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Dakine 2017 Leashes

Dakine 2017 LeashesWe have a full range of the brand new Dakine 2017 Leashes in store at Zak Surfboards.  The 2017 leash is a complete over-haul from designs from previous seasons.  All aspects of these leashes have been improved for this year, from the rail saver to the cuff that wraps around your ankle.

The new cuff is constructed out of a special lightweight molded neoprene. Not only lighter, this new cuff is also more comfortable to wear and less prone to slipping or twisting on your ankle. The actual leash is made out of the highest quality urethane available which gives them the the strongest yet flexible cord, with opti-flex leashes ends to maximize durability.   A posi-lock hook and loop system is now used in all leashes, so the leash  never rips off -  this design was originally built to help make  leashes withstand the power of Peahi “Jaws.  The connection between the cord and the molding is the number one cause of failure in most leashes -  Dakine have fixed this problem by creating the perfect flexibility between the two.  Furthermore, nothing but the best marine-grade swivels are used in all Dakine 2017 Leashes .  These swivels don’t ever corrode or lockup from exposure to saltwater.

All the technology that has been used to create their specialized ‘Peahi’ leashes is now used across the full Dakine leash range. This ensures that each Dakine leash style in the range is argueably the best constructed and strongest of it’s kind on the market.  These Dakine 2017 Leashes and the rest of the 2017 Dakine Range of Surfing Hardware are now available in store at Zak Surfboards or ONLINE

John John rides Dakine ;)

 

DAKINE 2017 Leash Redesign from TAKE SHELTER PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

FCSII AM PC Twin

FCSII AM PC Twin

We now have the brand new FCSII AM PC Twin in store on our racks.  Channel Islands founder Al Merrick designed this signature Twin Fin set which consists of  an XLarge  pair of twin fins with the added option of a stabilizer

FCSII AM PC TwinCreated with fast controlled turns in mind, this broad & upright twin fin template gives you blinding speed and quick pivoty direction changes – perfect for slicing up a storm in small to medium waves.  A small stabilizing trailer has been added to this set for a of touch of extra control for those of us that are heavier footed.

FCSII AM PC Twin

These fins are a great choice for many of the more specialized small wave & retro crafts that we currently have on our racks or to add a little extra spice to one of your broader tailed boards.

Come and check these and the rest of our range of FCSII fins out in store or ONLINE

Check out the FCS II PC Carbon

Check out the FCS II PC CarbonCheck out the FCS II PC Carbon fin range which we have full stock of in store at Zak Surfboards.  This relatively new version of this fin range features a whole new lay-up of carbon for each of the different templates.  This new layup serves to enhance their performance with a finer tuned flex from the base of the fin right through to the tip.   This gives each fin template a different axis point for flex enhancing acceleration when they load up through turns.

Check out the FCS II PC CarbonThe carbon at the base of the fins in the FCS II PC Carbon Range has been replaced with Innegra inserts, this gives these fins a more holistic flex along the entire length of the fin without sacrificing strength.

Check out the FCS II PC CarbonIMG_5495All in all the new fin layup of different materials creates a 3D twist & roll ​action which helps to better harness energy as you push against the fin. The result is more speed, a smoother feel through a turns and better response to the riders direction.

Check out the FCS II PC CarbonSome of the templates have been altered slightly in response to feedback from FCS team riders.  The end result is a range that  performs even better than their predecessors – available in store  and ONLINE,  Drop by and check them out!

