I participated in the AkuShaper Bells contest organized by AKUSHAPER, the most important brand of shaping machines and software design in the world. The challenge was to design a board for the world surfing champion Italo Ferreira to surf the World Surf League (WSL) Bells Beach Australia event in 4-8 foot waves conditions. The evaluation of the designs was carried out by the great Hawaiian Shaper Wade Tokoro and the AKUSHAPER team. I won the first place in the contest and this is the board that I made for Italo Ferreira.

BELLS is a round (elliptical) tail, with a dome deck and soft low/medium rails. It has a low entry rocker and medium exit rocker. A single concave that comes from the nose and makes a transition to a triple and deep concave at 2/3 of the bottom. The extra area one foot from the nose is very important also.

The dimensions of this design are 5'10 x 18.75 x 2.25 x 26.03 lt.

I have personally seen Italo’s participation in several WSL events. His surfing is solid, fast and progressive. This model suits his surfing perfectly. I am super grateful to AKUSHAPER for giving me the opportunity to design a board for him.

TECHNOLOGY PU, EPS, TORQ6
FINS FUTURES, FCS2
WAVE TYPE Reef breaks, Beach breaks, Point Breaks (all conditions) / 4-8 Feet

ROCKER

CONCAVE

RAIL

DIMENSIONS

LENGTH (FT) WIDTH (IN) THICKNESS (IN) VOLUME (LT)
5’7 18.25 2.06 22.4
5’8 18.50 2.13 23.7
5’9 18.63 2.19 24.9
5’10 18.75 2.25 26.0
5’11 19.00 2.31 27.4
6’0 19.25 2.38 28.9
6’1 19.50 2.44 30.4
6'2 19.75 2.50 31.5
6’3 20.00 2.56 33.5
6'4 20.25 2.63 35.2
6'5 20.50 2.69 36.9
6'6 20.75 2.75 38.6