If you have ever supplemented your Surfing with skateboarding or ever been a fan of land Surfing, there is no doubt, that you will have heard of Christian Hosoi. Christian was one of the biggest names in the sport in the late 80’s and early 90’s and continues to ride with amazing skills to this day. He was well known for his trademark Christ Airs and Rocket Airs and was always the one to go the highest on a half pipe, and at one time was the world record holder.
He is also remembered for his unique looking skateboard that was known as the Hammerhead and was a staple at any skatepark back in the day. The boards are still available today as a reissue but we are more interested in the Hammerhead Surfboard, that Christian has shaped in conjunction with the UNIV Work Shop in California.
The Surfboard is an exact copy of Christians Hammerhead skateboard just scaled up in size to 5′ 5″ and it looks to be one of the most awkwardly rideable boards we have ever seen. However the board functions perfectly well and the video below is proof of the board in action.
There are odd moments when it looks a little stiff in the turns but it picks up plenty of waves and is manoeuvrable enough to throw in a few tricks, tuck in the barrel and even bust an air. Take a look at the board during its construction and then being put through its paces by Benji Weatherly and Dylan Grave and let us know what you think. Are there any other old school skateboard shapes like the Zorlac Metallica or the Schmitt Stix Chainsaw you would like to see turned into a Surfboard?