The Moe mid-length is going to have a wide appeal amongst surfers of all abilities and preferences. Guys and girls....
The Moe mid-length is going to have a wide appeal amongst surfers of all abilities and preferences. Guys and girls who normally ride shortboards looking for a crowd-beating ride for weaker summer waves are going to love the versatility and manoeuvrability of the Moe and will certainly enjoy the ease with which they'll massively increase their wave count. If, like me, you're getting older and need a little help with some extra float and paddle speed the Moe is definitely going to reignite your stoke without having to commit to a full size longboard or perish the thought surrender to the paddle board! The Moe is also a great option for the longboarder who fancies (for whatever reason) riding something a little shorter and testing their shorter-board riding skills.
When Harley got together with his shaper Billy Tolhurst to design the Moe, they set about creating an easy riding mid-length which would paddle easily and be a forgiving board for the beginner but at the same time deliver some performance (and heaps of fun) for the more experienced rider.
Whatever you do don't confuse the Moe with a mini-mal, there is a hell of a lot going on in this genius little board besides the cutting edge tech and looks to die for. The bottom is relatively flat with a double concave between the feet which is a great combination for executing carving turns on a wider surfboard. The board carries plenty of volume but the rails have been cleverly blended from neutral to round with a tucked edge at the fins and low and sharper behind the fins for harder turns and better control. The Moe's rocker is pretty even, not too flat with just enough lift at the tail to keep things loose and a slight flip in the nose for a better fit in slightly steeper waves.
With 2 World Longboard titles under his belt, Harley is known for his shortboard style attack alongside a smooth and traditional longboard repertoire.
The Moe is constructed using 'Thunderbolt Red' a 100% hand layup Xeon Fibreglass Lamination which delivers a competition weight and flex surfboard. Thunderbolt Red uses a Fused Cell EPS Foam Blank which incorporates a Carbon Fibre Multi-Component Flex Control System which replaces a traditional wooden stringer which along with the Xeon Fibreglass lamination delivers a familiar flex which will remain for the extended lifespan of these durable boards. Thunderbolt Red uses a 6 + 4oz fibreglass deck lamination with 6 + 2oz on the bottom. The Fused Cell EPS Foam Blank is wrapped in a Core Shield PVC Shell which affords flexible protection to the EPS core.
These boards are 100% hand layups and finished to the very highest standard, and it's worth remembering that the board you buy from us is exactly the same as Harley is riding!