Occy’s quiver for the 2023 Bells Beach heritage heat featured several Raging Bull channel bottoms, and in a throwback to his infamous battles with Tom Curren, he rode one to get a close win over his long term rival that saw both legends deliver a masterclass in pure rail surfing. Even in solid, onshore Bells Bowl everyone from the WSL commentators to Parko made the call that Occ was still coming off the bottom harder than any of the current day CT surfers. Especially as he delivered another edition of that turn.
To celebrate timeless surfing like this, we’ve decided to build a limited edition run of replica Raging Bull channel bottoms.
Of course, Occy is the original Raging Bull, so he’ll ride a channel bottom in any powerful wave to take advantage of the extra speed, drive and hold. But for the majority of surfers out there, we’d recommend riding your channel bottom in quality, clean conditions – if the waves have plenty of power then you’ll experience that increased speed, drive and hold exactly when you want it.
Please note, due to the channels, the only fin plugs available are FCS1. Suggested fins are the limited edition FCS1 x JS Arc Fin template available both online here and at your local core store.
TEAM RIDER REFERENCE MARK OCCHILUPO // Height: 5’9 (175 cm) // Weight: 95 kg - 210 lbs Rides 6’2” x 19 7/8” x 2 3/4” x 35.6L
JASON STEVENSON // Height: 5’11 (180 cm) // Weight: 88 kg - 194 lbs Rides 6’0” x 19 5/8” x 2 5/8” x 32.7L