Confessions of Love: Dilan Carestia.
Where better to start than my #1.
If I had to pick a fave child from the foam fam, this is her.
I’ve got a stack of boards I ordered from Todd @qcdboards since back in like 06/07ish, but this one is special.
I remember booking another trip to Samoa a few years ago and wanting something for DK that would suit the waves. I drove over to his workshop then on the Northern Beaches with a trunk full of different boards I had, and we went through and talked about how to blend the best bits.
She’s 42.25”, PP with 2x stringers, a slight extra rocker in the shorter nose but keeps width & volume under the front foot, thinned down core, full crescent, single concave & channels.
An absolute magic carpet.
At the time I’d been watching a lot of Dane Reynolds & Dion Agius surfing clips, & wanted a board that could do real turns while hold in a barrel & also experiment above the lip.
I’m lucky to have ridden this board around the world, and in fear of destroying her, I only try take her out when the waves are special, but have a few clones & variations on standby.
Very grateful for this little slab of finely crafted packing foam & the crazy memories attached to it. Kids, save your pennies & grow a quiver – somewhere out there is a board waiting for you to find it.
Ps- still a new move that I’ve never landed DK or known anyone else to that I only came close on 2 boards, this was one, got the move but blew the landing. Hopefully get it before me or the board falls apart, whichever comes first!