• Reo Kanao

    Watch Joistik Surfboards team rider Reo Kanao ride the Vertrix2 model and visit The Glass Lab in a new episode of Surfers Pro Japan on the Gold Coast. Reo is pumped for a big year and he is soon to join the cast of the Netflix show Terrace House Tokyo for the 2020 season.


    The Vertrix2 model has been hugely acclaimed by Reo. He rides a PU Vertrix2 at 5’9 x 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 as his usual shortboard and for small waves a Karboload Vertrix2 at 5’8 1 / 2 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/4 (25.6L) It is his “magic” board for both free surfing and competition surfing. Nick has been working closely with Reo for over 12 years on his boards and is able to fine tune the model for all conditions. To order this model in Japan contact Mar at HRS SURF. See archived footage of Reo ride the Vertrix at some of the funnest waves on the planet.


    The Vertrix2 has a squash tail with a full rocker and a semi flat deck (you can therefore ride it a touch thinner than your normal boards). It is a very popular board for intermediate to pro surfers. The Vertrix2 is very responsive, great for in the pocket surfing and the board to choose when the waves are firing! It excels in critical, hollower, steeper conditions. If you want a cutting edge performance board with speed, flow and drive with great flare in the pocket and lip, then this is the board to choose.