Da Monsta

a one board quiver

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Da Monsta turns 10

A Cali one-board-quiver by Proctor celebrates its 10 yr. birthday.

Three friends, a shaping room, some board banter, and kinetic surfing pepper this remembrance of the first of its kind. Although this shape has undergone many iterations throughout the years, the original design has retained a fond and relevant longevity.

5'7" x 19" x 2 1/4" 26L Monsta v2. Nick is 5'10"/170lb. sequence: Seth De Roulet

Hydrodynamics of an Everyday Board | Part 1

In this episode of the American Surfboard Factory, take a look into the world of hydrodynamics; the concepts behind what makes a versatile everyday performance board tick . . . and see what it means for you. Proctor dissects his arsenal of one board quivers known as the Monsta series. Nick Rozsa articulates in a demonstration that inspires.

Shaper loves his MonstaJet

Todd on a 5'11" x 19 5/8" x 2 9/16" 32L Carbon Footprint. Todd is 6'0"/175lb  photo: Michael Mortimer

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Hydrodynamics of an Everyday Board – PT2

Todd explains the use of hydrofoil concepts in an everyday board. Also exploring the elastic properties in its rubber-like construction. A cross-section of 4 surfers varying in age, builds & styles demonstrate.

5'9" x 19 3/8" x 2 7/16" 28.5L Monstajet Techtonaught for the South Bay. Forrest is 6'1"/185lb.

Nick Rozsa’s arcing joyride on his Carbon Footprint Monsta

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Titanium II Monsta Shortboard Shaper Breakdown

5'8" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8" Monsta v2 Carbon Footprint at Blacks. Pat is 5'11"/180lb. photo: Glaser

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Rozsa Homegrown

shot/cut: Papaleo

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Forever Grom Explains da Monsta

Ricky Schaffer tells why Da Monsta has put "fresh wind and fresh fire" into his surfing.

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homegrown ep.2

das wunderkind: Nick Rozsa || shot/cut: Chris Papaleo || featuring the Monsta HD 'Monstoscillous' - Monsta outline & rails w/ Hideoscillous rocker & concaves 

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Da Monsta is our ‘one board quiver’.

The most versatile board for waves two foot to just overhead; mushy or hollow.It has become most surfers’ “normal everyday board for all conditions”.
The only complaint has become, “I don’t ride any of my other boards anymore!”

This new life form is the high performance great grandchild of the Lil’ Rascal….it has morphed, grown a bit sleeker, but has stayed true to it’s roots of blistering speed through its heritage of a shorter, wider, stalkier persona. Where this offspring has matured and pushed past it’s predecessors is in the area of versatility and in-the-pocket mobility.

The Monsta keeps the speed constant….you don’t have to rely so much on the wave dictating where you’ll derive your speed from….the board just goes, yet has the hold of a normal good waves shortboard when you bare some teeth into your turns. Where the Rascal utilized a spiral vee contour running through the fin cluter,

I’ve plowed all those guts out of the Monsta and left one deep even concave with subtle inset doubles running through the fins…as well there is also concave running right off the tail block; we call it the ‘exhaust pipe‘.

 
  • FIN CONFIGURATIONthruster or five fin option to ride as tri or quad
  • WAVE PREFERENCESknee high and mushy to head high and hollow
  • AVAILABLE TAIL CONFIGURATIONS: wide rounded squash, wide hip-squash, swallowtail, round/thumbtail
  • RECOMMENDED RIDER TYPES: beginner to advanced
Todd’s picks for traction, fins, & other board essentials

