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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

 

DHD Mini Twin

DHD HeaderWe 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.

DHD Mini TwinThe 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.

DHD Mini TwinDHD Mini Twin Collage 1AA 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).

DHD Mini TwinDHD Mini Twin Collage 2Designed 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

Asher Pacey’s Twin Fin Addiction from Tracks Magazine on Vimeo.

DHD Skeleton Key model

DHD Skeleton Key model We have a full run of the DHD Skeleton Key model in 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.

DHD Skeleton Key model DHD Skeleton Key model  Collage 1This 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.

RockerMid 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.

DHD Skeleton Key model DHD Skeleton Key model  Collage 2

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

Surfline Surf Guide 2016 – Eric Geiselman Skeleton Key 2 Website Hero from DHD Surf on Vimeo.

DHD Epoxicore price drop

DHD Epoxicore price dropDHD Epoxicore price drop !!! The price of DHD Epoxicore construction has just been dropped by $100  which is great news – you can grab a freshy in this amazing technology for less.  We currently have size runs of the  DX1 JF model  and the Switchblade in Epoxicore on our racks .

This new construction method – developed by the crew at DHD aim to give you all the benefits of epoxy construction without any drawbacks to performance in the water.  The Epoxicore construction utilizes a combination of PU and EPS foam.  These boards sit in the water like a PU, but flex and retain liveliness like an Epoxy constructed board – it’s basically win, win with these.

This new price is available both in store and ONLINE ,  come in and check out what all the fuss is about with this construction

DHD Mick Fanning J-Bay board replicas just arrived

DHD Mick Fanning J-Bay board replicas just arrivedOur DHD Mick Fanning J-Bay board replicas just arrived in store!!! We just got a size run in of Mick Fanning J-Bay board replicas for our racks at Zak Surfboards.  As many of you will know that watched the contest this year, one of the talking points of the final against an on the tear John John was Mick’s board, which made him look even more lightning fast than usual and extra whippy through turns.   Under his feet was a slightly squashed version of Mick’s normal go-to shortboard, the DHD Ducks Nuts at 5’9 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 at 26.8 litres with a wide-ish swallow tail and four channels.

DHD Mick Fanning J-Bay board replicas just arrived DHD Mick Fanning J-Bay board replicas just arrivedTo celebrate Mick’s victory, DHD have made this model available for a limited run.   We have  grabbed a bunch of these boards for our racks (scaled up and down to make a full size run).  They have come with the same blue rail spray that Mick had as well.  Here is a list of the sizes that we have in store:

5’9” x 18 7/8” x 2 5/16” - 26.8L  ( Micks File )
5’10” x 19” x 2 5/16” - 27.8L
5’11” x 19 1/8” x 2 3/8” - 28.5L
6’0” x 19 ¼” x 2 7/16” - 29.8L
6’2” x 19 ½” x 2 ½” - 32L

Duck Nuts Ltd Ed 5 Duck Nuts Ltd Ed Collage 2If you are interested in one of these boards don’t sleep.  This is a once off model and it is only available for a limited time.  Drop by the shop or check these and the rest of our rang of DHD Surfboards out ONLINE

New DHD Skeleton Key now in store

New DHD Skeleton Key now in storeThe brand new DHD Skeleton Key now in store at Zak Surfboards!!! It’s that time of the year when a bunch of new models start dropping and few of them have been as eagerly anticipated by staff here as the new revised 2016/2017 DHD Skeleton Key model.  A performance, all round short board that in the right dimensions can be ridden by surfers of all skill levels from intermediate to pro.

New DHD Skeleton Key The previous version of the Skelton Key was a very popular surfboard for a lot of our staff and customers – and by the looks of this latest version, it’s sure not to disappoint.  This model really is the perfect marriage of high performance features with more forgiving elements – specially blended to give you that fast, responsive feel and turning ability that is easy to surf.

Skeleton Key collageRockerSkeleton Key 2 collageThe main difference between this new version and the previous Skeleton Key design is the addition of a slight flyer/hip and a round tail shape.   The flyer/hip has been added to the outline to give the rail a distinct break that 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.  A round tail has replaced a rounded square for smoother turning and a touch more hold in steeper parts of the wave.

