The Sure Thing is designed to give you a great blend of Performance and Fun all wrapped up in a full-figured, yet streamlined board that will glide through the weakest surf and still feel snappy and crisp in good surf.
It has a wide, full outline with a subtle double-bump squash reminiscent of a mid 80's shortboard. The nose is full, but not overly so, giving the advantage of lift and drive, while still keeping plenty of curve in the outline. The rocker matches the outline, medium/low all the way through and the bottom has plenty of single concave (more lift and easy speed) running into a gentle Vee off the tail. We put a pair of "Gas Pedal" channels in between the fins in the last 9'' of the tail to add projection and drive while keeping the turning radius tight and easy.
The board has a bit of extra foam under the chest, but we made sure to keep the rail thickness moderate for sensitivity and quick reaction time. The Sure Thing crosses the line between Performance and Fun and actually inspired our new board category "Funformance"- for surfers who want to push their surfing, but also like a little extra to help them out when the surf sucks. This board will not let you down in smaller, weaker waves, but is also super fun on the good days, in good surf too.
Depending on your surfing ability I suggest you ride it 3-5 inches under your "good'' wave shortboard, and about 5/8'' to 3/4'' wider, and 1/16'' to 1/8'' thicker and with about 1-2 liters more volume.