DUOTONE Wam
Sizes Available: 5’6″ x 18 1/8″ x 2 5/32″, 22.8L, 5’8″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 1/4″, 24.8L, 5’10” x 18 5/8″ x 2 5/16″, 26.6L
Sizes Tested: 5’8″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 1/4″

Duotone Says:

The Wam in classic construction has also been completely re-designed from the ground up, and is exactly the same shape like the Pro Wam to remain on the cutting edge of high performance surfing. Slightly shorter and wider than it’s predecessor and with more width and volume under the front foot, the WAM is the embodiment of the high performance squash-tail kite-surfboard. At home in everything from small onshore waves to pumping down-the-line surf, the WAM will never disappoint you. The new WAM is noticeably faster, more lively and agile than the previous models thanks to a slightly narrower tail and rounder outline, giving you a dynamic and exciting ride no matter the conditions.

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Our Testers Say:

“Easy and fun to ride, planes quickly and turns on a dime. Handles chop well with a really comfortable deck pad.” // Roland Erni

“Feels like a great down-the-line surfboard with its narrow nose and tail. Edges well and loves to carve turns.” // Dray Murray

“Super impressive build quality and shape. Excels in most conditions from choppy conditions to larger waves. I loved the pivot radius for sharp turns and the comfortable EVA deck pad which makes for long sessions.” // Dan Lerer

Meet Our Testers

Tkb Says:

The Wam is Duotone’s classic surf shape with a narrow template and single concave bottom with thruster fin configuration (came with Duotone’s TS-M fins) using FSC/Future hybrid style boxes. The Wam features a ¾ deck pad with waffle grip and punched square holes to reduce weight and added extra traction with the tail kick pad featuring a fine corduroy texture. There’s three insert options forward/aft for mounting a front footstrap down the center of the board, and on the tail there’s three options for adjusting forward/aft for the back footstrap with duck options as well. There’s a subtle contour under your backfoot arch and a kick pad to keep your back foot on the board on tough landings.

The Wam offered testers a smooth, confidence-inspiring ride with tons of control and range for various wave conditions. The Wam’s transitions from rail to rail were really fun, easy and intuitive. It’s squash tail with the thruster setup seems to deliver solid tracking and turning response that works really well in a broad range of surf from small, to medium and large swells. The Wam shoots upwind with ease and feels really fast through the water; our test board was standard bamboo construction with a middle of the road weight (you can get a lot lighter with the team construction) but the bamboo felt dense and absorptive compared to the carbon models. The Wam is quick to turn and responds quickly to small inputs which makes this performance surfboard also work well in smaller waves. The shape of the Wam is a good choice for riders that want to mix strapless freestyle with a classic surf template, but the board’s middle of the road weight doesn’t allow it stick to your feet as well during the big airs the way a Pro Wam would. The Wam is a highly-refined surf shape in a slightly denser construction that gives you a solid mix between user-friendliness and performance carving that works in all kinds of surf conditions.


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