G4-71 (HD)

If you need to get just one performance board to see you through, this is the one to get

Todd and Pete tackle the age old question, “Is it the surfer or the board?” ...amongst other topics...including homerun hitters, thick is the new thin, how to swing an ax, a power surfer’s fin design, race car tires, and how to blend three different boards into one shape...watch the full 11 minute in-depth breakdown.

Behind the G4-71, "Is it the surfer or the board?"

Tommy O'Brien footloose and fins-free, east coast hurricane swell, and the G4+ Celestial Transporter. 
6'0" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" 27.8L | Tommy is 5'9"/175lb | photo: Nate Adams

6'0" x 19" x 2 1/2" 29L for Ventura county. Forrest is 6'1"/185lb.

Aussie standout Jarrah Tutton ripping apart the long walls of the Superbank.

Shaper snags some tube time at home. photo: Papaleo

Rozsa putting the G4+ through its paces on the long walls of Morocco's point breaks. photo: Reef/Straley

Nick Rozsa on his 5'9" x 18 1/2" x 2 1/4" G4+ & 5'7" x 19" x 2 1/4" Carbon Footprint Monsta

6'0" x 19" x 2 1/2" 29L for LA & county. Forrest is 6'1"/185lb. photo; Stanley

Gromathon Man Ricky Schaffer does a 'Kelly turn' at Lowers | photo: Steve Thrailkill 6'0" x 18 3/4" x 2 5/16" 27.2L G4+ | Ricky is 6'0"/178lb

Mendia’s Play Day - What does Pete Mendia do when there’s not huge barrels on tap? ...He froths out in normal waves just like you and me.
In these conditions he rides the G4-71 HD. 6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 31.5L Pete is 6’1” 190lbs.

Tommy O’Brien . . . Tommy O Flyin. photo: Gamma

Nicholas ... takin' it to the streets. photo: Reef

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Versatile, user-friendly easyrippin’ performance board. Moderate to low drivey rocker, yet still nice and whippy. A board you don’t have to think too much on…it just goes like a horse out tha gate.

If you need to get just one performance board to see you through, this is the one to get.

The most versatile, high performance shortboard I make, by far.

 

Works in everything from knee high mushy to double overhead beach break, point break…it does it all. This board has a spark about it, and the new tuneups I’ve done to it have breathed a whole new life into this board. I’ve done tweaks to it over the years and had a whole series for awhile – but I’m clearing the house of all the different versions because this resurrects all of the best qualities of each of the G4 versions, while introducing a

radically new high velocity engine through the use of extreme concaved hull contours.

 

It brings back the high performance shortboard for average waves

and as an everyday board. It gives you the speed you’re looking for as well as the lightning fast responsiveness.

I’ve maintained a similar outline with a hip in the tail & similar rail line rocker

with a bit more flip off the back fin just to give it a little tighter tweak out of maneuvers.

Then I’ve made the single concave even deeper but carried the concave all the way into the nose, so you’re accelerating water through the entire bottom of the board right from the get-go, gettin the thing to slingshot. I’m carving a really heavy concave right through the fins, deeper than what I’ve done in any other board up ’til now. It acts like a gas pedal for your back foot, so you get more speed than you ever had before, but it’s speed you can regulate.

It feels like you’re flying on air, but when you lay it over, you’re on a rail.

So you’re flying through air, but at the same time you’re on rails like a locomotive.

This harnesses the speed, adds more speed, but then regulates the speed like a gas pedal under your back foot. You don’t have to back it off with all that speed, it just holds…it won’t come undone off the bottom at the highest speeds.

So you’re generating speed with all kinds of concave up front

and then going even deeper in back

and it’s just harnessing the hydrodynamics.

The last few days I’ve been surfing with buddies getting this model and I’ve just been seeing all these characteristics come out of their surfing where they have all this extra speed and are doing stuff I haven’t seem them do before, so it’s an exciting time.

Ride the G4+ your same height

(as a basic principal, but individual needs may require increased length)

For instance, Todd is 6′ & 175 lb & his G4+ dims are 6’0″ x 18 3/4″ 2 5/16″ (2 3/8″). Ride it about 1/4″ wider than your good waves board & the same thickness.

Works in everything from knee high mushy to double overhead beach break, point break…it does it all.

