Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyze problems that involve fluid flows.

Each Sequoia surfboard is developed in collaboration with RED Fluid Dynamics, a leader R&D center who collaborate with top industry player with expertise in computational fluid dynamics for surfboards.

CFD simulation is essential in the aerospace and automotive mechanical progression. Why not surfing? Coming from a motorsports career, founder and main shaper Marcello Zani has been very strict about CFD: we need it to design faster and smoother surfboards.

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The simulation model developed by Red Fluid Dynamics for Sequoia Surfboards allows us to reproduce different types of manoeuvres, ranging from radical curves to “re-entry” by aerial manoeuvres. During the R&D stage Marcello Zani and RED staff work together in order to test how the surfboard will react in certain conditions.

In this way, each specific characteristic of the board, such as the thickness of the rail or the tail design can be evaluated and perfected in a controlled and repeatable environment. Chasing a better performance through CFD isn’t a marketing strategy at all. Science is everywhere today and in our opinion it must also be in your expensive shortboard. On a Sequoia Surfboards you will feel better, surf better and have way more fun.

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