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The current Zak Surfboards range.

Zak Ringmaster Model

Zak Ringmaster ModelWe are loaded up with stock of the Zak Ringmaster Model for the coming Summer!!! The Zak Ringmaster really ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of our customers and as a result it has been one of our bestselling models since its introduction to our range. It is Zak’s take on a hybrid style fish, containing all the paddle power you need packed into a sporty shape that you can maneuver easily.

Zak Ringmaster Model Zak Ringmaster Model Collage 1The Zak Ringmaster has a flat deck and boxy rails, ensuring an exceptionally forgiving and stable ride.  The slightly pulled in swallow tail and lower rails through the tail gives you the capacity to turn a little more sharply than your traditional fish designs, also giving you a bit more control and authority over your board.  When ridden in the correct dimensions, this shape is perfect for those who want to maximize their paddle power without feeling like they are on a barge.  The Zak Ringmaster Model is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers in the right dimensions – surf it in all conditions up to 6 feet.

IMG_2832 Zak Ringmaster Model Collage 2Unlike 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.

Come in store and have a look or check these and the rest of the Zak Surfboards range out ONLINE

Zak Tripod Surfboard Model

Zak Tripod Surfboard ModelWe are all stocked up on the Zak Tripod Surfboard Model for Summer!!! New and updated for 2017, the Zak Tripod model is an easy surfing all round square-tailed shortboard.  With it’s forgiving rails,  low entry and exit rocker, the Tripod will have you up and into waves early with speed to burn. The concaves have been deepened slightly in the 2017 Tripod, so this board has plenty of lift in weaker/smaller waves.  A touch of extra rocker and a slightly thinner rail in the tail this year gives the 2017 Tripod a touch more  acceleration and release through turns.

Zak Tripod Surfboard Model Zak Tripod Surfboard ModelA great paddler, the Tripod is sure to increase your wave count and get you onto the smallest of summer waves. Its boxy rails will prevent you catching an edge when the waves are weak but will hold its own in punchier and steeper surf.  This board a very popular board to transition on to from a mid-length, hybrid or mini mal.  Great fun to ride in average to excellent conditions 1-6 feet.

IMG_3879 Zak Tripod Collage 2Unlike 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.

Come in store to check out the Zak Tripod Surfboard Model or have a look it all of our stock  of Zak Surfboard Models individually listed on our ONLINE Store

Zak Ringmaster Model Made here in Victoria

Zak Ringmaster Model The Zak Ringmaster model really ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of our customers – as a result, it has been one of our bestselling models since its introduction to our range.  It is Zak’s take on a hybrid style fish, containing all the paddle power you need packed into a sporty shape that you can maneuver easily. The Zak Ringmaster model has a fairly flat deck and boxy rails, ensuring an exceptionally forgiving and stable ride.  The slightly more pulled tail (available in a swallow or a round tail) and lower rails through the tail gives you the capacity to turn a little more sharply than your traditional fish.

Zak Ringmaster Model Zak Ringmaster Model The swallow tail version gives you a little extra drive and looseness, while the round tail  gives you a little extra hold in steeper waves and also makes this shape a lot smoother to turn. When ridden in the correct dimensions, this shape is perfect for those who want to maximize their paddle power without feeling like they are on a barge.  Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers in the right dimensions – is designed to be surfed in all conditions up to 6 – 8 feet.

Zak Ringmaster Model Ringmaster Collage 3All of our own models at Zak Surfboards are shaped, glassed and finished locally here in Victoria.  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 so you can be assured that any of our boards that you buy are built to last.

Come in store and have a look or check these and the rest of the Zak Surfboards range out ONLINE

Zak Ringmaster Round Tail

Zak Ringmaster Round TailZak Ringmaster Round Tail

The Zak Ringmaster design has and continues to tick a lot of boxes for a lot of our customers. As a result it has been one of our bestselling models since its introduction to our range. It is Zak’s take on a hybrid style fish, containing all the paddle power you will need packed into a sporty shape that you can maneuver easily.

