two alternative step-ups

When waves with more power call for stepping up without increasing board length.

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Pete Mendia. sequence: Lugo

shaper breakdown

There’s certain waves that break with a lot of face and open area to cover. Waves where added length of board is essential for increased paddleability to catch ‘em as well as more rail line necessary to keep things drivey when traversing across big open faces. Places like Sunset Beach and Ocean Beach come to mind.

Then there’s places like Indo, or Skeleton Bay, or Kirra to name a few…waves that break in a tighter, hollow space. It’s these latter situations that require a board that will still guide you in easy and early, yet not have all that length getting in the way of a square lip that’s pouring over.

I like to compare it to a painter and their brushes. If you’ve got a big wide open canvass to draw on then you need a bigger brush. But if you have a smaller canvass then you need a more compact tool. These two boards are compact tools. The Shalomic Intervention being a scalpel to knife surgical lines; while the Holy Roller acts more as a precision mallet to hammer the wave face.

So here’s a little more in-depth look at both of these shapes designed exclusively for this kind of compact, bowly bending waves:

Board 1) The Shalomic Intervention -

this is a high performance shortboard / slight step-up design featuring increased bend in the rocker through the center of the board with a straighter rail line through the tail and a super deep accelerated single concave that runs the deepest through the fins, making for a board that will surf with power in the pocket, keeping water off the deck in fully committed carves. This type of board is more surgical and perfect for waves like Indo-style cylinders or Central American beachbreaks.

Ridden the same length as your normal high performance shortboard or at the most an inch longer with added foam/dome in the deck for increased paddle-ability to stroke in early but with a low-volume knifey rail to keep it extra responsive in perfect waves.

The first part of this video features powerhouse Peter Mendia scalpeling in the Indian Ocean on his 6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32L Shalomic Intervention. Pete is 6’2”/195 lbs.

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Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’9″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 5/16″ 25LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
5’10” x 17 7/8” x 2 1/8”22.63LRider weight: 120-145 lb / 54-66 kg
’10” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” Nick Rozsa’s dims26.7LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’0” x 18 1/8” x 2 3/16”23.75LRider weight: 125-155 lb / 56-70 kg
6’1” x 18 1/2” x 2 1/4” 25.46LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
6’1” x 19” x 2 7/16” Peter Mendia’s dims29.7LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74 – 88 kg
6’2” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8”27.89LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’4” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8”28.68LRider weight: 165-190 lb / 74-86 kg
6’6” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2”31.52LRider weight: 175-200 lb / 79-90 kg
6’8” x 20” x 2 3/4”35.98LRider weight: 190-220 lb / 86-99 kg

This is a high performance shortboard / slight step-up design featuring increased bend in the rocker through the center of the board with a straighter rail line through the tail and a super deep accelerated single concave that runs the deepest through the fins, making for a board that will surf with power in the pocket, keeping water off the deck in fully committed carves. This type of board is more surgical and perfect for waves like Indo-style cylinders or Central American beachbreaks. Ridden the same length as your normal high performance shortboard or at the most an inch longer with added foam/dome in the deck for increased paddle-ability to stroke in early but with a low-volume knifey rail to keep it extra responsive in perfect waves.

Polyester/Polyurethane

$725+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$875+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Carbon Footprint

$1025+
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails

Titanium II Series

$1025+
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the additiona of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh

Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’9″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 5/16″ 25LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
5’10” x 17 7/8” x 2 1/8”22.63LRider weight: 120-145 lb / 54-66 kg
’10” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” Nick Rozsa’s dims26.7LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’0” x 18 1/8” x 2 3/16”23.75LRider weight: 125-155 lb / 56-70 kg
6’1” x 18 1/2” x 2 1/4” 25.46LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
6’1” x 19” x 2 7/16” Peter Mendia’s dims29.7LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74 – 88 kg
6’2” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8”27.89LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’4” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8”28.68LRider weight: 165-190 lb / 74-86 kg
6’6” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2”31.52LRider weight: 175-200 lb / 79-90 kg
6’8” x 20” x 2 3/4”35.98LRider weight: 190-220 lb / 86-99 kg

This is a high performance shortboard / slight step-up design featuring increased bend in the rocker through the center of the board with a straighter rail line through the tail and a super deep accelerated single concave that runs the deepest through the fins, making for a board that will surf with power in the pocket, keeping water off the deck in fully committed carves. This type of board is more surgical and perfect for waves like Indo-style cylinders or Central American beachbreaks. Ridden the same length as your normal high performance shortboard or at the most an inch longer with added foam/dome in the deck for increased paddle-ability to stroke in early but with a low-volume knifey rail to keep it extra responsive in perfect waves.

Polyester/Polyurethane

$725+
traditional foam & fiberglass - various upgrades available on all constructions

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$875+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Carbon Footprint

$1025+
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails

Titanium II Series

$1025+
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the additiona of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh

Board 2) The Holy Roller -

You know those days when it’s well overhead and sweeping, and you feel like you could be riding a board that’s about a foot longer and 1/4” thicker to be able to nab the goodies that always seem to be just out of reach? …but then, once on the wave face, you don’t want all the extra nose length of a true gun getting clipped by the lip while you’re navigating through the barrel?

