ANTE-UP

For when the waves are getting a bit bigger and punchier than your regular shortboard can handle
Speaking Step-Ups & Guns

'Tis the season for step-ups & guns.Todd & Nick discuss the ingredients brewed into an El Niño rich year of waves o'plenty, and the defined crafts tuned to enjoy every bit of power that's been on tap.

Pete Mendia. photo: Stafford

…just a workin’ class guy – Peter Hayes – gets a sick pit on his Proctor6'4" x 18 1/2" x 2 1/4" Ante Up. -photo: Josh Househam

Peter Mendia: Boards for the Journey

Heading to good waves? There's still nothing like the responsiveness of a high performance shortboard when conditions call for it. Pete is 6'1"/195lb and rides a 6'1" x 19 1/4" x 2 5/8" 32L Superabound, G4-71 HD, and Shalomic Intervention.

Jarrah Tutton. photo: Timo
Jarrah, West Oz

Going on a trip of a lifetime to get some dream waves? ... then get equipped with an 'Ante-Up'.Jarrah Tutton demonstrates. Tom Jennings documents.

Jay Phillips. photo: Swilly
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For when the waves are getting a bit bigger and punchier than your regular shortboard can handle. The Ante Up is that little extra you need to get into bigger waves easier and maintain the balance of speed and stability necessary to rip on the overhead dream days.

The rocker has an even bend from nose to tail. The bottom features a slight single-to-double concave bottom with a touch of subtle vee off the back fin for drive and a positive hold through turns.

The deck is a bit more domed and foiled down to the rail. This keeps most of the volume of the board under the chest for paddling while keeping a lower volume fine-tuned rail for lightning responsiveness.

Thumbtails and rounded pins handle the power best.

All step-ups & guns customized according to locations to be surfed.

  • Experience: Intermediate to Advanced
Todd’s picks for traction, fins, & other board essentials

Power Broker

Bruce Irons Dakine Traction

Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’11” x 18″ x 2 1/4″23.8LRider weight: 125-140 lb / 56-63 kg
6’0″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 7/16″28LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’2″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″28.2LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’3″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 7/16″29.4LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’3″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ 31.68LRider weight: 155-180 lb / 70-81 kg
6’4″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″26.4LRider weight: 140-165 lb / 63-74 kg
6’4″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/8″28LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’4″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/2″30LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’4″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 5/8″ 32LRider weight: 155-180 lb / 70-81 kg
6’4″ x 19″ x 2 1/2″30LRider weight: 155-180 lb / 70-81 kg
6’4″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 11/16″32.8LRider weight: 165-185 lb / 74-84 kg
6’6″ x 18 1/8″ x 2 5/16″27.5LRider weight: 135-155 lb / 61-70 kg
6’6″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 1/2″29LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
6’6″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 7/16″29.5LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
6’6″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 7/16″30LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’6″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/2″30.7LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’6″ x 19″ x 2 9/16″31.7LRider weight: 165-185 lb / 74-84 kg
6’6″ x 19 3/8″ x 2 5/8″32.8LRider weight: 165-185 lb / 74-84 kg
6’6″ x 19 7/8″ x 2 11/16″34.8LRider weight: 170-195lb / 77-88 kg
6’8″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/2″32.37LRider weight: 165-185 lb / 74-84 kg
6’8″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 9/16″33.63LRider weight: 165-185 lb / 74-84 kg
6’8″ x 19″ x 2 5/8″33.5LRider weight: 165-185 lb / 74-84 kg
6’8″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/2″34LRider weight: 170-195lb / 77-88 kg
6’8″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 3/4″39.4LRider weight: 180-215 lb / 81-97 kg
6’10” x 18 3/4″ x 2 7/16″35.2LRider weight: 165-190 lb / 74-86 kg
6’10” x 19″ x 2 3/4″36.7LRider weight: 170-195lb / 77-88 kg
6’10” x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/8″35.3LRider weight: 165-195lb / 74-88 kg
6’10” x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/2″33.35LRider weight: 165-195lb / 74-88 kg
7’0″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 5/8″36.3LRider weight: 180-215 lb / 81-97 kg
7’4″ x 20 1/4″ x 3″45.9LRider weight: 180-230 lb / 81-104 kg

in conditions where you might normally require a 6’3” - 6’4” step-up, you would ride this; 4-6” inches shorter

construction options & pricing

Polyester/Polyurethane

$750+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$900+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Carbon Footprint

$1050+
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails

Titanium II Series

$1050+
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the additiona of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh
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how to get your board

ordering options

Ready to Ship >> from Stock

Custom Order & Detail your Board directly with Todd >>

Order Stock Quick >> 2 week build

Customize your Board >> in the Online Shop

“Ok wait!…so your saying Pipe is how big right “Ok wait!...so your saying Pipe is how big right now? I’m in California at my shapers picking up a new 5’7” step-up for Pipe right now and then I’m straight there...yeeeew!!” - @k_epic_mendia_ interfacing with the worldwide grom posse...
5’7” x 16 3/4” x 2 1/8” #Anteupsurfboard #Flyinpigsurfboard 
Kepa is 13, 4’11”, 95lbs. 
#billabongbloodlines
@billabong @billabongusa @gardenoflife @electric_surf @nomadsurfshop @freak_traction @shadesunscreen @stancesocks @jo_bistro

