Duotone just released their 2023 surfboard lineup, which includes the all-new Slash SLS! The Whip SLS Grom Edition is built specifically for smaller riders looking to maximise their performance on the water. In addition, Duotone’s surfboard range designed by Sky Solbach covers all conditions, from classic surf shapes to the most progressive shapes – learn more here!

Slash SLS
Small to Medium Waves / Strapless Freestyle

The Slash is new for the 2023 season for all Young Bloods, a purpose-built grom edition of the Whip SLS designed for smaller riders looking to maximise their performance on the water. Perfect for strapless and wave riding, the board is ideal for youngsters wanting to get into the discipline and fantastic for riders hustling for podiums and everyone in between.

As the strapless freestyle and wave discipline is pushed into the spotlight all around the world with the help of the GKA World Tour gaining fame, many younger riders are taking notice. For the “Young Bloods” who would rather throw strapless front rolls and smash waves, this is the perfect board for their quiver. Designed by legendary shaper Sky Solbach, the board is a trimmed-down version of the exceedingly popular Whip SLS. This shape is tried and tested and works perfectly in small to medium-sized waves, and is ideal for getting airtime. The compact design lends itself well to younger and smaller riders too.

Duotone will also be rerunning Young Blood Camps in 2022/23, looking to garner new talent among the sports youth. So if your hero is more Airton Cozzolino and James Carew than a twintip freestyler, this is the board for you! The Slash features the Whip SLS’s performance benefits in a smaller package for young up-and-coming rippers!

For more information on Duotone’s Slash SLS, please click here.

Whip
Small to Medium Waves / Strapless Freestyle

Perfect for ripping in small to medium-sized waves, the Whip is the board to use when you want to get vertical in the pocket and bust out the latest tricks. The compact shape and parallel rails offer plenty of drive through the turns and make the board easy to gybe.

The Whip is a small to medium wave and strapless freestyle machine. A generous nose rocker, high-performance rails and a “wide bump-squash” tail design make the Whip quick and agile when transitioning rail to rail, very reactive and able to operate in a tight transition in small waves for radical turns. The Whip’s compact shape is the ideal board for strapless freestyle, strapped airs and seasoned surfers. In addition, the Classic Vacuum Bamboo Tec Construction is incredibly durable while offering good flex for a lively feel on the water.

The Whip is an extremely well-balanced board with incredible handling but still provides explosive snap off the top and can turn in a very tight radius on steep sections. This is it if you want a board at home in the air as it is on the wave face!

For more information on Duotone’s Whip, please click here.

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Whip SLS
Small to Medium Waves / Strapless Freestyle

The Whip SLS is a favourite among many riders; it is an incredible small to medium-sized wave board that can handle anything you throw. The compact shape also makes it perfect for strapless freestyle, making this the ideal board for riders who like to get air as much as they like smashing waves.

The Whip SLS is an incredible small to medium wave and strapless freestyle machine. A generous nose rocker, high-performance rails and a “wide bump-squash” tail design make the Whip quick and agile when transitioning from rail to rail. In addition, it is very reactive and can operate in a tight transition in small waves for radical turns. The Whip’s compact shape is the ideal board for strapless freestyle pros and seasoned surfers. The Whip SLS is a highly well-balanced board with incredible handling but still provides explosive snap off the top and can turn in a very tight radius on steep sections.

If you want to perform the latest tricks and lay some serious turns in the critical part of the wave, the Whip SLS is the board for you!

For more information on Duotone’s Whip SLS, please click here.

Whip D/LAB
Small to Medium Waves / Strapless Freestyle

Our compact shape board, now in the all-new ground-breaking D/LAB construction, features the Reflex Memory Foam Shock Absorber. As a result, the Whip D/LAB is perfect for shredding small to medium waves and strapless freestyle, offering a huge amount of performance in a very compact package.

The Whip D/LAB is available in four sizes in our new ultimate D/LAB construction. The Whip D/LAB is a small to medium wave and strapless freestyle machine. Generous nose rocker, high-performance rails and a “wide bump-squash” tail design make the Whip D/LAB quick and agile when transitioning rail to rail, very reactive and able to operate in a tight transition in small waves for radical turns. The compact shape makes the Whip D/LAB the ideal board for strapless freestyle pros and seasoned surfers. The Whip D/LAB is an extremely well-balanced board with incredible handling but still provides explosive snap off the top and can turn in a very tight radius on steep sections.

