Kelly Slater, mystic savant in the ways of shred, takes a mysterious new contraption for a top secret test drive in the northern reaches of New South Wales. The mysterious contraption in question is a planing hull, and its architect goes by the name of Daniel “Tomo” Thomson. He shapes for Firewire, in which Slater is of course now a majority shareholder, and he surfs pretty darn good too, as this clip from mySURF.tv attests. It also features Stu Kennedy, who for some reason missed out on a place in our list of the Greatest Ginger Surfers Of All Time. How remiss of us.