First released in 2003, the Evos have defined the modern, compact, wave board design.

The Evos' nature is to be smooth, fluid and most importantly, versatile in all wave riding conditions and for a wide range of users. Whether riding big waves or small onshore mush, the Evos are versatile. The Evo name has become synonymous with the ability to wave ride anywhere, anytime.

In 2010, the Evo benefitted from the multi-fin concept and the Adaptability concept. Both improve the Evos' ability to cover an incredibly wide range of conditions.

Freestyle-influenced riders like Philip Koster and Taty Frans specifically prefer the Evo for their ability to rip in all conditions, particularly in smaller waves, where the modern wave rider typically mixes up pure wave rides with freestyle moves off the wave face.

The Evo convert between twin fin and single fin mode.

  • The versatile wave board
  • Enjoys big sideshore conditions as much as it rips in small onshore conditions
  • The preferred choice for modern wave riders who also mix in freestyle-driven moves

Key features

  • Smooth, continuous rockerlines form the central spine of the bottom shape. New for 2012: the rockerlines have been refined to become more continuous, with a tail kick that accelerates and rises more strongly under your back foot.
  • New for 2012: the mono-concave in the tail has been replaced with a Vee shape, which improves the rail-to-rail response particularly for the back-foot rider. The Vee shape in the tail works in sync with the accelerating tail kick to improve the Evo's fluid and flowing feel, constantly allowing the board to accelerate as it carves. The Evo keeps a slightly forward-vee bias.
  • Two G10 twin fins by Drake are supplied, instead of the single fin like last year. This makes the default choice the twin-fin set up, leaving the single fin as optional.
  • Soft, rounded rails in the midsection and the nose for a smooth grip.
  • Heel bumpers.
  • Ultra-light Slot Boxes are used for twin-fin setup (plugs are also included with the board)
  • 8" US Box is used for single-fin setup (a plug is also included with the board)

"AS A TWIN FIN the board is radically responsive with a quick rail-to-rail sensation. Apply your rails and the board drives through a turn with exceptional acceleration, without a nervous jittery feel. It's very smooth and easy to ride. It turns on a dime off its rail, creating very snappy re-entries, with or without losing the tail as desired.

AS A SINGLE FIN, the board changes in feel with a classic drive-off-the-fin sensation. Upwind tracking is enhanced. Turning is driven more off the fin and the back foot as opposed to the twin-fin mode which has you turning more off the forward rail. It gives a very lively fun ride as a single fin."

Scott McKercher

Model
Evo 71
Evo 76
Evo 81
Evo 86
WoodCarbon Wood Volume Length Width Tail width Thickness Bottom shape (from tail to nose) Number of footstrap rows Fin Finbox Recommended fin range Recommend fin Recommended sail range Weight (Wood/Carbon) Weight (Wood) Weight (Technora)
o o 71 223 56 34.3 11 Flat Vee 1 2 x Twin 15 2 x Slot Box 13 + US 8" 19-23 Drake Natural Wave 210 3.0-5.0 6.02 6.3 7.1
o o 76 230 57.5 36 11.1 Flat Vee 1 2 x Twin 16 2 x Slot Box 13 + US 8" 20-24 Drake Natural Wave 220 3.5-5.5 6.2 6.39 7.3
o o 81 232 58 36.7 11.6 Flat Vee to Double Concave 1 2 x Twin 16 2 x Slot Box 13 + US 8" 21-25 Drake Natural Wave 220 4.0-6.0 6.43 6.64 7.5
o o 86 232 59.5 37.1 11.9 Flat Vee 1 2 x Twin 16 2 x Slot Box 13 + US 8" 22-26 Drake Natural Wave 230 4.5-6.5 6.57 6.87 TBC


  • Dany Bruch plays at home Dany Bruch plays at home
  • Philip Koster at the 2011 World Cup in Pozo Philip Koster at the 2011 World Cup in Pozo
  • The new 2012 Evo The new 2012 Evo
  • Philip Koester and his Evo IQ Philip Koester and his Evo IQ