Category Archives: Surf Craft

Slater Designs Gamma

Slater Designs Gamma!!!Slater Designs Gamma now in store!!!

They’re in – 2 big boxes of the the new Slater Designs Gamma models just arrived in store this morning. Definitely not just a glass slipper fit for the King – these look like pretty epic all-rounder for those of us less gifted wave riders, in the right dimensions. 

Slater Designs Gamma

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This model has a beautifully smooth medium rocker, combined with a relatively generous outline (for a high performance shortboard) and a nice medium, pinched rail.  The bottom contour is a single concave, with a touch of double between the fins that eases into a vee out the back.

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I haven’t taken one of these for a spin yet but this board seems to have quite a few more user friendly characteristics than any Kelly Slater model I’ve put under my arm before. This appears to be a really clean, nicely balanced design – something I’d quite comfortably jump on as an all rounder.

Drop by the shop and check them out

E.O.F.Y. SALE

E.O.F.Y. SALEThat’s right we have having a cracker of an E.O.F.Y. SALE at Zak Surfboards with some great deals to be had on top end Surfboards, Wetsuits and more!!!

Not going to give you prices etc online but you know we always do sales right and give you excellent discounts on top quality gear across our huge range. This Sale is on only until the 2nd of July.

Check out our instagram  for the full spiel from the boss – very entertaining ;)

New on the Secondhand Surfboard Rack

New on the Secondhand Surfboard Rack

Here are some of the boards that are New on the Secondhand Surfboard Rack at Zak Surfboards.  Some pretty choice options if you are after something new and interesting to ride, but don’t want to splurge too much dough.

New on the Secondhand Surfboard Rack Stretch Mr Buzz New on the Secondhand Surfboard Rack Stretch Mr BuzzFirst up we have this super fun looking Stretch Mr Buzz 5’6″ x 20″ x 2.75″ Futures EPS (Made in USA)

New on the Secondhand Surfboard Rack Channel Islands Shelter New on the Secondhand Surfboard Rack Channel Islands ShelterWe also have a Channel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzer Shelter 6’1″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ 31.4L

Secondhand DHD Black Diamond Secondhand DHD Black DiamondWe also have this close to new DHD Black Diamond 5’10″ x 20″ x 2 9/16″ 32L FCS II

Secondhand Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto Secondhand Hayden Shapes Hypto KryptoPlus this larger Hayden Shapes Hypto Krypto 6’4″ x 21″ x 3″ Futures

Secondhand Channel Islands Rocket 9 Secondhand Channel Islands Rocket 9And finally this Channel Islands Rocket 9 – 5’8″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 7/16″ 28.4L Futures

If you want to check out what we have in store but can’t make it out to our Thornbury shop -  you can always see the all the boards we have on our ONLINE store in the Secondhand section. Each board is  individually listed and photographed for you to browse through.

We are always on the hunt for secondhand surfboards – If you have one that you aren’t using and want to sell it, drop by the shop and we’ll check it out.  We pay $$CASH$$ for secondhand surfboards, we also trade used boards for credit on new surfboards or any other gear that you need.  Simply bring your board or boards by our store during opening hours and we can arrange the best option for you.

At Zak Surfboards we try and hold one of the biggest ranges of Secondhand Surfboards in Victoria.  All sorts of secondhand surfboards – from Longboards to Mini Mals, Retro shapes, Fish shapes & other Hybrids as well as a comprehensive range of performance shortboards.

Our stocks are updated daily on our online store so if you are chasing a Secondhand Surfboard come in store or check out our range ONLINE

…Lost Pocket Rocket

...Lost Pocket RocketWe now have a small size run of the …Lost Pocket Rocket finish shaped and signed by the big boss of …Lost Surfboards, Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos’ hanging on our racks in store at Zak Surfboards.  The Pocket Rocket has primarily been developed for WSL surfer Kolohe Andino. Ready to change up the bottom curves under his feet, this shortboard has a moderate even, continuous rocker, without any distinct flips or breaks compared to his previous signature board designs.  In particular, there is more curve in the center of the board without the usual kick in the tail.  This new curve has allowed Kolohe to approach the critical part of the wave with more aggression and most importantly, without losing speed and drive.