Take your Whip to the next level with the most technologically advanced construction we offer; go Whip D/LAB this year, and you won’t regret it!

For more information on Duotone’s Whip D/LAB, please click here.

Wam
All-rounder, Small to Medium Waves

The Wam is one of the most popular surfboards in the range, capable of handling every type of wave and performing at the highest level while being incredibly user-friendly. The Classic Vacuum Bamboo Tec Construction is bombproof and puts a podium-winning shape within reach of everyone.

The Wam is at the cutting edge of high-performance kite surfing. With its curvy rocker, outline, and high-performance rails, the Wam is designed for radical top-to-bottom surfing in a wide range of conditions. The Wam is home to small onshore waves pumping down-the-line surf. The Wam is fast, lively, and agile and offers a dynamic and exciting ride no matter the conditions. With its bomber Classic Vacuum Bamboo Tec Construction, the Wam is a high-performance kite surfboard for strapped and strapless kitesurfing. If you are just starting, the Wam is a fantastic board for those first forays into riding surfboards; it’s also perfect for riders looking for high-end performance.

The Wam is the perfect board for many riders in a wide range of conditions; it won’t ever let you down!

For more information on Duotone’s Wam, please click here.

Wam SLS
All-rounder, Small to Medium Waves

Every wave is different, so you need the Wam SLS in your life, the best board in the range for variable conditions. It can handle waves of almost any size and makes the most of every session, no matter the angle of the wind or the power in the swell.

With a multitude of fans around the world, the Wam SLS is one of the most popular boards on the market. It is the performance all-rounder that is at home in nearly all conditions. With its curvy rocker and outline coupled with high-performance rails, the WAM is designed for radical top-to-bottom surfing in a wide range of conditions. The Wam SLS excels in small onshore waves to pumping down-the-line surf. The shape features a squashed thumb tail with a thruster set-up, and the midpoint is moved a little further forward. This helps create lots of drive through the turns and makes the Wam SLS easy to gybe and even easier to transition between carves on the wave.

The WAM SLS is fast, lively, and agile and offers a dynamic and exciting ride, no matter the conditions.

For more information on Duotone’s Wam SLS, please click here.

Wam D/LAB
All-rounder, Small to Medium Waves

The Wam D/LAB features the pinnacle of surfboard construction, making it more comfortable, more durable, and even more dynamic on the water. With a classical outline and decidedly modern features it’s the board of choice when you want a versatile option to handle a multitude of conditions.

The Wam D/LAB is our high-performance all-rounder and features the most technologically advanced kite-surfboard construction. The shape is at the cutting edge of kite surfing; the goal was to make the best board possible that could handle the widest range of conditions. With its curvy rocker and outline and high-performance rails, the Wam D/LAB is designed for radical top to bottom surfing in everything from small onshore waves to pumping down-the-line surf.

The Wam D/LAB is the go-to high-performance shape for our team riders competing on the GKA world tour because of its fast, lively, and agile feel; it offers a dynamic and exciting ride no matter the conditions.

If you want the ultimate kitesurf board for every session this season, the Wam D/LAB is it!

For more information on Duotone’s Wam D/LAB, please click here.

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Fish SLS
Smaller Waves / Classic Surf

The Fish SLS hit the market with a massive bang a few years ago, redefining what a kitesurf board could look like and changing our preconceptions of performance in subpar conditions. This board delivers plenty of drive and power, ensuring every session is a winner regardless of the wind and waves’ strength.

Thanks to its large effective surface area, the Fish SLS excels in smaller waves and lighter wind with amazing carry and glide. It’s not just the unique outline; with a flatter rocker profile and some serious channels in the base, the design is unrivalled for speed generation and early planning. The board is a manoeuvrable and agile high-performance all-rounder that will inspire your confidence in small to medium waves, featuring an alternative shape which does not force you to adapt your riding style like many other designs that have tried to copy this style.

It’s no wonder the Fish SLS has become one of our best-selling models, and our team riders have all added a Fish SLS to their quiver! From 1 foot to 6 feet, once you ride the Fish SLS, you’ll be spoilt forever.

For more information on Duotone’s Fish SLS, please click here.

