Skindog Surfboards have been working with Thunderbolt Technologies, utilizing advanced materials and technology in surfboard design that decreases weight while taking performance, flex, and control to the next level.
These lightweight epoxy constructions are 100% hand layups, and begin with an EPS foam core with multi-component carbon fiber stringer system, for high performance flex and twist. Proprietary designs employing internal carbon fiber components are arrayed in the deck and rails for precise flex control and strength.
The core shield PVC shell provides flexible protection to increase the longevity of the boards without compromising flex and twist characteristics. With a substantial amount of carbon fiber and fiberglass in the deck, bottom, and rails, these boards will outperform and outlast traditionally constructed polyester comp boards.
“These boards are built like no other and incorporate advanced materials and stringer systems that take performance and durability to new levels. Aussie shaper Ian Chisholm and I designed these boards from the inside out, adapting our polyester shapes to take full advantage of the new materials and make the subtle adaptations necessary to make these boards perform at the highest levels I have ever experienced.” -CJ NELSON



Australian surfer Harley Ingleby has two World Longboard titles (2009 and 2014) and two Australian longboard titles (2005 and 2007) under his belt. Born in Coff's Harbour, Harley has been riding surfboards designed by Billy Tolhurst since he was a teenager. He began working with Billy to create his own series of surfboards, and began designing boards with advanced materials, and Thunderbolt / Epoxy Matrix Technology. Harley's favorite shapes are performing at the highest level he's experienced.