Compact in shape, this design delivers full-size results. The magic starts with the bottom contour. This short and stout board features an unconventional double to single concave (most multi concave bottoms go from single to double towards the tail). This reverse progression with the double concave forward creates a “clean zone” of low interference for a free flowing tail, and directional stability and traction under the front foot. It is fast and grips through the turns.
*A Hobbit performs equal to a conventional “man board” 1-3” taller than itself.
A high performance shortboard alternative to the fish, it turns like a conventional tri-fin but glides like a fish. The GX is designed with a fuller nose and tail, along with a progressive rocker with deep, single to double concaves. The blend of these elements make the GX a very versatile performer in small surf. Recommended to be ridden 2” shorter and ¼–1/2” wider than your normal shortboard.
The Pilot's versatile design performs in a wide variety of wave conditions, making it a great all around performance short board. Designed with a low rocker and deep, single to double concaves, this board has exceptional drive, responsiveness, and ability to maintain speed through turns and flat spots. The Pilot is ideal for open face waves.
Tail options: Squash, Thumb, Swallow
The Booster is designed for exceptional front foot drive with the capability of making quick, directional changes. The semi-full outline creates added stability on the wave, as well as above the wave. This design excels in small surf and in a variety of conditions. If you want a groveler, and a high performance shortboard, but only have the budget for one, this is the board for you. This board has been rated fun and fast.
Tail options: Squash, Thumb, Swallow, or Diamond
This model was redesigned to take deep single designs to the next level in performance surfing. A deep single concave creates exceptional acceleration and looseness but is sometimes accompanied with instability thru turns. For those that like the tail and fin free sensation its not a problem, but for most surfers this is an undesirable riding characteristic. In the new V-Rod, the super deep single concave is stabilized with vee. The single concave transitions quickly to a short vee at the end of the tail after the rear fin. The combination of these elements results in a surfboard with quick acceleration and looseness off the first turn while maintaining great directional stability and drive.
The Amplifire evolved from a K4 modified for Joel Centeio. The tail rocker is relaxed slightly and the concave is amplified through the mid-section of the board. This increases forward lift for more front foot acceleration. The position and shape of the concave create more grip and drive through the bottom turn. The Amplifire is a great performance shortboard for intermediate to advanced skilled surfers.
Tail options: Squash, Thumb, Swallow, or RP
This board features a deep, single concave with a progressive tail rocker and a slightly relaxed nose rocker. Designed for small waves, the Element is super fast, and makes full rotation top turns effortlessly, allowing you to throw the tail out easily off the top. If your style demands more drive & stability, check out the Amplifire.
Tail options: Thumb, Squash, Swallow, RP
With its low entry and accentuated tail rocker, the K4 creates a blend of exceptional front foot drive and quick full rotational top turns. The deep, single to double concaves generate bursts of acceleration out of turns, while a bit of width in the nose enhances its drive and stability. The K4 is a great all purpose, high performance short board.
Tail options: Squash, Thumb, Diamond, Swallow, RP
The Nitro, cousin of the V-Rod, is built for speed and drive on open face waves, point breaks, and waves that run fast down the line. The low rocker with a deep single concave creates an exceptional lift and drive. The subtle vee behind the back fin settles the tail down, giving you more control through turns. The Nitro is a great design for surfing waves that demand flat out speed and down the line drive.
The Riot is another high performance grovel-machine. At first glance the Riot looks short and stout, "brother" to the GX. At a closer glance, however, it has more rail (rocker) curve that comes from blending in bottom elements of the K4 model. The classic groveler is wide and meaty, the ultra-flat rockers sometimes making them less than maneuverable in waves above chest high, but the blending of the K4 rail curve and concave livens up the feel of the GX outline. The result is an increase in drive and speed with full rotation turns and release off the lip. The Riot outline fills the gap between the K4 and GX. The stringer line rocker is similar to the GX, but it's deeper concaves and more rail curve takes after the K4.
A solid and proven performer with its classic tail design, the round pin’s adaptability in small, to medium, to large surf, makes it a timeless and dependable shape for all types of surfers.
This design features the most bottom rocker of all the performance shortboards. The Viper is for surfers who desire ultra-sensitivity and responsiveness to subtle weight changes. Suited for hollow reef & beach breaks, it performs brilliantly in the pocket.
Not recommended for heavy-footed power surfers.
Tail options: Squash or Swallow
The Whip loosely resembles the GX in its outline, but is a completely different animal on the bottom contour.In line with the trend of fuller plane shapes, this design doesn't give up anything in small wave performance surfing. It's low entry nose rocker is turbo charged with a deep single concave that isn't parabolic like most concaves, but more like an inverted vee. This feature makes the bottom more user friendly. The concave then transitions into vee at the end of the tail, which gives exceptional tail control and directional stability. Putting all these aspects together, you get a flatter rocker (speed and drive), and a rail curve with accentuated lift in the tail, enabling the rider to execute fast, full rotational carves in the face. The Whip is an excellent paddling, high performance shortboard in disguise. Size his model 1-2" shorter and 1/8" - 3/8" wider than your conventional shortboard.
With a wide nose, double wing swallow design, and double barrel concaves through the tail, the Wombat is fast and drivey in mild sloped, open-faced waves. It's relatively wide hip for lift, followed by double wings creates extra release and maneuverability. The wings also reduce the tail going into the swallow, giving the tail added control.
Order this board 3-4” shorter and 1" - 1 1/2" wider than your everyday shortboard.
Fin set up options: *Tri-fin or Quad (four fins)
*Fin recommendation for tri-fin: (FCS TF-1, Future Fins T-1), OR any larger side fin/smaller trailer fin setup.