...Lost Pocket Rocket ...Lost Pocket Rocket Collage 1To make sure the rider maintains lift and speed, Matt has also deepened the concaves in this model somewhat from what Kolohe normally rides.  The end result is a great  high performance shortboard with built-in drive that won’t shy away from critical sections.  Although designed for a pro, this design does have a touch more volume than many high performance shortboards and a little extra surface area to keep you planing.  It probably can be ridden quite successfully in the right dimensions by those of us that aren’t quite at pro level yet ;)

...Lost Pocket Rocket ...Lost Pocket Rocket Collage 2Designed to be responsive and fun in small snappy beach breaks and excels in chest high to decently overhead – come and check out these …Lost Pocket Rockets in store or ONLINE

THE POCKET ROCKET from Lost Video Productions on Vimeo.

Channel Islands Fever

Channel Islands FeverWe have a full size run of the new Channel Islands Fever model in store at Zak Surfboards.  This new model was developed to add a new, relatively user friendly & accessible high performance surfboard to the Channel Islands range.  The type of board that would work for a broader number of people – rather than just experts & pros.

Channel Islands FeverChannel Islands Fever CollageCreated as a collaboration between team rider Patrick Gudauskas and Channel Islands in house shaper Mike Andrews  – they grabbed Pat’s favorite features from other high performance models of the past and combined them with a subtle single concave and lower, relatively continuous, user friendly rocker.  The combination of these two features has created a shape with a huge sweet spot.

The Chanel Islands Fever also has an outline with less curve, giving it heaps of speed and projection down then line, helping it to pick up speed with ease and chase down those sections that try to get away from you.  This speedy outline combined with the moderate continuous rocker vastly broadens the range of conditions and wave types that this performance shortboard works in.   Comfortable in anything from 2 foot soft beach breaks to faster, down the line point waves, to overhead hollower & chunkier days.  You can ride this board in most conditions from quite average, to where a proper step up is required.   

IMG_5956 Channel Islands Fever Collage 2If you are in the market for a high performance all-rounder, this model is definitely worth checking out.  The Channel Islands Fever is well suited local waves with a great combination of speed, acceleration and responsiveness.  A full size run is currently on our racks – come by the store or check them out ONLINE

FEVER from CI Surfboards on Vimeo.

Chilli Churo

Chilli ChuroWe have a few Chilli Churo models now on our racks at Zak Surfboards.   This board was deemed the winner in this year’s Stab Magazine – “Sinning Is More Fun In Summer” – a small wave board test amongst a packed field of some of the world’s best shapers.  The Churro shape was tested by esteemed pilots Craig Anderson, Taj Burrow and Chippa Wilson – ultimately claiming the number 1 spot.

Chilli ChuroChilli Churro Collage 1Initially conceived by James Cheal as a forgiving board with a large sweet spot, the type of board that would cater to a high performance approach in less than ideal conditions.  This model was developed in collaboration with team rider Mitch Coleborn over the past year.  A design stemming from his need for a kick ass small wave contest board with more paddle, glide & lift than his regular shortboards (as we all know, the wave quality on the World Qualifying Series is generally pretty poor).

The outline of this shape is somewhat like a squashed down version of his signature shortboard (the Spawn) that has been married with a much  flatter, faster rocker.  This wider outline really helps with generating speed in weaker waves as well as carrying momentum through fat and flat sections.  The critical thing with this model is how James Cheal has balanced this extra width within the context of the overall shape – making sure the board isn’t so wide that it can’t be surfed with a performance approach.

IMG_5907bw Chilli Churro Collage 2The rocker in the Chilli Churro is subtle & relatively low from the nose of the board all the way through to the tail.  A perfect balance has been struck here with enough curve left in the board to allow it to fit the curl of small wave faces, but flat enough so it won’t feel like it’s pushing water and to allow for excellent speed generating capabilities.  A single concave has been used from under the front foot, stretching right back through the tail block and flattening out just behind the rear fin.  This concave setup ensures plenty of speed, lift & and lively feel underfoot  in even the weakest conditions.

Chilli Churro Rocker ShotA great board for small to medium wave hifi shredding  for the advances surfer, potentially a nice forgiving choice in the right dimensions as an all-rounder for those that are more intermediate.  Come in store and check the Churro & rest of our range of Chilli Surfboards out – or browse them individually ONLINE

Churro – STABMAG – sinning is more fun in summer from Chilli Surfboards on Vimeo.

