We have a run of the new Superbrand Pugmodel in store at Zak Surfboards. New for 2017, the Superbrand Pug is a shrunken down cousin of the very popular PigDog model. Specifically designed for fun times in small to medium sized waves – these things look like epic fun.
The extra breadth has been added to the plan shape of the Pug resulting in a fairly a full outline with plenty of width in the nose and tail which gives this board extra paddle power and more glide over flat sections. The Pug also has deeper concaves than the PigDog for extra speed and lift in weaker waves. Unlike a lot of boards with comparable proportions, the Pug does have a fairly sporty rail and tail rocker for quick and lively turns on smaller wave faces.
If you are looking to up your small wave game but want something that still feels nice and responsive to turn, then the Pug is definitely worth checking out. Check out the Superbrand Pug and the rest of our range of Superbrand Surfboards in store or ONLINE
We have a few pretty choice Doug Rogers Shapes on our racks at the moment at Zak Surfboards. These beautiful hand shapes were made in Torquay by the master craftsman with close to 50 years shaping experience under his belt.
Doug prides himself on making some of the best balanced shapes going round. He focuses on how water flows along the bottom of each shape – making sure each board grips the face of the wave when it should, releases at the right time through turns, allowing you to connect maneuvers with heaps of flow, without loosing speed down the line. Beautiful balanced outlines and foils are the name of the game, nothing extreme, expertly blending all elements of the design together.
We have just got a Top Up of the Pyzel Sure Thing Model for our racks here at Zak Surfboards. Specially designed to give an unrivaled combination of Performance and Fun, the Pyzel Sure Thing is the perfect addition to your quiver this summer or for year round fun in less than ideal waves. This model has a full-figured, yet streamlined outline with plenty of glide to help you speed along in even the weakest surf. It does still manage to feel pretty darn snappy, responsive and on point through turns though.
The wide, fuller outline gives a nod to classic designs of the 1980s, most apparent in its subtle double-bump squash tail. A fair amount of meat has been left in the nose, giving you a distinct paddling advantage with great wave pick up, heaps of lift and drive from the get go. There is plenty of curve in the outline and the rocker has been expertly blended to match with a nice constant medium to low curve from nose to tail.
The Pyzel Sure Thing has a fairly deep single concave for lift and speed which then runs into a gentle Vee out the tail. A pair of “Gas Pedal” channels have been placed between the fins in the last 9” of the tail for added projection and drive, while allowing for a nice tight turning radius. Even though this shape has a fair bit of extra foam & float to it, the rail thickness has been kept fairly moderate, which keeps this shape nice and responsive, ensuring the quick reaction times required in smaller waves.
The Chilli Nevada Model has been designed to be an easy board to transition onto from your small wave shorter/wider boards. Described as a somewhat forgiving high performance shape, this model catches waves easily, carries through dead sections with a very positive and responsive feel through turns. What’s more the Nevada does all this with a great balance of liveliness and flow.
The key to this optimal balance of performance and easy surfing is the distribution of foam. A touch of extra volume has been strategically placed throughout the whole board, nose to tail. James ‘Chilli’ Cheal has developed an new neat and simple feeling rail shape that allows for clean and easy carving while still retaining a distinctly performance feel. A rounded square tail shape has been used on this model with a touch more area for motor in mushier conditions, but still tidy enough to retain authority and control through critical manoeuvres. The rocker of the Nevada starts off a little flatter in the top third of the board for speed, gradually increasing through the middle of the board and continues steadily out the tail – again giving you a great balance of looseness and performance in steeper sections.
The concave in this model has been finely tuned though a solid amount of testing with Chilli‘s stable of team riders. It starts under the chest medium depth and gradually shallows through-out the tail, giving you heaps of speed off the front foot and the perfect amount of release off the back foot through turns.
Full size run currently on our racks of the Chilli Nevada Model model – drop by the shop and have a look in person or check out our full collection of Chilli SurfboardsONLINE
We finally have the DHD Mini Twin in store at Zak Surfboards. Designed as a collaboration between team rider Asher Pacey & Darren Handley. Based on a classic keel-fin fish outline with a few modern tweaks. The wide point is definitely front of center in the outline of this shape, the rocker is fairly low and there is quite a lot of volume forward, with a thinned our tail that has a nice sharp edge. All these elements are very much in keeping with classic fish designs.
