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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
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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.

Todd’s picks for traction, fins, & other board essentials

Power Broker

Andy Irons Dakine Traction

Octopus Chippa Traction

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

$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

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

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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