The Black Diamond was designed by Darren Handley to be a versatile all-around performance model. The Black Diamond is a great option for the one board surfer looking for a model that can be surfed in just about every wave type. The extra width that this model carries through the nose, combined with a lower entry rocker makes the Black Diamond easy to paddle and allows the board to generate natural speed as soon as you get to your feet.
Overall, the Black Diamond by DHD is a fast responsive model that offers hold in steeper waves due to the rounded pin tail and planing speed in small average surf. It's versatility makes it a very popular model for beginners, intermediate and big guy surfers.
Looking for the EPS version of this model? Check out the Black Diamond EPS.