ALPHA CENTAURI Tec 1
Alpha Cen·tau·ri | \ -sen-ˈtȯr-ē\
Astronomy: a binary star of magnitude zero that is the brightest star
in the southern constellation.Centaurus Note: What is visible in the
night sky as the star Alpha Centauri is actually a binary system
two stars bound together gravitationally.
Get out there and show them who The Alpha really is. The Alpha is designed as a board to suit all levels of riders who are looking to take their surfing up a notch, from casual to advanced this board covers all the bases. In essence it is a high performance shortboard with a little extra volume packed in to make it a great wavecatcher for its overall size.
It is a very forgiving board, but don’t let that fool you, The Alpha is an absolute machine and works from knee high to double overhead, still holding in on some really critical sections. Improve your rail game, get pitted and take your surfing to a new level with The Alpha.
TEC 1 Unique hand made construction that incorporates the amazing strength and durability that suns is renowned for. Crafted in ‘suns original’ four colour options. Guaranteed long lasting colour and good times in the surf.
GENERAL GOAL | THEME OF THE BOARD:
A high performance board for a wide range of conditions.
WAVE TYPE | SIZE IT’S WORKING BEST:
Just about any wave type. From just under waist high up to double overhead.
MANEUVERS IT DOES BEST:
Vert reos and powered up pocket snaps, general high performance surfing.
SKILL LEVEL IT’S BEST FOR:
Novice to Pro.
WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF WHEN YOU DESIGNED IT?:
‘I wanted to design a board that you could take just about anywhere. Something that you could roll up to the beach nearly anywhere in the world and know that you’ll always be covered no matter what the conditions. This board is a true all-rounder, it will handle just about anything you throw at it and rip in the process. A great single board quiver for a traveling surfer.’ Dylan Burger.
WHAT IT POSSIBLY COMPROMISES ON THEN?:
It will not be the best groveler for super weak conditions.
Curvy, subtle hip flyer, bump squash. Look at the overall plan shape and you see an outline that has a relatively tight arc nose to tail, plus the added flyer to squash. So from either the first pump or the first bottom turn the board has great sensitivity and initiates turns instantly,
it has a very free easy pump action and goes top to bottom effortlessly. The hip flyer adds an instant response as your weight transitions onto the back foot, so bottom turns can be squared off really tight allowing a more vertical approach to the lip with a super tight hook underneath it.
Full and boxy with harder bottom edges in the tail that carry forward slightly. The fuller rails offer a different way to get speed on the take off, if the waves are softer, you bury the inside rail on the first pump, as the rail pops out you can use this momentum to get the other rail in and continue with a rhythmic pumping action. The harder edges have good release, so the board really wants to skate along fast on top of the water. The boxiness of the rail allows really aggressive driving front foot cutbacks with less chance of bogging the rail.
Performance tail rocker, with a slightly flatter nose entry. With this amount of rocker, the board stays nice and loose, super sensitive and fits into tight pockets, allowing you to attack sections at speed. The slightly flatter nose carries onto small waves better without pushing water.
Single to double concave. The single concave helps the inside rail engage earlier, initiating turns faster, while also directing water off the outside rail in a downward direction, applying Newton’s 3rd law of physics. Whilst the double helps to create a quicker more responsive feeling under the back foot.
The deck is a fairly standard profile, with the overall board being a little thicker, this carries volume out to the rails in proportion as well as into the nose and tail. This volume in general offers a level of comfort when paddling and catching waves, the first few strokes are not spent climbing out of the water.
5 Fins. For top to bottom surfing the thruster will be the better option. As the waves get a little steeper and faster, switch out to the quad to hold a higher, more direct line, or if the waves are flatter and more open with little chance of top to bottom surfing, the quad is also an option.
This board really is suited to just about anything, if you’re looking for the ultimate one board quiver, a great travel companion, this is the one for you.