My initial concept for the water lion is for solid waves here in Europe, with the first two waves coming to mind: Hossegor and Mundaka. Those waves inspired this board´s design.
The whole concept is to fill the gap between your performance shortboard and your step up by adding performance to your step up. Many riders have the GERR as a go-to shortboard and the CARRERA as the recommended step-up board. Between those two is the WATER LION, designed to start working well in 3 foot (head high) proper hollow waves and can push it to 6-8 foot surf (double to more than double over head) no problem.