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Matt Mayhem Biolos in Australia

Matt Mayhem Biolos in AustraliaMatt Mayhem Biolos in Australia for a shaping tour in March 2016!!!

That’s right, one of the worlds best surfboard shapers & deigners will be on the Gold Coast this March.  While he’s  in Australia, he will be jumping in the bay and doing a bit of shaping too.  If you’ve ever though about grabbing a …Lost Surfboard, now is the time because you have the opportunity to get one Matt Mayhem Biolos’ prized designs finish shaped and signed by the man himself!!!

So if you are keen for a board shaped by this master shaper – get in contact with us at: zaksurfboards@gmail.com or phone 03 9416 7384 & speak to Damien

Numbers are strictly limited and it will be first in best dressed. You can order stock dimensions or customs – basically whatever you like. The cut off date for orders through us is the 22nd of Feb.

Don’t sleep!


Xcel Infiniti Comp Noa Deane Short Sleeve Steamer

Xcel Infiniti Comp Noa Deane Short Sleeve Steamer by Zak SurfboardsXcel Infiniti Comp Noa Deane Short Sleeve Steamer

Designed with maximum mobility in mind, the Xcel Infiniti Comp Noa Deane Short Sleeve Steamer is a great choice for those of you that want to keep super flexible throughout our warmer months down here in Vicco.  This Xcel Infiniti Comp wetsuit features a large front and back panel with zero seams from the chest all the way down to the knees.  Less seams mean less hindrance to your movement – making this suit one of the easiest to move in & most comfortable to wear out of all the suits we have in store.

Xcel Infiniti Comp Noa Deane Short Sleeve SteamerIMG_0940The X2 front entry system that a lot of the Xcel range have, keeps more water out – minimizing water flushing into the suit when you wipe out.  Constructed entirely out of premium 100% UltraStretch neoprene, with lightweight Quick Dry Lining from the inner chest to knees.  The seams of the suit are glued & blindstitched sealed with inner Thermo Dry seam tape for added comfort and durability.

IMG_0939Zak Surfboards are the  Wetsuit Specialists in Melbourne, we now provide one of the biggest & best ranges of surfing wetsuits in Victoria – conveniently located right here in Melbourne!

Come in store and check out our range  of Xcel Wetsuits and many other brands – or shop selected styles from our range ONLINE

 


New Gash Surfboards on our Racks

New Gash Surfboards on our RacksLate last week we received a bunch of new Gash Surfboards on our Racks.  That’s right a full size run of the Sweaty Betty Model arrived in store late last week – hand shaped by legendary Victorian Surfer/Shaper Greg Brown.

New Gash Surfboards on our Racks by Zak Surfboards Gash Sweaty Betty Greg Brown by Zak Surfboards Collage 1 Gash logo 1 by Zak SurfboardsThis Sweaty Betty model by all reports offers a super sweet combination of paddle power and performance.  A board that will  get you into waves with ease but doesn’t feel like a tanker underfoot.  Fast and responsive yet still reasonably  forgiving to surf -  really popular with those who want something that will help get their wave count up, but still want to lay down proper carving maneuvers.

New Gash Surfboards on our Racks by Zak Surfboards Gash Sweaty Betty Greg Brown by Zak Surfboards Collage 2Gash logo 2 by Zak SurfboardsThe last run of these we had in store didn’t stick around long at all – so don’t sleep if you are interested in one of these. Come and check out these Sweaty Betty models and the rest of our range of Gash and Bombora Shapes in store or ONLINE


DHD Epoxicore Surfboards

DHD Epoxicore Surfboards DX1 by Zak Surfboards (7)We have just had one of the new DHD Epoxicore Surfboards arrive in store!!  This new construction method – developed by the crew at DHD aim to give you all the benefits of epoxy construction without any drawbacks to performance in the water. 

DHD Epoxicore DX1 by Zak Surfboards (3) DHD Epoxicore DX1 by Zak Surfboards Collage 1A combination of PU and EPS foam has been used to make these boards sit in the water like a PU, but flex and retain liveliness like an Epoxy constructed board.  It’s basically win, win with these – They will be available soon in the DX1 and Switchblade models with more models added to the range later in the year. 

