custom order your surfboard

detail your board with todd. this is the best way to get the ideal model, dims & features under your feet to suit your needs & increase your stoke!

I believe a magic board is as important and life-changing to the working-class surfer’s journey
as it is to the best surfers in the world…

—Todd Proctor

By custom surfboard we mean that Todd will take the time to consult with you directly, finding out about your surfing journey, profile, target conditions, current level of experience, and surfing goals in order to determine with you which board model, dimensions, construction, and other specs will most effectively meet your needs and equip you for your best possible surfing journey.

While Todd does design many “concept” or one-off boards specifically for a certain individual surfers, this “custom order” does not necessarily entail that.  The vast majority of the time it simply involves having him guide you into the right board for you based on his 27 years of experience working with a wide variety of surfers and his expertise on how his shapes work and which configuration of ingredients will translate to your particular needs and situation.

Many surfers say, “I’m not good enough to need a custom board”. The truth is that having Todd walk with you through detailing your board to be right for you is equally as important to the beginner, intermediate or seasoned surfer at any stage of their surfing progression, enhancing the stoke you enjoy during those precious hours in the waves.

No.

Our custom boards are the same price as the stock boards. We simply believe in offering direct interaction with Todd in detailing your board if you so desire.

We are committed to making highest quality, custom surfboards, manufactured from start to finish in our factory in Ventura, CA. Surfboards built by hand in the USA, using highest grade materials, are more costly and labor intensive to produce. Yet, this is the model that enables the shaper to maintain essential hands-on interaction with the design and production process, and which sustains the synergy of shaper and surfer for the best possible equipment.

How does a custom surfboard order work?

  1. Todd will detail all aspects of your board design, model, dimensions, specs, fins, graphics, and go over any details you desire such as rocker, hull contours, tail shape, rail volume, etc during this consultation & collaborate with you to get you dialed into the board that’s ideal for you. If you wish to discuss custom graphics please make sure to e-mail us examples of anything you want to reference during the phone call ahead of time. You can browse our art galleries here for ideas. Please be prepared to finalize all details of your custom order during this single one-on-one with Todd as we do not make changes to custom orders after the fact and this is the time during which Todd will be completely focused on your personal surfing journey, preferences & goalsConsults typically run 10-30 minutes & are limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.
  2. Don’t overthink it. Todd has been custom tuning boards for individual surfers of all experience levels in all sorts of conditions worldwide for 27 years & will ask you the questions he needs to know to properly advise you. Just make sure you answer honestly. The more info you provide to us about what you are riding now (ie. full dimensions/volume if available, etc) and your personal surfing journey, the better. Any questions you want to discuss with him we recommend having written up in a list that you email over or have in front of you so you won’t forget.
  3. Custom orders are started with a down payment of 50%. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMEX, DEBIT/CHECK CARD, money orders, zelle bank transfers, wire transfers, and cash. All sales are final & down payment is non-refundable.
  4. Charissa will process your down payment and e-mail you a detailed sales order & work order showing the board specifications, and payment & shipping information so you will have copies of all of this for your own records. You will also receive an invite to our customer portal where you can setup a password associated with your e-mail address and can access your board history and profile with Proctor Surfboards at anytime. You can also message us from within the portal and process payments. 
  5. Custom orders are completed in approximately 4-14+ weeks, depending on a variety of variables. We offer various rush expedite options for those who need a guaranteed turnaround. Standard turnaround time estimates are approximate & may fluctuate in order to maintain our vision for quality & precision. We will call or e-mail you when your board is nearly finished. At that time we will process final payment and arrange for pickup or shipping, depending upon your preference.

    If you’re eager to snap up a board on the quick & don’t want to wait for a custom detailed directly with Todd, you can purchase from this collection of stock boards regularly going through our production for the showroom. You’ll be able to select from curated popular models, options & dims to get what you want with a general lead time of approximately 2 weeks.