DHD XRS Model

DHD XRS ModelThe DHD XRS Model is small wave fun distilled in foam and fibreglass .  A finely tuned design  perfected by Darren Handley with his stellar team of test pilots on the Gold Coast.  This model features a nice full outline, with a relatively flat rocker line – with just enough flip strategically placed in the nose & tail to fit into those super tight small wave transitions. This little board has about as much high performance potential as you can squeeze out of a groveller and is sure to make even the most marginal waves fun.

DHD XRS Model

DHD XRS ModelWe currently have close to a full size run of the DHD XRS Model on the racks at the moment  – get in and see what all the fuss is about or see these and our full range of DHD Surfboards ONLINE

DHD XRS Small Wave Performance Shortboard from DHD Surf on Vimeo.

DHD the Twin model

DHD the Twin modelWe have the DHD the Twin model on our racks at Zak Surfboards. A super fun, user friendly shape that draws influence from the classic twin fin shapes from the 80s made famous by Mark Richards.  A great board for a variety of skill levels -  it is a shape that in the right dimensions, will work well for intermediate up to the advanced level surfers.  If you are bored with more conventional shapes or want something fun for average days, definitely check this model out!!

DHD the Twin Collage The bottom shape of this board is flat in the front end for increased speed and less stickiness – a slight single concave runs through the guts which feeds into a deeper to double with a vee through the last part of the tail.  There is a small single channel that runs off each of the side fins for extra drive.

DHD the Twin 1 7Underfoot, this is a super fun speedy shape to ride with great maneuverability – tailor made for surf from the 0.5 to 4 foot mark. The amount of lift and speed this shape generates, really does a lot of the work for you when the waves are gutless.  The twin fin set up allows the rider to draw super tight arcs on on smaller wave faces, or use that turning ability to get a bit more creative & draw some different lines in better waves.

DHD the Twin 1 4 DHD the Twin Collage 2Come in store and check out this and the rest of our large DHD Surfboards range or view the individually ONLINE

 

Zak Surfboard Models

Restock of Zak Surfboard ModelsWe have just got a restock of Zak Surfboard Models for our racks.  We’re loaded up with more stock of our Zak Models – including the Tripod, Venus Fly Trap (VFT) , Ringmaster & Twin Fish priced from $695 for the shortboards & $725 for hybrids & mini mals.

Zak Venus Fly Trap VFT Collage 1 Restock of Zak Surfboard ModelsUnlike 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.

Zak Ringmaster Collage 1 Restock of Zak Surfboard Models

Come in store and check them out – heaps back on the racks, or see them all ONLINE

SuperBrand Fling Superflex

SuperBrand Fling Superflex We have just got a few of the SuperBrand Fling Superflex for our racks.   The SuperBrand Fling is performance driven, contemporary take on a Simmons or Keel fish design. It takes the best fun & functional elements of those retro shapes and fuses them with a high performance rail, rocker, foil and bottom curve.

SuperBrand Fling SuperflexSuperbrand Fling CollageThese boards are purpose built to excel in  marginal conditions, with a very drivey, positive feel underfoot.  The Fling generates a lot of it’s own speed and creates a lot of lift which allows the rider to really zip all over weak, fat, mushy & flat wave faces . Super fast down the line, yet able to break line to allow the rider to draw more vertical direction changes which means shortboard style turns and tight carves.

Instead of relying on a wood stringer, these boards have been constructed using Superflex construction technology.   A lively stringer-less EPS core is used which works in conjunction with a woven Kevlar aka “Vector Net” glass construction. Vector net and three types of fiberglass (6oz e-glass, 5oz bi-axial, and 4oz e-glass) gives surfboards a special flex pattern and added strength throughout the board. This construction results in a consistent feel tip to tail and allows the board to flex naturally with the contours of the wave.  The Superflex construction also has a more responsive feel to applied pressure from the rider, creating a positive springy feeling underfoot and in and out of turns.

IMG_5688 Superbrand Fling Collage 2Come in store and check out these and the rest of our range of Superbrand Surfboards or have a look at them individually listed  ONLINE

 

2016 SUPERbrand Surfboards: Fling from Superbrand on Vimeo.

Recent Secondhand Surfboards

Recent Secondhand Surfboards Here are some of the Recent Secondhand Surfboards that have landed on our racks.  Some pretty choice options if you are after something new to ride but don’t want to splurge too much.

