What they Ride: Darby Moore and her Farina log!
Welcome back all!
After a short sabbatical(sorry, renovating my house) I am back with local lady slider and Surf Stationeer, Darby Moore! Darby recently joined the Surf Station team full time and provides some “breath of fresh air” local video content for the shop and also is a strong advocate for a good old fashioned locally shaped board. She has recently been working with Dave Farina to re-launch his brand and also is helping him fine tune the perfect summer log.. It is absolutely refreshing to hear/ read such detailed descriptions and feedback regarding surfboards from someone other than the voice inside my head, at least I know I’m not crazy.. maybe! So please enjoy this weeks feature with Darby and her Farina noserider!
Name: Darby Jane Moore, 25 years old
Weight: 120 lbs.
Board: Farina Surfboards Custom Log, 9′ x 19″ x 22 1/2″ x 15 1/8″ x 2 3/4″
Preferred Fin: 10″ Greenough 4A
Words on the Board from Darby herself:
“Maybe it’s partly because I’m in love with the art creating a custom surfboard, but I always find myself wanting to modify some aspect of a board that I pick up off of the rack. Before ordering this board from David Farina, I was riding a 9′ RC. It was my first “real” longboard I’d purchased, and after that there was no looking back. Growing up, I was never into high-performance surfing. Summerhaven was my favorite spot all throughout middle and high school, and while all my friends seemed to turn their attention toward thinner boards and racing sections, I was drawn to the rolling, slow slides that you could find in this little nook of St. Johns County. Riding a log was the natural next step in the progression of my personal style. As much as I loved my RC, the shape wasn’t as conducive to how I wanted to longboard one day. There was a fair amount of rocker in the board, and it had thinned out rails that instinctively made me want to take off on waves later and try to generate speed myself instead of trimming.
When I approached Farina, I asked for a more traditional log with more heft. I asked for the nose and tail rocker of my RC to be flipped, so that there was a lower entry rocker in the nose and a little more flip in the tail. I kept the pulled in squash tail, and rounded out the rails to a true 50/50 shape. For me, these small changes created a shape that had everything I was looking for in a log: speed, tons of lift, glide, and control off the tail. Farina is one of the most patient and attentive shapers that I have met, and he has an uncanny ability to translate my ramblings about past sessions into the feedback that he needed to make a magic shape just for me.”
CHECK OUT OUR INVENTORY OF FARINA SHAPES HERE!! If you interested in a custom please let Josh know at Josh@Surf-Station.com.