Custom Order with Todd

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...

peter mendia, kepa mendia, todd proctor
Todd and Lily Custom Order

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.

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.


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 4-12+ 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.

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hey Charissa, I just wanted to pass my feedback and say thanks. The board has performed so well that it’s completely refreshed my surfing.

I’ve surfed it now in a variety of conditions and I’m getting in early on waves and able to do so much more as the board is super fast and turns on a dime.

And I almost didn’t get 5 boxes b/c I wasn’t a fan of quads, but Todd recommend it for a goody footer at Mugu. I love it as a quad, quicker takeoff and holds in the face!! Thanks again!! Take care and happy holidays!” —Mark 38/5’10”/200lb 6’4” x 20 7/8” x 2 7/8” 42.5L #Monstachief F thumbtail #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Todd,
Thank you for making this board I love it and it rides perfect my parents will send you the clips soon of today. – Kepa” 4’11” x 16 5/8” x 2 1/16” 18L #flyinpigsurfboard #surferfeedback
#Repost @k_epic_mendia_ ・・・
My new girlfriend @proctor_surfboards is INSANE ⚡️.. Thanks BraDDaH Jackson for the coaching 💪🏼 #psyching #airreverse #freshie #lovemynew #surfboard #billabong #billabongbloodlines

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> 🎙 Click on volume for audio 🎙

A 5’5” x 19 3/8” x 2 3/8” 28.9L #hideojet and 5’11” x 18 3/4” x 2 5/16” 28L#g471surfboard HD for Robbie in Yonkers, New York. 27/5’10”/164lb #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in from Costa Rica 🇨🇷 >> “Hope all is well Todd! Rode that Zipstajet (5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.5L) in costa. Insane at pan dulce!! Had so much fun on it. Thank you for everything you do for us.” —Stephen
40-something, 6’0”, 190lbs. #surferfeedback #zipstajet

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Back from Indo,
The other 2 boards I brought never even left the board bag. Love this board. It worked great in everything. Thank you so much you guys for shaping me such a magical stick. We didn’t bring a photog this year so I’m lucky I got this shot from the boat. Aloha Mark”
#monstachief HD sleek 6’4” x 19 1/4” x 2 9/16” thumb 32.5L #boardsforthejourney #surferfeedback

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Remember that Mexican local ripper guy from Salina Cruz who just got a #Flyinlionsurfboard >> Here’s his stoked surfer report that came in yesterday: “
I had feel fortunate to had one of your board and I’m very happy with it, I’m a 160 and we up to put that board on a 27L, Tom did such a great distribution of the volume so this board paddling amazing in the point brake, catch wave so easy, amazing speed down the line and turning so wild in the open face and Cristal sección Tom you are a thru master craft I’m very very happy my surfing in this trip when in another level thank you 🙏 so much men” —Hernan

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Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: “Got my 6-10 modified bullet out today for the first time in Huntington which was starting to show some new south swell🏄👍. Another awesome board from Todd and this board is perfect for me coming down from my 9-0 Proctor. 🤙” —Mike 67/5’10”/160lb/54 years surfing #boardsforthejourney #surferfeedback #bulletsinglefin #greasedrascal

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Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: (From a previous post regarding a 5’10” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2” 31.2L duplicate of a magic #Monstasurfboard v-1.3 / #Zipstajet (top board) but this time we went with a swallowtail and short channels off the tail – bottom board)…”Wow is all I can say!! I was finally able to ride this board, on this last Cali swell. Went to a local Newport spot where mick fanning was spotted. 4’-6’ beach break barrels on tap. First wave – the board stuck, flew and released when I wanted it to. Now my confidence peaked, I felt as if I was on drugs I was so stoked. This board is beyond magic. After our session a buddy says to me “man, that’s the best I’ve ever seen you surf, you were so confident, charging and ripping”. Having confidence is such a huge part of surfing – like 50/50 confidence and ability. 🙌🏻 thx proctor!! That’s a review btw – I think every surfer should own this board, it’s a well rounded shredding machine!!!” —Christian 36/5’9”/190lb #surferfeedback
One day at a time, one board at a time, one surfer at a time #equippingyouforthejourney #thejourneyisthedestination

