The Blackfish has influenced an industry.
The design is a planning hull and is able to paddle in all conditions. Where Blackfish shines is in the elements. Ocean, upwind, downwind, chop, in and out of surf. The stability is built in through the outline and innovative concave design. The planning hull rides on top of the water rather than parting it away like a displacement hull. This make for very fast get up and go and higher sprint speeds. "Like skipping a stone" Blackfish likes to sprint and take off from the line!