“Ok wait!…so your saying Pipe is how big right now? I’m in California at my shapers picking up a new 5’7” step-up for Pipe right now and then I’m straight there…yeeeew!!” – @k_epic_mendia_ interfacing with the worldwide grom posse…
5’7” x 16 3/4” x 2 1/8” #Anteupsurfboard #Flyinpigsurfboard
Kepa is 13, 4’11”, 95lbs.
#billabongbloodlines
@billabong @billabongusa @gardenoflife @electric_surf @nomadsurfshop @freak_traction @shadesunscreen @stancesocks @jo_bistro

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Deep thoughts . . . big shack on the prairie; Tutt Deep thoughts . . . big shack on the prairie; Tutty in West Oz 6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 9/16” 30L #anteupsurfboard Tutty is 6’0”/175lb

Deep thoughts . . . big shack on the prairie; Tutty in West Oz 6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 9/16” 30L #anteupsurfboard Tutty is 6’0”/175lb

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And another step-up…this one’s for Riley from And another step-up...this one’s for Riley from SD who’s headed to Chopes: 6’4” x 18 3/4” x 2 1/2” 30.5L #Flyinlionsurfboard step-up #Anteupsurfboard in poly construction with ‘tarball jellyfish bullet holes’ art. Riley is 18, 6’1”, 160lbs.

And another step-up…this one’s for Riley from SD who’s headed to Chopes: 6’4” x 18 3/4” x 2 1/2” 30.5L #Flyinlionsurfboard step-up #Anteupsurfboard in poly construction with ‘tarball jellyfish bullet holes’ art. Riley is 18, 6’1”, 160lbs.

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When the L.A. county beachies start packin’ a pu When the L.A. county beachies start packin’ a punch, Matty-Mo eats ‘em for lunch. 6’6” x 19 1/8” x 2 11/16” 33L deep six channel bottom round pin #Anteupsurfboard
Matt is 30-something, 6’0”, 185lbs. 
Photo: Brad Jacobson

When the L.A. county beachies start packin’ a punch, Matty-Mo eats ‘em for lunch. 6’6” x 19 1/8” x 2 11/16” 33L deep six channel bottom round pin #Anteupsurfboard
Matt is 30-something, 6’0”, 185lbs. 
Photo: Brad Jacobson

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Hey, tarantula’s don’t bite. But sometimes the Hey, tarantula’s don’t bite. But sometimes they growl. Days like these were made for the #Anteupsurfboard
@keepittropical gettin’ his psychedelic desert groove on. Photo: Ord


Hey, tarantula’s don’t bite. But sometimes they growl. Days like these were made for the #Anteupsurfboard
@keepittropical gettin’ his psychedelic desert groove on. Photo: Ord

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Congratulations to this salty sea dog @keepittropical on joining the swarthy lads @salty_crew can’t think of a better match. (6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 1/2” #Anteupsurfboard)
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So stoked to have joined the @salty_crew family!! They’re a brand for the hard workers. The searchers. The risk taking, mistake making, watermen with nothing to prove. 🤙 #findrefugeinthesea @forgot2kickout @whereswahlers @proctor_surfboards @yeti_au @claylikesyeti

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Seek and ye shall find: There’s this ancient bo Seek and ye shall find: 
There’s this ancient book I read that says that. And so it got me to thinkin’ ‘bout all these people I hear going around saying (when the sun’s out), “It’s so hot out, I just wish it would rain...we need the rain y’know there’s been a drought for the last 50 years.” ...but then six months later I hear the same people saying (when it’s raining), “It’s so cold and rainy and the water is brown, I just wish the sun would come out and things would warm up.” Hmmmmm I says to myself: what to do?what to do?? Then I sees this here picture of Matty-Mo from the southbay a short bit ago. Scoring in between rain squalls and wind whipped days; a small window of idyllic timing - waiting patiently, watching...and then bang a window opens and the opportunity is not lost in a sea of “only if’s”. Sought and found seems to have a nice ring to it. Which brings to mind another diamond I once read in that same ancient book...it goes something like this, “For I have learned to be content in all circumstances.” Matt Mohagen patiently content to be the only guy out this day somewhere on the edge of L.A. 
6’6” x 19” x 2 5/8” #Anteupsurfboard 📷 @stevegaffney

Seek and ye shall find:
There’s this ancient book I read that says that. And so it got me to thinkin’ ‘bout all these people I hear going around saying (when the sun’s out), “It’s so hot out, I just wish it would rain…we need the rain y’know there’s been a drought for the last 50 years.” …but then six months later I hear the same people saying (when it’s raining), “It’s so cold and rainy and the water is brown, I just wish the sun would come out and things would warm up.” Hmmmmm I says to myself: what to do?what to do?? Then I sees this here picture of Matty-Mo from the southbay a short bit ago. Scoring in between rain squalls and wind whipped days; a small window of idyllic timing – waiting patiently, watching…and then bang a window opens and the opportunity is not lost in a sea of “only if’s”. Sought and found seems to have a nice ring to it. Which brings to mind another diamond I once read in that same ancient book…it goes something like this, “For I have learned to be content in all circumstances.” Matt Mohagen patiently content to be the only guy out this day somewhere on the edge of L.A.
6’6” x 19” x 2 5/8” #Anteupsurfboard 📷 @stevegaffney

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Custom 6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” 28.6L #Ante Custom 6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” 28.6L #Anteupsurfboard shipping out to Robert age 26, 5’10”, 160lbs. for good East Coast days and for Puerto Rico.

Custom 6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” 28.6L #Anteupsurfboard shipping out to Robert age 26, 5’10”, 160lbs. for good East Coast days and for Puerto Rico.

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