But when a nose is pointy and catches or penetrates the water and causes the rider to fall, cutting off the nose or rounding off the nose will "techincally" improve the design.


BTW, I once broke the nose off of a board (Channel Islands boards had a habit of that) and just kept surfing it. There were no down sides to it and the up side was more snappy turns due to less swing weight. Thats when I realized that, in some cases much of the nose volume is superfluous in regards to paddling and catching waves.

Thats when I bought a Pod and since then have ridden pointy nosed boards only in large to very large surf.

�No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn�

- The Wasp