Hinds Nomad

A FUNctional shortboard that makes riding a small board more approachable. The Nomad has a shortboard high performance rocker combined with a larger planning surface and a thinner overall foil, which creates a more responsive, versatile surfboard. The added fullness and width of the outline allows you catch waves like a longboard, turn like a shortboard and surf fast and loose, it puts the fun back in surfing. Like the Dream Fish, due to Roger’s unique fin box placements and when combined with his custom NVS fins The Nomad can be ridden as a Thruster, Twin Fin or Quad depending on the fin setup you choose. Run it as a quad and it really loosens up, as a twin fin it’s a speed demon that will fly down the line, as a thruster it will allow you to carve tight arcs in the pocket and under the lip. The “Nomad” will improve your surfing while giving you the versatile options of Thruster, Twin Fin or Quad Read more →

The Hinds Nomad is made from Fusion HD technology. The Nomad has a shortboard high-performance rocker combined with a larger planning surface and a thinner overall foil, which creates a more responsive, versatile surfboard. The Hinds Nomad is available in four sizes: 5’8”, 6’0”, 6’4″, and 6’8”.


5’8” – Width 21″, Thickness 2.5″, Volume 32L

6’0” – Width 21.25″, Thickness 2.625″, Volume 36L

6’4″ – Width 21.5″, Thickness 2.75″, Volume 40L

6’8″ – Width 21.75″, Thickness 3″, Volume 46L

Fin system

5 Fin Option/ Diamond Tail


Fusion HD

Surftech’s version of a standard EPS and epoxy surfboard
construction. A closed cell EPS core containing a wood stringer is
layered with E-glass and biax glass for a light weight performance
board with a lively feel. All Fusion HD boards are hand finished.

Additional Features

  1. FUSED CELL EPS CORE // Closed-cell EPS core provides more response + flotation
  2. CLEAR HD-EPOXY RESIN // Epoxy resin system with high thermo-mechanical performances
  3. HIGH-QUALITY E-GLASS FIBERGLASS // E-glass has the highest strength-to-weight ratio available
  4. FULL BIAX DECK PATCH (45° / -45°) // The Biax fiberglass distributes power + protects from dings
  5. WOOD STRINGER // Distributes power + adds pop + adds break strength
  6. FUTURES FIN BOXES // Takes just seconds to insert and remove the fins
  7. HAND-FINISHED // Machine-shaped, hand-laminated, and hand-finished


Roger Hinds shaping career has spawned four decades and encompassed the multi-faceted evolution of the short board. From his early days of stripped down long boards during the transition era, to refining his skills under the tutelage of the likes of Ed Angulo, Jeff Edwards and Kent Smith. 70’s North Shore soul with Country Surfboards and Lightning Bolt and team riders spanning the era’s and all disciplines from Jock Sutherland and Mike Armstrong to Long board World Champions Rusty Keaulana and Taylor Jensen. Production shaping for the likes of Blue Hawaii, Russ K, Harbour, Hobie and Weber, as well as head shaper for Bear USA.

“He won the icons of foam shape-off back to back in 2014 & 2015 at the boardroom show first honoring Ben Aipa then Rusty Preisendorfer.”

His attention to detail has lead to some of the most popular plugs for Clark Foam and US Blanks. He won of The Icons of Foam shape-off back to back in 2014 & 2015 at The Boardroom Show first honoring Ben Aipa then Rusty Preisendorfer. He came in second at the Ultimate Craftsman Project at the same show losing by only one tenth of a point. That same detail is reflected in start to finish shape, glass, color and polish of impeccable quality. Roger Hinds lives the art of surfboard construction. – Randy Rarick


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