Power Broker

Andy Irons Dakine Traction

Octopus Chippa Traction

Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
4’7″ x 17 3/4″ x 1 3/4″16.85LRider weight: 40-80 lb / 18-36 kg
5’2″ x 17 7/8″ x 1 7/8″18.45LRider weight: 60-90 lb / 27-40kg
5’4” x 18 3/8” x 2 1/8”21.59LRider weight: 60-140 lb / 27-63 kg
5’5″ x 18 5/8″ x 2″ 22.1LRider weight: 60-140 lb / 27-63 kg
5’6” x 18 7/8” x 2 1/8”23.6LRider weight: 70-145 lb / 31-65 kg
5’6” x 18 7/8” x 2 1/4”24.99LRider weight: 75-160 lb / 34-72 kg
5’7” x 19” x 2 1/4”25.4-26LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
5’7” x 19” x 2 5/16”26.3LRider weight: 145-170 lb / 65-77 kg
5’8″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/16″ (narrower nose)27LRider weight: 150-180 lb / 68-81 kg
5’8” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/16”28LRider weight: 155-185 lb / 70-3 kg
5’9″ x 19 3/8″ x 2 3/8″28.72LRider weight: 160-185 lb / 72-84 kg
5’9″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 3/8″30LRider weight: 160-190 lb / 72-86 kg
5’10” x 19 1/2″ x 2 3/8″ 29L+Rider weight: 160-195 lb / 72-88 kg
5’10” x 19 5/8″ x 2 3/8″29L+Rider weight: 160-195 lb / 72-88 kg
5’11” x 19 1/2″ x 2 3/8″28LRider weight: 165-190 lb / 74-86 kg
5’11” x 20″ x 2 1/2″+33LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’0″ x 19 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ 30.8LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’0″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 1/2″31.5LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’0″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″ tapered rail31.5LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’0” x 19 7/8” x 2 1/2”33LRider weight: 170-200 lb / 77-91 kg
6’0″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ 33.7L+Rider weight: 170-200 lb / 77-91 kg
6’0″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 9/16″33LRider weight: 170-200 lb / 77-91 kg
6’0″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 7/8″ full38.43LRider weight: 175-220 lb / 79-99 kg
6’1″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/2″31.77LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’1″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 5/8″33.9LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6’2 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8 30.7LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’2″ x 20 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ 32.8LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6’2″ x 20 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ full34LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6’3” x 20 1/2” x 2 3/4” 35LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6’3” x 20 1/8” x 2 5/8” 35LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6’3 x 20 3/4″ x 2 3/4″+39.29LRider weight: 180-240 lb / 81-108 kg
6’4″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″ 34.58LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6’4″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 5/8″38LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-99 kg
6’5″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 3/4″38.36LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-99 kg
6’5″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 7/8″42.8LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-99 kg
6’6” x 21” x 2 5/8” 39LRider weight: 170-230 lb / 77-104 kg
6’6” x 21” x 2 3/4” 40.5LRider weight: 170-230 lb / 77-104 kg
6’8” x 21 1/2” x 3” 46.7LRider weight: 180-240 lb / 81-109 kg
6’10” x 20” x 2 5/8” (sleek)38.4LRider weight: 115-200 lb / 52-90 kg
7’0” x 21” x 3” step-up50LRider weight: 190-250+ lb / 86-113 kg
7’6” x 22” x 3 1/4”54.29LRider weight: 200-250+ lb / 90-113 kg

Ride Da Monsta 3-4 inches shorter and 1/2” wider than your standard good waves shortboard

construction options & pricing

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

Monstas come in many iterations, constructions & artwork options. Here are a few examples.
Custom tune with Todd & have yours built to order.

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how to get your board

ordering options

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MONSTA HD:

‘Through Gates of Splendor’ … in the cathedrals of our soul, we realize there’s something more… Monsta outline & rails with Hideoscillous rocker & bottom. Ideal for small scale waves; incredible back foot control through on-rail full-speed cutties.

MONSTA STEP-UP:

This is the Monsta design ridden a couple inches longer than the standard Monsta, a touch narrower, with thinner rails, a sleeker outline and a roundtail for positive hold through turns with power. If you like the Monsta design and want one for waves slightly bigger or with more power, than this is the board for you.

A tale of two Monstas:

Two boards, same dims, same outline, same rails, different rockers and bottoms. 5’6” x 18 5/8” x 2 1/4” 25L with one being a #Flyinmonstasurfboard (rocker of the #Flyinlionsurfboard with the outline and rails of the #Monstasurfboard) and the other being the historical yet still relevant #Monstasurfboard v.2. They are for Brandon in Costa Rica. It’s a fun design process journey to see what different bottoms do on the same planshape and rails. I’ve found it’s a great way to venture out without veering off…to discover what works good, what works better and what works best for you.

