ALT - HANK DUDE
Our Hank Dude model is our take on the modern-day mid-length. And no, you don?t need a moustache, Lycra leggings, or an unbuttoned shirt to surf in when jumping onto one of these beauties!
Designed to bridge the gap between shortboards and longboards, the mid-length gives you all the paddle power you need and a new appreciation for drawing classic lines on open faces. Available in three standard mid-length sizes, 6?10 (40.9 liters), 7?2 (43.2 liters) and 7?4 (44.6 liters) it?s really just a case of picking your mark and getting your groove on!
The board features the classic rounded pin tail, beautifully shaped rails and is nice and rigid thanks to the laminated epoxy core. The board comes with a plastic single fin, and you can set up with a pair of side bite fins too so you can ride as a 2 + 1. And don?t forget to get your back foot over the fin to get this baby turning!
Fin Box: Single fin with trailers (2+1), One Tab
Fins: Plastic Fin supplied
Construction: EPS Core, Carbon Fibre Stringer, Slick bottom
? Fiberglass Core Design
? Quick Response
6,10 x 20 3/4" 2 5/8" - 40.9 Liters
7'2 x 20 3/4" 2 5/8" - 43.2 Liters
7'4 x 20 3/4" x 2 5/8" - 44.6 Liters
IXPE| EVA top deck pad
RYD Softboards come with a soft IXPE or EVA full top deck pad. These pads have been designed with not just comfort in mind but also grip and safety.
Each RYD softboard comes standard with a leash plug, much like a fibreglass or epoxy board so that you can attached a leash to it and hit the waves in safety.
Action Camera Mount
We install a custom FCS compatible plug on all our softboards. This plug is compatible with all generations of fittings for GoPro cameras.
Double| Triple Stringer
Our True and Layback Softboards have double or triple stringers depending on the size of the board. 8 and 9? boards have triple stringers to ensure strength and durability.
Close Cell EPS
We use high grade EPS foam core with all our boards. These cores are 100% closed cell which means that they have a high level of water repellent properties.
Easy Carry Handle
Our ergonomically designed handle makes it easier to carry your board to and from the water. With its grooved design, your hand will grip the board to allow minimal fatigue while getting to the water?s edge. Great for groms and those with shorter arms who cannot fit boards under their arms.
Be aware not to leave your gear baking in the sun for lengthy periods of time, whether direct or in a closed vehicle. The heat and UV rays will destroy everything over time. Your board (like your skin) will last longer and perform better with protection.
All RYD Soft Boards are guaranteed for 6 months against any defects in materials and workmanship. This does not include damage due to abuse or natural wear and tear. To make a claim, return product and sales receipt to the place of purchase.
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Welcome to the RYD brand. We love surfing. But that’s a pretty broad statement. We love the act of surfing as much as what it brings to the world – that feeling of stoke that’s really hard to describe to those who don’t get it. We never underestimate the fun factor either, so we spend a lot of time chasing after it.
But it’s not all about us, we love to share that feeling, pass it on, and spread the good vibes around.
We know that from time-to-time surfing can get a little cynical and competitive, and we’re not talking contests, we think those are cool! It’s more the hustling in the line-up for the best waves, claiming how good the waves were yesterday (or just before you arrived), how someone did a better turn or caught more waves than you. And don’t even get us started on rambling on about the good old days!
Rather, you’ll hear us say things like, ‘may the waves be good where you are.’ It’s the core philosophy of all things RYD. We’re about sharing the stoke that surfing brings, whether you’re a newbie or a pro.
We’ve realised that inspiring others to have fun in and around ocean is the thing that gets us out of bed in the morning. And our message is centred on sharing that sentiment from the beginner to the professional on the world tour.
And we’ve got some amazing surfers that call RYD home. From WSL Championship Tour Surfer, Caio Ibelli to World Longboard Champions, Rachael Tilly and Stevie Sawyer to Phillipa Anderson, QS charger and surf school owner — to the local groms, the ladysliders and the up-and-coming chargers. All united, our tribe starts to feel exactly how we like it — a complete family.
We were born in Cape Town in 2014, but our good vibes have spread all over the world with roots now in Australia, the USA, New Zealand and Europe.
Our founders have over two decades experience in the action sports accessories industry. Making great gear is what they do. While our product is highly technical and premium in quality (we feel like that’s a given in this day and age) — we like looking at this space with a fresh point of view — one that’s all inclusive, participation based and focussed on progressing our tribe through their surfing journey... and creating fun, lasting memories along the way. Simple really.