Don’t sit there in front of that thing all day dude, you’re brain’s going to melt from watching too much
fake reality… go outside, get in the ocean, and enjoy the day!
The TV-Melt was inspired by a picture in a book, yes, that’s what I said. I had been playing with the idea
of mini Simmons type design with more of a modern outline, and then while looking through a
favorite surfboard book I found a picture that said, 5″7″ Haden. The board pictured was a single fin knee
board shaped by an Australian named Haden Kenny in the style of George Greenough’s 60’s spoons and
fitted with a high aspect ratio fin.
That was all well and good, but it was the outline that got my attention, so using the picture as a
reference, I modeled this outline after it. My version isn’t a spoon like the board I was referring to… but I
have to give credit where credit is due and the inspiration resulted in what I call the TV-Melt. It’s a retro
design with a rolled entry like the mini Simmons, but I ran a slight double barreled concave from center
and off the tail through a panel vee, instead of the “Simmons” style concave. I also designed a special
keel template with less area in the tip, and toed them in a touch more than on my other retro designs
for added maneuverability.
Order your TV-Melt in your normal retro fish measurements, or refer to me for suggested dimensions
suited to your size and ability. Available as a twin keel, quad, 2+1, or 4+1, in Futures, FCS, or with glass
on fins. Custom high aspect ratio single fins available upon request.
Leave a $200 deposit right now, and lets get started!
Length: 5’4″- 6’0″
Width: 18 ½” – 20 ¾'”
Thickness: 2 ¼”- 2 ¾'”
Custom color starting from $40.00 and up.
Tore Surfboards Hawaii
Phone: (808) 638-0124