  6. Feel free to check in with Charissa at any time regarding the status of your custom order or with questions about accessories, the board, shipping, or anything else we can help you with. We offer a full line of board bags, tail pads, fins, leashes, ding repair, etc. You can add on surf accessories to your custom board order at a 20% discount.

a word from the shaper

Why I specialize in custom surfboards:

I believe that true success is marked by how well you identify with the individual surfer.

By going on a journey of discovery with each and every person I make boards for and finding out what’s going to be the best surfboard for them. By taking each person as a separate entity, one at a time, case by case. By asking the right questions, and really listening to them.

At the end of each day, my ultimate desire is to give each surfer something one-of-a-kind for their own surfing journey. For me, surfboard models are just the beginning, the starting place, the jumping-off points that commence a beautiful journey.

I look forward to working with you to detail the ideal custom surfboards to take you to the next level, equipping you for the journey and maximizing your stoke in the water.

board categories

click an any category below to explore the board models
rascal series
grovelers
monsta series
shortboards
big guy / monstachief
hybrids / equalizers
step-ups / guns
longboards
click an any category below for more info
varial
XTR
proxy epoxy
exoskeleton
carbon footprint
titanium ii
proxy hi-density
techtonaught

artwork options

click here to visit the artwork galleries ::: airbrush, resin art & tints, rattle can / paint pen,laminates & more

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “I love you guys and everything you stand for. I’m self employed too and already working extra this month to make up for this investment. The longboard crew here is super cool and I feel like a semi-local because I now own land on our surf island. 

Everything you guys make for me is a work of art that I cherish. 

Don’t let me forget that I want the proctor logo on top and if possible, a Winston Churchill logo on the bottom with the quote:

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” - Winston Churchill

Our island still has concrete pads built by the Americans in ww-2 used for artillery to expel the Japanese. It was the first landing McArthur made to get a foothold on the beach. Our surf spot is called ABCD Beach. “Army Base Construction Depot,” carried over from WWII.” 

Don’t ever change who you guys are!

Tim 6’1”/300 lb | 8’0” x 23 1/2” x 2 5/8” 75.5L Pelican Midlength Proxy epoxy for the Philippines 
#pelicanmidlength #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “I love you guys and everything you stand for. I’m self employed too and already working extra this month to make up for this investment. The longboard crew here is super cool and I feel like a semi-local because I now own land on our surf island. 

Everything you guys make for me is a work of art that I cherish. 

Don’t let me forget that I want the proctor logo on top and if possible, a Winston Churchill logo on the bottom with the quote:

“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” – Winston Churchill

Our island still has concrete pads built by the Americans in ww-2 used for artillery to expel the Japanese. It was the first landing McArthur made to get a foothold on the beach. Our surf spot is called ABCD Beach. “Army Base Construction Depot,” carried over from WWII.” 

Don’t ever change who you guys are!

Tim 6’1”/300 lb | 8’0” x 23 1/2” x 2 5/8” 75.5L Pelican Midlength Proxy epoxy for the Philippines
#pelicanmidlength #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “What’s up Todd.. The Flyin Monsta is absolutely magical! This one and the Falcon 3 (Mendia told me about) are the best boards I’ve ever had. Thank you so much for the countless hours you put into your crafts. These boardrider events have been so fun. If we win the next event we’ll be doing the Lowers event in April against the Cali boardrider teams. I hope to see you out there in April.! Much Love to you and the family. Let’s catch up soon. 🙌🙏”
Tommy | 5’11”/185lb
6’0” x 19 1/4” x 2 9/16” 32L #falcon3surfboard #surferfeedback #boardsforthejourney

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “What’s up Todd.. The Flyin Monsta is absolutely magical! This one and the Falcon 3 (Mendia told me about) are the best boards I’ve ever had. Thank you so much for the countless hours you put into your crafts. These boardrider events have been so fun. If we win the next event we’ll be doing the Lowers event in April against the Cali boardrider teams. I hope to see you out there in April.! Much Love to you and the family. Let’s catch up soon. 🙌🙏”
Tommy | 5’11”/185lb
6’0” x 19 1/4” x 2 9/16” 32L #falcon3surfboard #surferfeedback #boardsforthejourney

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Aloha Charissa and Todd!!!!!

