This is a redwood fish made for a customer who is new to surfing and wanted a short board that was unique, durable and would grow with him as his skills progressed. We went with a mid length fish design with a wider, fuller, more stable template. I wanted it to be a fast board that required little effort, so he could be up and trimming soon, learning how to do turns, rather than learning how to get speed. I already got a report back that he's up a riding on it and stoked at how easy and well it surfs.