Fin Choices for Twin Fins

Fin Choices for Twin FinsSpeaking of Twin Fins, we have loaded up with heaps of different Fin Choices for Twin Fins.  If you’ve been looking for a new set, or you are looking to buy a Twin Fin surfboard, we have some really good templates for you to choose from -  including:

Fin Choices for Twin Fins Mark Richards FCS II MRthe  FCS II MR Mark Richards PC Twin Thruster Set

Fin Choices for Twin Fins Futures Rasta Keels

the Futures Rasta Keel Fins HC Honeycomb Smoke

Fin Choices for Twin Fins Futures K1 Keel Fins Fiberglass Bamboo

the Futures K1 Keel Fins Fiberglass Bamboo

Futures T1 Twin setthe Future Fins T1 Twin set

 Futures Akila Aipa Twin Finthe Futures Akila Aipa Twin Fin

Futures K2 Keel Fins Fiberglass Smokethe Futures K2 Keel Fins Fiberglass Smoke

All these templates are currently in stock and available in store or ONLINE

FCSII Neo Glass Fin Range

FCSII Neo Glass Fin RangeIf you’re looking to give your board a bit of extra Zip in the weak summertime waves then you should take a look at the FCSII Neo Glass Fin Range,  Made utilizing a unique combination of materials and precision engineering precesses developed by FCS to provide consistently accurate & predictable pro standard performance.

FCSII Neo Glass Fin RangeFCSII Neo Glass Fins are manufactured using a 50/50 combination of long strand milled fiberglass with high grade industrial nylon.  This creates a light, stiff material that possesses superior memory recall to traditional fiberglass (meaning the material returns to a neutral position quicker once flexed).

FCSII Neo Glass Fin Range FCSII Neo Glass Fin RangeThe Neo Glass construction adds a real bit of spark to your board in smaller or weaker conditions.  These lightweight, molded fins have a consistent lively, snappy and responsive feel underfoot.   “Twangy” would be a good way to describe these FCSII Neo Glass fins – they flex but snap back with quite a bit of energy, hence the zippy, lively feel.

FCSII Neo Glass Fin RangeRapid acceleration, quick direction changes and a very positive feel, especially in weak, mushy conditions.  Come check out the Neo Glass and the rest of our comprehensive range of FCSII fins in store or ONLINE

 

 

Test Drive Fins

A A TEST DRIVE FINS CollageZAK SURFBOARDS offers a range of Test Drive Fins from Futures & FCS. Our Test Drive program gives you the chance to test out a range of different fins before you buy a new set

Check out our full range of Test Drive Fins HERE

Fin Test Drive Prices:

$10 per set per day

$15 for 2 days / weekend

$30 for a week

You get a complimentary set with any Surfboard Hire or Demo

Or pay $10 for 2 sets with any Hire or Demo

Ring ahead to book your hire preference from our current range of test drive fins +03 9416 7384

How the Test Drive Fins program works

* You have 4 weeks to demo as many fins as you want (no more than 3 sets at a time). At the end of the 4th week you may purchase a new set of fins (no lay-by) and you will receive all of the test drive costs off the recommended retail price of a new set of fins. This demo program is for all fins we offer for test drive. We are very strict on the timeline conditions. 4 weeks is from the date of the first hire/test drive. You must retain all test drive fins receipts to obtain the refund.

Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle

Freedom Shark Shield Surf BundleWe 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.

Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle

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)

Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle

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).

Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle

What do you get in the Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle

This Freedom Shark Shield Surf Bundle comes with one FREEDOM+ Surf removable power module, a charging dock with international options, one Ocean & Earth Tail Pad / Decal antenna ready to install on your surfboard.

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.

The Freedom Shark Shield is available from us in store or ONLINE

Futures Twin Fins plus Keels sets

Futures Twin Fins plus Keels setsWe are fully stocked up with Futures Twin Fins plus Keels sets at Zak Surfboards.  With all the fish shapes that we have currently on the floor, plus the DHD Twin Fins and Mini Twins that we have arriving shortly.  With 5+ options in store including the T1, the K1 Bamboo, the K2 Smoke, the Rasta Keel and the Akila Aipa signature templates.

