The First Time model is the brainchild of RYD Ambassador, Caio Ibelli.Â When not competing on the WSL Championship Tour and getting under the skin of a certain Brazilian world champion or cooking up a storm at Ibelli Burgers - Caio likes to take long walks on beach, cuddle fluffy puppies and... and surf twin fins.Â
This little number is based off the first board Caio ever shaped.Â It features a cheeky swallowtail with pronounced winger that helps the rail transition into the narrow tail area, giving the board extra drive and more precision through your turns. Â The single concave under the front foot, into double concave leading into the fin area will ensure you can ride this board in an array of conditions.Â Caio has surfed it with maximum enjoyment from small beach breaks in Brazil, to fun Backdoor Pipe and Off the Wall in Hawaii!
The First Time is available in three sizes: 5'2 (26.3L), 5'7 (31.8L) and 5'9 (34.3L).Â The board comes out the box with a set of small, rigid plastic fins, but we recommend either the RYD fiber glass Road Movie* or the Honey Comb Hank Dude* as the perfect partners for this board. *Coming April '21.
This board feels amazing under the arm, its superlight and the refined rails and quality finish make it feel like a real surfboard. We think everyone should have a twin fin in their quiver, and we might be biased, but this is a great place to start!