Tail options: Swallow or Double Wing Swallow
Featuring a full outline with a low rocker and subtle, single to double concaves to vee in the tail for maximum glide and maneuverability in small surf. To be ridden 3-4” shorter, and approximately 1” - 1 1/2” wider than your normal shortboard. This board is fun for all skill levels; novice, intermediate, and advanced.
Fin recommendation: Twin fin style 5-5 ¼” front fins, 3 ¼- ½” trailer fin (FCS TF-1, Future Fins T-1).
Tail options: Swallow
This twin keel fin design blends a 70’s outline with a 21st century bottom shape. The Sling Shot is faster and more maneuverable than its older cousin. It features more tail rocker with a single concave that runs deepest above the fin area for added lift and speed. This board is a fun alternative in open-faced waves.
A high performance fish design featuring a narrower nose, and more rocker than all other Fish Series designs (with the exception to the Quad), the Barracuda possesses a tighter turning radius. The single concave through the mid-section gives lift, while the vee through the tail adds release and control. This board is designed to be sized 1-2” shorter and ¼-1/2” wider than your normal shortboard.
Fin recommendations: Twin fin style 5-5 ¼” front fins, 3 ¼- ½” trailer fin (FCS TF-1, Future Fins T-1) OR any similar larger side fin/smaller trailer fin setup
Tail options: Swallow or Winged Swallow
The Bandit is the renegade brother of the Stubby. It breaks the rules in what a mini board is meant to be ridden in. It catches waves easily and grovels well in small, mushy conditions, but this board is not to be regarded as a groveler. It is a high performance design in a small package. Fast and loose, it squirts through flat sections and powers through the pocket, fun in the barrels, and a barrel of fun. Designed to be ridden 3”-6” shorter than your everyday shortboard.
This design was birthed from Kekoa Cazimero’s request, 2 years ago, for a fun mini board to surf some of the shore breaks near his home. He normally rides a 6’0” for his everyday shortboard, and we decided to shape it at 5’4” long (or rather, 5’4” short). It turned out to be a keeper and we decided to call it the Stubby. The response was so positive that Megan Abubo ordered herself a 4’11” (her normal shortboard is a 5’9”). Surprisingly, we discovered the Stubby was fun in “real waves” and not just 1-2’ shore break. It’s fast and drivey, and it sticks to your feet since there is not much nose extending past the front foot. The Stubby is designed with a flat deck and angled rails which carry volume out to the rail, so when considering adding a Stubby to your quiver, order it short (6-8” shorter than your everyday shortboard), but only about 1/8” thicker.
The Pocket Rocket is a high performance mini board for the minimalist. Designed to be ridden 5-8” inches shorter than your everyday shortboard. Avoid judging the Pocket Rocket by it’s size, this board is a performer and has been tested in everything from waves waist high to double over head. The minimal nose extension keeps the board attached to your feet, and less board means less board to control.
This is an easy-to-ride shortboard that paddles and catches waves like a fish, but turns with a more vertical range like a thruster. This design is fast and smooth, with great carry and drive through turns, especially on cutbacks. Size this board approximately 2-3" shorter, and ½ - 1" wider than your normal high performance short board.
The transformer is a hybrid of the GX and Super Skate with the outline fullness and rocker halfway between these two models. The objective was to blend the best qualities of both models into one design. From the Super Skate, the ease of catching waves, stability, and glide through flat sections, and from the GX, its high performance groveling characteristics in small waves. This combination of design gives the Transformer an easy but versatile ride of speed, drive, and stability, with more vertical maneuverability than the typical “grovel fish”.
The Transformer is one of Reef McIntosh’s favorite, fun go-to boards for small So Cal surf. Works with a thruster or quad setup
A performance hybrid that allows for easy paddling and full-railed carves.
Size range: 6’10” – 8’6”
Round, fat and wide but very fun in very, very small surf. Leave the longboard at home! Meant to be ridden 2-4” shorter, at least 1 ¼” wider and 1/16-1/8” thicker than your normal shortboard. Round tails are recommended, but also available in squash and swallow tail configurations.
The Mango evolved from the Hyper Pig, but unlike it's predecessor's mellow riding characteristics, this design breaks the stereotypes. At closer look, you'll notice an aggressive combination of concaves and rail contour. The straight rocker merged with the triple concave, give the Mango amazing speed, drive, stability, and control. The wide round tail creates exceptional lift for glide over flat sections, and instantly adapts in the pocket for critical maneuvering. The angular rail taper creates a low drag profile that grips the water through turns. The Mango is super fun and shredable in small waves.
Size this board 2-4” shorter, and 1/2 – 1” wider than your conventional short board. Inch for inch, and liter for liter, the Mango is a great wave catcher.
The Mango is also available in the HP version (narrow nose) for more vertical mobility.
A mid range design with boards that vary from 6’6 – 7’2. Featuring the latest in bottom and outline curves, ridden by our team on the North Shore, they are very maneuverable and accelerate thru turns.
The MR-200 fills the size gap between the shortboard and T-100 models.
Tail options: RP, Squash, or Swallow
7’3 and up. Features a progressive rocker with subtle tail vee for control and maneuverability. It is a proverbial loose, fast and positive board in powerful conditions.
See Classic and Performance Longboard descriptions. This would just be a sized down version.
8’6 and up. A full outlined noserider/cruiser with a rocker that allows for glide and maneuverability in all conditions. 2+1 or thruster fin configurations.
8’0 and up. High-speed maneuverability disguised as a longboard. Squash and rounded pintails.