The source of inspiration was a 5’6” Simmons-inspired, dual-finned planning hull that Al Nelson built and rode at Windansea, California in 1956. The dimensions for the Mini-Simmons were taken directly from John Elwell’s original dual keeled Simmons board.

The Walker Mini is a classic dual keeled planing hull design. This board is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to have the planing hull experience. It is the widest, flattest, and fastest of all the designs in the line. The deeper channel I have added running through the tail from the mid section allows release & from this we generate speed. I found out by adding this & playing around with the concept this worked better in UK waves.

For everyone… Fun fast and a proper head turner… Try her fall in love and be impressed!


  1. Displaced hull nose!

  2. Wide squash tail with a deep single channel running from front foot

  3. Rolled rail for easy turn

  4. Twin fit set on the tail for a skate feel.


4’10 x 21 x 2 3/4 to 6’0 x 23 x 3 - for the bigger chap!