“There’s no other board I’d have under my feet. Those boards make serious drops if you commit to them. You don’t have to think about your feet when you stand up. You have a bunch of paddle speed, you fly down the line and then you do turns. You get a ton of waves. It rides fast and it’s exciting. It suits my surfing.”
– Craig Anderson.
Fun fact // Haydenshapes have never actually released a
dedicated surfing clip of the Hypto Krypto model, but it is about time we did. There are a few good sections out there in the DVD and digital space in films like ‘Slow Dance’, a Quiksilver board short commercial, a short edit by Rangi Ormand riding it some Junky breaks along with a technical model info clip with Hayden Cox breaking down the design. But if you’ve been trolling YouTube or Vimeo looking for an edit solely focused on the Hypto Krypto and Craig Anderson alone together and uninterrupted – you’ve likely clicked away empty handed.
Winner of 2014 Surfboard of the Year at Australian Surf Industry Awards and currently among the top best selling surfboards worldwide, Haydenshapes have let the feedback and ‘word of mouth’ from the many of those out there who own a Hypto Krypto Future Flex do the majority of the talking. The continual and long-lasting hype of the model pays homage to its very own ability of being able to sell it’s self – without too many gimmicks. At the end of the day though, the gimmicks are really not so bad when 3 mins of footage of Craig Anderson surfing at E Bay and Dessert Point are thrown into the mix.. We thought the time had come.
Craig rides: 5’4 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8
ABOUT THE HYPTO KRYPTO
The Hypto Krypto is a balance of tradition and modern performance. Suited to the elite level surfer to the everyday surfer, it is often referred to as the ‘one board quiver’ for its versatility across all types of surf conditions – from small 1-3 ft beach breaks, to barrels of up to 8ft.
It has a high amount of volume under the chest, which enables it to paddle like a dream. It’s designed for surfing on the open face, to draw fast flowing lines.
The outline resembles an old school twin fin in the nose, yet it draws back to a tight rounded pintail. The wider straighter outline up front creates plenty of speed, yet the round pintail allows tight turns in the pocket.
The foil has plenty of volume around the chest and center area of the board, yet it refines out to a thinner, pinched rail to keep the board connected to the wave.
The rocker is flat throughout, although holds a little extra lift in the entry, which helps when taking off late or turning in the steeper sections of the wave. The design of the rocker is focused around speed, to enable surfers to make sections that they don’t normally expect to make.
The concave runs from a rolled vee in the entry to a slight single, blending into a vee double out the tail which gives the board great speed and control from rail to rail.
HAYDENSHAPES: TheessenceofHaydenshapesSurfboardsrevolvesaroundscience,constructionandinnovationwithayouthful injection of art and culture. Founded by Hayden Cox (creator of patented parabolic carbon fiber frame surfboard technology, FutureFlex), Haydenshapes Surfboards is a leading brand from Australia, sold globally in over 72 countries world wide, with manufacturing bases in Sydney and Los Angeles. Through a team of some of the worlds most influential professional free surfers (Craig Anderson, Creed McTaggart, Warren Smith, Marti Paradisis) coupled with Hayden’s modern approach to surfboard innovation, Haydenshapes is currently one of the leading names in surf today. Haydenshapes has been profiled by the likes of GQ, Forbes, The Sydney Morning Herald along with the worlds leading publications in surf.
CRAIG ANDERSON: Craig Anderson, 26, is arguably the most influential free surfer of today. His effortless “less is more” style of surfing is not only timeless, but somewhat of an enigma. Every major surf publication in the world has had multiple covers graced by him in recent years. In 2013, the highly anticipated release of his 30-minute film Slow Dance – Directed by Dane Reynolds for Quiksilver, catapulted his already globally booming profile and firmly established his name as one of surfing’s legends in the making. Born in South Africa, from the age of 15 Craig Anderson grew up in Merewether Beach in Newcastle, Australia. Today, it is from this home base that he travels the globe chasing the swells and filming for various projects for both his list of major sponsors as well as his own creative ventures.