The modern influence can be seen most prominently in the bottom contour of this board - with a slight single to double concave running through the guts of the shape with vee out the tail. This concave into vee gives you a great combination of speed, lift and smooth, clean & easy rail to rail transitions.
A beaked nose has been used in this design which helps to carry a bit of extra volume forward into the nose which helps with glide and paddle power . The beak design also allow the shape to keep thickness in the nose and maintain a flatter rocker line through the front end of the board (because you don’t have to kick up the rocker from the bottom to meet the nose like you do in most contemporary designs).
Designed with waves 1-4ft in mind – this shape screams fun and personally I cant wait for us to get our demo so I can take one for a spin;) Come in store and check the DHD Mini Twin model out in person or view this and the rest of our range of DHD Surfboards individually listed ONLINE
We have a full size run of the Stacey Return Of The Jam Modelhanging in store on our racks at the moment. The Stacey Return Of The Jam or ROTJ is a specialized small wave model designed to motor where other boards struggle. This model features a fairly flat deck which helps it hold some extra foam that provides more paddle, improved glide and stability under foot.
The bottom contour is a sweet combination of concave for plenty of lift and speed with a decent helping of vee through the tail. This bottom shape coupled with a fairly flat rocker and wide tail block means that the ROTJ generates speed easily in waves with very little push. The vee through the fins helps with the quicker transitions that small wave surfing requires – making the board easier to roll from rail-to-rail and allowing it to draw tighter arcs on small wave faces . The Stacey Return Of The Jam Model comes as standard with five fin plugs for versatility and is a very fun board for any level of surfer in the right dimensions.
Come and check out the ROTJ and the rest of our stock of Stacey Surfboards in store or browse what we currently have in the shop ONLINE
We now have the Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle in stock and available for purchase at Zak Surfboards. The Shark Shield is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Independent research and testing by universities (read more HERE) has resulted in a number of peer reviewed science journals confirming the technologies effectiveness.
The technology and patents have a twenty-year development history, in partnership with organizations such as the world’s leading experts in White Sharks, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa. As a result, Shark Shield is trusted by professional adventurers around the world, including navies, military and police divers, and is mandated safety equipment in many industries.
The design of the all new Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle is the result of collaboration with surf hardware company Ocean & Earth and 2 x World Surfing Champion Tom Carroll. The removable power module is housed in a custom designed Ocean & Earth tail pad kick. This enables you to move the power module quickly and easily between boards in your collection – it also makes this device simple & easy to recharge.
The Freedom Shark Shield‘s antenna and electrodes have been incorporated into a thin adhesive decal or sticker which you apply to the underside of your surfboard. This Sticker has close to zero drag (being only 500 microns thin), so there is no impact on the performance of your board. The Freedom Shark Shield bundles includes everything you need to set up your surfboard with this electrical shark deterrent. Ideally suited to surfboards over 5’10” with a bit of volume (so this product may not be suitable for super thin performance boards)
The Freedom Shark Shield Surf builds on the company’s twenty year history of designing the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrents. Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for finding food. Shark Shield’s technology utilizes a unique three-dimensional electrical waveform which instantly turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors. This technology is trusted by professional adventurers around the world, Shark Shield is a safety device and is designed to provide peace of mind while supporting the conservation of sharks (by reducing the need for culling).
What do you get in the Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle
This is a fully integrated solution – means close to zero impact on your ordinary surfing performance (the sticker thin adhesive decal antenna at less than 500 microns thin). The easy to remove electronics of the device fits into kick of a specially designed O&E tail pad, with LED power on/off land battery life indication. Extra O&E tail pads & Antenna can be purchased individually for the other boards in your quiver. Each charge of the power module (rechargeable lithium battery) gives you 5-6 hours of surfing.
We have a full run of the DHD Skeleton Key modelin store on our racks at Zak Surfboards. A forgiving performance short board that in the right dimensions can be ridden by surfers of all skill levels from intermediate to pro.
This DHD Skeleton Key model has proved itself to be a great performer for a lot of our staff and customers since it’s release late last year. Expertly incorporating high performance features with more forgiving elements to give you a fast and responsive feel with sharp turning ability – that is relatively easy to surf.