New DHD Skeleton KeyWe have grabbed a bunch of Demos of this new board model because were pretty sure a lot of people will want to give it a crack and see what all the fuss is about (I’ll have these photographed and listed shortly in our demo section online)  In the mean-time drop by the shop, or give us a call on 03 9416 7384 if you are interested in giving one a test ride.

Good Wave Boards

Good Wave BoardsWe are chock full of Good Wave Boards at the moment.  Heaps of options for you -  whether you’re off on at trip to indo or want something for the good days here, we have you covered.  Pictured are a few of the models we have on our racks, the JS Industries Monsta 6 round tail, the MC Surfboards Protow, The DHD Sweet Spot 2.0 and the Chilli Fader.  We have Futures and FCSII fin options in both – drop by the shop to have a look or browse our collection ONLINE

(check out these previous Blogs more info on each of these models – JS Monsta 6, Maurice Cole Protow, DHD Sweet Spot 2.0, Chilli Fader)

Mick Fanning J-Bay board replicas

Mick Fanning J-Bay board replicasWe are getting a size run of Mick Fanning J-Bay board replicas for our racks at Zak Surfboards.  As many of you will know that watched the contest, one of the talking points of the final against an on the tear John John was Mick’s board, which made him look even more lightning fast than usual and extra whippy through turns.   Under his feet was a slightly squashed version of Mick’s normal go-to shortboard, the DHD Ducks Nuts at 5’9 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 at 26.8 litres with a wide-ish swallow tail and four channels.

To celebrate Mick’s victory, DHD have made this model available for a limited run.   We are grabbing a bunch of these boards for our racks (scaled up and down to make a full size run) they have just been given the go ahead for production and are set to arrive in store for our racks in 3 weeks. They will come with same blue rail spray that Mick had as well (see above photo by Ryan Miller). Here is a list of the sizes that we have coming:

5’9” x 18 7/8” x 2 5/16” - 26.8L  ( Micks File )
5’10” x 19” x 2 5/16” - 27.8L
5’11” x 19 1/8” x 2 3/8” - 28.5L
6’0” x 19 ¼” x 2 7/16” - 29.8L
6’2” x 19 ½” x 2 ½” - 32L

If you are interested in one of these boards or adding an additional board for yourself to our run please get in contact with Damien in the shop on 03 9416 7384. This model is only available for a limited time so don’t sleep ;)

Demo DHD DX1 Epoxicore Surfboard

Demo DHD DX1 Epoxicore SurfboardWe now have a Demo DHD DX1 Epoxicore Surfboard on our racks at Zak Surfboards!!! This new Epoxicore construction – developed by the crew at DHD give you all the benefits of epoxy construction without any drawbacks to performance in the water.  We now have a Demo DHD DX1 Epoxicore  6’2″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 9/16″ 32.5L FCSII that you can take out for a test run – to see what all the fuss is about.

Demo DHD DX1 Epoxicore Surfboard DHD Epoxicore DX1 demo Collage 1We are just starting to get in the first few models of our new range of Demo Surfboards, a whole lot more are going to be added as we head into the second half of the year. More information on our Demo Program can be found Here  and our current range of demo surfboards can be found here.

IMG_1517 DHD Epoxicore DX1 demo Collage 2These DHD DX1 Epoxicore Surfboards are available in the DX1 and Switchblade models at the moment with more models to be added to the range later in the year.   Come and check out these and the rest of our large DHD Surfboards range in store or ONLINE

DHD Epoxicore Surfboards in store

DHD Epoxicore Surfboards in storeWe have full size runs of the new DHD Epoxicore Surfboards in store at Zak Surfboards!! This new construction method – developed by the crew at DHD aim to give you all the benefits of epoxy construction without any drawbacks to performance in the water.  We now have the DX1Switchblade models hanging on our racks.

DHD Epoxicore Surfboards DHD Epoxicore Switchblade Collage 1The Epoxicore construction utilizes a combination of PU and EPS foam.  These boards sit in the water like a PU, but flex and retain liveliness like an Epoxy constructed board – it’s basically win, win with these – Available in the DX1 and Switchblade models at the moment with more models to be added to the range later in the year.

