Month: July 2016

Maurice Cole Big Wave Guns

We have 3 pretty epic Maurice Cole Big Wave Guns in store at the moment.  All 3 are Maurice’s Spiral EEV design – a 10’6″, a 10′ and a 9′.  This 10’6″ x 21″ x 4″ Futures Quad (featured in the photos here) placed 2nd in the best gun contest at the recent Boardroom Show in Del Mar California amongst an allstar cast of the world’s best big wave gun shapers. In addition to the board pictured, we have also got in a couple of other Guns intended for professional big wave hellman Mark Matthews. These boards have ended...

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New Range of South Coast Longboards in store

We now have a great New Range of South Coast Longboards in store.  Some of the latest models from Ian Chisholm & CJ Nelson including the Aussie Slasher, the CJ Classic, the Spitfire and the DT2 . All PU, handshaped by Ian in Torquay and glassed in 2 x 6 oZ fiberglass cloth top and bottom with a wet rub finish. This Aussie Slasher is the best all round classic longboard in the South Coast Longboards range . Inspired by the Australian surfers, designers and shapers of the late 60’s. The Aussie Slasher is a involvement style shape,this board whips, trims, turns and perches. The  CJ Classic is described by CJ Nelson as a real work horse for the traditional longboarder.  An outline that harks back to the golden age of traditional logging combined with subtle modern design tweaks to create a board that is both fast and loose off the tail, yet still incredibly stable to walk and noseride. The Spitfire is influenced solely from the late 1960’s transition models being produced on the east coast of Australia. The wide point of the outline is places back of centre and a narrower nose. This model is designed to sit comfortably in the pocket of steeper point or reef breaks, such as Malibu, Noosa, Byron,  where the face of the wave can be round and it is critical to have...

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Firewire Wingnut SeAxe

We now have the Firewire Wingnut SeAxe Model on our racks at Zak Surfboards.  This new SeAxe model is a welcome addition to the often overlooked mid length surfboard range that we have in store.  A great model for shortboarder that wants something paddle friendly for smaller weaker waves, or for longboarders that want something shorter and more tube friendly for good waves. This design retains a decent amount of volume in the middle but tapers to a relatively fine, performance rail for hold and sensitivity.  The SeAxe has a moderate rocker that helps you draw nice clean lines on the wave face.  The bottom is fairly flat on entry, with a moderate roll through the middle with a V that runs out the tail. We have a Demo of this model that you can try out too – Firewire SeAxe 7’6″ x 21 1/2″ x 3″ 52.1L Futures Come in store and have a look or check out the SeAxe and the rest of our Firewire range...

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Slater Designs Sci-Fi

We have just got our first (of 2) big boxes of a large run of the Slater Designs Sci-Fi for our racks.  The first lot of  these we got in store a little while ago got snapped up before we had even got a chance to unpack them… so don’t sleep, this is one highly desired board model at the moment!! The Slater Designs Sci-Fi combines classic curves and modern rocker lines with a couple of futuristic twists taken from both Daniel Tomo Thompson and Kelly Slaterys back catalog of design experiments. The result is a board with vastly superior acceleration, both down the line and through maneuvers.  The instantaneous response this shape gives you, means you will be flowing through maneuvers faster than you ever have before – the feeling underfoot of these has been described as nothing short of ‘Electric’. Considered a high performance all-rounder, the Sci-Fi has a fairly impressive range (1-8ft ) in the right dimension it can be ridden to great effect by those intermediate to advanced. Come in store and check them out for yourself. Full Listing of the Slater Designs boards we have in stock ONLINE Daniel Thomson talks SCI-FI by Slater Designs from Slater Designs on...

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Lots of Secondhand Surfboards

Lots of Secondhand Surfboards on our racks at Zak Surfboards at the moment.  Quite a few have arrived in store this past week or so – some longboard shapes and some more contemporary shortboard shapes have been traded –  in pretty epic nic too. I you want to check out what we have in store but can’t make it out to our Thornbury shop –  you can always see the all the boards we have on our ONLINE store in the Secondhand section. Each board is  individually listed and photographed for you to browse through. We are always on the hunt for secondhand surfboards – If you have one that you aren’t using and want to sell it, drop by the shop and we’ll check it out.  We pay $$CASH$$ for secondhand surfboards, we also trade used boards for credit on new surfboards or any other gear that you need.  We also can sell surfboards on consignment for you.  Simply bring your board or boards by our store during opening hours and we can arrange the best option for you. At Zak Surfboards we try and hold one of the biggest ranges of Secondhand Surfboards in Victoria.  All sorts of secondhand surfboards – from Longboards to Mini Mals, Retro shapes, Fish shapes & other Hybrids as well as a comprehensive range of performance shortboards. Our stocks are updated daily...

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Glide Fins

The Glide Fins range has some of the best looking and working fins you can buy. Based in Victoria, Glide is a fin company that is the labor of love for life long surfing enthusiast John Ayton. The Glide Fin range is the product of John’s extensive knowledge from decades of building fins for himself, friends & working with some of the worlds best shapers and surfers. All Glide Fins are beautifully tuned and foiled by hand. Constructed almost exclusively out of solid fiberglass, for superior strength, flex memory and positive, reponsive feel underfoot. In the past few decades, Glide Fins have been used to ride some of the biggest waves in the planet and ultilized to claim multiple state, national and world championships – grab a set and feel the difference. Full listing of our Glide stock can be found here ONLINE or drop by the shop during opening...

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