This is Victor Katayama from Huntington Beach.

Just a note to thank you for an absolutely incredible board!!!!!

As you probably heard on the news…. Huntington Beach and many other SoCal beaches are now closed due to the horrific oil leak.

Fortunately… we had 2 great weeks of surf before the spill. 

Of all the “custom” boards that I’ve ordered (since the early 70’s)… my new Monsta Chief is first board that has totally exceeded my expectations.

The board is amazing…. It accelerates so fast.  I’m now able to fly around sections that I would have never made before.  It's so much fun to ride.  And the board seems to automatically drop into the pocket…. No matter how steep or hollow.  I don’t know how Todd does it…. But his algorithms are dialed in perfectly!!!!

I’ll be ordering my next Proctor board within the next couple months.

Thank you for hand crafting me a magic board.

Take care… and I’ll be talking to you soon!

Mahalo,  Victor K “ 65/6’0”/220lb/Huntington Beach CA
8’6” x 23 1/2” x 3 3/4” 90L #Monstachief F Proxy epoxy super-duty #surferfeedback
#powertothepeople

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Aloha Charissa and Todd!!!!!

This is Victor Katayama from Huntington Beach.

Just a note to thank you for an absolutely incredible board!!!!!

As you probably heard on the news…. Huntington Beach and many other SoCal beaches are now closed due to the horrific oil leak.

Fortunately… we had 2 great weeks of surf before the spill.

Of all the “custom” boards that I’ve ordered (since the early 70’s)… my new Monsta Chief is first board that has totally exceeded my expectations.

The board is amazing…. It accelerates so fast. I’m now able to fly around sections that I would have never made before. It's so much fun to ride. And the board seems to automatically drop into the pocket…. No matter how steep or hollow. I don’t know how Todd does it…. But his algorithms are dialed in perfectly!!!!

I’ll be ordering my next Proctor board within the next couple months.

Thank you for hand crafting me a magic board.

Take care… and I’ll be talking to you soon!

Mahalo, Victor K “ 65/6’0”/220lb/Huntington Beach CA
8’6” x 23 1/2” x 3 3/4” 90L #Monstachief F Proxy epoxy super-duty #surferfeedback
#powertothepeople

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “
Finally got a few weeks of surfing done in September on my new board (after longest European flat spell for 20 years!).

I was pretty sure Todd couldn't top my blue 'Ziptsajet' for a magic board, but I had a few waves on my newie that had me scratching my head trying to figure out how the V2 delivers all that extra 'ZING'??!!! Love it...tell him he nailed it with that one!

Stay well and free in our new mad world!”

Brent  60/5’9”/184lb/Cornwall, UK 🇬🇧 & beyond
5’11” x 20” x 2 11/16” 34L Proxy epoxy #ridiculite #zipstajet #falconv2surfboard #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “
Finally got a few weeks of surfing done in September on my new board (after longest European flat spell for 20 years!).

I was pretty sure Todd couldn't top my blue 'Ziptsajet' for a magic board, but I had a few waves on my newie that had me scratching my head trying to figure out how the V2 delivers all that extra 'ZING'??!!! Love it…tell him he nailed it with that one!

Stay well and free in our new mad world!”

