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Axxe Wetsuits

Axxe Wetsuits We are pleased to again offer our customers Axxe Wetsuits, custom fitted to your measurements, direct from their factory in Japan. These are the gold standard in wetsuits – constructed out of the finest rubber, each suit is handcrafted & custom-fitted for you.

Axxe Wetsuits 3The flexibility & suppleness of the rubber and linings used, combined with with tried and tested designs (fine tuned over their 35+years of making wetsuits) means these suits are unbeatable in terms of performance and functionality. More warmth and less paddle restriction is the name of the game – nothing will keep you as warm or comfortable as an Axxe Suit.

Come instore to have a look at the sample suits that we have on our rack. If you are interested in getting one, come in or get in contact, we can take your measurements plus colour preferences and send your order off direct to Japan ph: 03 9416 7384

Travel gear for Indonesia

Travel gear for IndonesiaAt Zak Surfboards we probably have one of the most comprehensive collections of travel gear for Indonesia around.  You need it for you trip to the tropics? – we have it.  Whether it be reef boots to keep your feet protected, first aid kits, tropical wax, sunscreen options, surfboard repair kits, rashies, sunglasses, wound protection, board shorts, surfboard bags, spare fins, guide books etc etc etc we have it all.  Get prepared quickly and easily before you head off – drop by for a one stop shop of all our travel gear or shop it ONLINE

Patagonia R2 Neoprene Socks

Patagonia R2 Neoprene Socks 1Patagonia R2 Thermal lined 2mm Neoprene Socks are a option well worth considering as the water temperature starts to drop.  These boots (or socks) are a great choice for those of you that don’t like the feel of wearing thicker, rubber soled boots – but still want to keep your feet warm.  Greater sensitivity & connectedness to your board is the name of the game and wearing a pair of these is really the closest you will get to not wearing any boots at all .

Patagonia R2 Neoprene Socks 2These Patagonia R2 Neoprene Socks are made from durable, high-quality 2mm neoprene and lined with quick-drying, water repelling thermal polyester micro-grid.  So they are in fact quite a bit warmer to wear than the 2mm thickness might lead you to believe.  They have quite a minimalist construction which  gives you a close and precise connection to your board and a split-toe means that your foot won’t slide around in them. The textured, PU-laminated soles ensure excellent grip.

Patagonia R2 Neoprene Socks 3Come and grab a pair instore or ONLINE

FCSII Carver PC Carbon

FCSII Carver PC CarbonThe FCSII Carver PC Carbon is one of our more popular fins with customers at Zak Surfboards.  This fin has an elongated/raked back shape which really helps you project down the line on wally waves, as well as hold speed through long arcing turns. The controlled flex that the carbon construction provides, ensures that this fin has a stable but positive feel to it – particularly in waves with a bit of push. The perfect fin for good days on the SurfCoast.

People often grab this fin to put in their all round surfboard for good/bigger days here in Victoria or for their trip to the tropics. Although this fin is available in bigger sizes, Medium tends to be the go to size for most unless you are a solid build or have a board with a lot of tail area.

FCSII Carver PC Carbon 2Fin Specs:  MEDIUM

Base: 4.47″ / 113mm
Depth: 4.54″ / 115mm
Area: 14.96″² / 9650mm²
Sweep: 37.0º
Foil: Flat

Come and grab a set instore or ONLINE

Custom Surfboards

Custom SurfboardsHere are a couple of the choice Custom Surfboards that we have had come through for our customers at Zak Surfboards Recently.  Firstly from DHD we had a step up Ducks Nuts 6’6″:

Ducks Nuts Collage 1IMG_3757Ducks Nuts Collage 2Also from DHD we have a Margo Nugget in a 6’4″

IMG_3761Margo Nugget Collage 1IMG_3764Margo Nugget Collage 2A DX3 in a 7’4″ IMG_3770 DX3 Collage 1 IMG_3773 DX3 collage 2And a psychedelic Twin Fin in a 5’8″

Custom DHD Twin Collage 1 Custom DHD Twin Collage 2From Chilli Surfboards we have had a Spawn model in custom dimensions & with a heavier glass job than standard.

Chilli Spawn Custom Surfboards 1Chilli Spawn Custom Surfboards 2Also from Chilli Surfboards we have had a great looking Cherry Peppa in custom dimensions with a grey nose dip.

