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SWORD-FISH.
Designed at the request of (and direction from) Kolohe Andino, as an extension of his favorite RNF-Retro.
Kolohe surfed his little neon RNF-Retro better than I’d ever seen anyone surf any fish in small Trestles waves.
Inspired, yet not satisfied, he came to me wanting to create something even better. “I love that little Retro-fish. It works way better than I ever would have thought, but I can’t get my head 
completely around that short little nose. If that thing had a longer nose on it, I could probably ride it in contests.
I really want that fish with a longer, more pulled nose. Make it about 5’9”, so it feels more like a real 
shortboard up front. Maybe a bit narrower overall. I want a longer rail, with more drive off my front foot. 
More power, a bit stiffer, more aggressive and even faster. Ridiculously fast. You can leave everything else 
kinda the same.”- KA
Gauntlet laid…. So we went to work and to do just that.
Starting with Kolohe’s magic little 5’6” RNF-Retro we added 3” of length, by extending the nose, pulling it in 
and added some gradual nose rocker. We also narrowed the entire board a bit and pulled the tail in just 
slightly, retaining the double side-cut ”Pelagic” outline. We kept the tail rocker and bottom curves essentially
the same but blended the rails a bit more.
The end result being a 5’9” 19.25” 2.38” little speedster, reminiscent of a classic, Clyde Beatty “Rocket-Fish” 
We documented Kolohe’s first surf on our first attempt, and knew we were onto something. “I love it. It might 
be the best alternative board I’ve ever ridden. Let’s make it a model!”. So we did…. Kolohe Andino’s SWORD-FISH.
#lostsurfboards #SwordFish @koloheandino22
SWORD-FISH. Designed at the request of (and direction from) Kolohe Andino, as an extension of his favorite RNF-Retro. Kolohe surfed his little neon RNF-Retro better than I’d ever seen anyone surf any fish in small Trestles waves. Inspired, yet not satisfied, he came to me wanting to create something even better. “I love that little Retro-fish. It works way better than I ever would have thought, but I can’t get my head completely around that short little nose. If that thing had a longer nose on it, I could probably ride it in contests. I really want that fish with a longer, more pulled nose. Make it about 5’9”, so it feels more like a real shortboard up front. Maybe a bit narrower overall. I want a longer rail, with more drive off my front foot. More power, a bit stiffer, more aggressive and even faster. Ridiculously fast. You can leave everything else kinda the same.”- KA Gauntlet laid…. So we went to work and to do just that. Starting with Kolohe’s magic little 5’6” RNF-Retro we added 3” of length, by extending the nose, pulling it in and added some gradual nose rocker. We also narrowed the entire board a bit and pulled the tail in just slightly, retaining the double side-cut ”Pelagic” outline. We kept the tail rocker and bottom curves essentially the same but blended the rails a bit more. The end result being a 5’9” 19.25” 2.38” little speedster, reminiscent of a classic, Clyde Beatty “Rocket-Fish” We documented Kolohe’s first surf on our first attempt, and knew we were onto something. “I love it. It might be the best alternative board I’ve ever ridden. Let’s make it a model!”. So we did…. Kolohe Andino’s SWORD-FISH. #lostsurfboards #SwordFish @koloheandino22
SWORD-FISH: A fast, aggressive and powerful predatory “Fish”, with a longer, pointed nose, 
side cut “Pelagic” outline, wide fish tail and ridiculously fast rocker.
The SWORD-FISH is precisely as the name implies: A furiously fast Pelagic fish, aggressive, with a wide 
powerful tail, and a long-pointed nose.
Designed at the request of (and direction from) Kolohe Andino, as an extension of his favorite RNF-Retro.
Kolohe surfed his little neon RNF-Retro better than I’d ever seen anyone surf any fish in small Trestles waves.
Inspired, yet not satisfied, he came to me wanting to create something even better. “I love that little Retro-fish. It works way better than I ever would have thought, but I can’t get my head completely around that short little nose. If that thing had a longer nose on it, I could probably ride it in contests.
I really want that fish with a longer, more pulled nose. Make it about 5’9”, so it feels more like a real shortboard up front. Maybe a bit narrower overall. I want a longer rail, with more drive off my front foot. 
More power, a bit stiffer, more aggressive and even faster. Ridiculously fast. You can leave everything else kinda the same.”- KA Gauntlet laid…. So we went to work and to do just that.
Starting with Kolohe’s magic little 5’6” RNF-Retro we added 3” of length, by extending the nose, pulling it in and added some gradual nose rocker. We also narrowed the entire board a bit and pulled the tail in just slightly, retaining the double side-cut ”Pelagic” outline. We kept the tail rocker and bottom curves essentially the same but blended the rails a bit more.
The end result being a 5’9” 19.25” 2.38” little speedster, reminiscent of a classic, Clyde Beatty “Rocket-Fish” We documented Kolohe’s first surf on our first attempt, and knew we were onto something. “I love it. It might be the best alternative board I’ve ever ridden. Let’s make it a model!”. So we did…. Kolohe Andino’s SWORD-FISH.
#lostsurfboards #SwordFish @koloheandino22 🎥 @jacobvanderwork 📷 @dbahnphotos
SWORD-FISH: A fast, aggressive and powerful predatory “Fish”, with a longer, pointed nose, side cut “Pelagic” outline, wide fish tail and ridiculously fast rocker. The SWORD-FISH is precisely as the name implies: A furiously fast Pelagic fish, aggressive, with a wide powerful tail, and a long-pointed nose. Designed at the request of (and direction from) Kolohe Andino, as an extension of his favorite RNF-Retro. Kolohe surfed his little neon RNF-Retro better than I’d ever seen anyone surf any fish in small Trestles waves. Inspired, yet not satisfied, he came to me wanting to create something even better. “I love that little Retro-fish. It works way better than I ever would have thought, but I can’t get my head completely around that short little nose. If that thing had a longer nose on it, I could probably ride it in contests. I really want that fish with a longer, more pulled nose. Make it about 5’9”, so it feels more like a real shortboard up front. Maybe a bit narrower overall. I want a longer rail, with more drive off my front foot. More power, a bit stiffer, more aggressive and even faster. Ridiculously fast. You can leave everything else kinda the same.”- KA Gauntlet laid…. So we went to work and to do just that. Starting with Kolohe’s magic little 5’6” RNF-Retro we added 3” of length, by extending the nose, pulling it in and added some gradual nose rocker. We also narrowed the entire board a bit and pulled the tail in just slightly, retaining the double side-cut ”Pelagic” outline. We kept the tail rocker and bottom curves essentially the same but blended the rails a bit more. The end result being a 5’9” 19.25” 2.38” little speedster, reminiscent of a classic, Clyde Beatty “Rocket-Fish” We documented Kolohe’s first surf on our first attempt, and knew we were onto something. “I love it. It might be the best alternative board I’ve ever ridden. Let’s make it a model!”. So we did…. Kolohe Andino’s SWORD-FISH. #lostsurfboards #SwordFish @koloheandino22 🎥 @jacobvanderwork 📷 @dbahnphotos