shaper breakdown



This has been a long-standing favorite for performance surfing when the waves get good. A perfect trip board. However, this year I’ve tweaked with the rocker a bit to give it that same good waves feel in less than perfect conditions.

So, if you want a whippy fins-free, super high performance board that also holds a rail in a drawn out arc; then this is the one.

This is the latest, most high performance shortboard design I’ve developed specifically with good waves in mind….the dream days, like an Indo trip or when the home spot is going off. This board has a lot of rocker throughout with a bit of flip off the tail for going beyond vert, upside down, fins out and backwards. It has a very deep even single concave with inset double running through the fins. There is also a slight concave running right off the tail to release the compressed water out the back. It also features a domier deck for increased paddling to get into waves early; and lower, harder edged rails to bite into the wave face and re-direct quicker through maneuvers.

The Super-Typhoon will hold a rail turn in the most classic sense throwing buckets, yet soar high and controlled while the fins fly. This is the Lamborghini of the line. For good waves and advanced surfers. 

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.



WAVE PREFERENCES: waist high to three feet overhead and good

AVAILABLE TAIL CONFIGURATIONS: squash, rounded squash, thumbtail, swallowtail

RECOMMENDED RIDER TYPES: high intermediate to expert[/column]

Jarrah Tutton. Bondi, Australia. photo: Sheffield

Super-Typhoon popular dimensions

all boards can be completely customized during custom order process
Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’10" x 18 1/2" x 2 5/16"24.8LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
5’11" x 18 7/8" x 2 7/16" Nick28LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’0” x 18 5/8” x 2 5/16"25.8LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’1” x 18 5/8” x 2 5/16" 26.2LRider weight: 155-180 lb / 70-82 kg
6’2” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8"27.4LRider weight: 165-185 lb / 74-84 kg
6’3” x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16" 28.6LRider weight: 170-190 lb / 77-86 kg
6’4” x 19” x 2 1/2”29.8LRider weight: 175-195 lb / 79-88 kg
6’6” x 19 1/4” x 2 9/16" 31.7LRider weight: 180-200 lb / 81-91 kg
6’8” x 20” x 2 3/4"35.9LRider weight: 190-220 lb / 86-100 kg
6'10” x 20 1/2” x 2 7/8” 39.3LRider weight: 195-230 lb / 88-104 kg


6’0” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” 27.5L #Supertyphoonsurfboard for Riley 18, 6’0”, 165lbs. for North Shore ripping days, Cali, Australia, and Indo.  ...

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Chad's 5'11.5" #supertyphoon with Carbon reinforced tail #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Sheldon's 5'11 x 18 x 2 1/4 23.8L #supertyphoonsurfboard #stepup #polyproxy for Indo || 29/5'6"/130lb/15 yrs everyday #boardsforthejourney #americansurfboardfactory #madeinamerica @futuresfins #futuresfinscoloredboxes ...

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Sheldon's 5'8 x 18 x 2 3/16 22.5L #supertyphoonsurfboard #proxyepoxy #teamlite for Indo || 29/5'6"/140lb/15 yrs every day #boardsforthejourney #americansurfboardfactory #madeinamerica @futuresfins #futuresfinscoloredboxes ...

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5'11 x 18 x 2 1/4 23.8L #supertyphoonsurfboard step-up for Sheldon || 29/5'6"/130lb/for OH-DBL OH Indo #boardsforthejourney #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Curt's #supertyphoonsurfboard equipped with @fcs_surf #FCSII #keylessfinsystem #5finoption #accelerator M template for controlled high speed turns & critical conditions in Santa Cruz & Indo #americansurfboardfactory #equippedforthejourney #carbonperformancecorefins ...

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Curt's 5'11.5 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/8 23.9L #supertyphoonsurfboard headed for Santa Cruz | 38/5'8"/140lb/for Santa Cruz & Indo #boardsforthejourney #blade #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Chad's #supertyphoon equipped with #proctorman #hexcore fins #boardsforthejourney #americansurfboardfactory ...

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5'11.5 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/8 #supertyphoon slight #stepup with Carbon full tail reinforcement for Chad #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Travis got his new blade & now he's Bali bound // 6'2 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 #polyproxy #supertyphoon slight #stepup #boardsforthejourney #americansurfboardfactory ...

