Journeyman’s Two Pack

In this episode of American Surfboard Factory, @proctor_surfboards explains the dynamics of a hi-fi two-board quiver for the traveling journeyman, as well as addressing the quad vs. tri-fin question, poly vs. epoxy, some fresh new thoughts on green approaches to board construction, the benefits of building boards to a quantifiable actual demand, and why personalized equipment is good for the environment.

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Jarrah Tutton. photo: Pasquale

Peter Mendia. photo: Stafford

Pierce Flynn. photo: Cullen

Peter Mendia: Boards for the Journey

Heading to good waves? There’s still nothing like the responsiveness of a high performance shortboard when conditions call for it. Pete is 6’1″/195lb and rides a 6’1″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/8″ 32L Superabound, G4-71 HD, and Shalomic Intervention.

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Ricky Schaffer, a 47 year old Gabriel Medina … Forever Grom | photo: Grant Ellis

Baron Knowlton filthy in the 805. photo: Corrin Carr

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PETER MENDIA // snowboarding in powder, on his 6'1" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" 28.2L SuperABound // photos: Stafford
All Hail the Underground

An ode to the unidentified who rush it from the gut… A journeyman named Pierce hits the road and finds satisfaction.

Here’s a guy named Pierce from Oxnard who got himself a three-pack of fresh customs and went looking for barrels. Here’s what he found…All hail the underground, the unidentified, those who rush it from the gut.

Raw and local cut footage from two of the spot’s indigenous people: Adi and Luis
Photo/Edit: Charlie Cullen

Pierce is 5’8” 155lbs. His quiver includes two 5’9” x 18 1/2” x 2 5/16” 25L Superabounds and one 5’11” x 18 1/2” x 2 3/8” 26.2L Superabound Step-up. This model is the ultimate travel board for the barrel hunting journeyman.

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shaper breakdown


A “good waves” dream board. Plenty of rocker with a consistent bend from nose to tail, and lots of concave running the length of the board. The best ‘trip’ board I make, or for when your local spot gets top to bottom.

  • Features continuous curve throughout with a steady-running single-to-inset-double concave
  • SuperAbound from the greek word hupernike, to excel still more

Superabound step-up

For gettin’ barrelled. More foam down the middle and under the chest to be able to chase down deep water peaks, and lower volume rails to knife into the wave face. Go get yourself the best view in the house.


Superabound popular dimensions

all boards can be completely customized during custom order process
Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’9" x 18 5/8" x 2 1/4"25LRider weight: 145-165 lb / 65-75 kg
5’10" x 18 3/4" x 2 5/16"26LRider weight: 145-175 lb / 65-79 kg
5’11" x 18 3/4" x 2 3/8" Nick27LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’0” x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16"27.5LRider weight: 155-175 lb / 70-79 kg
6’1” x 19” x 2 1/2" 29LRider weight: 155-180 lb / 70-82 kg
6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8" 31.5LRider weight: 165-190 lb / 74-86 kg
6’2” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8" 32LRider weight: 170-200 lb / 77-91 kg
6’3” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8”33LRider weight: 170-200 lb / 77-91 kg
6’4” x 19 1/2” x 2 3/4" 34.5LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-100 kg
6’6” x 20” x 2 7/8" 36.5LRider weight: 190-220 lb / 86-100 kg


This is the #Flyinzionsurfboard it uses the rocker and bottom of the uber-groveller #Pavarottisurfboard and combines it with a high performance shortboard outline from the #Superaboundsurfboard but with the nose and tail slightly wider and the wide point moved to center for a quick-drivey grippy little nimble number. This is my friend Ricky, arguably the best surfer in the 52 yrs young category...but I don’t like to argue...
6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32.5L roundtail
Ricky is 52, 6’0”, 185lbs 📽 @strictlysurf

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Mark from SB with his new custom 6’2” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/2” 27.5L #Superaboundsurfboard step-up for bigger days in Indo; trip soon forthcoming. Mark is 5’6”, 135lbs lifer. ...

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#superaboundsurfboard 6’1” x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8” 27.3L for #oceanbeach SF off to Ryan 30/5’11”/155lb #proxyepoxy #teamlite #carbonreinforced ...

