Month: September 2016

JS HYFI Custom Surfboards

We have just got in our first batch of JS HYFI Custom Surfboards for a couple of customers – & they look pure fire!!!  Despite the gusty wind today, I managed to grab a couple of quick pics of this custom dimension AIR 17 in the HYFI tech before it raced out the door. This brand new HYFI technology is a construction method that has been developed by JS Industries over the last 2 years.  It has been available to the general public now for a little while as an option for the Blak Box II, but recently they added selected other models in this construction to their custom program.  Developed through a rigerous RND process, JS have come up with a patent pending Hybrid Fiber Diamond EPS construction (or HYFI for short).  It is a multi-layer construction that apparently feels completely unique underfoot – like nothing else out there.  The glassing process that they use essentially creates an exoskeleton that makes this surfboard construction lighter and significantly stronger than ever before, while creating the perfect flex to maximize performance. The model pictured is the relatively new AIR 17  that has been developed by Jason Stevenson in collaboration with Julian Wilson to facilitate a progressive approach in everyday waves. What makes this AIR 17  design quite unique is the larger than usual sweet spot through the central part of...

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EQ Seals Ear Plugs are back

EQ Seals Ear Plugs are back in stock at Zak Surfboards!! Formerly known as Sorky’s – these are one of our best selling sets of ear plugs ever… we have a bunch of customers and staff members who swear by these EQ Seals .  These revolutionary ear plugs offer fantastic water protection while still allowing you to hear normally while you are using them.  The first ear plug in its field to offer protection, comfort and reliability while in the water. EQ Seals offer complete ear canal water sealing with truly unmatched surrounding sound transmission and easy application. Get in, check them out and see why so many people rave about these plugs!! Avaiable from us in store or with free postage...

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Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set

The all new Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set is now in store at Zak Surfboards.   This is a brand new  template designed for Dane Reynolds by the team at Captain Fin Co.  Previous Dane signature fins have been simply an AM1 template with different artwork.  The AM1 is an incredibly popular all round fin and definitely a solid challenge to try and improve on. This new signature thruster set features the same bigger side fins with a smaller back fin as the AM1 but with a slightly more upright template and a fuller tip. To quote the man himself “I find they work in tight transitions, but have a lot of drive. These fins loosen and liven up my boards.” -Dane Reynolds. Available in Small, Medium and Large – you can now grab yourself a new Captain Dane Reynolds Thruster Fin Set from us in store or ONLINE and see what all the fuss is about...

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Greg Brown Sweaty Betty Models

We have just got in a size run of Gash Surfboards Greg Brown Sweaty Betty Models for our racks.  Heap of great looking mid-lengths there, with sizes that run from 6’3″ all the way up to 8’1″ in length.  These boards are 100% made in Victoria, hand shaped by one of the best shapers & surfers the state has produced and glassed down in Torquay. These Greg Brown Sweaty Betty models are beautifully fast, responsive and manoeuvrable to surf, yet relatively easy to paddle with user-friendly amounts of foam strategically placed throughout the shape.  Really popular with our customers...

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FCS II Julian Wilson Athlete Series Thruster Set

The brand new FCS II Julian Wilson Athlete Series Thruster Set Fin templates are now in store at Zak Surfboards.  The original Julian Wilson template that Julian designed with FCS was primarily a fin for beach breaks – with tighter arcs and more tail release in mind.   A few years have passed since this original fin was released, now with a more muscular physique, a greater focus on a power based approach and the better waves that the WSL tour locations provide it was time for a change.  Julian’s new signature fin focuses more on speed, projection down the line & control.  It has a fuller base and is constructed out of the super responsive Performance Glass material.  This new fin template is much more swept back or raked which really helps with projection down the line and control through long turns. FIN SPECS: Medium Base: 4.46″ / 113mm Depth: 4.56″ / 116mm Area: 15.13″² / 9763 mm² Sweep: 35.8° Foil: Flat / Bev FIN SPECS: Large Base: 4.57″ / 116mm Depth: 4.61″ / 119mm Area: 15.91″² / 10262 mm² Sweep: 35.8° Foil: Flat / Bev These and the rest of the FCS II range of fins are in stock and available from us in store or ONLINE...

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Get your Surfboard Repaired in Melbourne

Get your Surfboard Repaired in Melbourne  – Here at Zak Surfboards in Thornbury we offer a comprehensive repair service for all types of surfcraft  right here in town!! We repair all polyester and epoxy fiberglass surfboard constructions – including brands such as Firewire and Hayden Shapes. We can also repair other polyester, epoxy fiberglass and plastic surfboards, kite-boards, wake-boards, knee-boards, water skis, surf-skis, nipper-boards, canoes, kayaks and much more. Our work is guaranteed and is of the highest standard and we offer a 1 Week Turn Around on repairs*. It is an unfortunate but inevitable part of owning a surfboard that dings, dents and delaminations happen. Both in and out of the water, there are many causes of surfboard damage. If not fixed, over time the foam core of your surfboard will take on water, weighing it down, reducing its strength and buoyancy – ultimately hurting your boards performance. Come by Zak Surfboards 307 Victoria Rd Thornbury Victoria 3071 any time during store hours to organize your repair with our staff. Please note: We cannot quote repairs for you over the phone due to their subjective nature – please bring them in store and we can do one for you on the spot *Most repairs if dropped in store on a Monday will be completed by Friday that week – more difficult repairs may take a little longer, particularly...

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