Surfboard Design Based On "Cymatics" The Study of How Sound Waves Move Physical Objects

Surfboard Design Based On "Cymatics" The Study of How Sound Waves Move Physical Objects

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Surfboard Design Based On "Cymatics" The Study of How Sound Waves Move Physical Objects

Pretty far out conversation between world champion surfer Kelly Slater and surfboard shaping wunderkind Daniel Thomson.  Kelly visited Daniel’s  shaping bay in Currumbin, Australia to discuss the finer points of “The Cymatic” a board named after Cymatics (the study of how sound waves can move physical objects). Funky angle to come at making a surfboard, pretty esoteric subject matter but if you just sit back and listen it’s quite interesting and might inspire you to come at an old problem with a fresh perspective:

“The Cymatic is the natural hybrid of the Scifi and Omni models, continuing Tomos evolution of minimalistic highly engineered modern planning hull designs. Featuring a slightly more pulled in double bat tail, deeper quad inside single concave and increased rocker relative to the scifi, the Cymatic is an Avant Garde’  Ultra high performance Machine. Wave range 1-6ft.”

Now that you know the inspiration, here’s a vid of Kelly ripping it:

DANIEL THOMSON

  • Age: 33
  • Residence: San Diego California / Lennox Head Australia.
  • Inspiration: PI
  • Favorite TOMO Model: EVO

Tomo is a dedicated and inspired free surfer and surfboard designer, At 33 years old he is already being touted as a design guru with the arrival of his ultra modern Performance planning concepts.

Backed up by high level of surfing ability and mentoring from some of the sports most legendary surfers and designers Tomo appears to have developed a ‘sixth sense” for developing some of the most radical and unique performance surfboards we have seen in years.

 

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