired (my left ear does not hear and still the right has a hearing aid). I have no water proof hearing aid either, which often interests people due to the significance between hearing and balance. This, however, does not affect my balance when surfing.

To find out more about this charming athlete and the rest of our team members check out


The Powerhouse Model

Nic Jones by Ian Borland

Powerhouse ModelPW SHAPING BOARD

The powerhouse is a new model developed between team rider Nic Jones and shaper Peter White from Classic Malibu. bringing together the best of high performance surfing with unbelievable noseriding capabilities.

The board retains quite a curvy rocker through the rails, however, the full length single channel running through the bottom of the board straightens the bottom line in comparison to the rail line. This allows the board to keep its manoeuvrability to a maximum while increasing speed through turns and trimming through slower sections. The channel runs from nose concave and blends into the double concaves just in front of the fins, 7mm in depth and 180mm in width. Despite its performance characteristics the board offers great tip time for riders who want the best of both worlds. Being glassed extremely light adds to its responsiveness.

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