The El Tomo fish is a redux of the classic Tomo Fighter Jet Fish. This time with a dedicated quad-fin set up, for maximum versatility. It is designed to excel in the smaller end of the wave range, when conditions lack power and require some extra inspiration.
The Firewire No Brainer is the latest surfboard from Slater Designs by Dan Mann. The shape features a single to double concave bottom contour with flatter rocker which is designed to be able to go fast even in small mushy waves like we have in Florida most of the time.
The Seaside is about refining… less area in the tail, narrowing the tips of the swallow, creating more curve and narrowing the nose. All elements for ripping while the Go Fish stays cruisey and fun. They’re both in my van all the time.
In this episode of Surf 'n Show, Firewire sends down two of Machado’s latest performance fish called the Seaside for Noel Salas to review. After a couple weeks of surfing these two stock 5’2” fish-shaped boards, Noel was shocked at the level of high performance they can do.
This board is solid off the bottom and the round tail surprised me how easy it surfed in the pocket. The FRK is a true HPSB and due to its sensitivity I recommend it for solid intermediate to pro level surfers. This board shines in 3-8’ surf and likes a wave with curve and power.