The Channel Islands Happy, a new performance shortboard model for moderate to pumping surf. A good wave board without getting into step-up/ gun territory, the Happy is designed to handle higher speeds and more critical parts of the wave than your everyday shortboard.
A paired down nose rocker combined with a little extra foam under the chest gives this design great paddle and glide for a board of its dimensions. The forward volume also helps with acceleration, getting you up to speed quickly. The happy has a hard but relitively refined rail, thinned out tail and a slightly smaller tail block – making for a highly responsive board that you can really push through turns. The harder shaped rail means that this board is reasonably forgiving through critical maneuvers and doesn’t have to be placed as precisely as other performace shortboards.
The Happy has a classic single to double concave bottom with the single concave starting up under the front foot, transitioning into double between the fins, and flattening off the tail. This gives it the perfect combination of speed and control. Refined and tweaked with a steady stream of CI team feedback – this is a model sure not to disappoint.
The JS Industries Bullseye is Occy’s brand new step down model – designed to be ridden a bit shorter and a touch wider than its big brother (the Raging Bull). Built to give you extra paddle, more glide and earlier entry in to waves, the Bullseye will have you flying down the line. Easily able to traverse flatter faced sections on small wave faces, when you’d be struggling on other other boards.
Many of the design features of the Bullseye have been kept the same as the Raging Bull. The wide point has been pushed a touch further forward and it does have extra foam & area throughout, making it even more forgiving to ride. The nose or entry rocker has ben reduced slightly and combine with other design elements to boost acceleration off the mark.
A touch of vee has been added to the nose to eliminate catch from the
wider outline in the front end. This subtle vee lifts the forward rails
out of the water in steeper sections, minimising catch and helps to
ensure seamless transitions. A moderate single to double concave runs
from the chest out the tail for the speed and lift you need coupled with
the easy rail-to-rail transitions. The same tail rocker to the Raging
Bul has been used in the Bullseye, with a broader but still pulled-in
round tail so you can draw proper shortboard lines and hit sections hard
when they present themselves.
The Bullseye is a versatile and user-friendly shape that would be a great board for many in knee high to head high waves. It has enough versatility that it could also be ridden as a super user-friendly all-rounder for those that need a bit more foam. Grab one of these and you won’t be lacking for motivation in even the junkiest conditions – available from us in store or online.
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The brand new Slater Designs No Brainer model has just arrived in store at Zak Surfboards. This is a new performance groveler from Slater Designs to come out of the collaboration of Kelly Slater with Dan Mann. A board that an advanced surfer can ride in small to medium sized waves and shred on – that can also be ridden by less experienced surfers as more of an all-rounder.
A shorter, wider and fuller outline for extra glide and flow over flatter wave faces – but enough curve in the outline and rail rocker to allow for a top to bottom approach on smaller wave faces. The bottom contour goes from a subtle belly vee in the nose that blends into a single concave under the chest. A double concave then creeps in, within the single from a decent way up the board deepening into a spiral vee as it goes through the fins & out the tail. This bottom contour allows for plenty of lift and speed while keeping rail to rail transitions nice, smooth & catch free.
This model comes with fin plug options so it can be surfed as a Thruster or a Quad – Kelly suggests trying the Quad set up first on this model. Come and check them out in store or ONLINE
If you are after a winter wetsuit that doesn’t skimp on flexibility then you need to check out the C-skins Rewired 43 Steamer– a real high performance wetsuit for surfing in cold water. The 2019 version has a minimal panel layout – huge seamless panels of ThermoTech neoprene which offer fantastic range of movement and great warmth. The all new Diamond Flex neoprene gives insane flexibility and lightness in the arms and shoulders. This suit has ThermoTech lightweight Poly Pro lining and Xtend 2 Fusion Isolation taped seams.
The rubber that C-Skins use in their winter wetsuits absorbs less water than the stuff most other brands use, giving you a noticeably lighter and stretchier suit to wear. Their design, the materials they use & the quality of their construction is consistently some of the best we’ve seen… and we see a lot of wetsuits in here! C-Skins have been our top selling 43 steamers in store for the past few years for a reason and if you’re in the market for a new winter wetsuit then you need to have a look at these! C-Skins pride themselves on creating wetsuits that perform – using proven technologies that are tried and tested in the often frigid European waters, so they can offer a product with true benefits rather than just marketing hype.
• Diamond Flex neoprene upper body • ThermoTech neoprene torso • 3D pre bent Dura Flex knee pads • Super Seal Glideskin collar • Enigma 2 Chest zip • Iris Closure • Glued and blindstitched seams • Xtend Fusion Isolation taped seams • Seamless paddle zones • True Thickness • Key pocket • Liquid Wrist Seals
Check out this fantastic suit and the rest of our 2019 Winter 43 range ONLINE or in store now
We have just gotten a large range of Hydro Flask bottles, Flasks and accessories back in the shop. If you haven’t checked them out before, Hydro Flask make some of the best insulated beverage carriers on the market. Constructed out of ultra durable 18/8 Pro-Grade Stainless Steel with TempShield™ double wall insulation. They keep drinks hot for up to 12 hours or your cold drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours. So you can have your beverages at your desired temperature and sip away at them all day. The perfect companion for long days at work or trips down the coast.