Zak Ringmaster Round Tail collage 1 Zak Ringmaster Round TailThe Zak Ringmaster has a flat deck and boxy rails, ensuring an exceptionally forgiving and stable ride.  The slightly more pulled in swallow tail has been replaced with a round tail, extending the rail line for extra hold in steeper waves. The Round tail also makes this shape a lot smoother to turn. When ridden in the correct dimensions, this shape is perfect for those who want to maximize their paddle power without feeling like they are on a barge. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers in the right dimensions – surf it in all conditions up to 6 – 8 feet.

Zak Ringmaster Round Tail collage 2All of our own models at Zak Surfboards are shaped, glassed and finished locally here in Victoria.  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.

Come in store and have a look or check these and the rest of the Zak Surfboards range out ONLINE

Zak Kneeboards

Zak KneeboardsZak Kneeboards – that’s right, we have got some kneeboards in stock & on our racks in Thornbury.  New kneeboards are a rarity these days (unfortunately they seem to have become a craft that is only custom made). Being actually able to see and check out a kneeboard on the racks of any surf shop can be a tough task.  We get asked if we have / can get any in store from time to time, so Zak decided to make a few up for the shop.

Zak Kneeboard Collage 3IMG_0575 Zak Kneeboard Collage 4These designs feature a deep single concave bootom for speed that starts around the chest and finishes just befor the back fin.  Inside this single concave there is pronounced vee to help you lean it over onto it’s rail.

Zak Kneeboards Zak Kneeboard Collage 1e IMG_0582 Zak Kneeboard Collage 2These Kneeboards have low, hard rails with heaps of edge through the back third of the board for speed and release through turns.  We have these in both Futures and FCSII 5 fin plug options.

All of our own models at Zak Surfboards are shaped, glassed and finished locally here in Victoria.  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.

Come in store and have a look or check them out ONLINE

Zak Ceviche now on the racks

Zak Ceviche now on the racksZak Ceviche now on the racks!!! A new edition to our range for the 2015/2016 Summer – The Zak Ceviche is a high performance fish design, sure to put a solid spark in your small wave game.

Zak Ceviche now on the racks Zak Ceviche now on the racksThis model features a fuller forward outline for paddle power and glide through flat sections.  This wider and thicker front then pulls into a tidier & more refined swallow tail for control and hooking tight arcs.  This model features a single to double concave bottom with a slight vee out the tail.

IMG_9537 Michael Anthony Ceviche Collage 2Super fun to ride in small, mushy & crumbly waves – but also holds it’s own in steeper & bigger waves if need be.  These boards were hand shaped for us by local shaping legend Michael Anthony.

All of our own models at Zak Surfboards are shaped, glassed and finished locally here in Victoria.  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.

Full size run now available in store or ONLINE

Resin Tinted Zak Venus Fly Trap

Resin Tinted Zak Venus Fly TrapWe have a few Resin Tinted Zak Venus Fly Trap models in store at the moment.  This really popular design, with heavier cut lap resin tinted glass jobs in a few different colours.

IMG_9186Zak Venus Fly Trap Colour collage 1The Zak Venus Fly Trap is Zak’s take on the performance mini-mal/midlength.  One of our most popular selling boards in store, this model combines the full or wide nosed front end of a longboard with a pulled in round tail.

IMG_9191 Zak Venus Fly Trap Colour collage 2The low rocker line and flat deck means that this board paddles and glides onto waves like a dream.  The pinched rail and pulled in pin tail makes this board nice and easy to maneuver.  It’s ability to make quick direction changes means that you can position and turn this board with ease, a lot more like a shortboard than most boards this length.

IMG_9206 IMG_9209The Zak Venus Fly trap has been designed to be a super forgiving board to surf, with performance on hand for when you need it.   This is a great board for beginners through to advanced surfers in all types of waves up to around 6 feet.

All of our own models at Zak Surfboards are shaped, glassed and finished locally here in Victoria.  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.