This DHD Skeleton Key model has a fairly full outline with extra thickness and area in the nose that draws back smoothly before a slight flyer/hip into a round tail . The flyer/hip has been added to the outline to give the rail a distinct break, this acts as both a pivot point to turn off as well allowing for the tail to pull in reducing the area behind it. Less tail area behind the flyer/hip gives you more grip, control and ultimately better performance in and around the pocket. The round tail give you nice smooth turns and a touch more hold in steeper parts of the wave.
Mid to low rails have been used in this model to add sensitivity and bite to the generous dimensions. A relatively smooth low to mid rocker combined with a choice amount of single to double concave ensuring that this shape has speed and lift off the bat, with great paddling and easy wave entry thanks to a lower nose curve.
Come in store and check this model out in person or view this and the rest of our range of DHD Surfboards individually listed ONLINE
We have a full size run of the 2017 JS Psycho Nitro now on our racks at Zak Surfboards. This brand new version of the Psycho Nitro model is designed for maximum high performance fun , the perfect craft to keep you excited to surf even in the most mediocre summer conditions. The 2017 JS Psycho Nitro still features the full nose with it’s wide point forward of center. There is a slight vee through the nose and a bit of extra foam under chest – which gives you more paddle power and more drive off the front foot. This model features a fairly flat but continuous rocker from nose to tail, with a single concave under the front foot running into a double concave through the fins with a hint of vee out of the last section of the tail.
The 2017 JS Psycho Nitro has ditched the flyer in favor of a continuous curve in the outline. This helps the board hold speed through turns, makes it a bit smoother on rail and aids with flow between manoeuvres. The swallow tail gives the Psycho Nitro a lively rail to rail feel and adds a little extra bite and control in steeper sections.
Our Secondhand Surfboard racks are starting to get a bit bare so we are currently on the hunt for more used surfboards. We pay $$CASH$$ for secondhand surfboards and do trade- ins of old boards on new ones. We can also trade in old boards on other surfing gear like wetsuits, covers and fins. At Zak Surfboards we try to keep one of the biggest collections of Secondhand Surfboards on our racks in Victoria – our stocks are definitely a bit depleted at the moment after a busy start to the summer, so we want your used & unwanted boards!! Shortboards, longboards, hulls, mid-lengths, mini mals, retro shapes, fish shapes, beginner boards etc etc we want the lot!!
If you have a board or boards that you want to move, simply bring it or them by our store during opening hours and we can arrange the best option for you, right there on the spot.
we do not accept boards with damage ie. dings creases etc
we prefer if all surfboards are cleaned and have the wax taken off them if you wish to sell them or trade
We have a few pretty epic looking South Coast Eggs on our racks at the moment. Hand shaped, with cut lap resin tints – a couple of 7’4″s and a 7’6″. If you are after a nice cruisey mid length, with a variety of fin options then these are definitely worth checking out.
Each of these South Coast Eggs has a subtle single to double concave bottom, with soft but not too thin rails and enough edge in the tail to keep them nice and lively underfoot. These eggs also come with a variety of options to choose from when it comes to fins – so you can surf them as a Single Fin, a Thruster, a Quad or a 2+1.
We now have the …Lost Round Nose Fish Redux Model in store at Zak Surfboards Recently released to commemorate the 20th year anniversary of the groundbreaking surf video “5’5″ X 19 1/4” (filmed in 1995-1996 and released in 1997 starring Chris Ward and Cory Lopez) acclaimed surfboard shaper Matt Biolos decided to re-vamp his Round Nosed Fish RNF-Classic.
The RNF Classic and combined a somewhat narrow tail (for a fish shape) with a fuller nose, more width than most were riding in that era, balanced with its short length and flat-ish rockThe …Lost RNF was not only extremely fun to ride in average waves but was also quite playful in the pocket of steep waves, allowing tight radius carving in the hook. Probably one of the first times a fun retro shape had been successfully reinterpreted for a high performance approach to the wave.
This new 2017 incarnation of the RNF design utilizes a single fluted wing in the tail. This wing allows for a straighter rail through the middle of the board for extra speed down the line, with a distinct pivot point to turn off. A wider swallow tail, fuller nose and thicker foil throughout the shape makes this RNF version a lot more forgiving to surf, especially in weaker, mushier conditions.
Come in store and check out the …Lost Round Nose Fish Redux Model – we only have a few on the rack at the moment with more on their way in the new year. Our full range of …Lost Surfboards can be seen individually listed ONLINE
The SuperBrand Spam is a model built for speed and to maximize fun in small to medium sized surf. The latest and greatest creation from Dion Agius and Sparrow (Superbrand’s head shaper). A fairly full and wide outline has been combined with a low to mid continuous rocker and a single to double concave bottom with vee running off the tail.
