The Merlin has one of our wider outlines, and this extended surface area enhances paddling, wave catching ability, and wave riding stability. The nose is wide enough to be called a nose rider and the pintail gives that great smoothness to the turn, with a fluid cutback like no other tail. The bottom of the nose has a soft concave and the tail has a slight “V” with soft tunnels next to it. The rails are rather unique, with the front 2/3 being traditional 50/50 rails that transition into downturned rails at the tail. The Merlin finds the slot when nose riding and has the positive feel of a contemporary board when turning. Another design from the gifted mind of Tim Stamps, this board is pure magic, so we named it Merlin after the most famous wizard of them all.
This one works great with an “E Series” fin.