IMG_9196 IMG_9200These are the first few coloured versions of Zak models that we will have in store for this summer – many more on the way.  Come and check out the Venus Fly Trap and more of Zak’s designs in store or ONLINE

Zak Tripod

Zak TripodNew and updated for 2016, the Zak Tripod model is the square-tailed brother of the Zak’s other model the Siamese Twin. The Tripod is a great easy surfing all round shortboard – with its forgiving rails,  low entry and exit rocker, the Tripod will have you up and into waves early with speed to burn. The Tripod has a touch more up and go in small waves due to its wide rounded square tail than the Siamese Twin, it also has a touch more release through turns.
IMG_9082 Zak Tripod collage 1A great paddler, the Tripod is sure to increase your wave count and get you onto the smallest of summer waves. Its boxy rails will prevent you catching an edge when the waves are weak but will hold its own in punchier and steeper surf.  This board a very popular board to transition on to from a mid-length, hybrid or mini mal.  Great fun to ride in average to excellent conditions 1-6 feet.

Zak Tripod Zak Tripod collage 2All of our own models at Zak Surfboards are shaped, glassed and finished locally here in Victoria.  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.

Come and check out the Tripod and more of Zak’s designs in store or ONLINE

Zak Ringmaster

Zak RingmasterThe Zak Ringmaster really ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of our customers and as a result it has been one of our bestselling models since its introduction to our range. It is Zak’s take on a hybrid style fish, containing all the paddle power you will need packed into a sporty shape that you can maneuver easily.

Zak Ringmaster 2Zak Ringmaster Collage 1The Zak Ringmaster has a flat deck and boxy rails, ensuring an exceptionally forgiving and stable ride.The slightly more pulled in swallow tail and lower rails through the tail gives you the capacity to turn a little more sharply than your traditional fish. When ridden in the correct dimensions, this shape is perfect for those who want to maximize their paddle power without feeling like they are on a barge.

IMG_8510 Zak Ringmaster Collage 2Suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers in the right dimensions – surf it in all conditions up to 6 feet.   All of our own models at Zak Surfboards are shaped, glassed and finished locally here in Victoria.  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.

Come and check out the Ringmaster and more of Zak’s designs in store or ONLINE

Zak Venus Fly Trap

Zak Venus Fly TrapThe Zak Venus Fly Trap is our take on the performance mini-mal/midlength.  One of our most popular selling boards in store, this model combines the full or wide nosed front end of a longboard with a pulled in round tail.

IMG_8519 Zak Venus Fly Trap Collage 1The low rocker line and flat deck means that this board paddles and glides onto waves like a dream.  The pinched rail and pulled in pin tail makes this board nice and easy to maneuver.  It’s ability to make quick direction changes means that you can position and turn this board with ease, a lot more like a shortboard than most boards this length.

The Zak Venus Fly trap has been designed to be a super forgiving board to surf, with performance on hand for when you need it.   This is a great board for beginners through to advanced surfers in all types of waves up to around 6 feet.

IMG_8566 Zak Venus Fly Trap VFT collage 2All of our own models at Zak Surfboards are shaped, glassed and finished locally here in Victoria.  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.

Come and check out the Venus Fly Trap and more of Zak’s designs in store or ONLINE

Coloured Zak Models

Coloured Zak Models 1Coloured Zak Models Collage 1We have a bunch of new Coloured Zak Models in store courtesy of our talented glasser/sander Darren ‘Dibby’ Milliken.  Tail dips comboed with white and black vector cloth & coloured Futures fin boxes to boot.  Should have a pretty steady run of different colours in our more popular models coming through the store for the next 3-4 months.  Come instore to check them out or have a squiz ONLINE

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Zak Surfboards Endless Summer $80,000 clearance sale

It is coming into that time of year again where the Rip Curl Pro is upon us, the first solid groundswells of the year are approaching, Indo season is about to begin, and we are having another killer sale. There are going to be some crazy price drops on rubber as well as some unbelievable once-off deals on heaps of new stock surfboards. It just might be that the board you have been eyeing up over the past month or so will be amongst the sale items so get in quick and get an awesome deal… Hope to see you all there!

Stoker V Machines Handshaped By Bruce Fowler California Pre-Order NOW

Stoker V Machine LogoHey Crew

Once again we are heading over to the USA to California in search of some of the finest shapers on the planet. One shaper we have found is Bruce Fowler aka Dead Shaper who is working with some of the finest craftsmen in the history of Californian Surfing. Here is a little history you should read about the man http://www.cadamaran.com/Bruce_Fowler.html and also check this one out http://www.goletasurfing.com/fowler.html  .

