B-Dawg by Wayne Rich
I love the Fish concept: tons of speed, easy to paddle and catch waves. But like ALL board designs, there are limitations. There simply is no perfect board. There are magic boards, but no perfect board. Which is why we love surfboards. They all behave a little different.
I was looking for a ‘go to’ craft that would offer me instant speed without the speed spinout I sometimes experience with wider, super fast multi-fin boards. I wanted to bury the rail in full flight wrapping into a massive roundhouses. I wasn’t looking for the spinout…errrr…spontaneous combustion on the shoulder that I sometimes experience with some fish designs.
Enter the B-Dawg by Wayne Rich. It has all the good stuff: a wide template, plenty of planning area, stability and ease of paddle. But it also has a little magic. Wayne thinned out the the tail block from the deck down, creating a transom (see pic). The transom makes for knifey tail. The B-Dawg likes the hollow pocket of a wave. It settles into the cylinder nicely. My B-Dawgs (yes, I have two) are a smidgen thinner than my other boards and therefore like a speedy wave. My Suggestion: order two, and get one a bit fuller in the chest area. you Will be stoked. Most importantly, the B-Dawg can be buried at full flight with confidence. At 50+ years, I need all the confidence I can get.
My specs: 6’ feet, 175 lbs.
My B-Dawgs 5’ 10” X 2 5/8” ; Works best in speedy quick surf ; 2’-5’ .