Chilli Cherry Peppa Custom Surfboards 1Chilli Cherry Peppa Custom Surfboards 2Remember if you are after custom made surfboards from any of the brands we stock – we can easily organize it for you.  Whether it be different dimensions, different construction (ie. heavier or lighter glass & EPS) , specific fin plugs or placement, sprays & more -  it can be done.  Give Damien a call at the shop on 03 9416 7384



New Secondhand Boards

New in Secondhand BoardsHere are a few pics of New Secondhand Boards this week.  First up is a  Campbell Brothers Bonzer Egg in 5’10″ x 21 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ – shaped by Malcom Campbell

New in Secondhand BoardsWe also have a Bruce Fowler Stoker V Machine in 6’6″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 7/8″ – also imported from the USA, these boards are a great choice for those who want a higher volume board that really performs.

New in Secondhand Boards IMG_3715We also have one of the ever popular Channel Islands Al Merrick Neck Beard in a  5’10″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″

There is also this 5’10 Simmons style keel fin from Mick Mackie

IMG_3844 IMG_3847Finally we have this fun looking single flyered Annesley shape in a 5’11″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 9/16″ 34.5L

IMG_3720 IMG_3721Remember we have one of the biggest selections of Secondhand Surfboards in the state.  We pay $$$ cash for surfboards, can do trade-ins and sell boards on consignment as well.  If you are interested in selling a board either pop in store with the board or give us a call on 03 9416 7384


O’neill Superfreak 3mm Split Toe Boots

O'neill Superfreak BootsO’neill Superfreak 3mm Split Toe Boots

O’neill are know for making some of the best booties on the market for a reason – their boots are expertly designed, tried and tested in the frigid waters of Santa Cruz California.

O'neill Superfreak Boots 1The Superfreak 3mm Split Toe Boots are super warm, super comfortable to wear and most importantly 100% sealed. They feature 2 velcro straps to keep them tight on your feet and to minimise water flushing.   Unlike other similar boots on the market, these boots have soft rubber between you toes – meaning that they feel natural when you wear them (& less like you’ve got something stuck between your toes).

O'neill Superfreak Boots 2Come and check these and many other styles of boots out that we have in stock -  instore or ONLINE

Futures F8 Blackstix

F8 BlackstixThe F8 Blackstix fin is one of the better balanced templates from Futures. Not too raked back, but not too upright either – a great all round fin that will work well in a variety of surfboards.  The F8 Blackstix are also  the largest in the Blackstix lineup – making them a great choice for bigger surfers or in boards with larger tail areas.

F8 Blackstix 2The lively, snappy flex of the Blackstix construction combined with the V2 Foil makes this fin add a significant spark to your surfing in small or weaker waves.  Ideal to give you a bit of extra speed + drive & add a bit of extra life to your surfing when the conditions are marginal – the fin of choice for many of our regulars

Size: Large
Side Fins:
Height: 4.64″, Base: 4.47″, Area: 15.90″
Center Fins:
Height: 4.64″, Base: 4.47″, Area: 15.90″
Grab a set instore or ONLINE

Firewire Mayhem Round Nose Fish

IMG_3547Firewire Mayhem Round Nose Fish

This design was developed by Matt “Mayhem” Biolos back in the mid-nineties and created a real storm in a world that was at the time stuck in a performance surfboard rut of 6’2″ x 18 1/4″ x 2 1/4″.  The 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ RNF surfboard & subsequent Film featuring various incarnations of this design really redefined what many considered a functional hi-performance surfboard to be.  They also changed the way many surfers approached waves by freeing up the rider to really draw different lines on wave face.  Check a clip with a bit of history on this board over at What Youth.

IMG_3548Firewire Mayhem Round Nose Fish 2IMG_3549The Round Nose Fish since it’s first release has been the world’s all-time best selling fish model – and it is now available in Firewire’s super robust Timbertek technology. This design still screams HiFi fun- it can be ridden in a wide range conditions, paddles well and will add that bit of spice to your surfing in marginal conditions.

It features a low rocker nose to tail with a central concave for lift & liveliness.  This concave then blends into a spiral vee through the tail. A board that is fast and loose, but with enough tidiness through the tail to keep you in control (& not wildly sliding out all over the place like you may feel on other fishes). Traditionally set up with larger side fins and a smaller trailer, this version of the Round Nose Fish comes with 5 fin plugs to give you the option of playing around with a multitude of fin set ups.

