Gregg Drude is one of my best friends and he is also a very good surfer. The name of this model is dedicated to his sailboat “The Van Dieman”. Gregg sailed around the world for 2 years in search of perfect waves and fulfilling his life long dream to sail around the world. Gregg has been riding my boards for 18 years and has always been one of my main test pilots. This board is a great all around high performance short board for the above average surfer. Tested worldwide and in our own backyard.