apex

a good airboard with lots of speed down the line and likes to project out of the lip

the APEX Extended // a new performance shape for average waves

Todd Proctor & Nick Rozsa brainstorm a new performance shape for average waves.

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An all-around high performance shortboard; a conglomeration of design aspects from the Blackbird, Super-Typhoon and Ghost models all synthesized into one versatile compact shape.

The entry rocker is lower like that of the Ghost, allowing for early entry into waves and quick speed down the line. The rocker is surprisingly steep through the midsection of the board; the apex of the rocker peaking at dead center….much like that of the Supertypoon; this gives the board a nice swivelly almost ball-bearing like feel, immediately climbing it high and tight straight into the lippy power part of the wave.

The concaves are heavy throughout and increase in depth as the water runs through the bottom of the board…..this creates incredible speed, but with 100% hold no matter how hard you push it off the bottom or through turns. Has a nice progressive release out of the back of the wave when you want it to though.

The Apex is typically ridden the same height as the surfer, and a touch wider (1/8″ – 1/4″) than a good waves/ travel shortboard. If you’re favorite travel board/ “good waves” board is the blackbird or supertyphoon then you will love this model as it’s the ‘everyday’ performance version.

This is a good airboard with lots of speed down the line and likes to project out of the lip.

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Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’6″ x 17 7/8″ x 2 1/8″21.6LRider weight: 125-145 lb / 56-66 kg
5’9″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″24.9LRider weight: 135-170 lb / 61-77 kg
5’10” x 18 5/8″ x 2 5/16″ 25.9LRider weight: 145-175 lb / 65-79 kg
6’0” x 18 3/4” x 2 5/16”27.3LRider weight: 150-180 lb / 68-82 kg
6’1” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8”28.3LRider weight: 155-185 lb / 70-84 kg
6’2” x 19” x 2 3/8” 29LRider weight: 160-190 lb / 72-86 kg
6’4” x 19 1/8” x 2 7/16”30.5LRider weight: 170-200 lb / 77-91 kg
6’6” x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/8” 34.5LRider weight: 180-210 lb / 81-95 kg
6’8” x 20” x 2 3/4” 37.2LRider weight: 190-230 lb / 86-104 kg
6’10” x 20 1/4” x 2 7/8” 40.2LRider weight: 200-240 lb / 90-109 kg

typically ridden the same height as the surfer, and a touch wider (1/8″ – 1/4″) than a good waves/ travel 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
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how to get your board

ordering options

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Order Stock Quick >> 2 week build

Customize your Board >> in the Online Shop

Unmasking the Truth: This just in from the world of Oz, where @keepittropical escaped from lockdown and pulled a “shawshank redemption” burrowing to freedom through a long dark hole. 
6’3” x 18 7/8” x 2 9/16” 31L #Flyinlionsurfboard step-up 
Jarrah is 5’11”, 175lbs. 
@salty_beards

Unmasking the Truth: This just in from the world of Oz, where @keepittropical escaped from lockdown and pulled a “shawshank redemption” burrowing to freedom through a long dark hole.
6’3” x 18 7/8” x 2 9/16” 31L #Flyinlionsurfboard step-up
Jarrah is 5’11”, 175lbs.
@salty_beards

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To my wife on Mother’s Day,
If God is perfect and good, if God exists, why would He not create a world perfect as well? Void of pain and suffering, divisions and strife? 
I don’t know.
I’m just me. But I do know this - you are in this world, and you bring people together. You overcome and shine light in the dark places. You restore the joy to our home when it has departed. And each time you do, the joy and the light burns brighter; like a torch that draws people in; creating unity and hope and regaining the Shalom.
So maybe God wrote the story so that we the people like you and I, when we choose to carry the light can have an impact; and take part in a grand story that overcomes it’s oppressors. A story that requires bravery and truth and boldness and love. It takes a lifetime and requires all of everything we are - from a Light that is greater and more perfect than any of us can ever be … so maybe that’s who God is. That Light inside, ever wanting to shine and make things right … for the glory of the story.; the glory of the Light!
Keep letting the Light in. 
Yes, I know it’s true.

To my wife on Mother’s Day,
If God is perfect and good, if God exists, why would He not create a world perfect as well? Void of pain and suffering, divisions and strife?
I don’t know.
I’m just me. But I do know this – you are in this world, and you bring people together. You overcome and shine light in the dark places. You restore the joy to our home when it has departed. And each time you do, the joy and the light burns brighter; like a torch that draws people in; creating unity and hope and regaining the Shalom.
So maybe God wrote the story so that we the people like you and I, when we choose to carry the light can have an impact; and take part in a grand story that overcomes it’s oppressors. A story that requires bravery and truth and boldness and love. It takes a lifetime and requires all of everything we are – from a Light that is greater and more perfect than any of us can ever be … so maybe that’s who God is. That Light inside, ever wanting to shine and make things right … for the glory of the story.; the glory of the Light!
Keep letting the Light in.
Yes, I know it’s true.