Futures Twin Fins plus Keels setsSome great options there for retro and contemporary twin fin shapes, fish shapes, keel fish shapes and simmons style boards.  All of these fins are currently available in store, or if you cant get in to the shop you can grab a set of them ONLINE

FCSII JS Shaper Series Fins

FCSII JS Shaper Series FinsWe have the FCSII JS Shaper Series Fins in store at Zak Surfboards.  This new addition to the FCSII Range has been highly anticipated and by all reports, worth the hype indeed ;)  These new FCSII JS Shaper Series Fins are available in both Medium and Large sizes and offers a fantastic amount of speed and drive courtesy of an extra large base.  A refined tip helps these fins break line like a dream, giving you the perfect amount of release through turns.  A raked back shape helps you hold speed through turns and flow from maneuver to maneuver. Constructed out of PC Performance Core (honeycomb fiberglass) – with the perfect amount of flex & response for use in your trusty all-around shortboard.

FCSII JS Shaper Series FinsMedium:

  • Base: 4.53″
  • Depth: 4.53″
  • Area: 15.08″ sq
  • Sweep: 36.1 degrees

FCSII JS Shaper Series FinsLarge:

  • Base: 4.61″
  • Depth: 4.65″
  • Area: 15.81″
  • Sweep: 36.1 degrees

FCSII JS Shaper Series FinsThese are available in limited numbers at selected stores currently – so we have them only in the shop in limited stock at the moment.  I’ll have them for purchase ONLINE later in the month;)

Slater Designs Tail Pads

Slater Designs Tail PadsWe have just got in a bunch of the new Slater Designs Tail Pads in store.  A pretty interesting development in the sustainable surfing equipment world – the foam that these tail pads are constructed out of is made out of a derivative of Algae.  And most importantly the Algae that is used to make this foam has been sourced from waterways that have or are at risk of algal blooms.

The look, feel and texture of these pads to me, seems like any other on the market and they are comparably priced.  Seems like a pretty epic development in the reduction of impact that the manufacture of our surfing equipment has on the environment, hopefully there is a bunch of other innovations like this to come down the track.  These Slater Designs Tail Pads are available in store only at the moment so come by and check them out.  Once there is greater stock availability I’ll have them available ONLINE as well.

Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set

Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin SetThe all new Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set is now in store at Zak Surfboards.   This is a brand new  template designed for Dane Reynolds by the team at Captain Fin Co.  Previous Dane signature fins have been simply an AM1 template with different artwork.  The AM1 is an incredibly popular all round fin and definitely a solid challenge to try and improve on.

Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin SetThis new signature thruster set features the same bigger side fins with a smaller back fin as the AM1 but with a slightly more upright template and a fuller tip. To quote the man himself “I find they work in tight transitions, but have a lot of drive. These fins loosen and liven up my boards.” -Dane Reynolds.

Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set

Available in Small, Medium and Large – you can now grab yourself a new Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set from us in store or ONLINE and see what all the fuss is about ;)

FCS II Julian Wilson Athlete Series Thruster Set

FCSII Julian Wilson Athelete Series Thruster Set The brand new FCS II Julian Wilson Athlete Series Thruster Set Fin templates are now in store at Zak Surfboards.  The original Julian Wilson template that Julian designed with FCS was primarily a fin for beach breaks – with tighter arcs and more tail release in mind.

 

A few years have passed since this original fin was released, now with a more muscular physique, a greater focus on a power based approach and the better waves that the WSL tour locations provide it was time for a change.  Julian’s new signature fin focuses more on speed, projection down the line & control.  It has a fuller base and is constructed out of the super responsive Performance Glass material.  This new fin template is much more swept back or raked which really helps with projection down the line and control through long turns.