Also introducing some new tailpads by @octopusisreal They are filthy good and we like their organic industrial look. Octo pads now available for new boards and at the shop…punk rock front foot pads too.

The Ghost:ghost shortboard surfboard complement to monsta

For those of you who like the Monsta, this is a high performance shortboard counterpart to that design. I’ve kept the rocker and bottom contours the same as that of the Monsta….so same speed, same positive flow…The outline, rail volume and deck foil is more “shortboardy, but with the wide point moved slightly forward & a bit fuller nose outline than a standard “needled out” perfect waves shortboard. The rails are less full than that of the Monsta; more pulled down, but boxy in shape.

Popular Rocker Options

Experience: beginner – advanced. The flattest and best for mushy small point surf

Experience: beginner – advanced. ‘the people’s board’ being the most user friendly from novice to expert and working in the widest ranges of wave types and sizes. The working man’s board. A quick and easy, quick paddling, drivey, plenty of foam, versatile, fast, fun, turns-on-a-dime rippin’ board for those of us that can’t always wait for the perfect conditions to come together. Small and crumbly – no problem; overhead and good….also wonderful; whatever conditions you encounter when you get the chance to jump out there, this model guarantees you’ll have fun. A board for the people.

Experience: beginner – advanced. Blends the low entry under the chest / flip tip of the Pipsqueak with a flatter run through the belly rocker and some extra tail flip off the back fin. Combined with heavy deep single to inset double concave bottom gives this board incredible small wave drive without compromising a nice crisp whippy feel in turns

Experience: intermediate – advanced. Has a wide-open sweet spot even single-to-inset-doubles & a bit more tail rocker to handle the demands of hyperactive rippers who can’t stay out of the pocket – or for surfers who’s local spots tend to be small, but can still be small and hollow at the same time i.e. the N.Y./ N.J. beachbreaks, Newport, Huntington, Texas, Japan, etc…small beachbreaky kind of stuff…found all over really…

Experience: intermediate – advanced. Is a pockety Monsta with deeper concaves for more backfooted surfers who like to release the tail & go for airs. The ‘inverted fulcrum’ rocker shift allows gravity’s laws to be bent … even broken. Invert yourself.

Experience: intermediate – advanced. Combines the Monsta outline & rails with Hideoscillous rocker & bottom. Ideal for small scale waves; incredible back foot control through on-rail full-speed cutties. Mallet instead of scalpel.

Experience: intermediate – advanced. Combines the Monsta outline & rails with Jetstream hydrofoil-esque concaves to generate smooth controllable speed – a paradigm shift for surfers of all ages, skill sets & abilities.

surfboard reviews

STOKED SURFER REPORTS | HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE. REAL STORIES FROM STOKED FROTHERS.

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> "I was able Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> "I was able to take the new board out this past Saturday at C St.... it is totally awesome!  There was a dude in the lineup who was asking me about the board, its dimensions and where I got it.  He said it was noticeably quick.  He was right…the board can take off late/deep and still make the sections and/or skate around the froth ahead.  Really digging it! 
Job well done!  Again!!" —John 5'7" x 19 1/4" x 2 5/16" 27L #monstasurfboard with #greasedpigsurfboard v4 rocker #hipsquash #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> "I was able to take the new board out this past Saturday at C St…. it is totally awesome! There was a dude in the lineup who was asking me about the board, its dimensions and where I got it. He said it was noticeably quick. He was right…the board can take off late/deep and still make the sections and/or skate around the froth ahead. Really digging it!
Job well done! Again!!" —John 5'7" x 19 1/4" x 2 5/16" 27L #monstasurfboard with #greasedpigsurfboard v4 rocker #hipsquash #surferfeedback

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Marley's 5'8 x 19 1/4 x 2 5/16 #titanium2 #monstasurfboard // 27/5'11"/165 lb #americansurfboardfactory

