PHIL WARD 9'8 WING NOSE PERFORMER
Phil Ward Wing Nose Performer
9’8” x 23” x 3 1/8”
Down rail single fin wrapped in volan cloth with cedar offsets and a purple high density stringer.
An 18” nose with solid tear drop concave feeding an almost flat trim zone makes the wing nose naturally fast with plenty of control provided by a generous panel vee to the tail. This combination produces a generous sweet spot.
The Wingnose features a 70/30 rail profile and hard edges in the rear that yields bags of down-railed hold just when you need it - it’s designed to accelerate through turns. Expect exceptional levels of hold. It can easily be ridden in knee high point or beach break peelers, but it will come alive with a long wall in front of it in surf shoulder-high and above. Find a point and commit to a deeper than usual spot. It will find and hold a line. You’ll be surprised how deep you can sit in the lineup..
Sizes built: 9’4” to 10’2”
Wave range: Knee high to overhead
As a single fin:
Go an inch a foot. For this board, try a 9.5” Greenough 4C or similar, set up a loose shaka from the tail.