IMG_1030bw DHD Epoxicore Switchblade Collage 2Just uploading them individually onto our website now – so come and check out these and the rest of our large DHD Surfboards range in store or ONLINE

DHD Epoxicore DX1 from Zak Surfboards on Vimeo.

 

DHD DX1 Round Tail now in store

DHD DX1 Round Tail now in storeWe have a full size run of the new DHD DX1 Jack Freestone Round Tail model now in store! The DHD DX1  Jack Freestone file  from DHD is without question one of the more popular all rounders we sell at Zak Surfboards. Darren Handley has done a really good job at combining a high performance rocker and concave bottom with more forgiving  foam distribution.

DHD DX1 Round Tail now in store DHD DX1 Round Tail now in store 1 collageIf you are looking to step up your shred game, this really gives you a nice balance of super charged, high performance arcs coupled with a forgiving amount of volume for those softer days.   This model  also has an amazing wave range, the type of board that will work in both local Vicco waves as well as Indo! The round tail will give you that little bit more hold and extend that rail line slightly, allowing you to keep that rail engaged for longer in bigger waves. DHD DX1 Round Tail Rocker 1280 x 960DHD DX1 Round Tail now in store DHD DX1 Round Tail now in store 2 collageDon’t delay, because at this stage we are the only shop in Vicco with these bad boys!  Check these and the rest of our substantial range of DHD Surfboards in store or ONLINE

 

 

The DHD Ducks Nuts DNA

The DHD Ducks Nuts DNAWe now have the DHD Ducks Nuts DNA model in store and hanging on our racks at Zak Surfboards. The DHD Ducks Nuts DNA is an exact replica of Mick Fanning’s go to competition board.  A finely tuned craft that as been developed by DHD & Mick over their many years working together.

The DHD Ducks Nuts DNA Ribbet collageDSC_1110 Photo MacfarlaneThis model is the exact board that Mick Fanning rides as an all round shortboard in shape and construction – we have it in Mick’s exact dimensions as well as scaled up or down sizes. Constructed to Mick’s preferences, this board comes standard with team lite glassing and features Mick’s signature rocker, his signature single to double concave and narrow cross carbon patches.

IMG_1872 Ribbet collage 2A model favored obviously by Mick as well as several of the other DHD team riders (including Matt Wilko) now you have a chance to ride exactly what the pros ride!  Come and check them out in store or ONLINE

Mick Fanning Ducksnuts DNA Performance Surfboard from DHD Surf on Vimeo.

DHD Epoxicore Surfboards

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

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

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

Simply call Damien on 03 9416 7384 ;)

DHD Epoxicore DX1 from Zak Surfboards on Vimeo.

New Demos on our rack

New Demos on our rackWe have a few new demos on our rack!!! Our collection of Demo Surfboards is steadily growing which is good news for you – over 40 boards now to choose from including these freshies:

JS Psycho Nitro 5’8″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ 33L Futures

New Demos on our rack New Demos on our rackEmery Shadow 6’1″ x 19 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ 31L FCSII IMG_0092IMG_0095DHD Switchblade 5’8″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ 27.5L FCSII

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The Demo Program is also a great opportunity for you to test out a bunch of different boards before you buy*.
View our full range of Hire & Demo Surfboards HERE
We also have a large collection of TEST DRIVE FINS you can choose from as well.
Ring ahead to see what is available & book your hire preference
ph: 03 9416 7384

How the demo program works

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

Hire & Demo Pricing:
1 day $30
2 days / Weekend $50
Weekly rate $120

All boards will come with a protective cover, wax and leg rope ;)

Please Note: a current drivers license or equivalent ID plus a valid credit card is required to demo or hire surfboards from us

 

DHD Switchblade Full Size run in store

DHD SwitchbladeWe have a Full Size run of DHD Switchblade  in store at Zak Surfboards.  This model is one of the best selling performance small wave shortboards we’ve had in store for a while.  Responsive, fast and maneuverable underfoot, this model really performs well in a wide variety of  conditions but definitely comes into it’s own when conditions are a touch smaller and weaker.