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Meanwhile...over in the Indian Ocean...a singular journeyman sojourner finds some solace while reeling under the thrall of God's liquid canopy.
Pierce on his 5'11" x 18 1/2" x 2 3/8" 26.3L #superaboundsurfboard step-up. Pierce is 30, 5'8" 150-155lbs. 🎥 @gabsbbg
#undergroundreaper #superaboundsurfboard

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...and then this tube-hound conoseur, slingshotted hisself outta dis thing...
Richie, somewhere in middle America.
5'9" x 18 1/2" x 2 5/16" @richardgregalot #superaboundsurfboard
🎥 @e.eaton_506

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...just then Brer Rabbit pleaded, “Oh please oh please do whateva you gonna do, but just don’t throw me in dat there briar patch...”
@p_fly in the thick of the briar patch. 📽 @charliecullenphoto #superaboundsurfboard step-up

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >>
“All my boards are still intact and going mental. I love all of them. I am currently packing to go to ***** right now … strike mission to ***** if all goes to plan. Big swell coming. I’m bringing the step up and the Shalomic.
Both have been going cosmic 👌
I always ride the pipsqeak when it’s just fun rippable size and it is so good it doesn’t feel like it’s even there. So connected. When the waves pump I ride the Shalomic, then when it's big I step it up with the quad. Beautiful quiver 🙌
“ — Pierce 30/5’6”/150
📷 @charliecullenphoto
#surferfeedback #pipsqeaksurfboard #shalomicintervention #superaboundsurfboard step-up #frothingjourneyman #thejourneyisthedestination #equippingyouforthejourney

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#Repost from proctor_surfboards .
petemendia in La punta and me with front row seats to enjoy the show . #tbt #surf #mexico #goodhumans #dreamshoot #lucanohinklephotography #surfing #style #puertoescondido
Down underground where tha rail gets to wait to see the lights of day.
petemendia submerges the half to accelerate the whole. 6'1" x 18 7/8" x 2 7/16" SuperAbound 30L polyproxy blend. Pete is 6'1" 190 lbs and casts anvils with his bare knuckles. #superaboundsurfboard
Photo: Lucano lucanohinkle

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So stoked to hear that big, high, straight airs are back en vogue. Here’s Jarrah ‘KingTutty’ ahead of his time four years ago...on an early version of the #Superaboundsurfboard called the ‘Lacerator’
6’1” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8”
Jarrah was (and still is) 6’0”, 170lbs 📷 @remidesclaux

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Just shaped ‘em: Monday morning 7-pack edition >> (1) 6’10” x 21 1/2” x 2 7/8” 45L #Killacalihustlasurfboard with #jetstreamsurfboard caves, in poly construction for Kevin for Swamis, Cardiff, Lowers...surfing since age 8, Kevin is 58, 6’1”, 206lbs. (2) 6’2” x 18 1/8” x 2 1/2” 27.5L #Superaboundsurfboard step-up in poly construction for Mark from Santa Barbara...for big hollow Indo. Mark is 5’8”, 140lbs surfing for life. (3) 6’1” x 19 3/8” x 2 11/16” 32.5L #Flyinlionsurfboard in ultralight epoxy with high density foam stringer...for Tommy for Oxnard beachbreaks and Ventura points. Tommy is 6’0”, 200lbs surfing for life. (4) 5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 32.5L #Monstasurfboard with new #Flyinpigsurfboard rocker and ultralight epoxy with high density foam stringer...for Tommy for Oxnard beachbreaks, Ventura points and some LA county too. 6’0”, 200lbs ripper.
(5) 5’8” x 20 1/2” x 2 5/8” 33.5L #Hideojet with sluicebox channels and slot channel exhaust pipe in epoxy construction for JeanPaul...for everything. JeanPaul is 5’11”, 170lbs. (6) 5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.3L #Zipstajet in ridiculite epoxy construction for Ricky from Oceanside...for surfing everywhere in everything. Ricky is 6’0” 185lbs uber ripper. (7) 7’10” x 23” x 3 1/4” 64.6L #Monstachief in Superduty construction for Philip from Topanga. #holyrollersurfboard

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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Ricky Schaffer ... On his
6'1 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4 #superabound @rickyschaffer shot/cut #tonyhillerby

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Mad rail work and buckets o' plenty. Mendia ... Somewhere in Mex. photo @lucanohinklefoto find it in the new @surfer_magazine @petemendia #superaboundsurfboard ...

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Just painted it: After an early morning surf, went for a quick dip into the factory for an abstract rattle spray before session #2 ...this one’s called “galactic magma nebula”...the shape is a 6’1” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32.8L #Superaboundsurfboard outline with all new #Pavarottisurfboard rocker and bottom. First of its kind in #ridiculite epoxy construction for Rick from Oceanside. 6’0”, 185lbs advanced surfer. #flyinzionsurfboard ...

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rickyparra1980 picking up a brand new 6’0 x 18 7/8” x 2 7/16” #superaboundsurfboard by proctor_surfboards. Always stoked to be supporting local US board builders like Todd Proctor. Nothing beats quality of design, materials, and craftsmanship. #madeinusa #materialsrevolution 🇺🇸 ...

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Oxnard loc Kyle about to snack on a coupla snapdragons
5’10” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” 27L #sr71surfboard
6’3” x 18 3/4” x 2 9/16” 30L #anteupsurfboard #superaboundsurfboard #shalomicintervention
Kyle is 35/5’9”/145lb/lifer

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