DHD Epoxicore DX1 by Zak Surfboards (6) DHD Epoxicore DX1 by Zak Surfboards (8) DHD Epoxicore DX1 by Zak Surfboards Collage  2Come and check out this DX1 in person in store – both the DX1 & the Switchblade models in this Epoxicore construction are now available for pre-order from us.

Simply call Damien on 03 9416 7384 ;)


Surfboard Repair Materials

Surfboard Repair MaterialsSurfboard Repair Materials  available in store.
Had an unfortunate mishap with your prized stick? We have one of the most comprehensive collections of repair options available for you.   From full repair kits, to glass cloth sold by the meter, 500ml tins of resin, packets of q-cell, catalyst and replacement plugs, various suncure products and temporary patches – everything you’ll need to fix your surfboard yourself.   If you don’t want to D.I.Y. we also have a repair service – simply drop by our store and we’ll sort you out and get you back in the water pronto.

*If you are after more substantial supplies (blanks, liters of resin etc) head over to Zak’s other business – The Surfboard Studio.  There you can grab all materials, tools and equipment you need to build surfboards.


Stacey Surfboards on our racks

Stacey Surfboards on our racksWe always hold a decent selection Stacey Surfboards on our racks here at Zak Surfboards Lee Stacey prides himself on developing top level crafts for the everyday surfer all the way up to the world’s elite – driven to deliver the highest quality product available so you can get the most out of your equipment.  Stacey Surfboards are one of the most popular brands that we stock – with a very loyal following with quite a number of our regular customers, these board never hang around for long on our racks. Here is a run down of a few of  the models we have in store at the moment:

Stacey Surfboards on our racks - Stacey 6505 by Zak Surfboards

The Stacey 6505 is a performance shape with a bit of extra spark in the lower end of the wave range – this model definitely gives you a bit of extra spark in more marginal conditions.

The lower entry rocker makes for easy paddling and glide through flatter sections.   The rocker through the rest of the board is also fairly low with a late flip through the very last bit of the tail keeping things fast, loose and lively to turn.

A neutral single concave bottom keeps this board fast, really generating speed quickly off the mark.  Interestingly the concave continues right out the back of the tail (quite possibly the key to its extra spice in small waves) helping draw water quickly though the underside of the board. 

The Return of the Jam

Stacey Surfboards on our racks - Stacey Return of the Jam by Zak SurfboardsThe Stacey Return Of The Jam,  is one of the new small wave specialists in the Stacey Surfboards Range.  A revised version for 2016 of a model from a few years back called ‘the Summer Jam’. This model has a fairly flat deck for control and stability under foot.  The bottom contour is a sweet combination of concave with vee through the tail – this helps help generate speed in waves with very little push and aids quick transitions from rail-to-rail and tighter arcs on this short wide disc like outline .  With five fins for versatility this really is a very fun board for any level of surfer in the right dimensions.

The Neptune’s Ride

Stacey Surfboards on our racks - Stacey Neptune's Ride by Zak SurfboardsThe Stacey Neptune’s Ride has been a real winner with a lot of our regulars – the sort of board you can throw in the car and ride no matter the conditions… a real no brainer for Vicco.

Nice and drivey to surf, this is a board that performs equally well in weaker waves or on days with a bit more juice. Not only does the Neptune’s Ride paddle really well for its size, but also trims across flat sections with speed. The curvy outline, tidier tail and beautifully matched rocker allows you to put a bit of grunt into your turns -  So you can carve with power and sit nice and tight in the pocket of steeper more critical waves without spinning out.

Come and check these and the rest of our collection of Stacey Surfboards out in store or ONLINE


Futures Generation Fin Range

Futures Generation Fin Range by Zak SurfboardsThe full Futures Generation Fin Range are in Store at Zak Surfboards.  Love the feeling of Futures Fins Blackstix but find them a bit too twangy in waves with a bit more juice?  Come and check out the Futures Generation Fin Range, this particular construction has been created to give you that speed and flow of Blackstix in a broader range of conditions.

Futures Roberts Generation Five Fin by Zak SurfboardsThere is some serious tech going on in these fins – built to ensure that the Generation Series will provide all the speed you need while maintaining control and connection to the face of the wave.

