If Gato Heroi was be bop then CREME is the Bossa nova. This label was the first label set up by Robin, more traditional, consisting of generous lines and coloured resins. Inspired by the classic surf spots of California: San O, Malibu and Newport, with the legendary Takayama, Weber and Nuuhiwa in mind. These boards embody the culture of the early 60's during the height of noseriding.
The Californian is the perfect summer longboard, an incredible noserider that still turns really nicely off the tail. The parallel outline and fuller mid section ending in slightly kicked tail combine to make for dynamic noseriding. The scooped nose reduces swing weight through turns as well as providing flex when you’re up the front of the board. The Californian is wide and stable, yet somehow still holds in nicely on steeper sections. A Classic California log essence has been refined for trimming from centre, control on the nose and quick pivot turns. We have all been surfing it non-stop and highly recommend!!
The CRÈME Californian model ridden by Kahu Andronicus and Kai Ellice-Flint, filmed by Max Alesbury in and around Byron Bay in Summer 2020.
Keeping the spirit of PLAYBOY, we modified this model to make it more accessible. Less pronounced contours, allowing easy noseriding without sacrificing maneuverability, this model is one of those perfect longboards, combining ease of use with performance.
With a generous outline and 50/50 rails, the FATCAT is the perfect compromise. Easy noseriding, manoeuvrable from the tail and fast, forgiving glide. Ideal for all levels.
The Creme Play Pig is a classic 60's inspired log, the wide point set right back with a pulled in nose and a tight pin tail. The bottom contour is rolled from nose to tail complemented by a rail foil that is boxy relative to most Gato Heroi's, but inline with the fuller Creme models. Entry rocker is quite pronounced mellowing in the back 2/3's of the board and gradually extending throughout the tail. True to its period of inspiration the Playpig is a very cruisy board to surf, it pivots nicely from the tail and really feels like a classic board when coupled with a D fin or something with similar volume... Smooth, stylish, classic surfing.
The Fluer is a traditional classic rounded pin pig outline with a slightly more high performance foil than the rest of the range. A touch more volume than its sister the fat cat with a flat bottom under the nose provides a stable platform for easy noseriding. This model is inspired by Weber's "Feather" and Bing's "Classic Pintail" combined with Robins design elements soft pinched rails it is fast through the water and very easy to control. The Fleur is one of Robins limited edition designs that you will not find as a production model.
Field Notes 3 by Jack Coleman featuring Makala Harmony Smith on a 9'7 Fleur and River Covey riding 9'8" Californian.
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