Surf ’N Show Rider Review: Happy
In the market for a new performance shortboard? Look no further than Happy, model designed by Britt Merrick to give surfers the freedom to easily go wherever their mind takes them. But don’t take our word for it, check out this review by Noel Salas of Surf N’ Show for a full breakdown on his custom PU and EPS/Spine-Tek builds.
Happy’s low entry rocker and strategically placed forward volume allows it to paddle well, get up to speed quickly, and perform extremely well in the tube.
To harness all that speed, Happy’s refined rails and thinned out tail make for a highly responsive board that is also extremely forgiving through critical maneuvers and it holds like a mutha – no matter how hard you turn. Single concave under the front foot, transitioning into double between the fins, and flat off the tail gives the perfect combination of speed and control.
Over the past two years, Britt refined and tweaked the design thanks to a steady stream of Team feedback by the likes of Zeke Lau, Lakey Peterson, Mikey February, and Connor O’Leary—who have all since been riding it on the pro tour.
Interested to learn about more insights or see additional rider reviews of Happy? Check these out:
- Beach Grit’s Rider Review of Happy
- The Surfboard Guide’s review of Happy
- Nathaniel Curran & Britt Merrick ride Happy