Occy Pro Models: The Raging Bull & The Bullseye
At 54 years old former world champ Occy still froths like at grom but just like the rest of us, he ain’t getting any younger. While his body might not let him surf quite like he did in his prime, he still wants to surf as good as possible and be able to snag set waves off all those pesky grommets without busting a gut! The Raging Bull
& The Bullseye
make up Occy’s ultimate two board quiver to cover almost all conditions and we really like the idea of these boards acting as a two board quiver. Since they share a lot of DNA and are quite similar at first glance, it makes for almost no adjustment period when swapping between the two boards when conditions change.
The Raging Bull is Occy’s go to for when the waves are good to pumping. It’s a user friendly board that has the ability to handle heavy waves and powerful surfers. Packed full of foam in all the right places and a mellow entry rocker makes it a breeze for the old boys to navigate the lineup and most importantly get into waves early, but still has enough kick out the tail to fit into waves with more curve. Its traditional single to double concave keeps things stable and predictable in bigger waves and help going rail to rail feel more intuitive. A pulled in round tail finishes this board off nicely and aids with control/hold when the waves are firing. Occ grabs his Bullseye whenever the waves are looking a bit small or gutless. Compared to its big bro The Raging Bull, The Bullseye is slightly wider, has its wide point pushed forward a tad, a relaxed entry rocker and even more foam under the chest. All of these attributes give The Bullseye even more paddle power and instant acceleration once up and riding! The bottom concave of vee in the front, moderate single to double out the back keeps this board very user friendly and makes for smooth and easy rail to rail transitions. Again it features a nicely pulled in round tail to help round out your turns but still has just enough rocker in the tail so you can bash any section you choose.
If you feel like your surfing has lost a step lately due to your age or fitness, then these are the perfect boards to have under your feet. Take a leaf out of Occ’s book and make high performance surfing easy.
Remember more foam = more fun!