Greetings, Shredderz! Like the rest of the internet, I have lately been blown away by the surfing of Longboard tour commissioner Devon Howard. While Howard is obviously a skilled longboarder, I have really enjoyed watching his silky smooth stylings on some mid-length eggs. Howard collaborated with Channel Islands to develop the new CI Mid model, and he’s been absolutely ripping on the thing. Previously, Howard helped design the Howard Special Mini for Donald Takayama’s surfboard label.
The clip above might be one of my favorite mini edits. Yes, it’s a little insane to say that, considering it’s only thirty seconds of footage. But my goodness: that flow, that style, the way he can switch between looking utterly relaxed and searing cutbacks…to me, surfing simply doesn’t get any better.
I’m guessing the first three videos in this post feature Howard surfing various versions of the CI Mid. In the clip above, Howard can be seen surfing a Tyler Hatzikian shape. This edit is from 2015, which seems to pre-date the current craze around mid-length eggs by a bit. It’s worth mentioning that Howard’s work with Takayama on various eggs goes back even further. Wish there was more info on the Tyler he’s riding!
Featured photo by Grant Ellis and via Birdwell Beach Britches