Hayden Holy Grail…

The best of both worlds.

“Surfers ranging from intermediate to expert will find something they love about the Hayden Holy Grail. For the less skilled surfers, the flatter rocker will give them down-the-line speed, and as they learn to put the board more on rail, the Holy Grail will start to perform better and better. It’s the type of board that allows for exponential improvement. Then for experienced surfers, it’s basically a high performance stick with small wave capabilities.” – Hayden

The Hayden Holy Grail has been designed to take any surfer on a journey within their surfing ability.  It maintains flow and run but brings some very responsive curves and feeling later in your turns. The Hayden Holy Grail is perfect for all types of waves from flatter faced waves to steep faced waves. It is your all-around go-to board.
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Hayden Holy Grail Surfboard Island Water Sports Surf Board Shop South Florida

Hayden Holy Grail Surfboard Island Water Sports Surf Board Shop South Florida

According to Hayden Shapes, “The Holy Grail Outline has been designed to bring more performance with a better fit in the tighter areas of the wave.”

Hayden achieves this by narrowing the nose width while extending the length of the rail line ahead of your front foot.  This gives you a “greater connection” for carving. Hayden throws in the added curve to ensure it will also fit in the tighter curves of the a wave.

Next Hayden throws in more surface area on the tail of the board to increase planing speed in smaller and flatter waves. The Holy Grail’s tail is side cut to introduce an aggressive curve to the rail line of the board. This helps when you are on rail and late in your turns. Hayden has also added an increased tail lift to compensate for the wiser block on the tail.

The flatter rocker profile of the Hayden Holy Grail is designed to give a very fast and continuous speed while on the board while giving the best paddle power.

Although the Hayden Holy grail is a shorter, wider surfboard and carries more volume, the surf board design does not sacrifice any performance. It is the perfect board for epic days in the warm water of South Florida but versatile enough to throw in a board bag (SHOP BOARD BAGS) for that next surf trip.

“This board isn’t for beginners, if you can’t yet do a cutback, you’re not ready for the Holy Grail. That said, surfers ranging from intermediate to expert will find something they love about this board. For the less skilled surfers, the flatter rocker will give them down-the-line speed, and as they learn to put the board more on rail, the Holy Grail will start to perform better and better. It’s the type of board that allows for exponential improvement. Then for experienced surfers, it’s basically a high performance stick with small wave capabilities.” – Hayden

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Big Ben survives a steep Jaws drop before delivering a wicked nooner on the Hayden Holy Grail (Photo: Staab Magazine)

 



HISTORY OF THE HAYDEN HOLY GRAIL



Stabb Magazine shared how this favorite Hayden design come to fruition:

‘A few years back, an Aussie big-waver by the name of Ben Wilkinson came to Hayden Cox, owner and designer of Hayden shapes surfboards, with a major problem. For Ben, riding big waves had become humdrum. Monotonous. Blasé. “A man can only go straight so many times,” Ben explained to Hayden. “I want to turn. I want to turn at Maverick’s. At Jaws!”

And so Hayden, who is something of a surfboard-obsessed mega nerd, thought long and hard about Ben’s conundrum. What he came up with looked like a beaver-tailed 9’6, with fins starting much further up the deck than usual and a side-cut in the back third of the board.

It was very weird, but it worked. Thanks to a big of abstract engineering Ben was able to toy with big waves like never before.’ – Stabb  Magazine

After a few test runs, Hayden knew with a few adjustments that he could meet the challenge to create a surf board that would ride fast in a horizontal plan but also have the ability to care and turn when on a rail. So, he designed a surfboard that was wider and flatter through the front half while slenderizing the tail to increase stability and hold on steeper sections of a wave. Hayden was able to engineer a board has amazed many.

Hayden Holy Grail Surfboard Island Water Sports Surf Board Shop South Florida

History of the Grail

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BOARD SPECIFICATIONS: Hayden Holy Grail



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LENGTH WIDTH THICK VOLUME FINS** APPROX WEIGHT RANGE
5’5” 19 1/2” 2 1/4” 24.9 ltr FCSII 70kg / 154lb or less
5’7” 19 3/4” 2 3/8” 26.9 ltr FCSII 70kg / 154lb or less
5’9” 20” 2 1/2” 29.52 ltr FCSII 70kg / 154lb or less
5’11” 20 1/4” 2 5/8” 32.22 ltr FCSII 70kg / 154lb or less
6’1″ 20 1/2” 2 3/4” 34.97 ltr FCSII 75kg / 165lb
6’3” 20 3/4” 2 3/4” 36.94 ltr FCSII 85kg / 187lb

*Rider weight is based on board volume and novice to intermediate rider skill level.

**Fins recommended. NOT supplied



 

Technology

FutureFlex Construction

FutureFlex represents the very latest in surfboard technology and design. The construction process combines a stringerless, high-density custom shaped EPS core laminated with biaxial fiberglass, epoxy resin and a parabolic carbon fiber frame.

The carbon fiber frame within the laminate is the key to the performance of these boards. Designed to maximize speed and drive while minimizing twisting, FutureFlex boards essentially store and release energy as the surfer transitions through a turn. The result is a fast and lively, highly responsive surfboard that’s perfectly geared for high performance surfing.

Rail

Medium Rail

Surfer Skill Level

Advanced, Intermediate

Wave Height

1-6ft Waves

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Hayden Holy Grail Surfboard Island Water Sports Surf Board Shop South Florida
Hayden Holy Grail Surfboard Island Water Sports Surf Board Shop South Florida



REVIEWS OF THE HAYDEN HOLY GRAIL



Dion Agius said…
“It’s the first kind of grovel board, that doesn’t feel like grovel board,” Dion told me. “I’ve been riding those shorter, fatter boards for such a long time that I forgot what it was like to do a proper turn. This board keeps the speed and pop that you’d want for airs, but when you put it on rail, it’s like a shortboard — but better. I’m kind of freaking out… This might actually be the Holy Grail”.
Dylan Grave says this about the Hayden Holy Grail
“When I first saw it I thought it was a groveler, because you ride it a little shorter and wider than a normal shortboard. But the more I rode it, the more I realized it was a high-performance model with some groveler benefits. I was really surprised by the lift it got through flat sections, yet it still maintained drive through turns. The more juicy/steep the wave, the better it began to feel. It’s like someone was sitting on the beach with an iPad or something, changing the size and shape of your board as you surfed… does that makes sense?”
Boardcave reviews Hayden Holy Grail

The Holy Grail is a fast, progressive board for every day conditions at your local break. A shortboard for those who really enjoy the characteristics of the Hypto Krypto but want to progress their surfing to the next level on a performance shortboard shape. The Holy Grail works best in waist – a few feet overhead waves. This board surfs great in a wide range of conditions offering tones of paddle power, just like the Hypto Krypto. It’s fast down the line and the hip in this wider squash tail will allow you to draw sharp, tight turns and surf in the pocket with ease.”

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