Futures Hayden Shapes HS2 V2 Generation Series Tri Fin Set by Zak SurfboardsLike the popular Blackstix range, the Futures Generation series fins feature a V2 foil which is the go to shape for extra speed. This foil enhances the efficiency water flow across the surface of the fin. The end result is considerably more lift through turns and smoother rail-to-rail transitions.

Futures Tim Stamps Generation Five Fin by Zak SurfboardsThe key to the extra control in these fins is the flex dynamics. Multiple layers of uni-directional fiberglass has been used in the layup of these fins. This uni-directional cloth has more spring than normal bi-directional glass, it  also creates more strength and therefore control in the fin tip.

Futures F6 Generation Five Fin Set by Zak SurfboardsUni-directional carbon strips have been layered vertically across the front these fins. These strips act as spines, this secures the leading edge and focuses the flex on the the tip of the fin.  Bi-directional 12K carbon panels are used to cover the base of the fins. This solid base equates combined with the carbon strips give this fin a snappy torsional twist.

Futures Roberts Generation Tri Fin by Zak SurfboardsThese Futures Generation Series fins are made of Epoxy resin, which  is significantly lighter & more resilient than polyester resin. These features all play a role in making the Generation Series a very positive feeling, responsive, speed-generating fin while retaining connection to the face and control. The combination of materials used is lightweight and stable with flex in the right places – giving the rider a unique combination of liveliness, speed & power.

Futures Hayden Shapes HS1 V2 Generation Series Tri Fin Set by Zak SurfboardsAvailable in a wide range of Thruster and 5 fin sets from Roberts, Tim Stamps, Hayden Shapes and the F6 template.  Come and check these out and the rest of our full range of Futures Fins – available from us in store or Online


Emery Press Play Model

Emery Press Play ModelWe now have the Emery Press Play Model on our racks – How fun do these things look!   Leaving aside that little run of swell we had on Sunday, there is still plenty of summer left and if you haven’t jumped on a fresh small wave craft yet this season these things will keep you in the water no matter how small and sloppy it gets.

Emery Press Play Model Emery Press Play Model Collage 1The wide plan shape and flatter rocker line of the Emery Press Play Model will keep you planing along the surface of even in the weakest waves .  The double concave bottom that runs through to a decent sized vee in the tail ensures that your transitions from rail to rail will be seamless.

IMG_0696IMG_0693Relatively boxy rails up front help prevent any bogging in soft or choppy conditions whilst a finer & sharper rail through the tail helps you keep control and you rail in the water at higher speeds.

IMG_0664 Emery Press Play Collage 2Full size run with sprays on the rack now, come in store to have a look or check out our full range of Emery Surfboards ONLINE


Wetsuit Specialists in Melbourne

Wetsuit Specialists in MelbourneZak Surfboards are the  Wetsuit Specialists in Melbourne, we now provide one of the biggest & best ranges of surfing wetsuits in Victoria – conveniently located right here in Melbourne!  In our dedicated wetsuit space we have a comprehensive collection of wetsuits from brands such as Patagonia, Xcel, C-Skins, O’neill, Rip Curl, Billabong, Roxy & more.   Hundreds of suits, Men’s, Women’s, Kids, with a selection of styles suitable for Victorian summers, winters and travels to warmer climates.  Rash vests, wetsuit vests, cold water boots, warm water boots, gloves, hats …everything.

Wetsuit Specialists in Melbourne Wetsuit Specialists in MelbourneCome in store and check out our range – we are happy to match prices with any other store in Australia on stocked items – guaranteeing that you will get the best deal possible from us!!  We also have a permanent sale section for those of you wanting to pick up a bargain.   Some of our wetsuit styles are available for you to browse through or purchase on our ONLINE store. We can also arrange a wetsuit repair service for customers as well.

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Firewire Creeper Model

Firewire Creeper ModelA brand new Firewire Creeper Model came in store today – part of the new range designed by Rob Machado the ‘Creeper’  is the first of a few new models we will see on our racks shortly. The outline of this board  definitely gives a nod to single fin shapes of the 1970.  A fuller nose with a forward wide point that draws back into a curvy rounded pin tail with plenty of area.  This particularly curved tail shape has been tailored to provide effortless glide while allowing for quick direction changes.

