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Benji Brand wins 2015 GoPro Of The World on his 5’8″ CFT LEGACY 2×4

Like Dejavu…

Dreamy Skeleton Bay instagram video post from Benji Brand

That familiar view featuring Koa Smith on his 5’8″ CFT LEGACY 2×4. Same wave, same stance, same model, same construction. They even had the same dims!

Hear Benji’s thoughts on Skeleton Bay in the Surfline feature here

To those who don’t pay much attention to the details this could’ve been the same thing as seen before. But for those who know, there’s a lot to be said about commitment, aspirations, confidence and fulfillment on the part of the 19 year old Benji Brand’s efforts to score one of the most epic POV tube videos the world has ever seen.

Taking a nod at Koa Smith’s vehicle for success, Benji opted for the exact same board. Granted, Benji wanted his board to be light green, he chose to ride his 2×4 swallow tail CFT LEGACY construction 5’8″ x 18.5″ x 2.3″ cork/bamboo with future quad set up through that Namibia tubefest with conviction.

Congratulations Benji!

Wanna follow in the same footsteps as both Koa and Benji?

Want the exact same board?

Does a replica CFT LEGACY 5’8″ x 18.5″ x 2.3″ cork/bamboo 2×4 fit your needs?

Well, we’ve got one with a granitic green deck that’s brand new and available for purchase now!

Just click on over to store.stretchboards.com to view the new 2×4 models available for sale

So how do they compare?

Koa recounts his experience from the inaugural GoPro of the World win on Surfline

 

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you’d be this tired too if you just got slotted endlessly for hours on end…

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Namibia support vehicle with Alex Smith, Koa Smith and Benji Brand.

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Benji giving thanks for the grinders at Skeleton Bay.

Barrel dreaming with Koa Smith

While the majority of us were slugging through the doldrums of a lackluster surf season earlier this summer, Koa Smith was globetrotting his way from Hawaii to Tahiti then to Africa all in the name of finding the best waves possible. Yep, he sure did find some gems! Continue reading »