Quivers With Kauaian Killa’ Dustin Barca
6’0” x 18 1/2” x 2 3/16”
This one’s for those small, clean days at Off The Wall or Backdoor. I’ve been riding quads for about five years. We came up with a little different setup that works really good. The fins are a little closer together. It rides more like a thruster and turns insane, but has the speed of a four-fin.
6’6” x 18 1/2” x 2 3/16” (black rails)
This one’s a full Backdoor model. I rode it that first real good day this winter when it was six to eight foot.
6’4” x 18 1/2” x 2 3/16” (orange)
My shaper Will Scovel from Kauai came over and rode this board and kind of ruled me! He caught a bomb at Pipe on this thing. He rips! I used to battle him in contests—from menehune all the way to juniors—and now he’s my shaper. He’s the next Wade Tokoro, the future of Hawaiian shaping.
6’6” x 18 1/2” x 2 3/16”
All these boards are dead set for the North Shore, and really only for in between Rockpiles to Ehukai [surf spots on the North Shore]. I could never surf Sunset because my boards are all made for Pipe. I’d surf Sunset on Pipe boards and they’d just bog.
7’0” x 18 1/2” x 2 3/16”
This is for as big as Pipe gets. I haven’t ridden it yet, but this is the one I’m looking forward to riding. I’m sure I’ll ride it in January though. I like those rail channels. They help keep them from breaking. I think it breaks the line when the board is flexing. A lot of my boards will crack on the rail, but they won’t break all the way across.
MMA training has definitely made my surfing stronger. I feel like my turns are more powerful. It took me away from surfing for a little while, but now I feel more solid than ever on my board. A lot of the stuff I do is pure legs and core, so it’s perfect for surfing.
Above: Dustin’s quiver in action in Indonesia