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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
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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the APEX Extended // 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

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

Smooth as silk, deep cuts like a surgeon. Jonah soars like a falcon over San Clemente. 
5’8” x 18 1/2” x 2 1/4” 25L #falconv3surfboard @jonahcarter_ word on the street this kid’s workin on a project … 🎥 @metal_neck @swellshotz

Smooth as silk, deep cuts like a surgeon. Jonah soars like a falcon over San Clemente.
5’8” x 18 1/2” x 2 1/4” 25L #falconv3surfboard @jonahcarter_ word on the street this kid’s workin on a project … 🎥 @metal_neck @swellshotz

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A lil’ somethin’ for small pointbreaks …

A lil’ somethin’ for small pointbreaks …

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Aloha Charissa and Todd!!!!!

This is Victor Katayama from Huntington Beach.

Just a note to thank you for an absolutely incredible board!!!!!

As you probably heard on the news…. Huntington Beach and many other SoCal beaches are now closed due to the horrific oil leak.

Fortunately… we had 2 great weeks of surf before the spill. 

Of all the “custom” boards that I’ve ordered (since the early 70’s)… my new Monsta Chief is first board that has totally exceeded my expectations.

The board is amazing…. It accelerates so fast.  I’m now able to fly around sections that I would have never made before.  It's so much fun to ride.  And the board seems to automatically drop into the pocket…. No matter how steep or hollow.  I don’t know how Todd does it…. But his algorithms are dialed in perfectly!!!!

I’ll be ordering my next Proctor board within the next couple months.

Thank you for hand crafting me a magic board.

Take care… and I’ll be talking to you soon!

Mahalo,  Victor K “ 65/6’0”/220lb/Huntington Beach CA
8’6” x 23 1/2” x 3 3/4” 90L #Monstachief F Proxy epoxy super-duty #surferfeedback
#powertothepeople

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Aloha Charissa and Todd!!!!!

This is Victor Katayama from Huntington Beach.

Just a note to thank you for an absolutely incredible board!!!!!

As you probably heard on the news…. Huntington Beach and many other SoCal beaches are now closed due to the horrific oil leak.

Fortunately… we had 2 great weeks of surf before the spill.

Of all the “custom” boards that I’ve ordered (since the early 70’s)… my new Monsta Chief is first board that has totally exceeded my expectations.

The board is amazing…. It accelerates so fast. I’m now able to fly around sections that I would have never made before. It's so much fun to ride. And the board seems to automatically drop into the pocket…. No matter how steep or hollow. I don’t know how Todd does it…. But his algorithms are dialed in perfectly!!!!

I’ll be ordering my next Proctor board within the next couple months.

Thank you for hand crafting me a magic board.

Take care… and I’ll be talking to you soon!

Mahalo, Victor K “ 65/6’0”/220lb/Huntington Beach CA
8’6” x 23 1/2” x 3 3/4” 90L #Monstachief F Proxy epoxy super-duty #surferfeedback
#powertothepeople

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The latest clip from @k_epic_mendia_ looks like the kid’s having fun to me. 
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @dragonalliance @nomadsurfshop @freak_traction @jo_bistro @yeti

The latest clip from @k_epic_mendia_ looks like the kid’s having fun to me.
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @dragonalliance @nomadsurfshop @freak_traction @jo_bistro @yeti

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “
Finally got a few weeks of surfing done in September on my new board (after longest European flat spell for 20 years!).

I was pretty sure Todd couldn't top my blue 'Ziptsajet' for a magic board, but I had a few waves on my newie that had me scratching my head trying to figure out how the V2 delivers all that extra 'ZING'??!!! Love it...tell him he nailed it with that one!

Stay well and free in our new mad world!”

Brent  60/5’9”/184lb/Cornwall, UK 🇬🇧 & beyond
5’11” x 20” x 2 11/16” 34L Proxy epoxy #ridiculite #zipstajet #falconv2surfboard #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “
Finally got a few weeks of surfing done in September on my new board (after longest European flat spell for 20 years!).

I was pretty sure Todd couldn't top my blue 'Ziptsajet' for a magic board, but I had a few waves on my newie that had me scratching my head trying to figure out how the V2 delivers all that extra 'ZING'??!!! Love it…tell him he nailed it with that one!

Stay well and free in our new mad world!”

Brent 60/5’9”/184lb/Cornwall, UK 🇬🇧 & beyond
5’11” x 20” x 2 11/16” 34L Proxy epoxy #ridiculite #zipstajet #falconv2surfboard #surferfeedback

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Mesmerizing, isn’t it …. Spencer, laminating a 5’6 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/4 #velocimonsta in teamlite, HD stringer epoxy, for Danny in New Jersey #handmadeinthefreeworld #americansurfboardfactory #equippingyouforthejourney

Mesmerizing, isn’t it …. Spencer, laminating a 5’6 x 18 7/8 x 2 1/4 #velocimonsta in teamlite, HD stringer epoxy, for Danny in New Jersey #handmadeinthefreeworld #americansurfboardfactory #equippingyouforthejourney

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