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I’ve created a monster….no, a Monsta…

The ‘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‘.

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

  • FIN CONFIGURATION: thruster or five fin option to ride as tri or quad
  • WAVE PREFERENCES: knee 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

Popular Monsta tail options:



‘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.


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.

Rocker Options:




the v.1

beginner - advancedbeing the flattest and best for mushy small point surf

the v.1.3

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.


beginner - advancedblends 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

the v.2

intermediate - advancedhas 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…

the v.3

intermediate - advancedis 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.

the HD

intermediate - advancedcombines 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.

the MonstaJet

beginner - advancedcombines 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.


Monsta popular dimensions

all boards can be completely customized during custom order process

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

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5’8” x 19 1/4” x 2 3/8” 27.8L #Monstavarotti for Anika.
The new #Pavarottisurfboard rocker and bottom has been such a hit, that I’ve begun morphing it onto existing outlines, like this swallowtail #Monstasurfboard. My Italian Uncle ‘Salvi’ Salvatore used to work on Italian car engines for Steve McQueen and Elvis Presley back in the day. Salvi’s specialty was with AlphaRomeo’s and Maserati’s. I visited him once in Sicily in the little old world ancient mountaintop town named Savoca where he and my Auntie Anna lived. He would force me to take shots of uzo and anisette with him at age 14, then have me sit shotgun while he leadfooted the latest racecar he was working on, speeding down the single lane mountain pass. I remember whiteknuckling the door handle and leaning over and telling my uncle, “I think you should slow down around the blind curves!” To which Salvi would yell back, “No Todd it’s better we go fast!...more control dat way!”...and so this latest Monsta iteration kinda sounds to me like one of those classic Italian racecars Uncle Salvatore would push the envelope in...thus the “Monstavarotti” has been born. Board video design breakdown coming soon.
By the way, the cumulative work here by our crew with all hands involved from start to finish is what really makes everything tick over here. Charissa on client interfacing, order timelines (and basically making the whole ship run -p.s. she could run a small country / or a big one), Pedro on CNC machine, Todd on board design, shaping, and art concept and custom consult, Charissa again on custom pigment resin color mix, Spencer on resin swirl and cutlap lamination, Nick on fins and sand. So from our little racecar garage to you, we wish you some exhilarating rides on your #Monstavarotti 

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Andy's next ride #americansurfboardfactory a Todd Proctor original, shape & art #monstasqueak ...

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Andy Freeman shabango shuffle on a springtime day // 6'0/190lb 5'11 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 30.6L #monstabound (#monstasurfboard with #superaboundsurfboard rocker & concaves) perfect for waist-shoulder high hollow beachbreak @andy_freeman_ #boardsforthejourney ...

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Just shaped it:
First of its kind for a local Ventura surfer named Brennan. It’s a step-up for a hollow rare gem point that roars to life every now and again. The outline is that of the #Holyrollersurfboard / #monstasurfboard i.e. fuller in the nose to roll in early, swept back roundpin to sit easy crispy in the tube; subtle beak nose; low volume rails to knife into the wave face while the lip pitches out; thickness down the center and under the chest to motor around a wide open playing field; a single to double #Jetstreamsurfboard hydrofoilesque hull; with parabolic inset compression chamber sluiceboxes with side channels that split off sustaining a four pack of glass-on bonzers; capped off with a small center box to hold a five incher...I’ll keep you posted as she gets lammed up, finned up and generally comes all together. I’ve found that by scalloping the sluicebox concaves to follow the outline through the midsection of the board and then angle them to a compression transition zone through the fins, creates this huge wide open sweet spot from under the front foot through the entire board, and the added water flow heading into the fins creates a dynamic vortex enabling the board to generate even higher levels of turbulent-smoothing speeds than previous jet stream / sluicebox combinations. It will be very interesting to see what all this does with the added leverage and surface areas of a bonzer fin setup as well. Keep ya posted mates...
6’4” x 19 5/8” x 2 5/8” 33.3L
#Holymonstabonza step-up

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Andy's New Year's 5'11" x 19 3/4" x 2 9/16" 31L Ultralight Monsta / Jetstream / Techtonaught with vulcanized mesh reinforced deck.
#firstofitskind #monstajet #techtonaught

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Andy's 5'11 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 #MonstaSqueak #firstofitskind #americansurfboardfactory A Todd Proctor original shape & art ...

