We are surfers with a passion for surf engineering.

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Marc in het Panhuis

Marc in het Panhuis

Marc in het Panhuis

Surf Flex Lab, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia. 


The Surf Flex Lab is a dedicated surf engineering facility for  defining and quantifying of surfboard mechanical behaviour, e.g. longitudinal/torsional flex and damping and frequency behaviour as well as performance analysis.

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David Shormann

Marc in het Panhuis

Marc in het Panhuis

DIVE Interactive Education, 

Haleiwa, Hawaii, 

USA


DIVE Interactive Education provides 21st Century Mathematics and Science with a Christian Foundation, biomimetic surf designs, ocean science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. 

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Luca Oggiano

Luca Oggiano

Luca Oggiano

Sports Fluid Dynamics Center and Nabla Flow, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway


Nabla Flow aims to develop computational fluid dynamics tools for the sport and building industry.  SIATAero is a sports fluid dynamics centre collaborating with world-class atheletes developing high performance clothing and equipment. 

Jimmy Freese

Jimmy Freese

Luca Oggiano

Luca Oggiano

AkuShaper - Surfboard Design Software and Surfboard Shaping Machine

Kailua, Hawaii, USA


AkuShaper creates CAD/CAM Surfboard Design Software and a Surfboard Shaping Machine. These products enable surfboard designers to more accurately and more efficiently make better boards. 

Thoughts from the depths of the SEA

Find out what kind of surf engineering we are up to! 


Research

Longboard fin field vs numerical performance (OCEANS 2019)

Numerical performance of 3 shortboard fin designs (ISEA 2020)

Longboard fin field vs numerical performance (OCEANS 2019)

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Research on a standard commercial longboard fin versus a humpback whale-inspired design.

Shortboard fins field vs numerical performance (ISEA 2020)

Numerical performance of 3 shortboard fin designs (ISEA 2020)

Longboard fin field vs numerical performance (OCEANS 2019)

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Research on standard commercial 3-fin thruster set versus humpback whale-inspired prototypes.

Numerical performance of 3 shortboard fin designs (ISEA 2020)

Numerical performance of 3 shortboard fin designs (ISEA 2020)

Field research on humpback whale-inspired shortboard fins (accepted)

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Dynamic CFD analysis of standard commercial fins versus two prototype designs.

Field research on humpback whale-inspired shortboard fins (accepted)

Additive Manufacturing, Modeling and Performance Evaluation of 3D Printed Fins for Surfboards

Field research on humpback whale-inspired shortboard fins (accepted)

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Using GPS and 9-axis motion sensor to compare field performance of standard commercial shortboard fins to humpback whale-inspired prototype fins.

Additive Manufacturing, Modeling and Performance Evaluation of 3D Printed Fins for Surfboards

Additive Manufacturing, Modeling and Performance Evaluation of 3D Printed Fins for Surfboards

Additive Manufacturing, Modeling and Performance Evaluation of 3D Printed Fins for Surfboards

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Gately, R., Beirne, S., Latimer, G., Shirlaw, M., Kosasih, B., Warren, A., . . . In het Panhuis, M. (2017). MRS Advances, 2(16), 913-920. doi:10.1557/adv.2017.107

More research to come!

Additive Manufacturing, Modeling and Performance Evaluation of 3D Printed Fins for Surfboards

Additive Manufacturing, Modeling and Performance Evaluation of 3D Printed Fins for Surfboards

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Stay tuned, more surf engineering to come!

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We love to talk about surfing, surf engineering and waves, so feel free to visit us or drop us a line. You can find us in 3 different locations around the world: 

  • Marc is in Wollongong (NSW, Australia)
  • David is in Haleiwa (Hawaii, USA) 
  • Luca is in Trondheim (Norway).
  • Jimmy is in Kailua (Hawaii, USA)


Surf Engineering Association

Jones Beach, North Kiama Drive, Kiama, New South Wales 2533, Australia

+61 (0) 418 294 173