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

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Tubes, tubes and more tubes. Barrels and buckets and buckets of barrels. In Hawaii, in Mexico, in Australia where they’ve all gone feral. Shacks at dawn and dusk, even under moonlight and threat of the musky musk and the tusky tusk. Barrels for beebops and toddlers and grownups. We’ll navigate the future with religious zeal, riding holy rollers and watery chariots following on @keepittropical ‘s heels 6'1" x 19" x 2 9/16" 31L #holyrollersurfboard

Tubes, tubes and more tubes. Barrels and buckets and buckets of barrels. In Hawaii, in Mexico, in Australia where they’ve all gone feral. Shacks at dawn and dusk, even under moonlight and threat of the musky musk and the tusky tusk. Barrels for beebops and toddlers and grownups. We’ll navigate the future with religious zeal, riding holy rollers and watery chariots following on @keepittropical ‘s heels 6'1" x 19" x 2 9/16" 31L #holyrollersurfboard

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I’ve always admired the surfers that go to the places where everybody else isn’t. Watching the swell charts and the winds and tides, getting intel from the boots on the sand underground expats. Waiting till the masses flock to the next tour stop to pull the trigger on going to an off season under the radar swell that’s the farthest away from the melee. @petemendia seems to have always had a certain penchant for watching the wheels go round and round, no longer riding on the merry go round. People think he’s crazy doing what he’s doing (that was the Beetles btw) …but when you find empty peaks that are guttering out and running down the trench for tubes longer and deeper and emptier than a world that’s got it’s focus diverted away from the mystique of adventure basqued in solitude…that’s where you’ll find the yeti. Here he rides a 7’8” x 19 1/4” x 2 7/8” #Pipecleanersurfboard with orange air spray, black racy rails, glassed strong, with plenty of paddle power, carbon for strength, shallow single to double concaves to vee, and a quad to get an extra gear of speed to roll right through three foam balls, eight speed bumps and four chandeliers on the way to an exit 100 yards from where you pulled in. 
#emptyrunners #wholeness

Sequence @sacraficialamb 
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @crowdcontrolsurf @freak_traction @sushijoflorida @nomadsurfshop @electric_surf

I’ve always admired the surfers that go to the places where everybody else isn’t. Watching the swell charts and the winds and tides, getting intel from the boots on the sand underground expats. Waiting till the masses flock to the next tour stop to pull the trigger on going to an off season under the radar swell that’s the farthest away from the melee. @petemendia seems to have always had a certain penchant for watching the wheels go round and round, no longer riding on the merry go round. People think he’s crazy doing what he’s doing (that was the Beetles btw) …but when you find empty peaks that are guttering out and running down the trench for tubes longer and deeper and emptier than a world that’s got it’s focus diverted away from the mystique of adventure basqued in solitude…that’s where you’ll find the yeti. Here he rides a 7’8” x 19 1/4” x 2 7/8” #Pipecleanersurfboard with orange air spray, black racy rails, glassed strong, with plenty of paddle power, carbon for strength, shallow single to double concaves to vee, and a quad to get an extra gear of speed to roll right through three foam balls, eight speed bumps and four chandeliers on the way to an exit 100 yards from where you pulled in.
#emptyrunners #wholeness

Sequence @sacraficialamb
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @crowdcontrolsurf @freak_traction @sushijoflorida @nomadsurfshop @electric_surf

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Backhand carve in Da Islands by @petemendia 
6’3” x 19 1/4” x 2 11/16” 32.5L #Flyinlionsurfboard roundtail slight step-up in poly construction. This model is currently our most popular high performance step-up. It threads barrels, yet does in the pocket like a shortboard. Glide in paddle so you get in early. It has heavy concaves through the fins that provide for a clampy grip off the bottom that holds and drives into the lip with maximum drive. It’s snappy with controlled release through carves too. So if your looking for which step-up out of all my different shapes this winter this is the one for that overhead+ ripping range. 
🎥 @dejadrone 
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @crowdcontrolsurf @nomadsurfshop @sushijoflorida @freak_traction @electric_surf

Backhand carve in Da Islands by @petemendia
6’3” x 19 1/4” x 2 11/16” 32.5L #Flyinlionsurfboard roundtail slight step-up in poly construction. This model is currently our most popular high performance step-up. It threads barrels, yet does in the pocket like a shortboard. Glide in paddle so you get in early. It has heavy concaves through the fins that provide for a clampy grip off the bottom that holds and drives into the lip with maximum drive. It’s snappy with controlled release through carves too. So if your looking for which step-up out of all my different shapes this winter this is the one for that overhead+ ripping range.
🎥 @dejadrone
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @crowdcontrolsurf @nomadsurfshop @sushijoflorida @freak_traction @electric_surf

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The best way to live free! Love one another, love the Giver of Life, and count your blessings! ❤️🙌
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

The best way to live free! Love one another, love the Giver of Life, and count your blessings! ❤️🙌
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

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