The Hammer was originally inspired by an early 90’s board that Luke Short had laying around the back of his factory in Yamba.
Shaping one up for Noa as a bit of a novelty, Luke drew a slightly more contemporary version, adding a touch of nose area together with a smoother entry rocker.
"It was during his first surf on the board that Noa’s friend and filmer, Mikey Mallalieu sent us a screen grab of one of the most vicious turns we had ever seen. A Hammer. We soon realised this was no novelty board and suited Noa's power surfing, especially in conditions that have plenty of push."
After getting back from Hawaii early 2020, Noa kept working on refining the model with Luke, and surprisingly found himself riding The Hammer model during most surfs.