Whatever can we do?

That’s what this board is for: paddles like a gun, but in a compact length. Using a fuller nose outline, wide point forward, a swept back tail, and volume down the center and under the chest. Medium to lower volume rails to keep it knifey and responsive, edgy and thinned out in the tail to draw surgical lines with flow. So, in conditions where you might normally require a 6’3” – 6’4” step-up, you would ride this; 4-6” inches shorter with same paddle yet way easier to stuff up tighter in the barrel and rail steeper in the hook.

The second part of this video features Australian style guru Jarrah Tutton hucking buckets at a thumpy sandbank in Oz riding his 6’0” x 19” x 2 9/16” 29.5L Holy Roller. Jarrah is 6’0”/175 lbs.

Jarrah Tutton. Photo: @funboysforlyf

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Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
6’0″ x 19″ x 2 9/16”29.5LRider weight: 150 – 180 lb / 68 – 81 kg
6’2″ x 19 3/8″ x 2 5/8”+34.3LRider weight: 170 – 220 lb / 77 – 99 kg
6’4″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 7/8”42LRider weight: 170 – 220 lb / 77 – 99 kg
6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3”42.9LRider weight: 180 – 240 lb / 81 – 108 kg
6’6″ x 19 5/8″ x 2 3/4”38.2LRider weight: 160 – 210 lb / 72 – 95 kg
6’6″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 7/8″39LRider weight: 160 – 210 lb / 72 – 95 kg
6’7” x 19 7/8” x 2 3/4” 37.1LRider weight: 160 – 210 lb / 72 – 95 kg
6’10” x 21 1/2” x 2 7/8”43.6LRider weight: 180 – 225 lb / 81 – 102 kg
7’10” x 21” x 3 1/8”56LRider weight: 200 – 275 lb / 90 – 124 kg

You know those days when it’s well overhead and sweeping, and you feel like you could be riding a board that’s about a foot longer and 1/4” thicker to be able to nab the goodies that always seem to be just out of reach? …but then, once on the wave face, you don’t want all the extra nose length of a true gun getting clipped by the lip while you’re navigating through the barrel? Whatever can we do?

This video features Australian style guru Jarrah Tutton hucking buckets at a thumpy sandbank in Oz riding his 6’0” x 19” x 2 9/16” 29.5L Holy Roller. Jarrah is 6’0”/175 lbs.

That’s what this board is for: paddles like a gun, but in a compact length. Using a fuller nose outline, wide point forward, a swept back tail, and volume down the center and under the chest. Medium to lower volume rails to keep it knifey and responsive, edgy and thinned out in the tail to draw surgical lines with flow. So, in conditions where you might normally require a 6’3” – 6’4” step-up, you would ride this; 4-6” inches shorter with same paddle yet way easier to stuff up tighter in the barrel and rail steeper in the hook.

Polyester/Polyurethane

$725+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$875+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Carbon Footprint

$1025+
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails

Titanium II Series

$1025+
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the additiona of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh

Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
6’0″ x 19″ x 2 9/16”29.5LRider weight: 150 – 180 lb / 68 – 81 kg
6’2″ x 19 3/8″ x 2 5/8”+34.3LRider weight: 170 – 220 lb / 77 – 99 kg
6’4″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 7/8”42LRider weight: 170 – 220 lb / 77 – 99 kg
6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3”42.9LRider weight: 180 – 240 lb / 81 – 108 kg
6’6″ x 19 5/8″ x 2 3/4”38.2LRider weight: 160 – 210 lb / 72 – 95 kg
6’6″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 7/8″39LRider weight: 160 – 210 lb / 72 – 95 kg
6’7” x 19 7/8” x 2 3/4” 37.1LRider weight: 160 – 210 lb / 72 – 95 kg
6’10” x 21 1/2” x 2 7/8”43.6LRider weight: 180 – 225 lb / 81 – 102 kg
7’10” x 21” x 3 1/8”56LRider weight: 200 – 275 lb / 90 – 124 kg

You know those days when it’s well overhead and sweeping, and you feel like you could be riding a board that’s about a foot longer and 1/4” thicker to be able to nab the goodies that always seem to be just out of reach? …but then, once on the wave face, you don’t want all the extra nose length of a true gun getting clipped by the lip while you’re navigating through the barrel? Whatever can we do?

This video features Australian style guru Jarrah Tutton hucking buckets at a thumpy sandbank in Oz riding his 6’0” x 19” x 2 9/16” 29.5L Holy Roller. Jarrah is 6’0”/175 lbs.

That’s what this board is for: paddles like a gun, but in a compact length. Using a fuller nose outline, wide point forward, a swept back tail, and volume down the center and under the chest. Medium to lower volume rails to keep it knifey and responsive, edgy and thinned out in the tail to draw surgical lines with flow. So, in conditions where you might normally require a 6’3” – 6’4” step-up, you would ride this; 4-6” inches shorter with same paddle yet way easier to stuff up tighter in the barrel and rail steeper in the hook.

Polyester/Polyurethane

$725+
traditional foam & fiberglass - various upgrades available on all constructions

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$875+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Carbon Footprint

$1025+
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails

Titanium II Series

$1025+
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the additiona of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh
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