 

Once understanding the history on DS you maybe interested more about his surfboard “STOKER V MACHINE” which we have coming in mid march to our Australian shores, here is what he has to say about it.
What you are going to find once the boards start getting in the water is that Stoker V Machines have huge appeal to ALL skillsets. They are such an easy board to ride that guys frequently send me emails claiming “I killed their quivers”.  They end up stating “this is my go to board”……….. “I apologize to my other board that has sat there ever since I got my Stoker”…….  “I should have been on a board like this years ago”…….. “my friends are always stealing my board to ride between go outs”……… and best of all, “I need to have a quiver of these boards”.

Guys end up selling their fish, tongue depressors, and longboards to finance their Stoker habit.

The older guys that thought they were relegated to longboards for the rest of their lives due to knee, shoulder or back problems or just plain”old age” end up rejuvenated like kids again. One guy actually told me he convinced his wife to let him sleep with his new board the first night he got it.

That is so damn funny it reminds me of an old ad for Wardy Surfboards that appeared in “surfer Magazine” back in the 60′s.

Beginners get better faster on these boards.  Intermediates improve from plateaus they have hit in their surfing. Advanced surfers find new approaches to riding waves from how the boards perform. Pro surfers consider them their “secret weapon” for competition.

FEEL THE STOKE AND SHARE THE STOKE.

Our Mantra:
GET READY for STOKE
FEEL the STOKE
SHARE the STOKE

 

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Board of the Day: Lost Taj Burrow Whiplash

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Hey Crew, back with another installment of board of the day (although it should probably be called something else given that there aint a new one every day)… Anyway, the more astute and interent savvy amongst you would have noticed that a while back Taj – arguably the best surfer not to win a world title…yet – switched up his equipment and began riding some Mayhem boards at the end of 2011. Success quickly followed with Taj winning the first WCT event of 2012 on the Gold Coast before winning again at Steamer Lane in the second last WCT event of the year. To cut a long story short, Taj has been ripping on his Mayhems and now that he is pretty much exclusively surfing boards from Matty Biolos, Lost have brought out a couple of new models bearing Taj’s name, one of which is the TB Whiplash. This board is so new that they have only just announced its existence on the Lost website (check here for some awesome surfing from the man himself: http://www.lostsurfboards.net/2013/lost-tv-whiplash-x-taj/ ). The TB Whiplash aint for everyone though: this board is not one of those ‘paddles well’ high volume boards with flat rocker and boxy rails. The board has continuous rocker with a really refined template. This board will literally do whatever you want but you need to be paddle fit and capable of generating speed on your own. If you are after a high performance shorty for good quality waves and want to rip then this is the board that might just change your life! We have the only two in stock in Australia, direct from the Lost factory in San Clemente, CA. (5’11 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/8 FCS and 5’11 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 Futures [pictured] are both in store and available now). While we are on the subject of Lost, stay tuned for details of how to win yourself one of Julian Wilson’s own Mayhem boards…

Board of the Day – installment 2

Hi Crew. Back with another of our ‘board of the day’ posts introducing you all to some of the new stock we have in for summer. Today we are taking a look at a model and brand all the way from San Diego. Zakka came across Sharp Eye Surfboards when he went into a factory to meet Larry Mabile who does Third World Exotic boards (which we also have in stock). He reckons it was probably the most pristine factory he has ever walked into and the boards we have in stock reflect this – the finish on them are flawless. The shaper behind Sharp Eye is Marcio Zouvi who established the brand in 1993. Although relatively young, Marcio has a bunch of WQS guys on board including Fisher Heverly and Oliver Kurtz. Check the Sharp Eye website here: http://www.sharpeyesurfboards.com/

 

 

We have a quiver of Marcio’s Disco model which is a high performance small wave board. It has a bit more volume than your normal shorty and a little more rocker than a lot of other stubby small wave boards but it will let you surf like you are still on that normal shortboard. As a result you can still surf top to bottom and tight in the pocket which sets the board apart from a lot of other small wave boards on the market at the moment.

