Hot Buttered Modern Drifta by Terry Fitzgerald, made in Australia. The major design challenge was created by the onset of thruster technology in early ‘80s. In a radical stab at the three-fin phenomena, Terry came up with a creation named Drifta: a single-fin-focused concave to deep double concave with smaller outriding fins and a fluted second wing. The small-wave Driftas – downsized to at least four inches shorter than the regular shortboards of the day – were crazily fun boards, alternately skating across flat and fat spots, but carving on edges, oddly reminiscent of the Fish shapes of an earlier time. The Drifta’s fun side does not compromise its higher performance levels, as team rider Nick Carroll proved by winning the Australian Title against twin-fin, single and thruster opposition of the time. A re-evolution for hot surfing happiness, the Drifta’s uncompromising design is capable of down the line speed and carving line breaks. Truly a board for transitions: singles to tri-fins, speed to modern performance surfing.
In good condition with the usual heel and knee marks on the deck, a few light bump depressions on the bottom with a few old school repairs around her (see photos). Great board for beginners to advanced surfers.
6ft2″ x 20¾” x 2⅞”
Sold 7 April 2019