FCS II Julian Wilson Athelete Series Thruster SetFIN SPECS: Medium

Base: 4.46″ / 113mm
Depth: 4.56″ / 116mm
Area: 15.13″² / 9763 mm²
Sweep: 35.8°
Foil: Flat / Bev

FCS II Julian Wilson Athelete Series Thruster SetFIN SPECS: Large

Base: 4.57″ / 116mm
Depth: 4.61″ / 119mm
Area: 15.91″² / 10262 mm²
Sweep: 35.8°
Foil: Flat / Bev

These and the rest of the FCS II range of fins are in stock and available from us in store or ONLINE

 

New range of Gorilla Tail Pads

New range of Gorilla Tail PadsThe New range of Gorilla Tail Pads has just arrived in store.  Never a company to skimp on visual flair – this new range definitely doesn’t dissapoint with some great options for you to functionally add some much needed colour to the often boring world of black logoed white surfboards.

In this new Gorilla Range, there are brand new signature tail pads for their stable of team riders including Andrew ‘Droid’ Doheny, Eric Geisleman, Matt ‘Wilko’ Wilkinson, Kai Otton and more.  In addition, there are a bunch of new colour ways of popular selling pads and couple of pretty choice Heritage designs, inspired by some of the more interesting releases in the brand’s back catalog.

Full range available from us both in store or ONLINE

New FCSII Performance Core Carbon Range

New FCSII Performance Core Carbon RangeThe New 2017 FCSII Performance Core Carbon Range is now in store at Zak Surfboards.  The latest version of this fin range features a whole new lay-up of carbon for each of the different templates, to enhance their performance with finer tuned flex from the base of the fin right through to the tip.   This new carbon lay-up gives each fin template a different axis point for flex enhancing acceleration when they load up through turns.

Some of the templates have been altered slightly in response to feedback from FCS team riders.  The end result is a range that  performs even better than their predecessors – available in store currently from us and ONLINE shortly.  Drop by and check them out!

We now have WaxTrak at Zak Surfboards

We now have WaxTrak at Zak SurfboardsWe now have WaxTrak at Zak Surfboards.  This new product is a major upgrade to regular wax jobs, allowing you to get a perfect wax job every time with less mess and significantly more grip than traditional wax jobs. 

We now have WaxTrak at Zak SurfboardsWaxTrak is a removable vinyl sheet that helps create high performance wax bumps on the deck of your surfboard, perfectly designed to give you super grippy traction every time. By far the most effective way to put on wax and take off wax your surfboard. Once applied to a clean surfboard deck, WaxTrak creates a unique tread pattern on your board that will grab your wax with ease and precision. Complete your upgraded wax job by rubbing on your favorite surf wax base-coat and finish up with a layer of top-coat suited for your water temperature. A fresh application of top-coat surf wax may be applied before each surf session. You will never need to use a wax-comb again because this raised pattern will not flatten out with use like most wax jobs. When your wax becomes dirty and ready for a change, simply peel off the WaxTrak mess free!  No more hours of scraping off old wax or putting your board in the hot sun to melt the wax. Less time waxing, more time surfing.

IMG_1256Application Instructions

Clean your board COMPLETELY free of any wax, wax residue and dust.

Identify placement location for the WaxTrak.

Peel down the top half of the backing and affix the upper portion of the WaxTrak to the board, carefully running your fingers from the center to the edges to work out any air pockets. Lift and re-position if needed.

Peel off remaining backing and carefully smooth the WaxTrak onto the board from center to outside edge.

Press all edges of the WaxTrak down firmly to the board. A plastic straight edge, like a bank card, should be used in application to create a tight seal along the smooth outer edges.

Press the entire WaxTrak onto the board once again by hand, working out any air pockets.

Apply base-coat wax until large, well-defined bumps form on the textured pattern.

Apply top-coat surf wax over the base-coat before each surf session.

For best results, the WaxTrak should be changed every 2 to 3 months.

WaxTrak is now exclusively available in Australia from us in store or ONLINE

WAXTRAK Full Tutorial from WAXTRAK on Vimeo.

Ocean & Earth One XT Leash

Ocean & Earth One XT LeashWe have just got in the brand new Ocean & Earth One XT Leash at Zak Surfboards.  New to the range for summer 2017, the Ocean & Earth One XT Leash is quite possibly the toughest leash in the business.

