Awesome head high surf at sunrise. The new Accelerator tore into the wave faces like a hot knife in butter. This is my best 7'8 shape. Another step in the evolutionary development from the original 2 year old 7'8 DD shape. Compared to the 7'8 DD, this shape is wider, thinner, with thinner rails. Wide point has been moved too. It all adds up to a more fun board. The 7'8 size becomes a higher preforming board, while expanding the range of use. The 7'8 WR is also much better than the DD, but the Accelerator feels a tick better.