This board model has a winged swallowtail which allows for a straighter outline through the middle of the board (for ridiculous amounts of speed down the line) with the wing providing a break in this rail line, providing a pivot point for a super tight turning radius and a touch of extra grip in steeper parts of the wave . This model is designed to be ridden as a thruster or you can switch it up for a twin fin with small trailer in smaller conditions.
“Mate, it’s the fastest board I’ve ever ridden,” raves Dion Agius
The Pug is new for 2017, it is a shrunken down cousin of the very popular PigDog model. Designed for fun times in small to medium sized waves – these things look like epic fun. The Pug has quite a full outline with deeper concaves than the PigDog and extra nose and tail width for extra paddle power, lift and more glide over flat sections.
Come see them in person in store or check them out individually listed ONLINE
We now have a quiver of Hot Buttered Terry Fitzgerald Single Fins on our racks at Zak Surfboards. Classic single fin designs that have been tried, tested and refined over the years by the ‘Sultan of Speed’Terry Fitzgerald. These beauties were shaped, glassed and sanded on the Northern Beaches of Sydney – we have a variety of winged pin and swallow tails shapes for you to choose from.
The sizes we have available range from 6’8″ up to 7’2″ in a variety of colours. These type of surfboards aren’t available all that regularly so don’t sleep – Drop by the shop and check them out or have a look at each of them individually listed and photographed ONLINE
The JS Industries Nitro is a new 2017 high performance small wave weapon by JS Industries – designed to generate speed with ease in even the weakest conditions and hold speed through flat spots, with a sensitive enough tail to facilitate tight direction changes and rapid acceleration.
The JS Industries Nitro combines a full nose and a flatter nose rocker for paddling speed, early wave entry and heaps of speed of the mark. This design utilizes quite deep concaves for heaps of lift and liveliness. The Nitro has a fairly pulled-in tail outline for sensitivity, quick direction changes, extra drive and comfort in the pocket. This shape has really been geared towards a fast, flowing, attacking approach to small to medium waves.
The rails in the Nitro have been kept medium to full to assist flow and to help overcome any rail catches in choppy conditions. JS Has expertly distributed foam though-out this design with extra foam subtly added to ensure this board will glide where others struggle, while foiling it out of unnecessary areas to retain overall performance and sensitivity in the tail.
An overall flat rocker, both in the entry and exit, creates instant acceleration to both generate and hold speed in small to average or fun conditions, helping you link together sections and flow from one maneuver into the next.
Come and check out these and the rest of our extensive collections of JS Industries surfboards – or check out what we have on the racks individually listed ONLINE
We now have the Summer 2016/2017 range of Stacey Clothing on our racks at Zak Surfboards!!! Being one of the more popular brands of Surfboards that we stock in store, we were pretty amped when we heard that the crew at Stacey had decided to try their hand at a range of apparel – and their first Summer range hasn’t disappointed.
Coming correct with some exceptionally comfortable board shorts, walk shorts, shirts, crews, hoodies and other choice pieces – this stuff has been steadily walking out the door since it arrived a week or so ago. Well cut, tastefully branded, and constructed with extra attention to detail – definitely worth checking out next time you are in store!!!
We are loaded up with stock of the Zak Venus Fly Trap Model for the coming Summer!!! The Zak Venus Fly Trap Model is Zak’s take on the performance mini-mal/midlength. One of our most popular selling boards in store, this model combines the full or wide nosed front end of a longboard with a more refined and pulled in rounded pin tail. The low rocker line and flat deck means that this board paddles and glides onto waves like a dream.
The pinched rail and pulled in rounded pin tail makes this board nice and easy to maneuver and helps give lighter surfers extra authority over a bigger broader shape. The Venus Fly Trap’s ability to make quick direction changes means that you can position and turn this board with ease, a lot more like a shortboard than most boards this length.
The Zak Venus Fly Trap Model has been designed to be a super forgiving board to surf, with performance on hand for when you need it. This is a great board for beginners through to advanced surfers in all types of waves up to around 6 feet.
