The general hybrid as we know it now is the blending of the fish surfboard and a high performance shortboard (HPSB). There are a lot of elements at play here, but the goal is to get a board that is easy to paddle, very stable and fast like a fish, yet with the maneuverability of a HPSB.
Stevenson is the man behind the brand of surfboards under the feet of some of the world’s best surfers. JS Industries’ current roster of team riders reads like an all-star cast: Joel Parkinson (2012 World Champion), Owen Wright (World No. 3 in 2011), and Ace Buchan (2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti Champ), just to name a few.
Originally invented back in the 1500s, longboards were the first type of surfboard to hit the ocean. Although the materials used in their construction have changed throughout the years, their basic design remains the same. Today, longboards are equally as popular as shortboards, offering surfers more options when it comes to this exhilarating sport.