EL PAVOTE

Spanish for fat wild turkey

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Peter Mendia on a Carbon Rail Pavote in Chicama, Peru // photo: Tim McCaig
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elPavote-logo.pngBest summed up – easy speed with maximum hold for performance surfing. El Pavote is basically the Falcon model with all the spiral vee through the back half of the board shaped out of the bottom; and replaced with a deep even single concave with subtle doubles running the length of the back 1/3 of the rocker and off the tail block. So….what all that technical jargon means practically is that the El Pavote has more hold off your back foot so you can leave the gas at full throttle through turns, push on it as hard as you like and it will push back and redirect with smooth positive drive not unlike the speed with which demons got the boot from God’s heavenly kingdom at the dawn of time. Ride this board 4-5 inches shorter and 3/4” wider than your standard good waves shortboard.

You can get this board with the Apache tail, the swallow tail, the diamond tail, or the rounded diamond winger tail.

For effortless skating in weak waves whilst performing devastating fin hucks and buckets like a riot-quelling water cannon.  Ride this board 4-5 inches shorter and 3/4” wider than your standard good waves shortboard.

You can get this board with the Apache tail, the swallow tail, the diamond tail, or the rounded diamond winger tail.

Todd’s picks for traction, fins, & other board essentials

Power Broker

Andy Irons Dakine Traction

Octopus Chippa Traction

Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’4″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/16″ 24.8LRider weight: 120-155 lb / 54-70 kg
5’6″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/8″24.6LRider weight: 120-155 lb / 54-70 kg
5’7″ x 19 3/8″ x 2 5/16″28LRider weight: 135-180 lb / 61-81 kg
5’8″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/16″27.5LRider weight: 135-175 lb / 61-79 kg
5’10” x 19 5/8″ x 2 3/8″29.5LRider weight: 155-185 lb / 70-83 kg
5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 1/2”31LRider weight: 160-195 lb / 72-88 kg
5’11” x 19 3/4″ x 2 9/16″ 31.6LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
5’11” x 20 1/4″ x 2 3/4″35LRider weight: 175-210 lb / 79-95 kg
6’0″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ 30LRider weight: 160-185 lb / 72-83 kg
6’0″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 7/16″31LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’0” x 20” x 2 5/8”33.2LRider weight: 165-210 lb / 74-95 kg
6’0″ x 22 1/2″ x 3 3/4″55LRider weight: 200-260 lb / 90-117 kg
6’2″ x 20 3/4″ x 2 3/4″39LRider weight: 160-200 lb / 72-91 kg
6’4″ x 21″ x 2 5/8″39LRider weight: 160-200 lb / 72-91 kg
6’6″ x 21″ x 2 3/4″41LRider weight: 140-210 lb / 63-95 kg
6’6″ x 21 1/2″ x 3″45.7LRider weight: 180-240 lb / 81-108 kg
6’8″ x 21″ x 2 7/8″44LRider weight: 175-215 lb / 79-97 kg
6’8″ x 21 1/2″ x 3″48LRider weight: 190-250+ lb / 86-113 kg
6’10” x 21 1/2″ x 2 7/8″45LRider weight: 175-215 lb / 79-97 kg
8’2″ x 22″ x 2 3/4″57LRider weight: 140-250+ lb / 63-113 kg

Ride this board 4-5 inches shorter and 3/4” wider than your standard good waves shortboard.

construction options & pricing

Polyester/Polyurethane

$850+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$1000+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Proxy Ridiculite Carbon Reinforced

$1100+
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

$1125+
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
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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

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hi Charissa, I absolutely love my board. I think the dims are perfect! I’m curious to see what Todd would recommend for a step up for when the waves get bigger. Like overhead to double overhead. 
Thanks,
Brian” 49/5’7”/189lb/St. Augustine, FL 
Proxy epoxy Hideojet 20/30 5’7” x 20 1/2” x 2 11/16” 33.5L #hideoscillous #hideojet

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hi Charissa, I absolutely love my board. I think the dims are perfect! I’m curious to see what Todd would recommend for a step up for when the waves get bigger. Like overhead to double overhead.
Thanks,
Brian” 49/5’7”/189lb/St. Augustine, FL
Proxy epoxy Hideojet 20/30 5’7” x 20 1/2” x 2 11/16” 33.5L #hideoscillous #hideojet

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A ripper whose a rippin’ sander - this kid is headed to Indo…and he just finished sanding his last two #procco2030surfboard of a five-pak quiv he’s bringing to the infamous archipelago. Bon voyage @huntray284 get some tubes for us. We’ll see you on the other side of the gold rush.