Firewire Creeper Model Firewire Creeper Collage 1The Creeper has quite a low a low entry rocker which helps the board glide into & along waves with minimal resistance – helping you to get into waves super early and have speed to burn right off the bat.  Part of an excititng new rang that Firewire are doing with Rob Machado – here are a few pics to wet your appetite ;)

IMG_0467 Firewire Creeper Collage 2Full listing of all the Firewire surfboards that we have in stock at the moment can be found here ONLINE – each board is individually listed and photographed for you too


Slay it in the slop with a Rusty T-Dwart

Slay it in the slop with a Rusty T-DwartSlay it in the slop with a Rusty T-Dwart.  It’s no secret, the waves have been predominantly darn average of late.  Average enough to make one really loose motivation – but the Rusty T-Dwart may just be solution you need when the ocean is not playing ball.

Slay it in the slop with a Rusty T-DwartThe T- Dwart perfectly combines the best elements of a fun groveller with  a few distinct feature of more high performance shapes. This board paddles easily & glides along the face of the wave effortlessly, but still allows the rider to turn hard off the bottom and draw more vertical lines.

IMG_7522The T-Dwart has a fuller outline up front that tapers into a tidier back half with a double wing round tail.  This outline combined with a performance rail & a nicely balanced rocker means that this is a quick & agile board to surf.  This board does not need much push to get going and really connects the dots between steeper sections with ease.  Disjointed and choppy conditions – no problem, you’ll be speeding between pockets and easily traversing sections while still being able to crank a decent turn when the right section presents itself.

Slay it in the slop with a Rusty T-DwartCome and check out our range of Rusty Surfboards in store or ONLINE


Secondhand Surfboards Wanted

Secondhand Surfboards Wanted!!Secondhand Surfboards Wanted!! – we pay $$CASH$$ for secondhand surfboards, trade and sell boards on consignment.  Simply bring your board or boards by our store during opening hours and we can arrange the best option for you.

Conditions for selling secondhand surfboards on consignment:

  • we take a 25% fee from the selling price as our fee 
  • There is also a listing fee of $25 up front – which covers the photographing and listing of your surfboard on our online store
  • we do not accept boards with damage ie. dings creases etc
  • all surfboards must be cleaned and have the wax taken off them before you bring them in store

Full Size Run of JS Psycho Nitro on our Racks

Full Size Run of JS Psycho Nitro on our RacksFull Size Run of JS Psycho Nitro on our Racks. This new model has proved to be quite the lifesaver this summer, the perfect craft to keep you excited to surf even in the most mediocre conditions.

Full Size Run of JS Psycho Nitro on our RacksFull Size Run of JS Psycho Nitro on our RacksThe JS Psycho Nitro features a full nose with a  wide point forward of centre.  There is a slight slight vee through the nose and a bit of extra foam under chest  – which give you more paddle power and more drive off the front foot. This model has a flat but continuous rocker from nose to tail with a single concave under the front foot running into a double concave with a vee out of the swallow tail.

IMG_9137 Psycho Nitro 2The Psycho Nitro has a small flyer just behind the back fins, reducing the area through the back of the board and  giving you an nice pivot point to snap off when on rail. The swallow tail gives the Psycho Nitro a lively rail to rail feel and adds a little extra bite and control in steeper sections.

Check this and the rest of our range of JS Industries Surfboards out in store or ONLINE


Firewire Pyzel Amigo FST now on our racks

Firewire Pyzel Amigo FST now on our racksWe have a full size run of the brand new Firewire Pyzel Amigo FST now on our racks at Zak Surfboards.  The Pyzel Amigo has been designed to fit somewhere right between a groveller and a full high performance shortboard. This model features a fast, lively, user friendly rocker, that has been designed to accelerate right from the moment you stroke into a wave -  but still has a loose, snappy feel to it.

Firewire Pyzel Amigo FST now on our racksPyzel Amigo Collage 1The Amigo has a fuller outline, with a nice hip leading into a wide tailblock.  This keeps the board fast and allows you to break the fins free with control. There is a single concave that runs right the way through most of this board, with just a touch of double concave between the fins. This bottom shape helps the rider maintain speed and keep the board moving through flatter, weaker sections.  If you love riding a short/wide board but crave a more high performance feeling, the Amigo is definitely a board to check out.

