The Mendia

inspired by the surfing of madman Pete Mendia, a board designed for timeless power surfing

Mendia slashing on the ‘Mendia’ 6’2″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ thumbtail // as seen in Surfer Magazine // Hawaii Issue // photo: Hawkins
Todd on his 6'1" x 19" x 2 7/16" 28L Mendia w/ exaggerated hip/thumbtail outline & new 'inverted fulcrum' rocker
The Mendia – A board designed for timeless power surfing
A Good Ol’ Fashioned Shootout down Mexico way with Peter Mendia
The Mendia: a board for timeless power surfing // photo: Nelly
Peter Mendia over the course of a year, surfing destinations worldwide....Hawaii, North Africa, Peru, California, Mexico, Florida, Nicaragua, Indo, and the Bahamas.
Mendia: On the Journey
Pete Mendia equipped for the journey....Chicama, Peru // photo: Tim McCaig
Mendia at Chicama . . . Boards for the Journey
Pete Mendia surfing the longest left in the world. Boards explained for everything from 2 foot to overhead.
as seen in Surfing Magazine // photo: Ira Amerson
Mendia // Indo +
Madman Mendia Goes on a Rampage
Runaway locomotive Pete Mendia lays down relentless tracks near his home.
Peter Mendia locks into a barreling right point deep in Morocco.
Mendia in Morocco
Peter Mendia ::: Nicaragua ::: Photo: Nicola Lugo | as seen on Surfing Magazine's "International Surfing Day 2011"
Powerbroker Pete Mendia gets Shady in Nicaragua | photo: Chris Burkard
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mendia-logo.pngThis board design is inspired by the surfing of madman Pete Mendia, for a powersurfing hackathon. A board designed for timeless power surfing; gouging rail arcs; big sprays; made for deep barrels and goliath turns. Crazy sweepy tail rocker for a waterworks spectacular.

Any and all dims available. Peter’s is 6’2″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″

 

Want this board in it’s most versatile form yet for a wider range of waves? Just ask for the new inverted fulcrum version

…and just what is the inverted fulcrum all about? A shift in the rocker of the board at its center point; the place where it rocks back and forth; the point where it pendulates – I like to call it the spot that generates  the speed like a swiveling ball-bearing rhythm slingshotting you down the line. The inverted fulcrum takes an existing curve and creates a little kink or dip just ahead of the center point along the bottom. This shifts all the points on that curve down in the front half and up in the back half…which gives you a feeling like a skateboard always headed on the downslope. Constant steady drive through the dead spots, increased paddling ease, and a quicker, tighter radius arc on the wave face; i.e. Steeper and deeper through maneuvers. I’m finding that the “bumps” and “dips” and seeming irregularities in the rocker curves, if placed in the right spots, actually jibe with the wave better and project your board cross-grain to the natural gravity pull of the wave face…and that’s just where we all wanna be. Quicker, faster, easier. Let gravity work in your favor; invert the paradigm, shift the status quo; the future and the now are poles apart.

  • FIN CONFIGURATION: Typically thruster, but also available as five fin option to ride as tri or quad.
  • WAVE PREFERENCES: waist high to overhead; fairly decent to good waves
  • AVAILABLE TAIL CONFIGURATIONS: squash, roundtail, or swallowtail
  • RECOMMENDED RIDER TYPES: intermediate to expert

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
Any and all dims available. Peter’s is 6’2″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″

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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Pete Mendia 6’1″/190lb
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Peter Mendia Foamball Dismantler // 6’2″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ wide hip squash Mendia // photos: Lugo
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An Oxnard loc we dig: 
Shawn double fisting a 5’11” x 20” x 2 11/16” 34L #Pipsqueaksurfboard in one hand, and a 6’4” x 19 1/2” x 2 3/4” 34.5L #Mendiasurfboard step-up in the other...for all things Oxnard, Ventura, Jalama and Indo. Shawn is 30-something, 5’11”, 188lbs. an officer and a gentleman (i.e. a ripper and a husband and father)


An Oxnard loc we dig:
Shawn double fisting a 5’11” x 20” x 2 11/16” 34L #Pipsqueaksurfboard in one hand, and a 6’4” x 19 1/2” x 2 3/4” 34.5L #Mendiasurfboard step-up in the other…for all things Oxnard, Ventura, Jalama and Indo. Shawn is 30-something, 5’11”, 188lbs. an officer and a gentleman (i.e. a ripper and a husband and father)

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...Well color me happy: (1) 5’7” x 19 3/8” x 2 5/16” #Rascalsurfboard v.1 as a twin fin in poly construction for Kenny on Maui.
(2) 5’11” x 19 1/2” x 2 7/16” #Monstasurfboard with a #Flyin71surfboard rocker and bottom in epoxy with high density foam stringer for TK in NorCal. (3) 6’1” x 19 1/2” x 2 11/16” 33L #Flyin71surfboard / #Mendiasurfboard in epoxy for Dan on the East Coast who’s headed to Indo. (4) 5’7” x 19 1/4” x 2 7/16” #Twinturbinesurfboard / #Scarecrowsurfboard in poly construction for Shane in Venice Beach.

…Well color me happy: (1) 5’7” x 19 3/8” x 2 5/16” #Rascalsurfboard v.1 as a twin fin in poly construction for Kenny on Maui.
(2) 5’11” x 19 1/2” x 2 7/16” #Monstasurfboard with a #Flyin71surfboard rocker and bottom in epoxy with high density foam stringer for TK in NorCal. (3) 6’1” x 19 1/2” x 2 11/16” 33L #Flyin71surfboard / #Mendiasurfboard in epoxy for Dan on the East Coast who’s headed to Indo. (4) 5’7” x 19 1/4” x 2 7/16” #Twinturbinesurfboard / #Scarecrowsurfboard in poly construction for Shane in Venice Beach.

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Thank u Todd @proctor_surfboards for the fastest most responsive best looking surfboard ever shaped. It’s boards like these that make the sport of surfing a thousand times more better!!! Thanks for making surfing so much more enjoyable” — Robb 35/6’3”/225lb/lifer 
6’7” x 21” x 2 7/8” 42L #mendiasurfboard #jetstreamsurfboard #swallowtail #surferfeedback #boardsforthejourney #customsurfboards

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Thank u Todd @proctor_surfboards for the fastest most responsive best looking surfboard ever shaped. It’s boards like these that make the sport of surfing a thousand times more better!!! Thanks for making surfing so much more enjoyable” — Robb 35/6’3”/225lb/lifer
6’7” x 21” x 2 7/8” 42L #mendiasurfboard #jetstreamsurfboard #swallowtail #surferfeedback #boardsforthejourney #customsurfboards

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Rob's 6'7" x 21" x 2 7/8" 42L #mendiasurfboard #jetstreamsurfboard swallowtail headed to Malibu, then to Bali. Rob is 35, 6'3", 225lbs and rips.

Rob's 6'7" x 21" x 2 7/8" 42L #mendiasurfboard #jetstreamsurfboard swallowtail headed to Malibu, then to Bali. Rob is 35, 6'3", 225lbs and rips.

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Here’s Mike from SoCal on a crisp Cali morning, taggin’ it with gusto. 6’1” x 19” x 2 9/16” #mendiasurfboard / #superaboundsurfboard 
Mike  is 6’1” 185lbs.

Here’s Mike from SoCal on a crisp Cali morning, taggin’ it with gusto. 6’1” x 19” x 2 9/16” #mendiasurfboard / #superaboundsurfboard
Mike  is 6’1” 185lbs.

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