Making the best of the small waves with the BD3

THe waves were small today around town, but Taro and I ended up getting some really fun waves on the trunkboards.  I might not have paddled out if we didnt have the 5`1 to try out but I was so glad that I did. I rode the 5`2 to start the session and let Taro try the 5`1 for the first time.

It had been a while since I rode the 5`2, but I was stoked that I did today. My new name for that board is the wave-magnet! It has a lot of float for me at 160 pounds, but it catches waves like funboard would for me.  Any little ripple that came through, I was on it, and it fit right were it needed to in two foot surf.

Half way through the session I switched to the 5`1 and got into a couple of really fun little lefts that came through. That board is magic for me! It just goes really well for me, and I never had to work too hard to put it in the right spot on the wave.  Its size allowed me to keep it in the pocket, and for me it is just the right medium between the amazing wave catching ability of the 5`2 and the high performance aspects of the 5`0.

Today i realized that you could easily have multiple trunkboards in your quiver.  My dream quiver would definitely have a 5`2 for those crummy days when you need that extra float just to ride the waves and have fun, and a smaller board like the 5`1 0r 5`0 when the waves pick up and you really want to put it on rail! Check back soon for more…

My dream quiver...

My dream quiver...

My good friend Taro from over at Naki

My good friend Taro from over at NakiSurf stoked after his first session on the new 5`1!

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5`1 Cole Aviso BD3

We have been logging some serious hours on the 5`1 Cole over the last few days and I have to say, the board is Amazing!  Christian had the board down at Lowers all day Saturday, and I had it at Uppers all day Sunday and Monday.  I had a couple great sessions on the board and let a bunch of my friends try it as well.  The boys were blown away by how fast the board was and how you could hook such tight turns right in the pocket.  It really is a joy to hop on the trunkboard after riding the same shortboard day after day and just approach the wave in a whole new way. The BD3 will fit where your  standard thruster can only dream of being! Check back soon for more…

THe 5`1 Cole BD3 made its debut down the trail this weekend...

THe 5`1 Cole BD3 made its debut down the trail this weekend...

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Cole checking out the first 5`1 Aviso BD3!

HEre are some shots of Cole checking out the first 5`1 Aviso this afternoon down at his shop in San Clemente…

Cole stoked on the finished product!

Cole stoked on the finished product!

How sick do those channels look!

How sick do those channels look!

5`1 Cole Aviso BD3 with five fin option... Amazing!

5`1 Cole Aviso BD3 with five fin option... Amazing!

The 5`1 feel like its going to be the perfect BD3 for me, I cant wait to try it out!!

The 5`1 feels like its going to be the perfect BD3 for me, I cant wait to try it out!!

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First 5`1 should be down tomorrow!!!

Check out these shots of the 5`1 Cole trunkboard tool and the very first board!  We should have the first one down in Southern California tomorrow….

Laying out the first board

Laying out the first board

The very first 5`1 Aviso BD3!

The very first 5`1 Aviso BD3!

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Ian Battrick blowing up in the Mags…

Ian Battrick has been blowing up in the mags lately from the UK to the good old US of A.  Ian is a great guy, and pretty much a true hellman from the shots I have been seeing of him lately.   Be it cold water slabs close to home, or warm water reef passes miles away, Ian is always on point and on his Aviso!

Check out part of this email he just sent over yesterday…

“Hope all is well there and you guys are scoring a few waves!!

Sat in my van, in the rain, poaching the internet from being parked outside some random Norweigans house….a month down now in driving around alot of coastline looking for waves! Had and found alot of fun spots…… a mate joined for one week of the month and the shots are just out, on the next emails pdfs…and the mag is just on  the shelf in  the uk this week.

Amped after seeing the new 5’5Newtoy!!! even more so as its a thruster, quad or twin!!
Cant wait to get one in the water!

Speak soon, and if you ever need anything just let me know, take care and all the best”
Ian

Oh my gosh, I thought I was getting barreled down south. Yeah Ian!!

Oh my gosh, I thought I was getting barreled down south. Yeah Ian!!

Batty going nuts!

Batty going nuts!

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Few more shots from my trip…

I was going through some of my pictures from down south and wanted to share a few more with you.  I am riding my trusty 5`5 Aviso RNF in all the shots below…

Looking a little flabby from all the cerveza and loving every minute of it!

Looking a little flabby from all the cerveza and loving every minute of it!

Tucking into a clean little one...

Tucking into a clean little one...

Behind the curtain far away from the Orange Curtain...

Behind the curtain far away from the Orange Curtain...

Crouching tiger, hidden dragon...

Crouching tiger, hidden dragon...

Taking full advantage of the shade

Taking full advantage of the shade

This was just one of the classic sessions. The only factor that determined your wave count was how many you were able to paddle into before you could`nt move...

This was just one of those classic sessions. The only factor that determined your wave count was how many you were able to paddle into...

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Sea Walk back in California

Christian just got back from Norway and should be here for the next few weeks before he is off to Japan at the end of the month!  We had a chance to hook up for a bit this afternoon and get some little waves down at the beachbreak. Christian was ripping on his 5`0 Cole Aviso BD3, and was making even the smallest wave look super fun! I am always amazed by his style and grace!!

I rode the 5`10 Cole Aviso Firefly and was blown away by how much speed I was able to get, even though the waves were hardly cooperating!  I was not expecting much from the little two foot peaks but the board worked really well so I ended up having a lot of fun. Here are a few pics, check back tomorrow for more…

Christian and I with our Cole Aviso`s after a quick surf down at the local beachie!

Christian and I with our Cole Aviso`s after a quick surf down at the local beachie!

Running up the stairway to heaven...

Running up the stairway to heaven...

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More pics of the 5`5 Aviso New Toy

Here are a few more shots of the brand new 5`5 Aviso New Toy designed by Doc…  

Taro over at NakiSurf opening up the first 5`5 New Toy!

Taro over at NakiSurf opening up the first 5`5 New Toy!

Checking out the first 5`5 in Aviso Tech!

Checking out the first 5`5 in Aviso Tech!

This board has the sickest concaves on the bottom...

This board has the sickest concaves on the bottom...

The nose is super sick as well, it blends a pointier shortboard nose with a wide fishy template.

The nose is super sick as well, it blends a pointier shortboard nose with a wide fishy template.

Its set up with five fin boxes, allowing you to ride it as a quad or thruster for ultimate versatility!

Its set up with five fin boxes, allowing you to ride it as a quad or thruster for ultimate versatility!

Number 1!

5`5 Doc Aviso #1

All new 5`5 New Toy with a double bump round tail and 5 fin option. The new must have model for summer `09!

All new 5`5 New Toy with a double bump round tail and 5 fin option. The new must have model for summer `09!

Yeah Taro, thanks for your help!!

Yeah Taro, thanks for your help!!

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