Hess Surfboards

sam

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Nov 16, 2020
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SF
I had a composite construction 7’4 Hess Quad fish. Cool board, bottom was glassed really lightly and pressured easily. Sweet spot was off the tail, which was weird for that length. I walk by his woodshop all the time. I think one of his full wood construction boards would be epic especially a glider.
 

Patrick Riley

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May 15, 2018
447
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Jacksonville Beach
Figured it would be appropriate to post a heads up here. There are two Hess boards in great condition on my instagram boardswap page. A new 7'10 Hess - Easy Lover (full wood construction) and a 6'4 roundtail 5 fin Balboa (custom shape.) both are in perfect condition and at discounted prices.
 

WavyG

New Member
Nov 1, 2017
4
10
Taghazout
Getting pretty close to pulling the trigger on a board from Danny Hess, specifically an 11' glider in full wood. Any one have experience? I've admired the aesthetics of his boards for years but never had the chance to ride one. I remember a few of his shorter shapes changing hands here, but never heard any real feedback, especially regarding his longer shapes.
I think you will love the board. I have an 11' Pequad from him,
Amazing board feel. I consider it is a "high performance eagle" because of its thinner outlines and pulled in nose and tail,
They are very fast and responsive. Definitely not a heavy board for being 11'.
 

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Flip756

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Mar 4, 2016
385
510
USA North Carolina
Board is here. Craftsmanship is impeccable. It’s lighter than I expected, queue the flat spell.
 

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Flip756

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385
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USA North Carolina
I just went back and re read the order email and my earlier posts. Originally he said 19 lbs, after picking it up and then a 20 lb weight, I'd say in the low 20-22 range.
 




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