Brent 60/5’9”/184lb/Cornwall, UK 🇬🇧 & beyond
5’11” x 20” x 2 11/16” 34L Proxy epoxy #ridiculite #zipstajet #falconv2surfboard #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Just got done riding this at Pismo Beach Pier. Oh my gosh. It’s the best Twin Fin I’ve owned! It is so fast and maneuverable and even at the end of the wave in the one foot drainers it was incredible!”
- Rich 54/5’9”/170lb #twinstitchsurfboard 5’11” x 20 1/4” x 2 11/16” 34.35L #surferfeedback …  yes, it has a beak nose

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Just got done riding this at Pismo Beach Pier. Oh my gosh. It’s the best Twin Fin I’ve owned! It is so fast and maneuverable and even at the end of the wave in the one foot drainers it was incredible!”
– Rich 54/5’9”/170lb #twinstitchsurfboard 5’11” x 20 1/4” x 2 11/16” 34.35L #surferfeedback … yes, it has a beak nose

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “HEAD HIGH COTTONS THIS MORNING FIRST LIGHT … SO GLASSY AND CLEAN … THIS NUGGET IS SOME SUGARY SWEET COTTON POINT CANDY!
Put Machado quad set on and everything worked amazing. So good I didn’t swap any of the other fins I brought down to the point in a backpack (next time I play around more with different setups).
LOVE LOVE LOVE. FAST BUT NOT SKIPPY, SMOOTH AND SOFT BUTTERY FEEL IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS, AND PLENTY OF DIG ON TAP FOR SOME BUTT WIGGLING DOWN THE LINE.
PADDLING? FAGHIDABOWDID. YOUR 10 FOOT MINI MEGA MUCHO MACHO UBER MAGIC DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE. SHE SITS JUST PERFECT UNDER ME AND MY BIG CHEST / SHOULDERS.
 
The tail release and flow through turns was perfect and rather surprising for how wide she is. This baby got back. Twerkin’ on some Summertime peaks!
 
THANKS SO MUCH!!”

— Derek  6’2”/245lb
6’4” x 23 1/4” x 3 3/8” 60L #grovelchief #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “HEAD HIGH COTTONS THIS MORNING FIRST LIGHT … SO GLASSY AND CLEAN … THIS NUGGET IS SOME SUGARY SWEET COTTON POINT CANDY!
Put Machado quad set on and everything worked amazing. So good I didn’t swap any of the other fins I brought down to the point in a backpack (next time I play around more with different setups).
LOVE LOVE LOVE. FAST BUT NOT SKIPPY, SMOOTH AND SOFT BUTTERY FEEL IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS, AND PLENTY OF DIG ON TAP FOR SOME BUTT WIGGLING DOWN THE LINE.
PADDLING? FAGHIDABOWDID. YOUR 10 FOOT MINI MEGA MUCHO MACHO UBER MAGIC DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE. SHE SITS JUST PERFECT UNDER ME AND MY BIG CHEST / SHOULDERS.
 
The tail release and flow through turns was perfect and rather surprising for how wide she is. This baby got back. Twerkin’ on some Summertime peaks!
 
THANKS SO MUCH!!”

— Derek 6’2”/245lb
6’4” x 23 1/4” x 3 3/8” 60L #grovelchief #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: 

Aloha Todd!
Your call yesterday blessed me bro! I caught a really nice one. Dropped in steep in warrior position, aggressive down the line, cut back line super nice with my backhand on the face of the wave, off the lip on the white water 💦 
I am super stoked on the tail, response, glide through turns. I feel the board you made has made me better. Diggin the channels too! Super cool. So glad I brought it over here to Kauai. 

Stoked on your Malibu session too with your bud! Best times are together!

We are driving to Hanalei today. Hoping for a cool church tonight! Wanna worship The King 👑 with the Hawaiians!

Mahalo for the board! I really enjoy riding it! - Mike from San Diego 185-190lb/6’0”/52
6’8” x 20 1/2” x 2 7/8” 41.6L #monstachief 
7’2” x 20 1/2” x 3” 45.5L #holyrollersurfboard #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports >> this just in:

Aloha Todd!
Your call yesterday blessed me bro! I caught a really nice one. Dropped in steep in warrior position, aggressive down the line, cut back line super nice with my backhand on the face of the wave, off the lip on the white water 💦
I am super stoked on the tail, response, glide through turns. I feel the board you made has made me better. Diggin the channels too! Super cool. So glad I brought it over here to Kauai.

