Darren Handley is the founder shaper of DHD SURFBOARDS. He is from the Gold Coast, Australia. It is one of the most famous places in the country to surf world-class waves. This Australian region is overflowing with young talents who come to perfect their skills and make a name for themselves at Surfers Paradise.
What could be more logical for a surfboard shaper than to settle there! Thus, the Gold Coast is the ideal place for Darren Handley to develop and refine his shape skills to create the most responsive surfboards in the world.
Today Darren Handley is considered one of the best shapers on the planet. He collaborates with the world's greatest champions such as Mick Fanning, Matt Wilkinson, Asher Pacey, Owen Wright, Ethan Ewing, Malia Manuel, Ricardo Christie, Caio Ibelli, Mark Mathews and Stephanie Gilmore. All these surfers contribute to the brand's development, both in terms of technical innovation and communication. Driven by all these pro-surfers, it is not surprising to see DHD become the best performance board manufacturer on the market.
But a big team of riders doesn't do all the work. Darren Handley is a complete board manufacturer, he does not hesitate, despite his reputation for using a planer or sanding machine to work in the field with his team. Its manufacturing workshop is located around the Gold Coast and Darren Handley has only one dream: To make the perfect surfboard.
It is therefore in order to manufacture the ultimate board that the Australian shaper has surrounded himself with the most qualified workers in the industry.
Thanks to its reputation and the quality of its DHD boards, it has made a name for itself among the greatest! This is how development opportunities appear! DHD Surfboards collaborates with several players in the surf industry.
The Australian brand has developed several models of drifts by partnering with the equally famous manufacturers FUTURE FINS and FCS. Their creation made a lot of noise: Top-of-the-range and high-performance daggerboards that perfectly fit all models in the DHD Surfboards range. They are both synonymous with responsiveness and power and will guarantee the best sensations for any user.
The Australian brand has several ranges of boards. Whatever the conditions or the surfing practiced, DHD will necessarily have a board that will meet your expectations.
The Pro Series, which are the models surfed by the team at world events such as WSL or ISA Worlds.
The Core series are, as for her, high-performance and top-of-the-range boards to surf every day on her local spot.
The Travels Series boards are models designed to surf perfect waves such as the mythical spot of Uluwatu in Bali.
The Summer Series, which are boards designed to surf in small summer conditions.
The vintage Twins fine surfboards, which are back in fashion, are boards that are a little shorter than a traditional shortboard. These boards are very fast and extremely manoeuvrable. Finally DHD Surfboards also offers a performance range for children.
Darren Hayden has made his way into the industry with his talent. He was strongly influenced by his team's surfers and his network of friends and family in the Gold Coast surf community. He is a passionate shaper who has dedicated his life to making surfboards and guarantees the ultimate experience of surfing a DHD Surfboard.
Thus, Darren Hayden, with DHD Surfboards, has become the leader in the high performance surfboard industry. Even today, it continues to push the boundaries of innovation and set new standards for quality and performance.
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