Fresh in this morning was this Panda Doinker 5’3″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 5/16″ FCS (#264)

IMG_5634 Recent Secondhand Surfboards

We also have this DHD Switchblade Epoxicore 6’3″ x 20 7/8″ x 2 11/16″ 36.5L FCSII (#268) which has just come in store

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This very fun looking JS Psycho Nitro 5’5″ x 19 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ 28L Futures (#827) has amazingly not been snatched yet

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And we also have this pretty darn new Stacey Flathead 5’11″ x 20″ x 2 9/16″ 33L Futures (#253)

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I you want to check out what we have in store but can’t make it out to our Thornbury shop -  you can always see the all the boards we have on our ONLINE store in the Secondhand section.

Each board is  individually listed and photographed for you to browse through.  We are always on the hunt for secondhand surfboards – If you have one that you aren’t using and want to sell it, drop by the shop and we’ll check it out.  We pay $$CASH$$ for secondhand surfboards, we also trade used boards for credit on new surfboards or any other gear that you need.  Simply bring your board or boards by our store during opening hours and we can arrange the best option for you.

At Zak Surfboards we try and hold one of the biggest ranges of Secondhand Surfboards in Victoria.  All sorts of secondhand surfboards – from Longboards to Mini Mals, Retro shapes, Fish shapes & other Hybrids as well as a comprehensive range of performance shortboards.

Our stocks are updated daily on our online store so if you are chasing a Secondhand Surfboard come in store or check out our range ONLINE

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers BonzersWe currently have a small size run of the Channel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers on the racks – How sick are these things?! As many of you know, the boss man has a bit of a crush on all things Bonzer and as soon as he saw these beauties, he had to get some in for the shop.  The two models that we have in store are the Shelter & the Biscuit Bonzer – designs that mesh the decades of board building expertise shared by the iconic Channel Islands label and Campbell Brothers surfboard brands.

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers BonzersCI Campbell Bros Shelter Bonzer Collage 1From their beginnings in the late 60s/early 70s, a short distance of only a few miles of coastline separated Al Merrick and The Campbell Brothers (Malcolm and Duncan).  Al and Malcolm first began working together in 1985, when Malcolm came on board and shaped for Al/CI for over 20 years …while still developing unique shapes with his brother Duncan.  Now (30 years on) a design offering is born out of the combined experience and mutual respect for each others designs.

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers BonzersChannel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers CI Campbell Bros Shelter Bonzer Collage 2

The Shelter model is contemporary performance oriented 5 fin Bonzer shape.  Gifted it’s name from the 2001 surf film “Shelter” by Chris Malloy – a 6’2″ and a 6’4″ version of this model were ridden in the movie by surfers Taylor Knox & Donovan Frankenreiter to great effect.  The Shelter is a versatile all round shape, that has been designed to perform well in a wide variety of conditions.  You can surf this model at a similar size, width and thickness to you favorite short board.  The distinguishing characteristics of this board are swift, catch free rail to rail transition and a tremendous amounts of drive.  Bonzer designs are also known for maintaining speed exceptionally well through carving maneuverswally waves of Victoria watch out!!!

 

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers CI Campbell Bros Biscuit Bonzer Collage 1The Biscuit Bonzer combines the extremely popular Channel Islands Biscuit model with a the Campbell Brothers bonzer bottom contours and fin set up. The ultra-flat rocker and pronounced spiral vee really meshes well with the Bonzer 5 fin set up resulting in a super fast but still relatively forgiving speed machine.   The flat rocker and relatively generous foil ensures early wave entry, great paddling speed and glide galore once on a wave face.  The reasonably curvy outline and spiral vee in the tail helps tighten up the arcs you can draw, making it easier to put and keep this board on rail .  The Biscuit Bonzer is a great model to spice up your surfing in small to medium sized waves with a really nice, lively feel underfoot.

Channel Islands Campbell Brothers Bonzers CI Campbell Bros Biscuit Bonzer Collage 2

Come and check these and the rest of our range of Channel Islands Surfboards out in store or ONLINE

JS Industries Monsta Box HyFi

JS Industries Monsta Box HyFiWe have a size run of the JS Industries Monsta Box HyFi on our racks at Zak Surfboards!!!  Topped up last week, 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 & 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.

JS Industries Monsta Box HyFi JS Industries Monsta Box Hy-Fi Collage 1This Monsta Box model has less rocker than the Monsta but a touch more curve than the Blak Box II.  The outline is more generous than the Monsta, 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.

