The Firewire Machado Seaside Quad Surfboard Fins. Being 15% lighter then Rob Machado's pervious quad sets, and newly built using bamboo and innovative carbon veils to control flex and drive, this newly reimagined version of Rob's popular quad set was engineered to have a wider sweet spot then any fin set he's ridden previously. Designed to be ridden with any shape in your quiver from 5'2 Seaside to a 7'0 Seaside and Beyond.
Future and FCS II fin boxes are two of the most popular fin systems used in surfboards. While they share some similarities, they have some significant differences that are important to consider. Both Future and FCS II fin boxes are reliable and well-designed systems. The main difference between the two is their design and compatibility with different types of fins. When choosing between the two, consider your fin preferences, budget, and the performance you are looking for.
The Channel Islands Bobby Quad Surfboard. Bobby Martinez challenged CI to build him as short of a board as possible with the goal of maximizing his fun in Santa Barbara’s tiny summer surf. He also added that it had to be a quad, and it still had to live up to his high-performance standards. Bobby’s shortboards are 5’8” but for this customized four-finner he was thinking we ought to take it down to 5’2”.
Finesse and flow in waves chest to head high, sized at your normal shortboard volume or a couple liters more. Experiment with a twin + trailer or twin without trailer, because this shape surfs on a spectrum from loose and slidey in smaller sizes with two twin fins, to grippy and drivey in larger sizes with a trailer added.
It’s a paradox that we as surfers all must face: the thrills, trials and tribulations of sweet summer time. Sure, we’re all eager to shed the layers of neoprene that we’ve been rocking all winter in waters cold enough to take our breath away, but lackluster summertime swell quells this excitement for warmer waves. Fear not, because there are ways to survive the summertime flat spells and the easiest solution is clear: time to hop on the soft top. Whether you are a beginner just getting a taste of the surf bug, or a seasoned professional looking for a way to pass the summer days, the shapes below are bound to keep you in the water this season.
Check out this video on how we take extra care when boxing up your surfboards. Just like you, we want your surfboard to arrive on time and without damage. For this we have hired the best box and packers in the industry!