Pukas / DFK II
The Medina Collection got bigger with the addition of the “Pukas DFK II”. Picking up the general basics of the Pukas DFK, Gabriel Medina’s most succesful surfboard that has given him awards and contest wins, shaper Johnny Cabianca has taken it to the mass; more volume all over the board, a smoother concave and a slightly lower entry rocker. This results in a more suitable surfboard for the average surfer seeking his best surfing performance yet, no matter what the conditions are.
It is advisable to request the “Pukas DFK II” an inch or two shorter than your average “high performance” in your quiver. An all rounder “thruster” (tri-finner) that exceels at any given condition and covers a wider range of surfers. It works with any given tail: “swallow” for a better grip, “round” for drive in wider turns on bigger waves and “squash” as the safer 4×4 option.
Fins // Trifin.
Tail // Swallow, Round o Squash
Waves // Small to Overhead
Surfer Level // Average to pro
|5’6”||18 1/4||2 1/8||21,78|
|5’8”||18 1/2||2 1/4||24,05|
|5’10”||18 3/4||2 3/8||26,5|
|6’2||19 1/2||2 5/8||32,17|
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The Medina Collection
Johnny is guilty for this collection. Considered one of the best shaper in the field, this collection has pushed Gabriel to new boundaries and has made the rest of us (average and amateurs surfers), surf a bit better.
It was 2009 and Gabriel was still an unknown brazilian grom. He was already surfing on his Pukas DFK shaped by Johnny Cabianca when he signed a career changing performance.
The latest acquisition to the Medina Collection. This board proudly stands between the DFK (better surfer and waves) and the The GAME (worse waves). It’s the perfect board for the amateur surfer.
At 17 years of age Gabriel won his first WT event on his rookie year, beating Taylor Knox, Kelly Slater and Julian Wilson, just to name a few. Pukas was there with him and his family.