C4 Waterman got in touch about the latest stand up paddle board to come out of Dave Parmenters "skunkworks" shaping room. This is for big wave stand up paddle surfing.
Robby, who works at boardworks, was the lucky customer for the colourful Bomborra in the photographs, as Todd Bradley said to him "You what it means when you have a board like this??? No more excuses not go go out when it gets really big.". Dave Parmenter tells us about the board :
A bombora is an outer reef, a far offshore cloud-break, on to which only the biggest swells rear up and detonate. To seasoned surfers these remote mysto waves offer the allure of challenge and freedom. This is the frontier, far from the teeming shore break scented with bubblegum and Roxy Girl perfume.
The Bombora Chaser is a gun for these offshore frontiers, and, as the saying goes for firearms, ‘you may never want it but if you should ever want it you will want it very badly.’ At 10’10”, this big-wave stand-up surfboard is carefully sized to allow the experienced SUP surfer to track and attack the winter beasts, without being so big and unwieldy that it locks up in a fast-rushing and wind-blown outer reef bomb.
With its time-tested North Shore outline curve and curvy bottom rocker, the C4 Waterman Bombora Chaser lets you seek the power—-not run from it. And for surfers looking for looser, tighter turns in their small wave paddle surfing, this model also does double-duty as a splendid high-performance SUP short board.
10’10” C4 Waterman Bombora Chaser
Nose: 15.35” Widepoint: 28.0” Tail: 16.0”
Max thickness: 3.85”
Fin Array: 2 X 1, convertible to single, 2-plus-1, or tri-fin.
In limited release through the C4 Waterman Skunkworks shop, constructed of hand-shaped EPS or polyurethane and glassed, respectively, with the finest epoxy and polyester resins.