If you are after something a little different and aren’t getting enough love out of the major board brands, get in and check something a little different – bring your dancing shoes!

 

Board of the day – installment 1

 

G’day crew, this is the first in a new series of blogs which will introduce you all to some of the new board models we have in store at the moment. Zak has already briefly introduced you all to some of the new summer board models we have received recently and I just wanted to bring you all up to speed with one of the best we have in store at the moment – the JR Voodoo. We all know summer can be a bit of a bummer for waves but it doesn’t have to be if you have a board that allows you to get the most out of the summer months.

JR calls this his performance fish but that description doesn’t really do this board justice. It’s full through the nose for super easy paddling but unlike a lot of other stubby small wave boards, the Voodoo is about as snappy as you are going to get. The flattened out rocker means it is super fast and the extra width will get you through the dead sections with ease. Here is what JR himself has to say about the new model: “Designed with high performance in mind, the Voodoo comes standard as a tri-quad set up for versitility. The Voodoo has a flat entry rocker to a very flat tail rocker. Its plan shape being wide through the nose with a wide rounded diamond tail or “coffin tail”, unique to the Voodoo model. The plan shape gives this board plenty of paddle speed and ability to catch waves with ease. The wide coffin tail gives a smooth feel through turns and performs unbelievably in small to medium waves. The bottom shape consists of single concave running from the nose through to deep single double and a slight vee off the tail. This combination gives the Voodoo ridiculous amounts of down the line speed and the smoothest transition through its turns. This is the modern day performance fish and a must have board. Suitable for 1-4 Foot waves and ridden 6 inches shorter than your pro series dimensions.”

 

In addition to the Voodoo being one of the most unique and interesting summer boards this year, JR is also offering some sick tints and sprays (like the one you see in the photo) for only $55 more. They can also be ordered in normal PU, standard 201 eps and the new 201 tri-flex eps/epoxy construction. The one in the photo is mine – so you better get in and put your name on another!

 

Oh – and check the photo below. How good does Zakka look in neoprene!

Surf More XM…

G’day crew,

 

On the  the back of Zak’s adventures in Hawaii and California and on top of all the great boards heading your way, we are proud to be the first stockist in Australia of XM tangle free leashes. Yep, that’s right – tangle free… Finally someone has stepped up and solved one of those annoying but long-standing problems. There is nothing worse than turning to paddle for a wave and realising that your leggy has begun doing a good imitation of a python around your back leg. Well you are not going to have to worry anymore. Surf More XM have, on top of producing their very own urethane in San Clemente, California, introduced a light weight slider which acts to prevent any coiling. Check this youtube clip for more info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsJ-cuDeZlM They’re sick and they are on their way to Oz. Available exclusively at Zak Surfboards…

 

 

 

 

Normal transmission now resumed…

G’day Crew. Just a quick apology for those of you who have tried to check the blog over the last 24-48 hours. Over that time, our blog was apparently hijacked after Zakka’s laptop caught a virus in Hawaii! A few of you might have been interested in what came up instead of images of brand spanking new …Lost, Channel Islands, Pyzel and EA surfboards but we are sure you’ll appreciate the blog being back to normal now! Just spoke to Zak as he was about to paddle out into some 4 foot, warm North Shore fun… Stay tuned for more updates.

Sharp Eye…something a little different

During his journey through the land of the free and the home of the brave, Zak has come across a few little gems that we will be passing on to customers. One of them is Sharp Eye Surfboard’s Disco model. Sharp Eye were established in San Diego in the early 90s and make boards for a bunch of QS guys. The Disco will work really well on those small summer days down here in Vicco. Zak also reckons that the boards themselves look top notch. Here’s what the guys at Sharp Eye had to say about the Disco: “New design created for small to medium surf. The Disco is a high performance small wave board that allows you to surf like your normal short board. The bottom has the most amount of rocker than all other small wave designs and the outline is wider than the glider model. You will go fast and turn tight on those small but fun days. The Disco should be order 4 to 6 inches smaller than your regular short board.” Keep checking this blog and the website for more details and check Sharp Eye’s website here: http://www.sharpeyesurfboards.com/

 

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