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Not just a sticker with the shaper’s name printed on it; it’s an actual signature by the shaper who actually talked to you, consulted with you, designed and shaped a one-of-a-kind board synthesized from one or more proven board models with a few touches and customizations mixed in...so you’ll have the craft in the design and construction that best suits your style, the waves you surf and the progression you want to see out of your surfing. It’s called the custom approach to design. 

Building to a need, not building to fill a space or to meet a corporate quota. The greenest way to build a thing.

One surfer at a time
One day at a time
One board at a time

Equipping you for the journey 

#Americansurfboardfactory

Not just a sticker with the shaper’s name printed on it; it’s an actual signature by the shaper who actually talked to you, consulted with you, designed and shaped a one-of-a-kind board synthesized from one or more proven board models with a few touches and customizations mixed in…so you’ll have the craft in the design and construction that best suits your style, the waves you surf and the progression you want to see out of your surfing. It’s called the custom approach to design.

Building to a need, not building to fill a space or to meet a corporate quota. The greenest way to build a thing.

One surfer at a time
One day at a time
One board at a time

Equipping you for the journey

#Americansurfboardfactory

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Stoked surfer reports >> this just in (North Shore battlefront): 
“Todd, the new 6’2” is scary good...like put it in a glass box good.” - @petemendia
6’2” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32L #SR71surfboard
Pete is 6’2” / 190lbs. 
Photo: @friedenpete 
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @electric_surf @freak_traction @sushijoflorida

Stoked surfer reports >> this just in (North Shore battlefront):
“Todd, the new 6’2” is scary good…like put it in a glass box good.” – @petemendia
6’2” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32L #SR71surfboard
Pete is 6’2” / 190lbs.
Photo: @friedenpete
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @electric_surf @freak_traction @sushijoflorida

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Friday afternoon factory walk through.... #Americansurfboardfactory
#Equippingyouforthejourney
#handmadeinthefreeworld

Friday afternoon factory walk through…. #Americansurfboardfactory
#Equippingyouforthejourney
#handmadeinthefreeworld

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The Ballad of Ricky Bobby - 
It’s been said that 54 yr. old Ricky Schaffer has flashes of Bobby Martinez. That floater and 3rd turn might make a case for a statement of endearment on that caliber.
5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.3L #Falconv2surfboard in ridiculite epoxy construction. That board used to be my board. I rode it for half a session at which time my buddy was like, “Hey what’s that one?...wanna swap?” He ripped so hard on it, and that day was his birthday; the rest is history as they say.

The Ballad of Ricky Bobby –
It’s been said that 54 yr. old Ricky Schaffer has flashes of Bobby Martinez. That floater and 3rd turn might make a case for a statement of endearment on that caliber.
5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.3L #Falconv2surfboard in ridiculite epoxy construction. That board used to be my board. I rode it for half a session at which time my buddy was like, “Hey what’s that one?…wanna swap?” He ripped so hard on it, and that day was his birthday; the rest is history as they say.

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Just shaped it: 
New board model - 
“GrovelChief 2.0”
6’3” x 21 1/4” x 3” 41L 
Features wider nose outline and full tailblock for maximum glide and carry, with a less rockered version of the #Falcon2surfboard rocker and bottom for seemless ball-bearing rail to rail execution. Top speed surpasses previous redline markers, and holds a rail like a boss on wings. Feasts on 1-4 foot summer weakness, allowing big dudes to prosper whilst many flyweights can’t even find speed. 

#grovelchief

Just shaped it:
New board model –
“GrovelChief 2.0”
6’3” x 21 1/4” x 3” 41L
Features wider nose outline and full tailblock for maximum glide and carry, with a less rockered version of the #Falcon2surfboard rocker and bottom for seemless ball-bearing rail to rail execution. Top speed surpasses previous redline markers, and holds a rail like a boss on wings. Feasts on 1-4 foot summer weakness, allowing big dudes to prosper whilst many flyweights can’t even find speed.

#grovelchief

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The Iron Age:
That time in life when the voice starts to deepen, the stature toughens, and the surfing packs more horsepower. This grom is now 14, sharpening his blades and seeing what sparks will fly when you’re swinging the hammer. 
5’4” x 17” x 2 3/16” 21L #Flyinpigsurfboard in ultralite poly. 

📷 @waterworkmedia

The Iron Age:
That time in life when the voice starts to deepen, the stature toughens, and the surfing packs more horsepower. This grom is now 14, sharpening his blades and seeing what sparks will fly when you’re swinging the hammer.
5’4” x 17” x 2 3/16” 21L #Flyinpigsurfboard in ultralite poly.

📷 @waterworkmedia

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