Custom Surfboards Built in Ventura, California since 1992

Custom Built in Ventura since 1992

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carlos zuniga surf guide The Boom, Nicaragua getting barreled on his Proctor Procco 20/30 shortboard

Surfing the Boom Nicaragua

A truly heart-warming story; something real, unpolluted and pure.  But first, the bleak setting, then the uplifting illumination: It’s easy to feel uneasy these days, ever since that ‘new normal’ thing was kicked off a few years ago. We all feel it. When you look around and see that the

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todd proctor ventura quiver

Ventura County Surfboard Quiver

When home gets real swell, it’s sure nice to be equipped for anything and everything.   What a fun day it was rolling up solo and seeing bros you haven’t seen in a very long time trading waves. Smiles and camaraderie…and good waves what a treat. And isn’t it the

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custom shortboard proctor surfboards factory ventura, ca


Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them?  Give a surfboard gift card! Option to consult with the shaper, Todd Proctor, when they order their gifted board to ensure the get the best possible surfboard under their feet.   Maximize the stoke by ensuring the surfer on

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fish project testing three versions of the twin rascal fish

Fish Project:

Three fishes, same dims, same outlines, same rails, same glass, same blank, three slightly different tail rockers, one different tail, one with glass-ons and a trailer, and two with 7” keels. Test day Friday on the new swell…stay tuned… And the Winner Is …. fish #3 (the red one) with more tail

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A study in channels

In this slide show are three different channel bottoms. Each of them has a different combination of channels to make each board do different things. Board #1 is a 6’6″ x 19″ x 2 5/8″ Ante-up; a step-up board for Matt from Cali who is an expert surfer who’s going to

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quad fin setup shortboard

Thruster vs. Quads

Five fin convertible set-ups….when to ride thruster? When to ride quad? Quick Tip on 5 fin installs: Forward side fins from thruster set always remain in place You will change out only the trailer (back center) fin from your thruster set in exchange for the (2) quad rears when you

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When poly boards are the best choice …

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

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A tale of longevity

Here’s a tale of longevity: This board was made eight years ago. It’s a standard poly construction, but made with care and attention to detail. It was from the time just after Clark Foam had closed their doors suddenly and unexpectedly; leaving 80% of the worlds board builders without foam.

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The Story of Saint Valentine

Did you know that the true origin of Valentine’s Day is actually about a heroic follower of Christ who made the ultimate sacrifice to lay down his life out of love and devotion to Jesus, so that other people might be set free to know the love of God &

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