Shayne McIntyre on a Surfari in West Africa.
Photo from transsurf.co.uk depicting the DWART’s slight rocker and forward wide point.
Close up of a DWART tail.
Additionally, it’s got a very slight rocker overall, which gives it a ton of planing efficiency. This means two things: 1. it paddles very well, and 2. it shoots down the line creating its own speed.
As for other significant design elements, it’s got a Double Winged And Rounded Tail (its namesake.) This really adds a lot of performance functionality to a board that’s otherwise built for straight up, down the line speed. The surface area of the tail is minimized without interrupting the rail outline, which allows you to drop into bigger waves and throw smooth backfooted turns.
Another shot of Shayne McIntyre on the DWART.
All in all, the DWART, at its best, is as versatile, fun, and as fast as any surfboard you’re likely to ever see in the water. It can reel through barreling overhead waves and it can grovel the crappiest mush… But it’s not for everybody.
It’s got two potential dealbreakers worth considering:
2. It’s very, very easy to over fin this board- and without a dialed setup, it basically goes like a turd.
These concerns aside, it’s seriously a great shape.
Check it out, the DWART from Rusty.