Available from us both instore & Online

More Michael Anthony Designs now Instore

Michael Anthony DesignsWe just got a bunch of new Michael Anthony Designs instore.  Some new round tails specially made for better conditions and more powerful winter waves.  The perfect sort of shape to ride the Victorian winter waves on, or something to handle that bit of extra juice on your next trip to the tropics.

IMG_3377IMG_3381Michael is one of the most popular shapers that we stock here at Zak Surfboards and we generally keep at least 15-20 of his shapes on the racks here year round.  Regarded as on of the top shapers ever to come out of Victoria, with many years of shaping & surfing at a high level down here under his belt, few can craft boards as well as he can for our local waves.  Few can also lay claim to having shaped a board that Tom Curren scored a 10 point ride on at Bells Beach.

Check out our full range of Michael Anthony Designs instore or ONLINE

Modom Day Runner Boardbags

Modom Day Runner Modom Day Runner Boardbags are now available from us both instore & ONLINE.

These choice boardbags feature a ripstop fabric outer, 5mm padding throughout, a padded shoulder strap, plus it uses plastic zips & trims so there’s no chance of these corroding.  Roomy enough to comfortably fit shorter & wider shapes these bags are available in 5’8″, 6’0″, 6’4″ & 6’8″ – Definitely stylish & functional way to keep your board protected.

Modom Day Runner 2

Bring Your Mate to get 20% off Winter Wetsuits

Bring Your Mate

That’s right – Bring Your Mate to get 20% off Winter Wetsuits instore at Zak Surfboards!  As a further promotion of our new Wetsuit Room we are having a special Bring Your Mate Deal on all winter wetsuits.  If you come in with you mate and purchase a winter wetsuit each -  you will both receive a discount of 20% off the recommended retail price!

We’ll even give you a 20% discount on any boots, gloves and hoods you want as well.

Remember it’s instore only for this deal ;)

Stacey 5150

The Stacey 5150The Stacey 5150 – A surfboard named after an exceptionally famous guitar amp. The 5150 from Stacey Surfboards is pegged as an allrounder that will never let you down – just like a Marshall stack.

The Stacey 5150 1IMG_3368A great choice as an all rounder for Vicco waves – fuller through the nose than your standard shorty for an extra bit of paddle & stability, but still pulled in enough for tight pocket-oriented arcs. The 5150 will also have plenty of speed thanks to a nice deep single concave in the front half of the board that blends through into a double concave in the tail with a hint of vee out of the tail. 

IMG_3375Get in quick because you know these things are going to go! Available Instore & ONLINE

Xcel 3mm Drylock TDC Split Toe Bootie

Xcel 3mm Drylock TDC Split Toe BootieThe Xcel 3mm Drylock TDC Split Toe Bootie might just be the warmest 3mm boot on the market. Xcel’s most popular bootie has gotten a major upgrade for winter 2015.

Xcel 3mm Drylock TDC Split Toe Bootie 2This year The Drylock Boot has been constructed with a lining of the all new TDC Thermo Dry Celliant fabric.   The Celliant fabric is a revolutionary  lining with smart fibers that recycle your body heat into infrared energy for significantly greater warmth (compared to other lining fabrics such as wool or synthetic materials commonly used).  This same fabric is found throughout much of Xcel’s winter 2015 range including one of our best selling winter wetsuits- the Xcel Drylock 4/3 Steamer as well as in their hoods & gloves.

Xcel 3mm Drylock TDC Split Toe Bootie 3The Drylock TDC Split Toe Booties are loaded with exclusive features which include their angled Velcro straps, seamless Drylock ankle seals, the thin yet durable sole design and UltraStretch Neoprene. The Xcel 3mm Drylock TDC Split Toe Bootie is  completely glued & blindstitched, which keeps them more watertight than many other boots as the stitches never fully penetrate through the neoprene, keeping the gluing/seal more solid.

Come and grab a pair of these instore or ONLINE

FCS II PC Carbon Tri Accelerator

FCS II PC Carbon Tri AcceleratorThe FCS II PC Carbon Tri Accelerator in a Medium size is another of our most popular selling fins at Zak Surfboards.  This fast, drivey fin is very complimentary to the wally, long waves that we have in Victoria. These are also a great choice for boards with more tail rocker, or to get a bit more speed & drive out of you everyday shortboard.

