Clayton Surfboards' Havok surfboard was the first model made with Spine-TEK and epoxy technology.
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The Clayton Surfboards Havok surfboard was the first model made with Spine-TEK and epoxy technology. It is a slightly wider board, for a softer edge, with fuller edges that make turning easier.
Shapers Australia, who own the tech Spinetek, had a “funny composite […] lying around”, and they suggested that Clayton, who’d been experimenting with different constructions, give it a go. He was bored with standard PU construction, and found stringer-less EPS boards too wobbly. But when he tried one with this new composite running down the middle, he told us, “straight away it was one of the best boards I’ve had in years”.
Well that was the Havoc, and it’s the model on which the rest of the Clayton range is based. It’s an all-round high-performance shortboard, designed to go in a wide range of conditions and featuring a few key user-friendly tweaks.
Compared to his standard high-performance thruster there’s a bit more width in the plan shape, which should facilitate smoother rail turns; and the rails are fuller, more forgiving, allowing a slightly wider margin for error. The tail is wider, too, so that “when you push down you displace more water, and you get more drive”. (Nienaber is also a high-level surf coach, and a true technician.) Meanwhile he took an 1/8 of an inch off the tail rocker and 1/4 an inch off the nose rocker, partly to allow for the extra flex.
|Fins Configuration||3 FINS|
|Type of Tail||Square|
|Type of product||Shortboard|
|Fin System||Future o FCS ll|
|Delivery Time||3- 4 weeks|
|Construction||EPS Spine- Tek|
Behind Clayton Surfboards is Clayton Nienaber, one of the most prestigious shapers at the international level. Professional surfer and shaper, Clayton Surfboards is situated next to the beach in Durban, South Africa and offer diverse options for you surf needs. Clayton surfboards are pioneers in SPINE-TEK technology which offers better resistance and durability for more results in the flexibility of the surfboard. Extremely light epoxy boards which have great floatability while paddling.