Surfboard of the Week: The Camel Toe from Cory Surfboards

Posted: Jul 25,2013 Written by 


The Camel Toe gettin' wet. Video: Jakob Flynn

July 24th, 2013 - The Camel Toe from Cory Surfboards is something of a concept shape. Its unconventional looks may deter a few superficial surfers, but its performance is sure to intrigue anyone who gets stoked thinking about cutting some spray off the top of the lip.

The most noticeable feature of the Camel Toe is its inverted rail line. The shape's widest point is just around the hip, and then it pinches in dramatically before quickly expanding out again (and then narrowing yet again into the tail.) This design is meant to maintain the benefits of a wide shape (ie: massive planing speed) while minimizing the drawbacks (ie: that stiff boaty feeling) and while displacing water for a more dynamic flow through the rails. 

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Outline view of The Camel Toe. Photo: Cory Surfboards

The top and bottom of this surfboard couldn't be much more different. The front portion of the Camel Toe is set up kind of like a modern fish. A high volume nose with a low rocker and a deep concave under the front foot to give a lot of lift, harness energy from the wave, and draw extremely fast horizontal lines when surfing off your lead foot.

Below the pinched-in side cut though, there's less volume packed into this shape. The tail is narrower with an exaggerated rocker,  enhanced by a deep concave that comes up suddenly and then vanishes just as fast- all within the last 10 or so inches of the board. These features are paired with a slightly unique fin placement (the Camel Toe is designed to be a thruster) to complement the board's unique design. The combination of these tail elements give the Camel Toe remarkably snappy turns that go very vertical without much effort.

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Good view of the heavy bottom concaves on the CT. Photo: Cory Surfboards.

What this boils down to is a surfboard that's designed to be rocked progressively and sharply with a lot of front to back foot surfing. You bury your weight into your front foot to hit warp speed- and then throw a fast, slamming, stomping style hack hard off your tail pad. (Then repeat as many times as possible as rapidly as possible.)

The Camel Toe is meant to be surfed like any other high performance small wave board. A lot of frothy, quick turns and tight arcs. It's super pivoty and fast, and excels in small to medium waves. It also strongly favors progressive surfing, so old schoolers who draw long wide lines might find this board a bit hard to "slow glide."

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Funky couple of shots of the rails on the Camel Toe. Photo: Cory Surfboards.

 

Great shape for anyone looking to cram as many hard hacks as possible into a single wave. 
Show off your Camel Toe at the beach this summer. From Cory Surfboards. Yew!