Fish D/LAB
Smaller Waves / Classic Surf

The Fish D/LAB enjoys the benefits of the magic D/LAB construction! However, it comes with more performance to maximise every session on the water, no matter the wave conditions! The ultimate board for days when the wind and waves aren’t playing ball, maximise the power in every turn, get planning before everyone else and have even more fun!

The Fish D/LAB is now available in three sizes in our highest-performance construction, D/LAB. Thanks to its large effective surface area, the board excels in smaller waves and lighter wind with amazing carry and glide. The Fish D/LAB is a manoeuvrable, agile, high-performance machine that inspires your confidence in small to medium waves. The board utilises a modern shape inspired by a classic design that feels incredibly smooth underfoot. It instantly feels comfortable, and you don’t need to adjust your riding style to maximise the performance. It’s such an easy board to ride and delivers so much fun, especially when the waves are small, and the wind is light, that it has become one of our best sellers.

This is the best board to have under your feet when the waves are weak and the wind is light. There are many boards like this, but only one Fish D/LAB!

For more information on Duotone’s Fish D/LAB, please click here.

Session SLS
Carving in Medium to Big Waves

The go-to surfboard for riders when the swell gets big, the Session SLS offers endless grip when you engage the rail and carve, combined with a huge amount of speed in a package that gives you effortless control in all conditions.

The Session SLS has long been a part of our core lineup of surfboards. Sometimes the oceans get angry, and the swell gets exponentially more powerful when they do. When the conditions get serious, you need a board that can give you confidence and get you into the most critical sections. The Session SLS excels in bigger waves, is still at home in mid to high-size surf, and offers unbeatable control in any conditions. Ample volume under the heel helps the board flow through turns, while the slightly domed deck shape provides a nimble ride for an otherwise very control-oriented design. With its rounded pintail, the Session SLS is a carving machine in waves and an excellent choice for high wind and choppy water.

If you want a high-performance surfboard that gives you maximum control in all conditions and stays engaged and connected through blazing-fast carves, the Session SLS is the one for you.

For more information on Duotone’s Session SLS, please click here.

Voke SLS
Strapless Freestyle

If you are looking for the pinnacle of freestyle performance, the Voke SLS is the board for you. Designed for multiple world champions Airton Cozzolino and James Carew, this dedicated strapless board outperforms everything else on the market. With its flat rocker, fast rails and infinite pop, it is the must-have strapless freestyle/big air board for 2023.

The mastermind behind the Voke SLS, Airton Cozzolino, brought this concept to life by working with legendary shaper Sky Solbach. The result is a dedicated strapless freestyle board ready to push the limits of strapless freestyle & big air. The fast rocker and relatively parallel outline make it incredibly fast and stable, and the powerful wide tail provides the perfect springboard for explosive pop. In addition, a nearly symmetrical outline shape is ideal for spins, and the deep bottom channels allow the Voke to split the water for fast, controlled landings.

If you’ve watched any of the videos of Airton Cozzolino or James Carew riding, you will know how capable this board is.

Whether you’re learning those first strapless moves or a world tour champion, the Voke SLS is your weapon of choice.

For more information on Duotone’s Voke SLS, please click here.

Hybrid SLS
Cross-over Surf and Foil

Looking for the most versatile board you can buy, the Hybrid SLS is a foil board, strapless freestyle machine, and a wave ripper! A unique base design allows it to become three boards in one, perfect for travelling or when space is limited at home. You’ll never have the wrong board at the beach again!

The Hybrid SLS is based on the Whip shape but with a modified bottom channel and a foil attachment. The Hybrid SLS can be used as a kitesurf board or a foil board. Our unique four-point foil mount is lighter than conventional tracks and still allows the board to maintain necessary flex in the mounting area when used as a surfboard. An excellent small to medium wave kitesurf board or an all-around free ride foil board, the Hybrid SLS makes an excellent travel board to cover all your surfing and foiling needs with one single board. In addition, the SLS Construction gives a lively feeling underfoot and makes for a great connection to the foil, giving you total control.

The Hybrid SLS is an unbelievably capable board; no matter how you choose to ride it, simplify your quiver with the most versatile board you can buy.

For more information on Duotone’s Hybrid SLS, please click here.

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By Jen Tyler
IKSURFMAG Web Editor, Jen Tyler, grew up in the chaos of Cairo, Egypt. It was on the beaches of the Red Sea where her love for the ocean, watersports and adventure grew.

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