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Just shaped ‘em:
Two shooters for P-Pass.
5’11” x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” 28.8L (center) #Supertyphoonsurfboard thumbtail in poly construction, and a 6’2” x 18 7/8” x 2 9/16” 29.9L (right) #Supertyphoonsurfboard slight step-up in poly construction.
For Dylan, 20-something, 6’0”, 165lbs. ...and a #Holyrollersurfboard (left) for Salsa Brava. 5’11” x 18 5/8” x 2 7/16” 27.7L in poly construction for Richie, 30-something, 5’10”, 165lbs. 

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Equipping Travis with a 6'2 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 #supertyphoonsurfboard for Indo, Strand & Stables // 28/6'0"/150 lb/int-advanced #americansurfboardfactory #customsurfboards ...

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Garrett's 5'7 x 19 x 2 3/16 #carbonfootprint #monstasurfboard + 6'2 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/8 #supertyphoonsurfboard // 28/5'6"/145-150 lb/for San Diego, El Sal, Cabo #americansurfboardfactory #equippingyouforthejourney ...

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Travis's 5'10 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 #apexsurfboard / #g4+ / #supertyphoonsurfboard & 5'8 x 19 1/8 x 2 51/6 #monstasurfboard w/ #hideoscillous concaves for #florida // 6'1"/175 lb #americansurfboardfactory #summersurfboards #customsurfboards ...

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For those of you who love the #Supertyphoonsurfboard bit want a more grovelly version of the same board...Introducing the #Monstaphoon: featuring the rocker and bottom of the Supertyphoon with the outline and rails of the Monsta. This was a special request from Ian from LA, and we liked the idea so much that it’s now available to everybody. This one is 5’9” x 19 1/4” x 2 7/16”. Ian is 28/5’10”/180lb ...

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When I think of my favorite boards to ride. My heart and mind always return to the high performance shortboard as a slight step-up. Those perfect days, travel spots off the beaten path, the perilous journey, the miles of dusty roads, the flat tires, the laughs, the danger...and then it happens; all the elements come together and you feel as if God has smiled upon all your efforts. That’s when you grab for more rail line and a sharp scalpel to drink it all in. Here’s Tommy at deserts last week enjoying the harvest with a feast of friends. 6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 9/16” 31L #Supertyphoonsurfboard slight step-up. ...

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Two-pak on the tarmac ready for takeoff and headed to an Indo archipelago. 6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 9/16” #Supertyphoonsurfboard step-up and a 6’1” x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” #flyin71surfboard HD for Jacob from Malibu. Jacob is 42/5’11”/175lb/lifer

It is my opinion that for good waves that have plenty of pushback and power, poly boards are the best way to go if you are looking to keep the rail in the water for the longest amount of time, and displace the biggest sprays. So we went that route on this two-pak.
Jacob is also really hard on boards, so we built these out of a higher (green) density blank from @arctic_foam then glassed them with 4oz Hi-clear direct size glass from @colanaustralia
This glass has a strip of carbon / basalt woven right into it for added break strength over the stringer; a higher strength to weight fiberglass that adds longevity while accentuating performance and a responsive overall lightness to the board.
Also glassed using wider laps (where the glass wraps around the rail) further increases break strength. Important also is the sand job so that no weave gets exposed.
I like to compare it to a knight’s suit of chain mail; if there’s no chinks in the armor, the more protected the knight will be.
We’ve also been using a new enviro poly resin that is an acrylic base as opposed to the traditional oil based 249a resins. Not only is it better for air quality it actually yields a stronger lamination as well, double bonus. And we’ve added a customized UV inhibitor / optical brightened so the boards have the most beautiful polar white pop to them, and stay whiter longer than any other poly board fabrication I’ve ever seen.
So, by spending a little more on higher grade materials you can greatly increase your boards strength and longevity, it’s aesthetic look, and its performance. And that equals a better value and more fun in the water.

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This just happened: Jake, a normal bloke from Cali, got pitted like Parko deep in an Indo twister train. He actually does this sort of thing on the regular, but doesn’t this pic just get you psyched to surf.
6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 9/16” 30L #Supertyphoonsurfboard step-up
Jake is 40, 5’11”, 170lbs. charger

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Teamrider & all around great guy @keepittropical wishing you a full & speedy recovery mate!! #jarrahtutton #supertyphoonsurfboard #indo footage #gilhooley ...

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Indo 2pak #supertyphoonsurfboard #boardsforthejourney #americansurfboardfactory ...

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