Unlike many of our competitors, all of our own models at Zak Surfboards are manufactured right here in VICTORIA by your LOCAL shapers, glassers & sanders. We use only the highest quality materials to construct our boards. We also build our boards in a more robust fashion than the industry standard.
We have just got in the brand new JS Monsta Box HyFiat Zak Surfboards!!! The JS Monsta Box has been one of our best selling shortboards in store since its release. Initially conceived to combine the best features of two of JS’s best selling models into one board (The Monsta 3 & The Blak Box II) The end result was a new model that worked for a broader range of surfers and in a much wider range of conditions.
This Monsta Box model has less rocker than the Monsta 3 but a touch more curve than the Blak Box II. The outline is more generous than the Monsta 3 and but not as broad as the Black Box II. The tail block also sits somewhere in between these two models with a nice hip drawing back into a rounded square tail. A sweet single to double concave will give you plenty of lift to help you get up and running in quickly.
Advanced surfers will find this board a great choice for smaller, weaker, flat faced waves. The extra paddle power and speed you will get from this model compared to most performance shortboards will keep a smile on your face in more marginal conditions. A board that works well in the mush but can be surfed in decent waves as well – if needed.
Less skilled (or less regular) surfers will probably find this board a great choice as an all rounder. One of those designs that does an excellent job of combining forgiving and performance elements.
This brand new HYFI technology is a construction method that has been developed by JS Industries over the last 2 years. Through a rigerous RND process, JS have come up with a patent pending Hybrid Fiber Diamond EPS construction (or HYFI for short). It is a multi-layer construction that apparently feels completely unique underfoot – like nothing else out there. The glassing process that they use essentially creates an exoskeleton that makes this surfboard construction lighter and significantly stronger than ever before, while creating the perfectflex to maximize performance…
Come and check out these and the rest of our extensive collections of JS Industries surfboards – or check out what we have on the racks individually listed ONLINE
We now have the …Lost Carbon Wrap Puddle Jumper and Quiver Killer Models in store on our racks!!! In what seems to be the year of Epoxy – …Lost has introduced its own CARBON WRAP™ surfboard construction technology – structurally engineered for optimum flex and performance. This Carbon Wrap method was originally created by Gold Coast surfboard manufacturer, Dan MacDonald – designed to be nice and light-weight without sacrificing strength & most importantly enhancing performance.
The use of strategically placed carbon strips in Carbon Wrap construction eliminates the need for standard wooden stringers, throwing away the traditional flex patterns of single stringered surfboards. Ultra-light and more flexible EPS cores are “wrapped” in an exoskeleton of strategically positioned, carbon fiber bands. These bands are aligned together at the nose, they gradually curve outward towards the rails as they extend down the board. This curve creates and controls a unique torsional flex that livens up as it nears the tail, just in front of the fins. The carbon then “wraps” from the bottom, around the rails and onto the deck. This unique method creates Carbon Wrap’s lively flex – allowing the surfboard to really load up (leading into) and then release through turns. The end result is a very positive feeling ride …resulting in next level speed and drive – allowing you to really spring out of your maneuvers and generate speed through carves.
One of the board models we have the Carbon Wrap technology available in is the …Lost Puddle Jumper. A small wave speeder - user friendly bliss with a high performance twist. This design features a concave bottom that transitions through to a distinct vee in the tail. The wide outline & thick foil up front means that this shape is easy to pick up waves on – there is also no lack of glide and stability on the front foot. The concave bottom adds lift and increases the rail curve, which allows for more radical top to bottom surfing. The straight rail line and vee through the tail keep the board moving forward and holds momentum when put on rail.
“This is the most excited I have ever been about a small wave surfboard. Personally, it’s the best small wave board I have ever ridden. I have never made a claim like that about any board before” – Matt Biolos
The other …Lost Carbon Wrap model we have in store is the Quiver Killer . An extension of the ShortRound model with some tweaks to give it a broader wave range. It is a short, relatively flat and stubby board that is super fast and fun to ride. With its rounded tail, reduced nose area, and the added rocker, the Quiver Killer has a touch more grip and control at high speed in bigger more powerful waves than the Short Round model. This makes this model an excellent choice as an all-rounder & a travel board – a board that you can make work in most conditions.
Come and check out …Lost Carbon Wrap Puddle Jumper, Short Round and the rest of the boards we have in store from …Lost Surfboards. Alternatively you can check out the stock we have in the shop individually listed ONLINE