Month: January 2015

Coloured Zak Models

We 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...

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Creatures Fins – simplifying the art of picking the right fin

Creatures Fins – simplifying the art of picking the right fin. The full range of Creatures Fins have arrived at Zak Surfboards and have already become the weapon of choice for many of our customers & several of our staff.  With their new range of fins, Creatures have endeavored to simplify the art of picking the right fin. In their range Creatures have 2 distinct styles of fins – the Vert series and the Arc series . The Vert Series are designed for tighter, snappier turns, with quick direction changes and surfing in the pocket in mind.  The Vert series are a more upright fin with less sweep or rake (up to 33 degrees). (Dusty Payne surfing the Nat Young Arc Carbon Flex to victory at Haleiwa during the 2014 Triple Crown) The Arc Series have been formulated for extra drive, carves & drawn-out turns.  These Arc fins have been designed for longer, down the line waves  (with more sweep or rake – over 33 degrees). All the Vert & the Arc series fins are then available in 3 different sizes which you can pick according to your weight : Small less than 65kg, Medium 65-80kg & Large 75 – 90+kg These are also 3 different constructions that you can choose from: Core Flex – a lightweight construction with a fluid flex pattern Carbon Flex – a slightly stiffer...

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DHD DX1 Jack Freestone file

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 😉  ...

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Two Day Make Your Own Board Course

Our mates at the Surfboard Studio are now pleased to offer Two Day Make Your Own Board Course out of their space in just round the corner in Preston. Over two days you can now do a compressed version of their ‘Make Your Own Board‘ course.  In these courses they provide  students with all the equipment, materials, skilled instruction & expert guidance to create their own surf craft from start to finish – ready to hit the water! Not only do you leave this course with you own hand made board to keep, but you are provided with the knowledge and practical experience to then go on and shape additional surfboards on your own.  With the guidance of their expert instructors, you too can leave the Surfboard Studio with your own beautifully finished surfboard – first time! Course Content They start off with the basics of surfboard design, then gradually take you deeper into the intricacies of shaping and design, including plan shapes, bottom contours (concaves and channels), nose and tail rocker lines, deck shapes and rail shapes. You will also become familiar with the shaping bay and all the tools and techniques of surfboard shaping. From the shaping section of the course, you will proceed to the glassing stage where you will learn about the various techniques and materials used in glassing a surfboard before cutting your own cloth,...

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Custom Surfboards

  Here are a few pics of some of the Custom Surfboards that we’ve had come in for customers recently from SuperBrand  & …Lost Surfboards.  A 5’8″ custom dims …Lost Sub Buggy in EPS construction,  a custom dims heavier glassed Superbrand Vapors with a swallow tail (my personal favorite of the bunch – yew looks super fun) and a custom dims …lost V3 rocket. Remember if you are after custom made surfboards from any of the brands we stock – we can easily organize it for you.  Whether it be different dimensions, different construction (ie. heavier or lighter glass & EPS) , specific fin plugs or placement, sprays & more –  it can be done.  Give Damien a call at the shop on 03 9416...

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Matt Mayhem Biolos Australian Tour

Matt Mayhem Biolos Australian Tour 2015 …Lost Surfboards shaper Matt Mayhem Biolos  will be in town shortly for an Australian Tour.  While he is here, he will be finish shaping and signing as many boards as he can fit in.  So if you are keen for a board shaped by this master shaper – get in contact with us at: zaksurfboards@gmail.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 Wednesday 4th Feb. Delivery date for these boards is estimated at April / early May Don’t...

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