Flyin’ Lion

intrinsically wants to go hard on rail and turn grippy yet responsive in the steepest parts of the wave

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A board that has a feeling of continuous on-rail motion taking natural lines that run cross-grain to the natural pull of the water flow on the wave face; letting you gain drive by a board that intrinsically wants to go hard on rail and turn grippy yet responsive in the steepest parts of the wave.

The Flyin’ Lion places the steepest point of the rocker between the center of the board and the front fins, making for an extreme bubble or apex point in the curve of the board between the feet. Both the stringerline rocker, rail line rocker and outline have the majority of curve placed behind center and through the back of the board. Complemented by a lower entry rocker just ahead of the front foot, accelerated sweeping tail rocker and a jetstream concave cutting through the back half of the board, bisecting the added extreme rocker in the tail.

This creates a board with the feeling of a giant ball-bearing between the feet.

The entire concept is as if you took a reverse vee rail line but then cut through all the hull contours with one deep deep accelerating jeststream concave that reaches its deepest point at the front fins. A board that has a feeling of continuous on-rail motion taking natural lines that run cross-grain to the natural pull of the water flow on the wave face; letting you gain drive by a board that intrinsically wants to go hard on rail and turn grippy yet responsive in the steepest parts of the wave.

A board that has a feeling of continuous on-rail motion taking natural lines that run cross-grain to the natural pull of the water flow on the wave face; letting you gain drive by a board that intrinsically wants to go hard on rail and turn grippy yet responsive in the steepest parts of the wave.

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Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’5″ x 20″ x 2 3/8″31LRider weight: 110-185 lb / 49-83 kg
5’8″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″ 32.5LRider weight: 110-190 lb / 49-86 kg
5’10” x 21″ x 2 5/8″34LRider weight: 110-195 lb / 49-88 kg
6’0″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 5/8″37.5LRider weight: 110-200 lb / 49-90 kg
6’3″ x 21″ x 2 3/4″39.3LRider weight: 110-210 lb / 49-95 kg
6’6″ x 22″ x 2 7/8″44LRider weight: 110-220 lb / 49-99 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

The Flyin’ Lion places the steepest point of the rocker between the center of the board and the front fins, making for an extreme bubble or apex point in the curve of the board between the feet.

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Pete Mendia 6’1″/190lb | Flyin Lion:   6’1″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ 31L
Mendia Flyin Lion 6'4 step-up
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Pete Mendia 6’1″/190lb |  Flyin Lion step-up:   6’4″ x 19 1/8″ x 2 11/16″ 32.5L
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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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Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: "I'm in Tahiti and finally got to ride the 6'4" Flyin Lion step-up...incredible, magic board. I'll be needing another duplicate exactly like it." - Skeeter 

6'4" x 19" x 2 11/16" 32.5L #Flyinlionsurfboard step-up #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: "I'm in Tahiti and finally got to ride the 6'4" Flyin Lion step-up…incredible, magic board. I'll be needing another duplicate exactly like it." – Skeeter

6'4" x 19" x 2 11/16" 32.5L #Flyinlionsurfboard step-up #surferfeedback

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While the kids were out playing, and the elites were busy watching their corporatist colosseum games…the ghastly yeti appeared through a ghostly mist…

@petemendia stampedes through the open prairie and dwells in teepees. 
📷 @sacraficialamb 

6’4” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” #flyinlionsurfboard step-up. 
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @freak_traction @sushijoflorida @electric_surf

While the kids were out playing, and the elites were busy watching their corporatist colosseum games…the ghastly yeti appeared through a ghostly mist…

@petemendia stampedes through the open prairie and dwells in teepees.
📷 @sacraficialamb

6’4” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” #flyinlionsurfboard step-up.
@billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @freak_traction @sushijoflorida @electric_surf

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Smashing, my good man, just smashing! Battle report from the front lines Hawaiian theater / North Shore: General @petemendia batters the bulwarks with heavy artillery. 6’4” x 19 1/8” x 2 11/16” 32.8L #Flyinlionsurfboard slight step-up going on it’s third season…and still going strong. 
#builttolast
#builtforspeed
#handmadeinthefreeworld
#americansurfboardfactory

@billabong @billabong_usa @proctor_surfboards @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @sushijoflorida @freak_traction @electric_surf @yeti 🎥 @a.men.3

Smashing, my good man, just smashing! Battle report from the front lines Hawaiian theater / North Shore: General @petemendia batters the bulwarks with heavy artillery. 6’4” x 19 1/8” x 2 11/16” 32.8L #Flyinlionsurfboard slight step-up going on it’s third season…and still going strong.
#builttolast
#builtforspeed
#handmadeinthefreeworld
#americansurfboardfactory

@billabong @billabong_usa @proctor_surfboards @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @sushijoflorida @freak_traction @electric_surf @yeti 🎥 @a.men.3

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On this Labor Day we celebrate one of our labors: The newly minted #Velocimonsta2030 …it’s got the  bendy-between-the-feet ball-bearing pocket hustle of the #procco2030surfboard …the heavy accelerated tail concaves of the #Flyinlionsurfboard and the outline and rails of the #Monstasurfboard for a super duper responsive, drivey, rail-holding, controlled-releasing, buckets-to-the-sky, fin-wafting, don’t-gotta-think-too-hard fun craft. For extra sprang and thwang we are going with teamlite epoxy and high density foam stringers, coupled with strategic carbon in the key spots. I got one in the works at 5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33L that hopes to be ready for the next poppin’ southern hemi…YEEEEW!! 
#handmadeinthefreeworld #americansurfboardfactory

On this Labor Day we celebrate one of our labors: The newly minted #Velocimonsta2030 …it’s got the bendy-between-the-feet ball-bearing pocket hustle of the #procco2030surfboard …the heavy accelerated tail concaves of the #Flyinlionsurfboard and the outline and rails of the #Monstasurfboard for a super duper responsive, drivey, rail-holding, controlled-releasing, buckets-to-the-sky, fin-wafting, don’t-gotta-think-too-hard fun craft. For extra sprang and thwang we are going with teamlite epoxy and high density foam stringers, coupled with strategic carbon in the key spots. I got one in the works at 5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33L that hopes to be ready for the next poppin’ southern hemi…YEEEEW!!
#handmadeinthefreeworld #americansurfboardfactory

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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_crew

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_crew

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