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#proxyepoxy 5'7 x 19 x 2 1/4 27.33L #monstabound with #compositestringer for Alex // headed for Indo by way of La Canada #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hey Todd and Charissa, Took delivery of the Hideo just a few days before I left for Panama. Arrived in perfect condition as usual but was kind of tripping on it. Never seen a board quite like it. Anyway, waves were flat so didn’t get to give it a go.
Went on my trip, had a great time. Stayed with my brother and sister in law on their boat in Bocas. Scored some good Careneros. Monsta HD is custom fit for that wave btw. Got home and still nothing for a Hiddy test. Finally this past weekend got a little bump from the tropics. Weak, waist to chest high. Todd! I was catching waves out past the longboarders. And you can still surf it like a conventional shortboard. Super impressed. Love it. Exactly what I was looking for. Devours Florida weakness. Haha. Hope you guys are doing well. I’ll be in touch soon for the next one.” —Jody
5’10” x 20 1/2” x 2 5/8” 35L #hideoscillous Hideojet #proxy epoxy Ridiculite
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 32.5L customized #monstajet with #monstroscillous rocker & bottom #proxyepoxy teamlite #surferfeedback

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Matt's 5'9 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8 28L #carbonfootprint #monstabound for Nica, Costa, Indo, O-side + // 31/5'11"/165 lb/5 Years exp #americansurfboardfactory ...

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When the tight turning whippiness of the #Flyinlionsurfboard meets the drivey versatility of the #Monstasurfboard the resultant equation brings forth the #Flyinmonsta ...

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The real life Pete Mendia @petemendia #americansurfboardfactory #caliquiver #MendiaMallet #monstasqueak #titanium2 #monstasurfboard ...

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...Well color me happy: (1) 5’7” x 19 3/8” x 2 5/16” #Rascalsurfboard v.1 as a twin fin in poly construction for Kenny on Maui.
(2) 5’11” x 19 1/2” x 2 7/16” #Monstasurfboard with a #Flyin71surfboard rocker and bottom in epoxy with high density foam stringer for TK in NorCal. (3) 6’1” x 19 1/2” x 2 11/16” 33L #Flyin71surfboard / #Mendiasurfboard in epoxy for Dan on the East Coast who’s headed to Indo. (4) 5’7” x 19 1/4” x 2 7/16” #Twinturbinesurfboard / #Scarecrowsurfboard in poly construction for Shane in Venice Beach.

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Monsta Cali/Hawaii 2pak for Josh 5'8" x 19" x 2 1/4" 26L #monstajet & 5'6" x 19 1/4" x 2 5/16" 27L #monstajet HD #swallowtail | Josh is 34/5'8"/160lb ...

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A grom and his #monstasqueak
5'6 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/16 24L | 12/5'0/98lb #boardsforthejourney #gromstoke #americansurfboardfactory

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Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: (From a previous post regarding a 5’10” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2” 31.2L duplicate of a magic #Monstasurfboard v-1.3 / #Zipstajet (top board) but this time we went with a swallowtail and short channels off the tail - bottom board)...”Wow is all I can say!! I was finally able to ride this board, on this last Cali swell. Went to a local Newport spot where mick fanning was spotted. 4’-6’ beach break barrels on tap. First wave - the board stuck, flew and released when I wanted it to. Now my confidence peaked, I felt as if I was on drugs I was so stoked. This board is beyond magic. After our session a buddy says to me “man, that’s the best I’ve ever seen you surf, you were so confident, charging and ripping”. Having confidence is such a huge part of surfing - like 50/50 confidence and ability. 🙌🏻 thx proctor!! That’s a review btw - I think every surfer should own this board, it’s a well rounded shredding machine!!!” —Christian 36/5’9”/190lb #surferfeedback
One day at a time, one board at a time, one surfer at a time #equippingyouforthejourney #thejourneyisthedestination

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