For your dose of caffeine check out the Coffee Flasks available in12oz (354 mL) and 16oz (473 mL) sizes. For hydration throughout the day, have a look at the 21oz (621 mL) 24oz (710 mL) & 32oz (946 mL) options we have.
Head in store or you can check them all out and all the available accessories or head to our Online Store
We are truly loaded up with Winter Wetsuits for the approaching cold. Some great options for you from Patagonia, Billabong, Xcel, Rip Curl & C-skins. 43 & 32 steamers with everything from super stretchy, lightweight suits right through to ultra warm, super sealed, virtual sauna-suits.
Head over to our online store or come into the shop to see all of the different options that we have at various different price points. Make the most of your surfing time by having the right gear. With the right suit there’s no excuse.
The Raging Bull Model is back!! Designed for fast, flowing, on-rail surfing in a wide range of conditions. With Occy locking in a lot more water time in the past year, JS & Occy decided it was a great time to revisit the popular Raging Bull model from years past and update it for 2019.
This updated version does a great job of combining characteristics from a full performance shortboard with user-friendly features to deliver what is probably the most forgiving model in JS range with the biggest wave range. A board that is not just for the small to medium stuff – it has the ability to handle a great range of conditions from quite mediocre to overhead, heaving barrels.
The outline of the Raging Bull has a fuller nose (both in foam distribution & area) with the wide point brought forward. This extra foam and area up front combined with a flatter entry rocker ensures plenty of glide into waves and paddle power. This forward wide point then draws back to a somewhat pulled-in round tail. The narrower tail block helps give this board a nice drivey feel underfoot and allows plenty of control for turns at high speed and in critical parts of the wave. A touch more curve through the tail adds manoeuvrability and release out of turns.
The foil of this model features
what JS & Occy call the “Raging Bull thickness”. JS has strategically left
a generous amount of foam throughout the board which gives it excellent glide
over flat sections and flow between maneuvers as well as plenty of paddle power.
The bottom contour of this board (similar to the Monsta 8) is a moderate single concave that starts up under the front foot, moving into double just before the fins for lift and clean, catch free transitions from rail-to-rail.
The Raging Bull is designed to make surfing your best easier, grab one of these and be sure that you’ve got a true all-rounder that will have you well covered at home and when you’re away on trips. With a positive, drivey feel underfoot and fantastic flow this is a model that’s sure not to disappoint. In store now… Shop these and our full range of JS Industries Surfboards
Futures have significantly simplified the process of
selecting fins with their new Legacy Series.
3 templates (Rake, Neutral
& Pivot) in 3 sizes
(Small, Medium & Large) with the exact same area
Switching the fin template while retaining the same fin area allows you to dramatically change both the turning circle and the drive of your board. The area remains constant – allowing you to retain a consistent amount of fin under you feet. All constructed in the honeycomb fiberglass – making the flex relatively constant.
With three sets of fins you can easily fine tune your equipment to a wide variety of conditions. If it’s peaky beachbreaks – chuck in a set of the Pivot template so you can make those tight direction changes. If your local point is pumping – grab a set of the Rake template and enjoy the extra speed, drive and control. Sitting slap bang in the middle of the Pivot & the Rake is the Neutral template – with a great balance of pivot, drive and hold.
The “SaboTAJ” is one of the latest creations from the ongoing design collaboration between Taj Burrow and Matt Biolos. The concept for this model was to provide Taj a one board weapon for travel – a board that would be equally at home in waist high beach breaks as in overhead boomers. Taj rides this model a touch shorter than his typical performance shortboard, but the with and foam distribution makes this board a better paddler. For us less gifted practitioners, the Sabotaj can be ridden a bit shorter or longer than your daily driver depending on the waves you intend to use it in. It probably best suited for use in better than average waves locally (or at least something with a little more shape & power) & would make a great choice as an addition to you quiver for the coming winter and/or travel to the tropics.
Initially based on the popular ‘Rock-Up chassis and refined with Taj’s feedback, incorporating elements from Matt’s more than 10 years of experience developing shorter, wide nose, low entry “quiver killing” travel boards.
The SaboTAJ has a moderate rocker with a somewhat lower entry for a fast, drivey feel. The curve in the tail has all the whip of a high performance step up for tight radius arcs and control in steep sections. There is a shallow concave under the front foor that runs between your feet & then flattens out the tail. Enough concave to add a bit of speed and lift, but not so much that you lose the controlled, predictable feel underfoot that you want in waves with more power. There is a touch of double concave through the tail which further adds speed and helps keep this board clean and catch free through turns.
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