My conclusion of the whale bumps is that it might reduce drag but it's hard to quantify. They talk about it in the thread I just shared. Yes drawing concepts from nature is cool. Remember Icarus? He flew too high and as a result his wings melted.
So R-Stu surfs regularly and is clever enough to build a surfboard that he can ride. Why all the hating? If you don't like it...ignore him. Otherwise it seems like his credentials are in order to be a member in good standing. If you don't like his equipment, so be it. Your choice is to find the right board for you and not worry about what everyone else is riding.
Who cares if he may have an ego, he sure isn't the only one here who demonstrates that quality!
"Can't we all just get along ?" - Rodney King
Pleeeeeeese leave Roy Stuart alooooooone! He's really not that bad for a kiwi. Semi functional art is always cool to look at and sometimes even fun to ride. A small battery powered trolling motor would be helpful to getting up to speed, but his boards have way more soul than most surfboards I see.
I say who cares! He has more knowledge than 3/4 of the people here. If ya ask him he ll even pass some onto ya if ya ask. Do ya put vets out to pasture just cuz u feel their old. NO! Whether or not ya like him, who cares. He's here n will stay!
eh, who cares