Garmendia Surfboards - BULLET - 9’2” x 22 7/8 x 2 7/8 - Ref.GARMENBULLET9.2
Bullet x Garmendia Surfboards
· FEATURES ·
· Model: Bullet
· Size: 9’2” x 22 7/8 x 2 7/8
· Handshaped by Jon Garmendia from start to finish.
· Built in Urdaneta, Basque Country (Spain).
· Construction: PU (Polyurethane Foam + Polyester resin)
· Glassing: 6oz bottom + 6oz +8oz volan on deck
· Fin system: Single Box
· Finish: Tinted Resin / Sanded
· Foam: US Blanks
· Stringer: Redwood
· Fin not included!!
This longboard has fuller rails which makes it easier to ride. It is quite more forgiving. It is also a great option for girls and women or people than are less corpulent, heavy, or are new to surfing.
The recommended fins:
Garmendia Surfboards Pukas Surf Shop Quiver . Pic x Aitor Molina.
Speed and Maneuvarability 100% Hand-Shaped
The Bullet is a more versatile board than the Noserider. It will allow you to surf in all kinds of conditions, from beach-breaks to point-breaks.
The Bullet allows us to make tips, turn with ease and feel the trim. Speed and maneuverability would be the two adjectives that best describe it. A very smooth concave just below the nose that extends almost to the middle of the board with a light belly for the rest until almost to the end is the trick that Jon Garmendia adds to the mixture of this versatile board.
The glass in the Bullet is 6oz bottom + 6oz +8oz volan on deck.
The Bullet can be described as ‘the day to day board’ that looks for maneuverability thanks to the more backward center. It is lightened at the tip/nose so that it does not weigh down. It is more unstable than a norerider because it lacks surface area, but also more daring.
Garmendia tells us that he likes to play with the rails when riding this board. Having thinner and sharpers rails helps catching more powerful bigger wall waves. At five feet it is more maneuverable and playful, he tells us.
The bottom has more rocker in the nose and less in the tail . It has also more grip and some "kick tail" in order to nail the surfboard to the wave and be able to walk forward to the tip.
The nose has soft concave, to making pivoting and turning a little easier which the belly also helps with. This board helps you surf in a smooth, flowing style.
The recommended fin for this bullet is one with a wide base but with quite a rake and flex.
Jon Garmendia's creation process. 100% hand shaped. Pic x Aitor Molina
The Ride of the 🦋
Jon Garmendia did it again. The second time around winner of The Longboard Spanish Championship and winner of the expression session of the best shared wave with Alex Knost at Vans Duct Tape Invitational. This young surfer keeps quite some secrets under his belt that we are going to unraveled, starting by saying that he is not only a shaper, and a very good one at that, but much more indeed.
30is hours to finish a surfboard 100% hand shaped that demands care, attention to detail and solely two pair of hands that do the whole work from start to finish. Starting with the special selection of stringers, shaping, glassing, sanding … And yes, only a pair of hands: Jon Garmendia’s. The man, the brand, and the wings behind the butterfly.
You could think about what kind of relation could a butterfly and a surfboard have, and the answer has a name: Jon Garmendia.
This surfer from Zarautz, a little town in the Basque Country (Spain), is also a surfboard shaper, glasser and sander, that has just won for the second time around The Longboard Spanish Championship; winner in A Frouxeira de Valdoviño beach in A Coruña and in Salinas, Asturias riding one of his own longboard designs and creations. He was also the invited to take part in the expression session of The Duct Tape Invitational organized by Joel Tudor in Zarautz among 38 surfers and actually won it alongside Ale Knost for the best shared wave.
At he MexiLogFest (MXLF21), one of the musts in the longboard festivals arena, he got in the Top 16. Another victory for sure.
Not only that, he is a father of a beautiful baby girl and works part-time at the Spanish leader in furniture fittings manufacturing company as well. His hands are full right now with work at the company in the mornings and his passions: his family and, as he says, seeking happiness by shaping his own surfboards, longboards among them, and riding them.
So, afternoons would be the time when Jon puts the hat of Garmendia Surfboards and shapes his midlengths, twins, longs ..., while steals time during weekend mornings or dawns to surf himself, try his designs and keep improving shapes for those boards that fill, not only his demands, but also the ones that more and more want to ride one Garmendia Surfboard.
| Curiosity Lead to Longboards and More
Being passionate about singlefins, twinfins and longboards, he started to feel interested about classic shapes after falling in love with the lines they drew. That was it. Even though it started as a hobby, an endless curiosity about this particular classical shape made him be on a mission: to shape the longboard he was longing for him that could not find anywhere.
Created the Longboard he Couldn’t Find Anywhere
Jon Garmendia noseriding a Garmendia Surfboard. Pic by Xabier Beloki