The One XT is a one piece molded leash, which unlike many leashes on the market eliminates all joins in the cord – making it’s strength consistent along the whole cord, meaning no weak points.  This combined with  the unique premium, high grade urethane used makes these leashes substantially stronger than any other.

Ocean & Earth One XT LeashThe One XT comes in kink free packaging, with nothing but high grade features and components used in the design & construction of the leash.  Vertically moulded neoprene panels are used for padding around your ankle for comfort and flexibility. The flex neck strap plug (where the cord meets the ankle strap) allows 360 degrees of movement which helps minimise tangles.  Premium marine grade free- spinning stainless steel swivels are used in these leashes – which are the best corrosion resistant swivels available.

Ocean and Earth are so confident in the quality of their new One XT Leashs that they have given you a 12 month warranty on workmanship and materials.  Full size and colour range of these are now hanging on our racks in store or you can grab one from us ONLINE

New Deals Page on our Online Store

New Deals Page on our Online StoreWe have a brand new Deals Page on our Online Store – where you can head to grab special promotional discount deals on quality surf hardware.  On this page we will offer package deals on surf accessories and hardware that will be regularly changed with new special deals for you.  Surfing equipment like Fins, Tailpads and Legropes from our various suppliers will be regular features on this page – as well as package deals - where you can save even more if you bundle together a number of items.

New Deals Page on our Online StoreThese Deals are available Online only -  make sure you check this page regularly because we will be changing them resonably often and you don’t want to miss out on scoring some quality surf hardware at a discount.

End of Winter Sale at Zak Surfboards

End of Winter Sale at Zak SurfboardsThat’s right – we decided this morning to have an End of Winter Sale at Zak Surfboards!!! There are a lot of really good deals here to take advantage of  – discounts on Surfboards, Wetsuits and Hardware, if you are due for some new equipment you can get more bang for your buck by grabbing it from us!!

Here is an outline of the deals that we are doing:

$100 off all New Surfboards*

40% off all Wetsuits & Water Apparel**

40% off all Clothing

$50 off all Secondhand Surfoards

 

This Sale is only until the end of August and stock is limited so don’t sleep – get in quick to have first pick of our range.  We are open 10am- 6pm Monday – Friday, 10-5pm Saturday & 12-4pm Sunday. No excuses not to get in and grab a bargain before or over the weekend.

 

*includes all new surfboards in the shop – you get $100 off the RRP when surfboard is purchased with a full package (when you buy fins, grip, leash with your board – these are items are also discounted at 30% off RRP as part of this deal)

** Free freight Australia wide on all wetsuits

Surf Hardware Specialists

Surf Hardware SpecialistsHere at Zak Surfboards we are Surf Hardware Specialists!!! In store we have one of the biggest collections of Surfboards, Fins, Covers, Tail Pads, Legropes, Wetsuits & other surf equipment in Victoria – conveniently located right here in Melbourne.  Spend your time down the coast getting waves rather that shopping for gear – grab it here in town during the week, before you leave.

Surf Hardware SpecialistsSurf Hardware SpecialistsWe are open 10am-6pm week days, 10am-5pm Saturdays and 12-4pm Sundays.  With over 400 new surfboards hanging on our racks, a huge collection of wetsuits and more hardware than you can poke a stick at – we can sort you out with all the right gear, no matter your surfing needs.

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Drop by the shop or browse most of our collection ONLINE

FCSII Sale 35% off selected styles

FCSII SaleThat’s right, we are having an FCSII Sale35% off selected styles in store and online!!! Treat yourself to a new set of fins, try out another template or maybe grab yourself a spare set of your favourites – with 35% off, you’d be silly not too!!!

Stocks are limited & this sale will only last for another week or so.  Don’t miss out, grab a new set in store or hop ONLINE and head to our Sale Fins section and grab a set there.  We have free postage on these fins Australia wide too for those of you that are interstate or can’t make it in store

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