Wavestorm Spotlight

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Wavestorm riders continue to inspire us day after day. From the groms learning to ride their first wave to the professional surfers enjoying a carefree surf session, we have seen Wavestorm grow into one of the most well-known surf brands in the world. This popularity is all thanks to our riders who share the stoke of surfing and SUPing every day in the water, online and beyond! We thank every one for sharing the stoke of going out, getting up and “wavestorming.”  Have an inspiring Wavestorm story? Share with us at wavestorm.official@agit-global.com and as always share with us online with #GoWavestorming !!

WAVESTORM SPOTLIGHT DEREK HAMA

Q: How long have you been surfing?

A: Surfing for 20 years and standup paddle surfing for 3 years

Q: Where do you live?

A: Originally from Waianae but living in Kapolei, Hawaii

Q: What are your surf spots?

A: Surf spots are Ala Moana Courts in the summer, Laniakea, Alii, Ehukai beach park in the winter, also secret spot on the south west side of the island of Oahu.

Q: What inspired your modifications?

A: The Taquito only came with the single fin setup which was fun to ride but I was curious to know what would the boundaries be if we converted it with some quad fin setup.  Most of my boards are equipped with the four fins so I looked around to see how I would be able to make the transition.

Q: What modifications did you make?

A: So I grabbed 2 fins off of a 5′-8″ Sushi board for the front fins and took 2 fins off of a BZ soft top for the rear fins which were smaller.  Got some fin knowledge from a master shaper Jimmy Lewis from Paia, Maui, took those measurements and started to plug away installing the quad fins.  When it was done everything looked super on point and I had the feeling like it was gonna work really well!

Q: How have these modifications affected your surfing?

A: The quad setup has enabled the board to go a lot faster down the line and still allow it to make quick pivot turns in the pocket, on the lip as well as capable of bringing the board all the way around for a solid roundhouse cutback.  With the single fin I would be worried about the wave outrunning the board but with the new setup I can accelerate in front of the wave or keep it at the same speed of the wave!

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Images from Derek Hama ( Instagram @derekhama)


DISCLAIMER:
Please note and be aware, user inflicted damages and modifications to any board are not covered under AGIT and Wavestorm standard Warranty nor any third party Warranty coverage!

SURFER Magazine

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Thanks for the great review SURFER Magazine!

We are honored to be featured in their 2016 Soft Top Review with our 8ft Longboard.

From romping in the whitewater to board-transferring out at Pipeline, the Wavestorm is still the most common soft-top out there. While “core” surfers might have a bone to pick with the Costco brand, it’s the easiest option of the bunch and can be used by the entire spectrum of surfers. Whether you’re looking to teach your potential girlfriend/boyfriend to surf, battle with your friends, or cruise through the local lineup as carefree as can be, the Wavestorm has been there and done that, tested and approved.

 

To read the full article, follow http://www.surfermag.com/2016-soft-top-review

Wavestorm™ 9’6” Expedition Paddle Board

Introducing Wavestorms Newest Stand Up Paddle Board!

Time for something new! The 2017 Wavestorm™ 9’6” Expedition Paddle Board has been designed for exploration functionality with newly added features and we are exited to announce the pre-release  in limited locations. At 195 liters volume, it’s suitable for riders up to 275 lbs. With an even distribution of surface area, the 9’6” has great stability and is easy to control as it is suitable in both surf & flat water. New deck-traction pads add grip for leisure paddling while the tail area features an ingress traction for a steady foot while surfing. Featuring EPS core with 3 x Marine-ply stringers, Crosshair accessory strapping system, soft carry handle, single Bolt Thru fin box with removable 9″ Flat Water fin, textured IXL Graphic Film decking for comfort and resilient HDPE bottom skin. Includes a 9″ OA Flat Water fin, Leash, Adjustable Paddle, and soft protective board sock.

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Join the team and get yours at any of these Costco Locations:

Washington

  • Costco Gig Harbor 10990 Harbor Hill Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 / (253) 853-8600

Idaho

  • Costco Coeur d’Alene 355 E Neider Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 / (208) 676-7351

Montana

  • Costco Kalispell 2330 US-93, Kalispell, MT 59901 / (406) 758-2500

California

  • Costco Burbank 1051 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506 / (818) 557-3783
  • Costco San Diego 4605 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117 / (858) 270-6920
  • Costco Carlsbad 951 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011 /(760) 929-0287
  • Costco Roseville 6750 Stanford Ranch Rd, Roseville, CA 95678 / (916) 789-1485
  • Costco Redding 1300 Dana Dr, Redding, CA 96003 / (530) 222-0199
  • Costco San Luis Obispo 1540 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 / (805) 541-7000
  • Costco Victorville Valley Center, 14555 Valley Center Dr, Victorville, CA 92395 / (760) 524-9904

Texas

  • Costco Southlake 2601 E State Hwy 114, Southlake, TX 76092 / (817) 749-2800
  • Costco San Antonio 1201 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232 / (210) 403-4700

New Jersey

  • Costco Brick 465 NJ-70, Brick, NJ 08723 / (732) 262-6300

New York

  • Costco Holbrook 125 Beacon Dr, Holbrook, NY 11741 / (631) 244-0292

Florida

  • Costco Jacksonville 4901 Gate Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32246 / (904) 997-7003

North Carolina

  • Costco Wilmington 5351 Gingerwood Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405 / (910) 798-3250