Stoked on your Malibu session too with your bud! Best times are together!

We are driving to Hanalei today. Hoping for a cool church tonight! Wanna worship The King 👑 with the Hawaiians!

Mahalo for the board! I really enjoy riding it! – Mike from San Diego 185-190lb/6’0”/52
6’8” x 20 1/2” x 2 7/8” 41.6L #monstachief
7’2” x 20 1/2” x 3” 45.5L #holyrollersurfboard #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “I want to thank you and Todd.
My only regret is that I didn't come to you two decades ago.

Over the last two decades, I have spent nearly 10,000 on surfboards. with 5 custom shaped during that time. 
I have had no progression in my surfing since the late 90's when my desk jobs caused me to "outgrow" my stewart surfboard.
With my MonstaChief, I finally feel like I have been surfing for 30 years. 
I have tons of speed, and the board turns on a dime. Within 30 days, I have went from barely making drops and never having enough speed to make a section on my old board, to round house wraparounds, and my first attempt at an Air. 
Last week, I actually had kids at barbwires (just north of Upper Trestles) applauding my surfing. 
The same day, a surfer in his 60's commented "I can't believe how fast you were going, I thought there was no way you were going to make that section"

The only issues I have is that I am not used to the acceleration or the turning radius. My first real wave after getting the board, I went to do a bottom turn and put as much effort as I used to do on the 5"11 board I was previously riding. Instead of the long drawn out bottom turn, the board literally immediately turned 90 degrees, and I was promptly thrown off the side board. I still have a problem with the acceleration, I will occasionally drop in, start the bottom turn, the board shoots forward and I am thrown off the back.
None of these are issues with the board. They are all due to the decades I have been trying to make due on inferior board designs. 

This board has stopped me from quitting surfing.  This was my last shot. If I was still struggling to surf after getting this board, I was literally going to quit surfing. 
I had been blaming my boards, and knew that this board was going to be made exactly they way it should, and if it didn't work, it was not the board that was the problem.

Again, thank you.”

Kevin 50/5’7”/220lb
6’5” x 22” x 3” #monstachief F #proxyepoxy #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “I want to thank you and Todd.
My only regret is that I didn't come to you two decades ago.

Over the last two decades, I have spent nearly 10,000 on surfboards. with 5 custom shaped during that time.
I have had no progression in my surfing since the late 90's when my desk jobs caused me to "outgrow" my stewart surfboard.
With my MonstaChief, I finally feel like I have been surfing for 30 years.
I have tons of speed, and the board turns on a dime. Within 30 days, I have went from barely making drops and never having enough speed to make a section on my old board, to round house wraparounds, and my first attempt at an Air.
Last week, I actually had kids at barbwires (just north of Upper Trestles) applauding my surfing.
The same day, a surfer in his 60's commented "I can't believe how fast you were going, I thought there was no way you were going to make that section"

The only issues I have is that I am not used to the acceleration or the turning radius. My first real wave after getting the board, I went to do a bottom turn and put as much effort as I used to do on the 5"11 board I was previously riding. Instead of the long drawn out bottom turn, the board literally immediately turned 90 degrees, and I was promptly thrown off the side board. I still have a problem with the acceleration, I will occasionally drop in, start the bottom turn, the board shoots forward and I am thrown off the back.
None of these are issues with the board. They are all due to the decades I have been trying to make due on inferior board designs.

This board has stopped me from quitting surfing.  This was my last shot. If I was still struggling to surf after getting this board, I was literally going to quit surfing.
I had been blaming my boards, and knew that this board was going to be made exactly they way it should, and if it didn't work, it was not the board that was the problem.

Again, thank you.”

Kevin 50/5’7”/220lb
6’5” x 22” x 3” #monstachief F #proxyepoxy #surferfeedback

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