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

Power Broker

Andy Irons Dakine Traction

Octopus Chippa Traction

Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
4’11” x 17 1/4″ x 2″18LRider weight: 70-100 lb / 31-45 kg
5’5″ x 17 7/8″ x 2″20.7LRider weight: 80-120 lb / 36-54 kg
5’6″ x 18″ x 2 1/16″21.7LRider weight: 90-130 lb / 40-58 kg
5’7″ x 18 1/8″ x 2 1/8″22.9LRider weight: 100-140 lb / 45-64 kg
5’8″ x 18″ x 2 3/16″22.8LRider weight: 110-150 lb / 49-68 kg
5’8″ x 18 1/4″ x 2 1/8″ 23.4LRider weight: 110-150 lb / 49-68 kg
5’9″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 3/16″24.4LRider weight: 120-160 lb / 54-72 kg
5’9″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 5/16″25.9LRider weight: 140-175 lb / 63-79 kg
5’10” x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ 25.6LRider weight: 130-170 lb / 58-77 kg
5’10” x 18 3/4″ x 2 5/16″26.4LRider weight: 140-175 lb / 63-79 kg
5’10” x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ Nick26.9LRider weight: 150-175 lb / 68-79 kg
5’11” x 18 7/8″ x 2 5/16″ 27.2LRider weight: 150-180lb / 68-82 kg
6’0” x 18 3/4” x 2 5/16” Todd27.3LRider weight: 150-180 lb / 68-82 kg
6’0″ x 19″ x 2 1/2″ Peter29LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’0″ X 19 1/4″ X 2 9/16″30.2LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’1” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8”28.5LRider weight: 155-185 lb / 70-84 kg
6’2” x 19” x 2 7/16” Peter29.8LRider weight: 160-195 lb / 72-88 kg
6’2” x 19” x 2 9/16” Peter31.3LRider weight: 160-200 lb / 72-90 kg
6’2″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 9/16″31.4LRider weight: 165-195 lb / 74-88 kg
6’3″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 9/16″ 32.5LRider weight: 175-205 lb / 79-93 kg
6’4” x 19 1/4” x 2 1/2″31.7LRider weight: 175-205 lb / 79-93 kg
6’6” x 19 1/2” x 2 9/16”33.7LRider weight: 175-215 lb / 79-97 kg
6’6″ x 21 1/4″ x 3″ 45LRider weight: 185-240 lb / 79-90 kg
6’8” x 20” x 2 3/4”37.7LRider weight: 185-220 lb / 83-100 kg
6’10” x 20 1/4″ x 2 7/8″40.7LRider weight: 195-230 lb / 88-104 kg

Ride the G4+ your same height (as a basic principal, but individual needs may require increased length)
For instance, Todd is 6′ & 175 lb & his G4+ dims are 6’0″ x 18 3/4″ 2 5/16″ (2 3/8″). Ride it about 1/4″ wider than your good waves board & the same thickness.

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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introducing a radically new high velocity engine through the use of extreme concaved hull contours.

The last few days I’ve been surfing with buddies getting this model and I’ve just been seeing all these characteristics come out of their surfing
where they have all this extra speed and are doing stuff I haven’t seem them do before, so it’s an exciting time.

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It brings back the high performance shortboard for average waves and as an everyday board. It gives you the speed you're looking for as well as the lightning fast responsiveness.
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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

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The Yeti (@petemendia) is 6’2”, 190lbs. Repost @petemendia @billabong @billabongusa @gardenoflife @electric_surf @nomadsurfshop @freak_traction @crowdcontrolsurf @sushibyjoe @aulta_surf #g471surfboard

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “I just w Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “I just want to tell you how stoked I was on the process. Todd really took time to get me dialed in and you were both awesome. Haven’t left any business feeling that good in years. I’m sure this will be the first of many boards I order. 
As soon as I got this board from the very first wave I knew right away it was a perfect fit. It gets into waves super easy and I noticed especially on my backhand how easy it is to throw it right up in the pocket and have it come buttering out. It’s just a great all around board for me and I’m really stoked.
Thank you!” —Nick 36/5’8”/145lb
5’10” x 19” x 2 3/8” 28L #g471surfboard #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “I just want to tell you how stoked I was on the process. Todd really took time to get me dialed in and you were both awesome. Haven’t left any business feeling that good in years. I’m sure this will be the first of many boards I order.
As soon as I got this board from the very first wave I knew right away it was a perfect fit. It gets into waves super easy and I noticed especially on my backhand how easy it is to throw it right up in the pocket and have it come buttering out. It’s just a great all around board for me and I’m really stoked.
Thank you!” —Nick 36/5’8”/145lb
5’10” x 19” x 2 3/8” 28L #g471surfboard #surferfeedback

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In Salina Cruz there’s a harbor there that has a In Salina Cruz there’s a harbor there that has a thumping beachbreak. There’s high cliffs and a long series of steps that gets you down to the beach. This is at the top of those steps, and this is a 5’10” x 18 7/8” x 2 5/16” 27L #Flyinlionsurfboard / #G471surfboard HD for Hernan who’s a local ripper native to that zone. 🇲🇽 5’10”/160lb


In Salina Cruz there’s a harbor there that has a thumping beachbreak. There’s high cliffs and a long series of steps that gets you down to the beach. This is at the top of those steps, and this is a 5’10” x 18 7/8” x 2 5/16” 27L #Flyinlionsurfboard / #G471surfboard HD for Hernan who’s a local ripper native to that zone. 🇲🇽 5’10”/160lb

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A 5’5” x 19 3/8” x 2 3/8” 28.9L #hideojet and 5’11” x 18 3/4” x 2 5/16” 28L#g471surfboard HD for Robbie in Yonkers, New York. 27/5’10”/164lb #surferfeedback

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Nick from Ventura with his new custom 5’10” x Nick from Ventura with his new custom 5’10” x 19” x 2 3/8” 28L #G471surfboard in poly construction. An excellent shortboard for every kind of condition Cali dishes up. Nick is 20-something, 5’9”, 160.

Nick from Ventura with his new custom 5’10” x 19” x 2 3/8” 28L #G471surfboard in poly construction. An excellent shortboard for every kind of condition Cali dishes up. Nick is 20-something, 5’9”, 160.

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