Proctor Surfboards Worldwide Custom

Custom Built in Ventura, CA ~ est. 1992

Custom Built in Ventura since 1992

ZipStitch

For zippin’ across and stitchin’ it up. performance groveler for detonating small waves.

Surfer Candids: Zipstitch Surfboard Review, Ricky talks Zipstitch
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Surfer Candids: Zipstitch Surfboard Review, Ricky talks Zipstitch

5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.5L in ridiculite epoxy construction.

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/ˌyo͞okəˈtastrəfē/

/ˌyo͞okəˈtastrəfē/ - when catastrophic circumstances are hijacked and some form of good triumphs. It's “the sudden joyous turn.” The eucatastrophe says that just when all hope appears to be lost, just when circumstances cannot get much bleaker, hope emerges.

This board design is Todd's quest to take a weapon of mass destruction and re-imagine it into a blueprint for accelerating new speeds into your surfboard. Illustrating how, at times, what was meant for evil can be used for good.

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5'7" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" 29L for Damien Hobgood. 5'8"/168lb

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A high performance groveler for detonating small waves. For zippin’ across and stitchin’ it up.

A New Covenant / A New Kind of Surfing:

For the everyday core score blue collar wave rider.

Have you noticed how, even on the world tour, surfers are coming off of the bottom with way less on-rail drive than Tom Curren and Mark Occhilupo exhibited in the 80’s?

Two stage, double-pump, even triple pump bottom turns that seem real twitchy and sticky and tight in off the trough. It seems like there ought to be more area on the wave face to be covered while accelerating your speed; and without a motor on your board or paddle in your hand. More flow between maneuvers, less wiggles with random acts of acrobatics; and more setting on rail in continuous motion…it’s just so much more elegant. Bring on the bigger airs and crazy gymnastics that’s epic, but can we please have the flow back. Can we have both? Can these two worlds join hands and bring their bounties to the everyday frother?

That’s exactly the thought process behind an out of the box board design my buddy Ricky and I have been test driving since summer ‘18- the #Zipstitchsurfboard. It has a hull that has been gutted and channeled and sluiceboxed beyond what seemed reasonable…and guess what my friends??…it has been a sweet sweet breakthrough surprise that creates unfathomable glide with grip, so much so that it cleans up your style while drawing out your lines and detonating up the pocket with more speed and more power.

It’s kind of a simple concept: create a board that has so much lift that you can stay on the tail block and steer; it’s a new kind of surfing actually…it eliminates the tendency to lean forward and try to get drive off your front foot. Since there is sooo much lift in the tail all the body weight and energy shifts straight over the back kick on the tail block.

It’s like riding a Persian stallion or some kind of wild animal with unbridled enthusiasm; where you don’t have to whip and kick it like a mule to get it to go. Instead you hold loosely onto the reigns and let it run wild with the slightest pull this way or that and you are going there.

  • For the everyday core score blue collar wave rider.

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Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
4’7″ x 16 1/4″ x 1 7/8″15.5LRider weight: 30-85 lb / 29-65 kg
4’8″ x 16 1/2″ x 2″17.2LRider weight: 30-85 lb / 29-65 kg
5’3“ x 18 1/2“ x 2 1/8“24LRider weight: 75-140 lb / 34-63 kg
5’5“ x 19 1/8“ x 2 5/16“ 27LRider weight: 75-140 lb / 34-63 kg
5’6“ x 18 1/4“ x 2 3/16“23.6LRider weight: 75-140 lb / 34-63 kg
5’6″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″32LRider weight: 140-200 lb / 63-90 kg
5’7“ x 19 5/8“ x 2 7/16“30LRider weight: 140-190 lb / 63-86 kg
5’8″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 3/8-7/16″30LRider weight: 140-190 lb / 63-86 kg
5’8“ x 19 7/8“ x 2 5/8“32LRider weight: 140-190 lb / 63-86 kg
5’9“ x 19 1/2“ x 2 1/2“30LRider weight: 140-190 lb / 63-86 kg
5’9“ x 20 1/2“ x 2 7/8“38LRider weight: 160-220 lb / 72-100 kg
5’10” x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/8″33.5LRider weight: 140-210 lb / 63-95 kg
5’11” x 19 5/8″ x 2 9/16″32.5LRider weight: 140-210 lb / 63-95 kg
5’11” x 19 5/8″ x 2 5/8″33.3LRider weight: 140-210 lb / 63-95 kg
5’11“ x 19 3/4“ x 2 11/16“33.3LRider weight: 140-210 lb / 63-95 kg
5’11“ x 20 3/4“ x 2 3/436LRider weight: 140-210 lb / 63-95 kg
6’0“ x 19 3/4“ x 2 11/16“34L+Rider weight: 140-210 lb / 63-95 kg
6’1″ x 20″ x 2 5/8″33LRider weight: 160-210 lb / 72-95 kg
6’1″ x 21″ x 2 7/8″ downrails42LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-100 kg
6’2“ x 22 1/4“ x 3 1/4“48LRider weight: 175-270 lb / 79-122 kg]
6’3″ x 22″+ x 3 1/4″52.5LRider weight: 185-260 lb / 83-117 kg]
6’4″ x 21″ x 3″40.5LRider weight: 160-220 lb / 72-100 kg
6’6“ x 20 1/4“ x 2 7/8“40LRider weight: 160-220 lb / 72-100 kg
6’6“ x 22 1/2“ x 3 1/2“50L+Rider weight: 160-260 lb / 72-117 kg
It’s kind of a simple concept: create a board that has so much lift
that you can stay on the tail block and steer

construction options & pricing

Polyester/Polyurethane

$950+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$1100+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Proxy Ridiculite Carbon Reinforced

$1200+
the springiest and whippiest of the standard Proxy lineup. Ultra Ultra light with strategic carbon reinforcement on stringer & tail. Great for grovelers.

Proxy w/ High Density Foam Stringer

$1250+
Proxy epoxy with high density foam stringer for a unique flex characteristic
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails
(an upgrade of our Proxy epoxy / EPS construction) a stringerless epoxy construction that uses an innegra webbing outer shell for a springier, smoother flex pattern.
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the addition of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh
a board that has the whippy feel of an epoxy with the rail hold of a poly

how to get your board

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5'10" X 19 3/4" X 2 5/8" 33.3L ZIPSTITCH FOR RICKY 52/6'0"/185 LB​

5’11” x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ 33.3L for Ricky for SoCal pointbreaks. Ricky is 51/6’0″/185lb

board breakdown:

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TEST SPOT #1 | Surfline Cam Rewind

This clip was from an “test drive” day a couple days ago. First we took it to a bending back at ya, clam-shelling point in good overhead conditions to see how quick in the pocket the wide outline would go. Next we took it to a mushy chunky point with deep spots and sections that bent out and away to sea… on purpose to see how it did there…we wanted to see just how far down into the flats and around whitewater chunks this thing would motor; around large spans of territory, and if it would cover the expanses and stay in one constant speed of motion, and on rail the whole time. To go with speed where shortboards traditionally haven’t been able to go, and without hopping or bouncing or triple pumping around sections to get where you wanna go. Watch these clips. Something is happening. It’s exciting because it lets us, the normal surf-loving working class person go to places we’ve been limited to just because traditional boards wouldn’t go there…and it makes it easy (once you get your back foot on that tail block) you can literally motor around wherever you want. 

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