Month: April 2016

Boards Boards Boards & more Boards

So many Boards in the shop at the moment – it’s ridiculous (and kinda epic).  To keep you in the loop – here is a quick run through of the new stock that we have had come in store this week: Chilli Oh One The  Chilli Oh One design placed 2nd in 2015′s STAB IN THE DARK board contest judged by Julian Wilson.  This model combines a few key elements from  several of James Cheal’s most popular models to create the ultimate all round, all condition shortboard. We now have a full size run of the Oh One on...

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Billabong Wetsuits in Stock

Billabong Wetsuits We have a great range of Billabong wetsuits in stock in 3/2 and 4/3 men’s and women’s suits. Billabong have released a really broad range of suits this year, so no matter your budget you’ll be able to stay warm this winter. At the top of the range in mens and womens 4/3 are the furnace series.  These toasty warm suits have the Furnace Carbon internal thermal lining and the seam placement is designed for maximum light weight flexibility and warmth. This thermal lining has a knotted quick dry top layer which creates pockets trapping body heat. With carbon yarns knitted into the bass layer the thermal lining has high thermal retention and an incredible strength to weight ratio. The Furnace Carbon lining is the warmest thermal material available, and it’s exclusive to Billabong. The furnace series are fully taped and sealed, with welded seams and extra reinforced taping in high-stress areas of the suit. They also utilise the Drymax Chest Zip entry system, which uses an extra light-weight flap to minimise any possible cold-water flushes through the neck area. If you are looking for a really warm suit for this winter, definitely consider trying on a furnace! In men’s  we also have the Tri-Bong 4/3. The Tri-Bong 4/3 is designed to balance warmth and flexibilty, with glued and blind stitched sealed seams and reinforced taping in high-stress  areas. It...

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Axxe Custom Wetsuits

Axxe Custom Wetsuits – with winter not far away why not treat yourself this year to an Axxe Wetsuit, custom fitted to your measurements, direct from their factory in Japan.  These are the gold standard in wetsuits – constructed out of the finest rubber, each suit is handcrafted & custom-fitted for you.  With the current convertion rate of the AUS$ to Yen, the price of a top of the range custom Axxe suit is not that much more expensive than the top of the range suits from other (non custom) brands. The flexibility & suppleness of the rubber and linings used, combined with with tried and tested designs (fine tuned over their 35+years of making wetsuits) means these suits are unbeatable in terms of performance and functionality.  More warmth and less paddle restriction is the name of the game – nothing will keep you as warm or comfortable as an Axxe Suit. Come in store to have a look at the sample suits that we have on our rack. If you are interested in getting one, get in contact with Damien in our shop ( ph 03 9416 7384 ) and he can take your measurements plus colour preferences and send your order off direct to...

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…Lost V2 Shortboard round tail

We have just got a whole bunch of new …Lost V2 Shortboard round tail stock boards from Matt Mayhem Biolos for the shop.  Finish shaped and signed by the man himself while he was in Australia earlier this year.  There is a full size run in store now, hanging on our racks. Last time we had a quiver of these they didn’t last for long at all.  The V2 Shortboard features a low rocker up front for easy entry into waves, speed of the mark with heaps of acceleration and drive off front foot.  When coupled with a generous amount of rocker through the tail , this makes for an extremely quick, snappy board to surf . The curvaceous outline and smallish tail block allows this board to fit comfortably into steeper sections – giving this board a great wave range and really making it come alive in good conditions. We got Matt to make this this model in a round tail for us, for a little extra hold & smoother rail to rail transitions.   These boards look primed for the coming winter swells or a trip to the tropics.  If you after a responsive performance shortboard that’ll work well in Victorian waves and overseas – these are definitely worth coming in and checking out. Check them out in store or...

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Slater Designs Omni

The Slater Designs Omni is now in store at Zak Surboards.  Last week, we got a bit delivery of the three models from Slater Designs the Sci-Fi, The Omni & the Banana.  The Omni is a fusion of Kelly Slater’s performance round tail designs with Daniel ‘Tomo’ Thompson’s modern planing hulls.  Probably the most user friendly of all the Slater Designs models and the best suited to Victorian waves. By all reports, the Omni performs fantasically in a broad range of conditions.  Its built in speed off the mark coupled with an uncanny ability to draw both long, smooth, carving maneuvers and extremely tight, radical performance arcs on the wave face  means it really gets it done in anything from pointbreaks to the peaky onshore fodder we had over the weekend . This design in the right dimensions should be suitable for most surfers of an intermediate to advanced skill level. Come in store and check out the Omni and the rest of the Slater Designs range or have a squiz ONLINE… Rumor is that we’ll have a Demo of the Omni arriving later this week too...

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