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.
Experience the mystique of riding a single fin with none of the old school weirdness. Haydenshapes Cannon is a modernized single fin board that takes drops, allows tighter, arched turns and generates speed while enjoying a smooth, easy glide. … [Read more...]
Every surfer wants a one board quiver. Shapers have responded with a multitude of models designed to get you up to your feet and having a ball in most of the conditions we surf, most of the time. While there will always be tradeoffs when trying to … [Read more...]
Meshing elements of the über popular HS Hypto Krypto and Ando models, Creed McTaggart's signature model, the Haydenshapes Love Buzz, is an exciting, well balanced all around performance shortboard that blends a wider outline, curvy tail rocker and … [Read more...]
A fuller bodied high performance shape for bigger, better waves, the Haydenshapes Shred Sled feels fast and flows under foot whether you're surfing a punchy beach break or a nice, solid point. Get real surfboard reviews from a weekend … [Read more...]
All Rounder Showdown: the Lost v3 Rocket vs. Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto Juan asked: "Hi Benny, I am looking to purchase a new board. I have bought used on craigslist previous but looking for a new board. Which board would best fit me I am … [Read more...]
Dave asked: "Dave asked: Was looking at the Hypto Krypto and the Avg Joe. Summer beach break with small mushy waves, a longboard is fun but boring and my normal 5″11 is too thin for small mush. Any ideas or recommendations for a board for fun in this stuff … [Read more...]
Here is wave footage after wrapping up an epic SESSION riding the Haydenshapes Ando. I am smitten with the Haydenshapes Ando, especially in bigger, better waves. Join thousands who get the latest reviews, news and … [Read more...]