The Tomo Vanguard is built using Firewire's kite-specific construction technology and features Daniel Tomo Thomson's radical, early-planing hull. These strapless-only surf shapes still have a light custom feel, but with added durability over the pure surf construction. The Vanguard has a rectangular outline that starts with a flipped and blunt nose, and features very parallel rails. Some single concave in the bottom bleeds into rounded soft rails through the mid-section. The tail has some channels that lead into the diamond, swallow-tail shape.