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hey Todd and Charissa, Took delivery of the Hideo just a few days before I left for Panama. Arrived in perfect condition as usual but was kind of tripping on it. Never seen a board quite like it. Anyway, waves were flat so didn’t get to give it a go.
Went on my trip, had a great time. Stayed with my brother and sister in law on their boat in Bocas. Scored some good Careneros. Monsta HD is custom fit for that wave btw. Got home and still nothing for a Hiddy test. Finally this past weekend got a little bump from the tropics. Weak, waist to chest high. Todd! I was catching waves out past the longboarders. And you can still surf it like a conventional shortboard. Super impressed. Love it. Exactly what I was looking for. Devours Florida weakness. Haha. Hope you guys are doing well. I’ll be in touch soon for the next one.” —Jody
5’10” x 20 1/2” x 2 5/8” 35L #hideoscillous Hideojet #proxy epoxy Ridiculite
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 32.5L customized #monstajet with #monstroscillous rocker & bottom #proxyepoxy teamlite #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer feedback: this just in >> “Just wanted to give some feedback on the two boards. The monsta chief is amazing, between the channels and swallow tail it feels like the board just wants to take off on its own. That being said it’s been hard to tear myself away from the monsta fish. It’s fast, loose, cruisy, had a blast on it all summer especially point breaks where it has some room to move. I thought I had the board figured out, then last week during a run of decent swell I threw in some quad rears and head to some punch beach break. I was blown away, it might as well be a different board. Crazy fast and responsive. Looking forward to exploring its upper limits this winter, but I think one thing is for certain, it’s definitely not just a groveler!” —Nick 34/6’3”/200lb | l6’2” x 21 1/4” x 2 7/8” 42L #monstafish #proxyepoxy #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Thank you so much! This board is amazing! I’ve rode it in knee high slop to head high surf – beach break and reefs. It’s unbelievably FAST. Crazy FAST! I’ve ridden thrusters my whole life and there was no learning curve, no getting used to a keel fin fish. Sure footed from wave #1. I can’t believe this was missing from my quiver for so long! This board is a show stopper too – people dig the art work. Every session people are checking out the board and just psyched on it. Oh – and this Pavarotti rocker is INSANE! I get into waves super early – I have to wait for them to standup! Again – Thank you so much!”
—Brennan 43/6’0”/163lb
5’8” x 20 1/2” x 2 9/16”(2 5/8”) 32.7L #postmodjet #pavarottisurfboard #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “ I just want to say thanks a lot. Just got out of the water down here by my house down south. Got a couple of really sick ones on the new board … it's amazing. thanks so much – paddles like a dream paddles better than any board I think I've ever had actually. But anyways yeah I got a couple couple crazy good ones right before dark and just got out of the water like a half hour ago. I can't wait to go out again.” —Dan 51/5’9”/175lb | 6’0” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 34.5L #monstroscillous #jetstreamsurfboard #proxyepoxy #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “This most recent 6 3” you have done for me is amazing and is fully intact and working awesome . . . I would love to copy this babay as fast 💨 as we can thank you Charissa Aloha you guys 😎👌🌴” —Frank 6’3” x 20 3/4” x 2 3/4” 41.6L #monstachiefsurfboard can we duplicate magic boards? Yes we can 😊 #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “. . . Dialing in my new Zipstahet. Thanks Todd & Charissa!” —Kristina 32/5’3”/130lb 5’8” x 19 1/4”+ x 2 7/16” 29L #zipstajet #surferfeedback

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Stoked surfer reports >> this just in: “Hey Todd! Just rode the board twice today, it feels super buttery and i can do super tight carves in the pocket Got a couple of tubes too! Thank you so much!!!” –
6’0 1/2” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” 27.5L
#Shalomicintervention roundtail
Nate is 16, 6’0”, 165lbs. rippa from Laguna #surferfeedback

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