Month: February 2015

DHD the TWIN

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...

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HIRE AND DEMO Surfboards

At ZAK SURFBOARDS we offer a broad range of Hire and Demo surfboards. The hire & demo program is also a great opportunity for you to test out a bunch of different boards before you buy*. View our current 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 (1 board per person). 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...

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Test Drive Fins from Zak Surfboards

At ZAK SURFBOARDS we offer a range of Test Drive Fins from Futures, Creatures & FCS. This gives you a great opportunity to test them out before you buy a new set. Check out our full range of Test Drive Fins HERE Ring ahead & book yourself a set to try out from our current range of test drive fins +03 9416 7384 How the Test Drive Fins program works * You have 4 weeks to demo as many fins as you want (no more than 3 sets at a time). At the end of the 4th week you may purchase a new set of fins  (no lay-by) and you will receive all of the test drive costs off the recommended retail price of a new set of fins. This demo program is for all fins we offer for test drive. We are very strict on the timeline conditions. 4 weeks is from the date of the first hire/test drive. You must retain all test drive fins receipts to obtain the...

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New stock from Maurice Cole

Were have just received  a bunch of New stock from Maurice Cole.  The 2015 versions of his popular Metro & Hipster T models as well as his new updated Mermaid Mach II design can now be found instore. A lot more stock of each of these models will be arriving instore as we get closer to Easter but in the mean time you can duck in and see what all the fuss is about 😉 We hold the biggest range of Maurice Cole Surfboards in Australia – check out our full range instore or ONLINE...

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FCS II Stretch signature set

We now have instore the new FCS II Stretch signature set designed by acclaimed Californian shaper William ‘Stretch’ Riedel . Designed to be fast, responsive, and stable at high speeds – this fin template can be found under the feet of  Nathan Fletcher, Josh Loya, Wiggolly Dantas, Garrett McNamara and more recently Bruce Irons. Stretch has designed this quad (4 fin) set with a cambered foil on the front fins and a 50/50 foil on the quad rears. FRONT Base: 4.48″ / 114mm Depth: 4.48″ / 114mm Area: 15.15″² / 9776mm² Sweep: 30.5° Foil: IFT REAR Base: 3.88″ / 98mm Depth: 3.80″ / 96mm Area: 11.22″² / 7238mm² Sweep: 30.7° Foil: 50/50 Check out this clip of Nathan Fletcher & Bruce Irons putting this fin template through it’s paces. A popular fin template that will work in small wave boards, regular shortboards and guns come and check them out instore & online...

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Workshops coming in 2015

Workshops coming to the Surfboard Studio in 2015. In 2015 we are going to hold a bunch of different workshops on various specialized aspects of surfboard building & design. If you want to get the low down on surfboard design and some real tricks of the trade, these workshops will be invaluable to you. We plan on covering : Fin installation with the various systems including Futures Fins & FCS II Concaves Longboards EPS Construction Making your own fins Resin tints, pigments & art work Wooden surfboards & More as well as having Guest shaper masterclasses   To register your interest and keep informed on everything we have coming up at The Surfboard Studio simply email us at: thesurfboardstudio@gmail.com and put ‘Workshops‘ in the subject line plus the specific area/workshops you are interested (or feel free to let us know any you would like us to...

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