Firewire Pyzel Amigo FST now on our racks Pyzel Amigo Collage 2Come and check out these and our full range of Firewire surfboards in store or ONLINE

 


Futures John John Florence Techflex Thruster Set

Futures John John Florence Techflex Thruster SetThe Futures John John Florence Techflex Thruster Sets are now in store in Small, Medium and Large & Grom sizes.  As part of Futures Fins latest range of fins they have introduced these new versions of the very popular John John Florence signature fins.

Futures John John Florence Techflex Thruster SetDesigned specifically to compliment John’s full throttle approach – these fins are constructed out of Futures lightweight  materials, responsive fins that will perform in a variety of conditions and boards – from mushy beach break knee slappers to macking teepees on the North shore.

Futures John John Florence Techflex Thruster SetIMG_0305This fin template has a medium base that carries through to a medium tip – not too raked & not too upright making them incredibly well balanced, just the right amount of drive, grip and release.  The strategically placed carbon in Futures Techflex construction controls the flex of this fin, preventing them squirreling out from underneath you at high speeds and in the curvier parts of the wave.  Now available in sizes suitable for all different sized surfers check out the specs below

Side fins: height: 4.71″, base: 4.61″ area: 16.05″
Center Fin: height: 4.71″, base: 4.61″, area: 16.05″
Side fins: height: 4.56″, base: 4.45″, area: 14.98″
center fin: height: 4.56″, base: 4.45″, area: 14.98″
Side fins: height: 4.42″, base: 4.32″, area: 14.10″

Center fin: height: 4.42″, base: 4.32″, area: 14.10″

Come and check these out and more of our Futures fin range in store or grab a set ONLINE


Buy Creatures of Leisure and Win!!

Buy Creatures of Leisure and Win!!Buy Creatures of Leisure and Win!!  Buy any Creatures of Leisure product from Zak Surfboards before the end of January and you will go into the draw to win This Mitch Coleborn Chilli Spawn Model Surfboard.

Buy Creatures of Leisure and Win!!Mitch Collage 1 IMG_0281 Mitch Collage 2This board that’s up for grabs  has the following dimensions – 5’10″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ 24.6L. Simply come in store and grab a tailpad, leash, boardbag, set of fins or any other Creatures of Leisure product from us before the end of January to be in the running.  Winner will be drawn early February – got to be in it to win it ;)


Pro Boards on our racks

Pro Boards on our racksI have finally put the latest Pro Boards on our racks up online – kind of got lost in the mix with the December madness.  We have a couple of Chilli Surfboards formerly owned by Jay Davies and Mitch Coleborn as well as a Pyzel Surfboard owned by none other than John John Florence.  Here are a few picks for you – hit the links for full online listings with 6 photos, oh and you can buy these too if they take your fancy ;)

First up here’s John John Florence’s Pyzel Flash 6’0″ x 18.63″ x 2.25″ 25.5L

John John Florence Flash Pyzel Collage 1 IMG_0201 John John Florence Flash Pyzel Collage 2Then we have Jay Davies’ Chilli Fader 6’1″ x 19″ x 2 3/8″

Pro Boards on our racks Jay Davies Chilli FaderAnd we also have a Mitch Coleborn Chilli Spawn 5’8″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ 24.5L

Pro Boards on our racks Mitch Coleborn Chilli SpawnCome and check out these and more Pro Boards out in store or ONLINE

 


Futures Twiggy Gun Thruster Fin Set

Futures Twiggy Gun Thruster Fin SetWe now have the Futures Twiggy Gun Thruster Fin Set in store at Zak Surfboards. The Twiggy Gun Thruster was developed over many years of research and development with acclaimed big wave charger Grant “Twiggy” Baker.

The resulting fin set is a large thruster setup with a slightly bigger center fin than the sides. This size difference combined with the unique fin template and specially tunes foil enables the rider to have incredible control of their board at high speeds.  These fins give you excellent grip of the wave face  without feeling too sticky on rail which makes them fantastic for steep drops in heavy conditions.

Futures Twiggy Gun Thruster Fin Set

Fin Specs:
Size: Large
Side fins: Height: 4.72″ - 

Base: 4.79″ - 

Area: 16.00″

Center fins: Height: 4.87″ – Base: 4.94″ – Area: 17.00″

Come and check out the the Futures Twiggy Gun Thruster Fin Set in store or grab a set ONLINE


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