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: (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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#Repost @dac70 ・・・
"#proctorsurfboards instruments of precision. Tweaked #monstasurfboard was butter Todd."
5'9 x 19 1/4 x 2 3/8 27.8L customized Monsta w/ #ghostsurfboard hull contours & 6'0 x 19 1/8 x 2 7/16 29.5L Ghost #carbonfootprintsurfboard #titanium2 #surferfeedback equipped with @fcs_surf #FCSII #keylessfinsystem #proctorghostsurfboard

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Todd, I just had to tell you man. That board, is unbelievable. Bro, you’ve made me some insane boards but this is just beyond. It’s like meant for me or something …. I don’t know … it’s like I was born with it on my feet. Alright bro, have a good day, hope you’re gettin some surf man. Aloha. See ya bradda.”
—Erik 6’0”/185lb

5’9” x 20” x 2 1/2” 33L #twinturbinesurfboard #performancetwin #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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"Todd/Charissa, It has been a while since I last said hello. I wanted to thank you again for such great customer service, but mostly express my further thanks in such a great product. My board is just awesome. I had a fantastic session yesterday with 6-8 ft swells and I love the way it responds. I have been meaning to let you know sooner how pleased I am, but time just got away from me. It truly is a magic carpet! Besides the performance, I get tons of compliments on the design and colors. It is getting well used so I will be getting another in the not too distant future. Hope you guys had a great Christmas season! Take care and God bless!" Kevin | 6'6 x 21 x 2 5/8 39L | 42/5'8"/150lb/5 yrs exp #boardsforthejourney #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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"Hello Charissa and Todd. I just wanted to tell you thanks for making me an extraordinary surfboard. The 6’4 “greased rascal” is amazing. I absolutely love it. It is so easy to paddle, but is also extremely maneuverable. I also think its the fastest board I’ve ever ridden. Its just as good in 1foot mush as it is in overhead conditions. Thank you so much. I left it in our place in Costa Rica but I think I’ll be getting another one soon to travel with. Alex also likes his custom board. Way to go, guys!"
Alex's 5'7 #monstasurfboard headed to UK by way of Texas equipped with @futuresfins #futuresfinscoloredboxes & Mike's 6'4 #greasedrascalsurfboard equipped with @fcs_surf #FCSII #keylessfinsystem headed to Texas #Godblesstexas #americansurfboardfactory #surferfeedback #surfboardreviews

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in>> “Hey Todd, The Jet stream bottom on the #Apachesurfboard is suuuper fast and generates so much speed. It’s super smooth too and holds through turns amazing. And with that wide tail I can lay it on rail on every wave without having to baby my turns. This board is insane. This is the same board going from a 2 ft to a head high wave and working perfectly for both occasions. Thanks so much!” – Nick #surferfeedback #surflinecamrewind
Nick is 22, 5’8”, 165lbs 5’6” x 19 5/8” x 2 5/16” #apachejet #carbonfootprintsurfboard
A top tier Ventura citizen who I’ve known since he was a wee 12 yrs old. He’s an honest, kindhearted, amiable who you can always trust to do right by you. He’s a realtor here in Ventura, so if you need to get a place here or are trying to sell one, he’s your guy @_nicklilly

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What do you call it when you take the rocker and bottom of the Greased Pig v.4 and crossbreed it with the added center rocker apex of the Flyin’ Lion, then put it onto the outline and rails of Da Monsta?
The Flyin’ Pigsta…which brings us to today’s stoked surfer report >> this just in from Canngu Bali: “Hey Guys, Todd words can not describe how epic the 6'1 is!!! Wow. I am surfing better than ever on the big open faces:) so stoked. Can't wait to try the 6'6 soon… just waiting for a bit more swell to come this month.
How is the little one?
All the best guys.”
6’1” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 33.5L #flyinpigsta
Andrew is 6’0”/188lb #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 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 >> “. . . 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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Just a quick note to say my board arrived safe and sound this morning. It looks amazing and every bit of the experience of buying boards from you guys over the past 3 years continues to be totally fantastic. We Brits are usually a bit reserved with our praise, but I really can't speak highly enough of the way you look after your customers and the quality of the boards. Magic!
Ride report to follow…
Cheers and thanks again!
Brent | Cornwall, UK | 53/5’9”/178lb #elpavotesurfboard 5’11 x 19 3/4 x 2 9/16 thumbtail w/ #parabolic channels #surferfeedback

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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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Fresh picked up and straight into the water for Lori and her new Bullet … a 5’10” x 20” x 2 5/8” 34L duplicate of her favorite 5’9” x 20” x 2 5/8” 33.2L ….. stoked surfer reports: this just in >>
“Omg just got back home from 🏄🏽‍♀️ waves were perfect …board more perfect, thank you so much!“
— Lori 61/5’6”/130lb/for Ventura points #bulletsinglefin #surferfeedback

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