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Here’s a 6’1” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.5L # Here’s a 6’1” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.5L #Monstasurfboard outline blended with (my new favorite) a #Flyinpigsurfboard rocker and bottom...for Andrew who lives, well, all over the place. He’s got a spot in Costa, a crib in Indo, and a few other places too...this board is for Indo; a little spot just outside of Canggu...for the average head high to slightly overhead days, and for getting into the barrel easy and early, with a wide open sweet spot, a drivey board that will do crisp gafs in the pocket; an “easy” board that lets you get speed easy, but will also carve it up lightning fast...so that’s how I came up with this design combo cause that’s just what it does 🙂 It’s epoxy with a high density foam tensioner down the center for a smoother ride than typical epoxy, yet maintains that nice lively whippy feel in maneuvers that’s so nice about epoxy. There’s strategically placed carbon down the center and on the tail to keep the “stompin’ spots” from crushing out. 
I met Andrew years ago in Peru on a really good swell run. We’ve been dialing in different boards for different waves for a good stretch since that time. It’s always fun to catch up on his travels and the different wave locales he’s sampling, and to dial in the specialized tune-ins for his sheath of arrows on his unique surfing journey. 
Andrew is 30-something, 6’1”, 190lbs. 
#customsurfboards #thecustomdesignprocess

Here’s a 6’1” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.5L #Monstasurfboard outline blended with (my new favorite) a #Flyinpigsurfboard rocker and bottom…for Andrew who lives, well, all over the place. He’s got a spot in Costa, a crib in Indo, and a few other places too…this board is for Indo; a little spot just outside of Canggu…for the average head high to slightly overhead days, and for getting into the barrel easy and early, with a wide open sweet spot, a drivey board that will do crisp gafs in the pocket; an “easy” board that lets you get speed easy, but will also carve it up lightning fast…so that’s how I came up with this design combo cause that’s just what it does 🙂 It’s epoxy with a high density foam tensioner down the center for a smoother ride than typical epoxy, yet maintains that nice lively whippy feel in maneuvers that’s so nice about epoxy. There’s strategically placed carbon down the center and on the tail to keep the “stompin’ spots” from crushing out.
I met Andrew years ago in Peru on a really good swell run. We’ve been dialing in different boards for different waves for a good stretch since that time. It’s always fun to catch up on his travels and the different wave locales he’s sampling, and to dial in the specialized tune-ins for his sheath of arrows on his unique surfing journey.
Andrew is 30-something, 6’1”, 190lbs.
#customsurfboards #thecustomdesignprocess

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Robby's happy set headed off to Florida | 5'10" x Robby's happy set headed off to Florida | 5'10" x 18 3/4" x 2 1/4" 26L Monsta v2 Inverted Fulcrum & 6'0" x 18 5/8" x 2 1/4" 25.5L G4-71 | 40/5'10"/155lb/25 yrs exp #monstasurfboard #invertedfulcrum #g471surfboard

Robby's happy set headed off to Florida | 5'10" x 18 3/4" x 2 1/4" 26L Monsta v2 Inverted Fulcrum & 6'0" x 18 5/8" x 2 1/4" 25.5L G4-71 | 40/5'10"/155lb/25 yrs exp #monstasurfboard #invertedfulcrum #g471surfboard

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Built by hand at the American Surfboard Factory. T Built by hand at the American Surfboard Factory. This one ☝️ (by special request) for Eric in New Jersey ...a 6'5" x 21 1/4" x 2 7/8" 42.8L #monstasurfboard version 1.3 epoxy with resin colors and carbon...for 3-6ft pointbreaks worldbound. Eric is 48, 5'10", 180 lbs. Surfing for 7 years.

Built by hand at the American Surfboard Factory. This one ☝️ (by special request) for Eric in New Jersey …a 6'5" x 21 1/4" x 2 7/8" 42.8L #monstasurfboard version 1.3 epoxy with resin colors and carbon…for 3-6ft pointbreaks worldbound. Eric is 48, 5'10", 180 lbs. Surfing for 7 years.

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6'4" x 21 1/2" x 3" Monsta hipsquash for Josh for Ventura/LA county | 34/5'9"/190-200/15 yrs off & on #sharkrepellentzebrastripes in resin #monstasurfboard

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