With two of the world’s most progressive free surfers riding and providing feedback on his boards – Craig Anderson and Creed McTaggart – iconic founder/owner of Haydenshapes Surfboards, Hayden Cox, is free to focus on building performance craft for all around performance and everyday free surfing.
A cerebral gentleman when talking through the science behind his shapes, Hayden is able to strike a careful balance between science and art in surfboard design, trusting his instincts on key design decisions.
Importantly, Hayden does not follow the trends of the industry, he creates them. When the Hypto Krypto was released, the design was unique. As popularity has exploded for the model, other manufacturers have attempted to clone the design.
The user friendly Haydenshapes Cannon single fin - a modernised take on an old school single fin design - has allowed legions of surfers to feel that single fin feeling without departing completely from a more progressive, modern surfing style. And the cult classic Haydenshapes Psychedelic Germ still performs like nothing else in smaller surfer. Lest we forget the two über fun small wave models, the Haydenshapes Merlot (skatey punter) and Creed McTaggart's signature Haydenshapes Love Buzz, which is one of the most dynamic small wave performance hybrids on the market.
With two SIMA 'Surfboard of the Year' titles for the ubiquitous Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto model, Hayden has clearly established himself as a major player in the surfboard manufacturing industry.
Craig Anderson's new signature small wave performance shortboard, this is the Haydenshapes White Noiz Surfboard Review! - - It reminds me a little bit of the Haydenshapes Ando at first glance but the White Noiz has subtle design changes to boost it's small … [Read more...]
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The Haydenshapes Merlot is a fast, loose little summer performer for airs and tight pocket surfing...especially if you're Craig Anderson, which you're not...but you can always try on the HS Merlot! The wine glass inspired Haydenshapes … [Read more...]
The Hypto Krypto has become an icon, much like the creator himself. This is Hayden Cox, giving us the low down on why the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto is still his favourite board. Become a more informed surfer. Subscribe … [Read more...]
The wine glass inspired punt machine and the third board in Hayden Cox's 'go to' quiver, the Haydenshapes Merlot is an explosive, skatey small wave option and a must have utility board for Hayden around Los Angeles and Sydney. Want the … [Read more...]
In the first part of the series, Hayden Cox of Haydenshapes Surfboards talked us through his performance board of choice, the Haydenshapes Ando. In part two, we talk the long awaited Love Buzz, a performance small wave wonder and Creed McTaggart's … [Read more...]
Hayden Cox, founder & owner of Haydenshapes Surfboards, has a fresh, unique approach to his surfboard designs and his business. Carefully balancing art and science to create powerful, different surfboard designs, he has taken the surfboard … [Read more...]