FCS II PC Carbon Tri AcceleratorGenerally speaking  for drive, projection & speed down the line many people opt for a more raked fin template.  This extra rake in a fin’s shape does make your turning circle larger & more drawn out. The FCS II Accelerator template gives you the speed and projection of a raked back fin while still allowing for a tight turning circle when you put your board on rail.

The key to this extra drive, projection & speed down the line in the FCSII Accelerator is the placement of the fin relative to the finbox.  The FCS II Accelerator fin template sits a little further back towards the tail than many of the other fin templates – this further back position = speed & drive (although this can also make a board a bit stiffer & harder to turn).  The less raked/more upright shape of the Accelerator means that it’s turning circle is still quite tight.  In effect, you get the best of both worlds – extra speed & drive with a tight turning circle.

A touch on the bigger side that many other medium sized fins & the stiffer PC Carbon construction also makes this fin a great choice in bigger surf on your day to day shortboard.


Base: 4.39″ / 111mm
Depth: 4.58″ / 116mm
Area: 15.28″² / 9860mm²
Sweep: 33.7º
Foil: Flat

Come and check out these and many more FCSII fins instore or ONLINE

Firewire Stock now online

Firewire Stock now onlineFinally we have all of our Firewire Stock now online – individually listed with 6 photos & most importantly, updated daily.  If you are chasing a particular model with a particular fin system, you can check to see whether we have it instore simply by looking at our online store.

Firewire Stock now onlineA bunch of new stock is due to arrive later this week/early next week which includes top ups of missing sizes in various models as well as a bunch of brand new models.  Shortly we will have the Mayhem Round Nose Fish & Taylor Jensen Special T. Hold tight for those and I’ll pop some pictures of them up as soon as they arrive instore ;)

Rip Curl FlashBomb Boots

Rip Curl FlashBomb Boots 3Rip Curl FlashBomb Boots have been our most popular seller the past few winters instore.  These super warm, robust and quick drying booties from Rip curl definitely tick quite a few boxes for a lot of our customers.

Rip Curl FlashBomb Boots 2These boots featuring a  super soft sole – ensuring maximum feel/sensitivity to your board. The fact that the sole is wrapped right around the edges of your foot means that you are well protected from rocks and reef.  Little chance of tearing the wetsuit fabric making a dash across sharp rocks in these.

The two compression straps over the middle of your foot and at the top of the boot ensures that these fit snugly to the shape of your foot.  The straps also stop the boots from filling up with water after a heavy wipeout.

Rip Curl FlashBomb Boots 2 1Come check these and more of our extensive water apparel collection out instore or ONLINE


Futures EA Tech Flex

Futures EA Tech FlexOne of the most popular fin sets that we sell here at Zak Surfboards is the Futures EA Tech Flex Tri Fin Set.

The EA Techflex features a template designed by master Hawaiian shaper Eric Arakawa.  Eric has  a reputation for crafting some of the finest surfboards on the planet – this particular fin template is one that he uses for those who want a high-performance approach in surf with a bit of punch.

Futures EA Tech FlexThis fin offers a sweet balance of drive and maneuverability.  It has a  medium sized base that extends through to a medium sized tip – not too raked but not too upright either.  A beautifully well-rounded fin… no wonder its so popular!  Great as an all around Medium sized fin for performance shortboards, or for a bit of extra drive and hold on your step up.

Size: Medium (65kg – 88kg)
Height: 4.57″ - 

Base: 4.40″ - 

Area: 15.16″

Come and grab a set instore or ONLINE

Firewire Spartan

Firewire SpartanWe now have the Firewire Spartan instore at Zak Surfboards.  THE SPARTAN is the latest signature surfboard for Michel Bourez,   a design created in collaboration with Hawaiian shaper John Pyzel.

Firewire SpartanDescribed as a fast,  drivey board to surf – the single concave bottom throughout makes this board move.  The outline has a subtle hip in the tail to make this board easy to redirect.

IMG_2612A more pulled in tail gives this model bite and drive through turns.  The low rail and performance rocker allows you to bury and hold you rail without skipping out.  True to Michel’s style, THE SPARTAN loves big carves in powerful waves, but still feels great in weaker surf.  A great allrounder for experienced/advanced riders – or a good choice in better waves for those less skilled. Come and check out the Firewire Spartan instore or ONLINE

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