JS Industries Monsta Box HyFi JS Industries Monsta Box Hy-Fi Collage 2The relatively new HYFI construction technology has been developed by JS Industries over the past 2-3 years.  Through a rigorous 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 perfect flex 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

MonstaBox HYFI from JS INDUSTRIES on Vimeo.

Stacey Machine Head Restock

Stacey Machine Head RestockWe just got a Stacey Machine Head Restock  so there is now in a full size run hanging on our racks here at Zak Surfboards.  Recently added to added to their range – The Stacey Machine Head is Lee Stacey’s update to one of the most popular selling all round shortboards we’ve had in store over the past year – the 5150.  Designed to get the job done in 80% of the conditions the ocean will throw at you – the Stacey Machine Head is a fantastic addition to everyone’s quiver in the right dimensions.  Without doubt, one of the best balanced boards in the shop – put it under your arm and you’ll immediately know what I’m talking about.

Stacey Machine Head Restock Stacey Machine Head Collage 1The Machine Head design features a mid entry rocker for paddle, instant speed off the mark & carry over flatter sections. The outline is super easy on the eye, enough width in the right places and nicely pulled in where it needs to be for all round performance shralping.  This model has a single to double concave bottom with vee running out the tail.   The concaves have been specially tuned in this update from the 5150 to give an even bigger sweet spot.   This new bottom contour also gives this board a nice, safe & settled feeling at high speed and through critical parts of the wave, while still allowing enough lift to make it hold its own in less than ideal conditions.

Stacey Machine Head Restock Stacey Machine Head Restock Stacey Machine Head Collage 2Come in store and check out this and the rest of our range of Stacey Surfboards – or see what we currently have in stock ONLINE

MACHINE HEAD from Stacey Surfboards Pty Ltd on Vimeo.

Quick turn around Surfboard Repair Service

Quick turn around Surfboard Repair Service At Zak Surfboards we offer a Quick turn around Surfboard Repair Service - Drop Off your surfboard on Monday and we can have it Finished by Friday.  Got a board that desperately needs some love or has your prized stick been damaged by those darn clumsy baggage handlers? At Zak Surfboards in Thornbury we offer a comprehensive repair service for all the various types of surfcraft and other fiberglass things right here in Melbourne!!

Quick turn around Surfboard Repair Service We repair all PU, EPS and Epoxy fiberglass surfboard constructions – including brands such as Firewire and Hayden Shapes.  In most cases, if you Drop Off your board on Monday, we can have your repair finished for you and ready to surf by Friday!!!

Come by Zak Surfboards 307 Victoria Rd Thornbury Victoria 3071 any time during store hours to organize your repair with our staff

Rocket 9 by Channel Islands

Rocket 9 by Channel IslandsWe have a full size run of the Rocket 9 by Channel Islands in store on our racks at Zak Surfboards.  This fairly new model for CI is quite the performer in a wide range of conditions.  What really stands out when you look at this board is it’s unique outline, it has a distinctly forward of center wide point  and pulls back into a relatively tidy tail.    Despite the pulled tail and relatively pointy nose this board has a decent amount of hidden volume – meaning that you can definitely ride it a fair bit smaller than your standard shortboard, while keeping your normal volume (or even opting for a touch more for extra paddle).

Rocket 9 by Channel Islands Rocket 9 by Channel IslandsRocket 9 Collage 1The medium, constant rocker that kicks in the tail, with a forward wide point and tider tail area means that this model is pretty comfortable in steeper sections and being turned in and around the pocket.  The medium but boxy rail allows you to push hard through turns on rail without the board squirreling out.  A fairly deep single to double concave bottom keeps this model quick and adds a bit of lift.  A touch of vee has been placed off the back few inches of the tail to ensure nice easy transitions from rail to rail and clean release through turns off the tail.

Rocket 9 by Channel Islands Rocket 9 Collage 2Come in store and check out the Channel Islands Rocket 9 or check out our full collection of CI Surfboards ONLINE

 

The Shaping Room, Rocket 9 from CI Surfboards on Vimeo.

Stacey 6505 Round Tail

Stacey 6505 Round TailThe Stacey 6505 Round Tail is a performance shortboard shape with a bit of extra spark in the lower end of the wave range.  If you have been looking for a board that revels in small to medium sized waves, that still has all the spark of a high performance whip through turns, then this model is definitely worth checking out.