A ripper whose a rippin’ sander – this kid is headed to Indo…and he just finished sanding his last two #procco2030surfboard of a five-pak quiv he’s bringing to the infamous archipelago. Bon voyage @huntray284 get some tubes for us. We’ll see you on the other side of the gold rush.

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This is what a legend turn looks like. Study it. Know it. Try and do it. @petemendia the only one who does ‘em like this…even in a wave pool… 
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.3L #Velocimonsta2030 
Pete is 6’1” 190lbs. 
Full in the shaping room board breakdown coming soon…stay tuned. 
@billabong @billabong_usa @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @sushijoflorida @electric_surf @freak_traction

This is what a legend turn looks like. Study it. Know it. Try and do it. @petemendia the only one who does ‘em like this…even in a wave pool…
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.3L #Velocimonsta2030
Pete is 6’1” 190lbs.
Full in the shaping room board breakdown coming soon…stay tuned.
@billabong @billabong_usa @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @sushijoflorida @electric_surf @freak_traction

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#velocimonsta2030 
This summer's most popular shortboard.

#velocimonsta2030
This summer's most popular shortboard.

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Today’s batch: 
a walk through of boards in process, explaining the what’s and who’s of the current custom boards being handmade in the free world…at our Ventura surfboard factory. Is yours in here? 
#Americansurfboardfactory

Today’s batch:
a walk through of boards in process, explaining the what’s and who’s of the current custom boards being handmade in the free world…at our Ventura surfboard factory. Is yours in here?
#Americansurfboardfactory

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This just in: @keepittropical dreamweaving through timetunnels in the land down under. 6’0” x 19” x 2 9/16” 29L #holyrollersurfboard 
Jarrah is 5’11”, 175Lbs. 
@salty_crew @yeti 

The Holy Roller is a fuller nosed, swept back and pulled in tail for getting deep in slabby tubes. It allows you to ride a shorter, more compact board in bigger waves. As opposed to a traditional step-up that would have more rail line and be like 6-12 inches longer. It holds volume down the center and through the the chest, and tops off with a groovy subtle beak nose to spark in early. 

proctorsurf.com/guns/holy-roller/

This just in: @keepittropical dreamweaving through timetunnels in the land down under. 6’0” x 19” x 2 9/16” 29L #holyrollersurfboard
Jarrah is 5’11”, 175Lbs.
@salty_crew @yeti

The Holy Roller is a fuller nosed, swept back and pulled in tail for getting deep in slabby tubes. It allows you to ride a shorter, more compact board in bigger waves. As opposed to a traditional step-up that would have more rail line and be like 6-12 inches longer. It holds volume down the center and through the the chest, and tops off with a groovy subtle beak nose to spark in early.

proctorsurf.com/guns/holy-roller/

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After a 2 year hiatus from doing board breakdowns, mostly just due to being inundated with boards, I’ve decided to make it a point (due to repeated requests) to break down the latest brainstorms and board models and design ideas as they hit me. Here’s an in-depth look at the Falcon 2 & Falcon 3, a versatile groveler and performance shortboard 2-pack that revisit the reverse vee design of the early 90’s, reimagined in an extreme format complemented by a high-powered deeply concaved engine through the fins. #falcon2surfboard #falcon3surfboard

After a 2 year hiatus from doing board breakdowns, mostly just due to being inundated with boards, I’ve decided to make it a point (due to repeated requests) to break down the latest brainstorms and board models and design ideas as they hit me. Here’s an in-depth look at the Falcon 2 & Falcon 3, a versatile groveler and performance shortboard 2-pack that revisit the reverse vee design of the early 90’s, reimagined in an extreme format complemented by a high-powered deeply concaved engine through the fins. #falcon2surfboard #falcon3surfboard

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South swell and a 6'0" x 19 5/8" x 2 11/16" 33.3L #falcon3surfboard

South swell and a 6'0" x 19 5/8" x 2 11/16" 33.3L #falcon3surfboard

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