We 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
We 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 DX1 & Switchblade models hanging on our racks.
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 – Available in the DX1 and Switchblade models at the moment with more models to be added to the range later in the year.
Just 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.
We 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.
If 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. Don’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
We 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.
This 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.
A 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.
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.
A 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.
Come 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.
We 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
Emery Shadow 6’1″ x 19 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ 31L FCSII DHD Switchblade 5’8″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ 27.5L FCSII
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
We 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.
Designed 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.
The 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
At 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.
In 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.
Later 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 email@example.com) & we should be able to organize one to be shipped with our boards for the shop.
A 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.
Freshly 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.
Come and check out our large range of DHD Surfboards in store or have a look at each board individually listed ONLINE
We just got a big DHD Restock – top ups of all of our best selling models including the Skeleton Key, JF DX1, Black Diamond, Sweet Spot 2.0 and Pocket Knife.
So whether you are looking for a stick to grab for your trip OS, a new all rounder for home of something to spice things up on the smaller mushier days, we’ve got you covered
Come and check out our range of DHD surfboards instore or ONLINE
We have just received a size run of the limited edition DHD Stab In The Dark model. Stab Magazine got 11 of the world’s best shapers to create their ultimate high-performance surfboard, for an unknown world tour surfer (6’0/80kg). These boards had no distinguishing markings or logos on them – the idea being that the surfer judged the cleanskin boards on pure feeling/performance underfoot, without any preconceived ideas of brand or model.
Darren Handley’s design was voted Best Surfboard of the bunch by test pilot Julian Wilson in this competition. To celebrate, DHD have made a limited run of 99 surfboards to the exact dimensions as was made for the ’Stab In The Dark’ project – and we now have a bunch of them in the shop.
“The ultimate surfboard gives you feedback. The moment you stand on them you know. It tells you how it wants to be ridden.” – Julian Wilson.
These sleds all come individually numbered (out of 99), with special white decals and hand signed (in gold) by Darren Handley himself. Come and check them out instore while they last or even grab one from us ONLINE
***Watch the full ‘Stab In the Dark’ movie HERE***
We have just got a bunch of DHD Ex Pro and Secondhand Boards in. Heaps of interesting shapes and shmick ex DHD team boards to choose from. Check out this left field scoop decked fish made for Asher Pacey
Over 20 of them are now instore & mostly ONLINE come in and check them out
We have just got the first of a small size run of the new DHD model – The Twin. This twin fin model is a super fun user friendly shape 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.
The Twin has a fairly flat continuous rocker & extra volume in the nose which makes catching waves on this board a breeze. The straighter rocker in the nose gives excellent speed & acceleration from take off.
The bottom shape of this board is flat in the front end for increased speed and less stickiness – a slight single concave through the guts 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 too.
This is a super fun speedy shape that also has great maneuverability – ideal for surf around 1 to 3 foot surf, it will do a lot of the work for you when the waves are gutless too. 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.
Bored with more conventional shapes? Something fun for average days? Love 80s twins but would love something a little more contemporary? Definitely check this model out instore or ONLINE
Check out this clip with a few waves of Asher Pacey putting this shape to work at Snapper in January
We have just got a full size run in of the new DHD DX1 Jack Freestone file from Darren Handley instore. It’s the same trusted high performance rocker as the standard DX1 but with more foam, boxier rails and a wider tail block. If you are looking to step up your shred game, this will give a nice balance of super charged, high performance arcs coupled with a forgiving amount of volume for those softer days. It has an amazing wave range too that will work in both Vicco as well as Indo! Get your shred on with one of these babies!We have formed a growing relationship with DHD over the past 6-8 months and Zak Surfboards is now becoming a Vicco marquis store for everything DHD. Stay tuned for more exciting news, including demos, access to ex-team boards as well as the full DHD range. These puppies are available instore only for the time being – I should have them ONLINE shortly though
The DHD Skeleton Key is a model that has been developed through a collaboration between Darren Handley and his top team rider Mick Fanning. The idea was to create true a performance short board that all surfers could ride. The formula is simple… take one of Mick’s favorite (& highly refined) shapes, then subtly add more outline in the plan shape, reduce the rocker & increase the volume in the rail a touch. Sounds like a no brainer right?
The key to making this board work for you and I is the way Darren has combined all of these elements together. A slight hip in the tail has been added to this new fuller outline & a lightning fast deep single to double concave. These two elements combine to make this board super responsive, snappy & quick in changing from rail to rail (like a more refined board).
The end result is a subtly fuller shape that is just as responsive as a high performance board, yet easier to surf. This is what makes this new model a MUST HAVE for your quiver.
We have a full size run of the DHD Skeleton Key available instore or ONLINE
We have a size run of the DHD Black Diamond model available instore at Zak Surfboards.
This is what Darren Handley (DHD) had to say about the Black Diamond Model:
“This model is the true meaning of versatile… I wanted to create a model that would allow me to out paddle everyone, while still having the performance feel in all types of conditions. By bringing the widest point forward, increasing the nose area & dropping the entry rocker slightly, the BD paddles extremely well and is fast off the front foot. This combined with the sexy little round pin which provides hold and smoothness though turns, the BD will handle anything that you throw at it.”
The DHD Black Diamond can be surfed as a quad or thruster setup depending on the conditions. This board is designed to work in a wide variety of conditions, weak or powerful, steep of flat, small waves or larger surf. A true one board quiver – you can really ride this shape on 95% of days on most coasts in Victoria. The versatility of this model makes it a great board to take with you when you travel too.
Check them out instore or ONLINE