DHD Switchblade DHD Switchblade Collage 1Designed to be ridden a touch shorter and wider than your regular shortboard,  volume has been strategically placed throughout the shape to ensure speed through ‘dead sections’ while retaining a full performance feel under foot.

IMG_0184 DHD Switchblade Collage 2The forward wide point of the shape creates a straighter, drivey, streamlined outline.  To balance out this straighter outline, the tail block is pulled in slightly, improving turning overall.  The bottom is a single to double concave, that is reduced slightly compared to other models – which helps prevent catching rail in choppy conditions.

This model has become the favorite small wave vehicle of many of our regular customers as well as a number of staff. Come and check out the DHD Switchblade in store or ONLINE

On the cards for 2016

On the cards for 2016At Zak Surboards we have a bunch of stuff on the cards for 2016.  To start off the year we have a large restock of new surfboards on the way to top up our supplies after such a busy December period.  Missing sizes in many of the models we have on the floor will be replenished shortly.   There are also a bunch of  exiting new models that we will be adding to our range & some radical new construction options on our racks too.

On the cards for 2016 aIn the short term, we have full size runs of the JS Blak Box II in the HYFI construction arriving in the next week or so.  Also we have a full size run of the Stacey Surfboards Return of the Jam which hopefully should be in store early next week.  In addition have some fresh stock DHD, the Fox model from ACSOD, more from Firewire (including some rumored additions to their lineup that just arrived in Australia) and some potential new models from …Lost Surfboards and Chilli as well.

On the cards for 2016 cLater this coming year we also plan on reinvigorating our surfboard import program, sourcing some high quality product for you direct from the home factories from some of the better shapers in the world outside of Australia.  Full quivers of step ups from Hawaiian master craftsman Eric Arakawa are planned for our racks closer to the good wave/Indo season, also full size runs of several Sharp Eye Surfboards models are going to be ordered shortly plus some potential quivers from other USA & Hawaiian shapers too.  If you are interested in grabbing a custom from either of these brands get in contact with us promptly (email Damien zaksurfboards@gmail.com) & we should be able to organize one to be shipped with our boards for the shop.

 

Big DHD restock just arrived

Big DHD restock just arrivedA big DHD restock just arrived in store – key sizes topped back up of popular models Black Diamonds, Skeleton Keys and most importantly the new Switchblade.

DHD restockDHD restockFreshly updated for 2016, the  DHD Switchblade  model is one of the better looking performance small wave shortboards we’ve ridden  in a while!  Light and maneuverable underfoot, a model that performs well in a wide variety of  conditions. The DHD Switchblade model is designed to be ridden a touch shorter and wider than regular shortboards.  Volume has been strategically placed throughout the shape to ensure speed through ‘dead sections’ while retaining a full performance feel.

For this version of the model, the wide point has been moved 1” further forward forward, creating a more streamlined outline.  To balance out this straighter outline, the tail block has been pulled in slightly, improving turning overall.  The double concave has also been reduced slightly — lessening the chance of catching rail in choppy conditions.

IMG_8493 DHD Switchblade 2016 Collage 2Come and check out our large range of DHD Surfboards in store or have a look at each board individually listed ONLINE

DHD Switchblade now in store

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We now have the freshly updated 2016 DHD Switchblade  in store at Zak Surfboards. This model is one of the better looking performance small wave shortboards we’ve seen in a while. Light and maneuverable underfoot, a model that performs well in a wide variety of  conditions. The DHD Switchblade model is designed to be ridden a touch shorter and wider than regular shortboards.  Volume has been strategically placed throughout the shape to ensure speed through ‘dead sections’ while retaining a full performance feel.
DHD Switchblade now in store DHD Switchblade 2016 Collage 1For this version of the model, the wide point has been moved 1” further forward forward, creating a more streamlined outline.  To balance out this straighter outline, the tail block has been pulled in slightly, improving turning overall.  The double concave has also been reduced slightly — lessening the chance of catching rail in choppy conditions.
IMG_8493DHD Switchblade 2016 Collage 2Come and check it out in store & I’ll have them fully photographed and listed ONLINE shortly

 

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