SIMON ANDERSON SURFBOARDS – NOMAD
The Nomad is my version of a round nose small wave Quad option 5 fin system board.
The tail is a wide square tail and in combo with the area round nose gives the outline a fairly straight look
which allows the Nomad to surprisingly surf up a bit.
Normally you would expect a board like this to be best in 1 to 2 feet surf but it does surf up to 4 feet and still hold
in well particularly when surfed as a thruster. The bottom is low nose entry rocker to medium rocker thru the tail with a
deep single to double concave ending in vee right at the square tail. The vee helps get the wide board from rail to rail and assists with
control when set up as a Quad. Surf the Nomad 5 inches shorter than your regular board and 3/4 to 1 inch wider, thickness should be the same
or a 1/16 thinner for high level surfers. The rail is a low soft performance rail combining with the thinnish nose and tail distribution.
This is not a chunky fat fish and you don’t need a thick nose on a round nose plan shape board so the thinner feel all over enhances the
performance factor. I like the feel of a very short fish style board with the round nose wide tail allowing you to surf more centred on the board.
Rocking from the front foot to the back foot to initiate turns with just a subtle shift of weight rather than the need to shuffle you feet back
and forward. This also works well as a platform for landing airs.