thomas meyerhoffer: changing the shape of modern surfing
jul 14, 2009
thomas meyerhoffer: changing the shape of modern surfing


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since 2004 thomas meyerhoffer has been developing a new kind of surfboard which is now considered by some as the most radical leap in surfboard design in the last 50 years. the ‘meyerhoffer’ board is shaped like an hourglass to emphasize noseriding and tailriding for recreational surfers. it is supposed to be a longboard that rides like quicker more manoeuvrable shortboard.

 

 

 

thomas meyerhoffer describes his design:

 

 

 

the ‘meyerhoffer’ was launched globally in may 2009 you can read more about the design in this new york times article and over at global surf industries.

thomas meyerhoffer is a swedish designer now based in california. he has developed pieces for companies such as apple, cappellini, porsche, and sony ericsson among others. more information can be found on his website.

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