Roma Reviews: 9’1″ Wicket Longboard and 6’4″ Woodburner Fish
24 . 08 . 19
More often than not, when the waves are good and we arrive at our local beach before sunrise to surf before work, we end up parked next to and surfing with our friends Rob, Larry and Dan. All three of them work for Finisterre, but Rob also runs Roma in his spare time, a design-led surfboard brand that began as a mobile shop selling surfboards out of the back of his van. Rob knows surfboards and the intricacies of surfboard design, and works with Bro and Paul at Diplock Phoenix, the guys who we trust to laminate finish our wooden surfboards, to bring his exacting designs to life. As close friends, Dan and Larry are Rob’s test pilots. These guys are good surfers who know their surfboards and are well tuned in to the what they feel through their feet. So, a few weeks ago when we met Rob and Larry in the beach car park early one morning, we invited them to trade up to wooden surfboards to give us some detailed feedback on how our wooden surfboards ride.