Stacey 6505 Round Tail Stacey 6505 Round Tail Collage 1One of the key features to the 6505′s performance is the finely tuned rocker.  This model has a 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 which is the key to keeping it fast, loose and lively to turn.

A neutral single concave bottom has been used for it’s uncompromising speed.  This board really accelerates from the take off, ensuring you generates oodles of momentum off the mark.  Interestingly the concave continues right out the back of the tail (quite possibly the key to its extra spicey feel in small waves) helping water draw quickly though the underside of the board.

Stacey 6505 Round Tail Stacey 6505 Round Tail Collage 2The round tail helps make your turns extra smooth, it also helps to minimize any catching of rails and also gives the board a touch more hold in steeper, critical sections.  The round tail also serves to give this version of the 6505 a slightly bigger wave range than previous versions of this model.

Come and check the Stacey 6505 Round Tail and the rest of our collection of Stacey Surfboards out in store or ONLINE

THE 6505 || AMPLIFIER SERIES from Stacey Surfboards Pty Ltd on Vimeo.

Mayhem Australia Shaping Tour 2017

Mayhem Australia Shaping Tour 2017!! A Mayhem Australia Shaping Tour 2017 is happening this March !!

That’s right, one of the worlds best surfboard shapers & deigners Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos from …Lost  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 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: zak@zaksurfboards.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 1st of March

!!!DON’T SLEEP!!!

We want Secondhand Surfboards

We want Secondhand Surfboards!!We want Secondhand Surfboards for our Racks!!

Our Secondhand Surfboard racks are getting a bit bare so we are on the hunt for 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 (whatever other gear you need).  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 if you have any used or unwanted boards – we want them!! 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 the shop during opening hours and we can arrange the best option for you, right there on the spot.

Please Note:

  • we do not accept boards with damage ie. large 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

Zak Surfboards is located at:

307 Victoria Rd, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia 3071

…Lost Voodoo Child Model

...Lost Voodoo Child ModelWe now have the …Lost Voodoo Child Model in store hanging on our racks at Zak Surfboards.  This is the first Mason Ho Pro Model surfboard, designed by shaper Matt Biolos  with feedback & creative input  from Mason.

...Lost Voodoo Child Model ...Lost Voodoo Child Collage 1The…Lost Voodoo Child Model is a mash-up of classic and current performance surfboard designs. Successfully combining the forward glide & projection off the front foot of shapes from the 80s, with the quick turning, loose, high performance demands of today’s progressive surfing off the tail.

The Voodoo Child has quite a unique outline compared to  most of the performance shortboards we have in the shop – with a pulled in nose, that broadens into a fairly parallel outline through the center of the board (for drive), that then leads into a distinct hip and finished with a wide squash tail.  This outline encourages quick, angular direction changes, particularly in and around the pocket which is evident in the 80s inspired lines that Mason likes to draw.

A beaked nose has been used in this design to help to carry a bit of extra volume forward into the nose – assisting with glide and paddle power .  The beak design also allows 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).

Don’t let all this talk of easy surfing and all things retro dis-way you though, this is no retro craft -  The Voodoo Child is more than capable of any of the cutting edge lines you want to take.MasonHo_brentbielmann286The Voodoo Child has a lower than typical nose rocker, a relaxed curve through the centre and a healthy kick in the tail.  Flatter in the nose and middle for paddle, acceleration and glide – with extra curve in the tail for quick & responsive direction changes.   The Voodoo Child also features a very modern, high performance, concave bottom -with a generous single to double concave – the deepest part being between the fins, under your back foot.   The curve and concave have been specially blended to easily generate speed, whip tight radius carves and allow controlled release for tail free maneuvers.

...Lost Voodoo Child Model ...Lost Voodoo Child Collage 2The rails on this model are full, forgiving and tucked soft throughout the length of the board.  The rails are foiled down in the last 12 inches of the tail, keeping a touch more volume under the rear foot for stability, while still allowing you knife into the wave face.

All these elements combine to create a fairly easy to ride & generously proportioned all around short board – definitely a pretty interesting model to look at, come in store and check the Voodoo Child and the rest of our …Lost Surfboards models in store or browse them ONLINE

 

…Lost Voodoo Child | Mason Ho from Lost Video Productions on Vimeo.

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