Derek Girven, the shaper and founder of DGS, grew up surfing the South African south coast of Natal before moving to Durban, the talent pool of South African surfing. This is where he started his shaping career, with many of the countries top surfers giving him regular support and feedback. Soon he was consistently shaping boards for these local hotties and earned the reputation as one of the top shapers in South Africa .
DGS surfboards pride themselves on their high quality surfboards incorporating the latest innovative designs and production techniques, to ensure that you receive the ultimate surfboard suited to your particular surfing requirements.
DGS Mini Mal Surfboard
As the name suggests a minimal is just a shorter version of a full-size mal. They make perfect learner boards because of their stability and wider nose which helps with paddling. This DGS Minimal has a refined rail shape and outline which results in a board which is still somewhat performance orientated and can be a good choice for more experienced surfers looking to catch a ton of waves on smaller days.
The board featured in the photo is plain to best display the shape but most of the DGS surfboards in our store come with a professional spray that is included in the price.