Advanced Sufers! Add Some Personality To Your Quiver

May 22nd, 2011 by Luc

Looking for a board with personality, huh? Not gonna lie. Choosing between these two boards is like picking which of your children you love the best. We will concede, however, that these boards ride unlike anything else we’ve ever seen.

Pivot Fish

Retro Fish - Pivot Fish

It's like riding a Fish on STEROIDS. If steroids were made from LIGHTNING.

The Pivot Fish is a personal favorite of ours—straddling the line between old school and cutting edge, between the classic lines and beefy float enhanced by its all epoxy construction the Pivot Fish is borderline indestructible and makes paddling as close to effortless as we could possibly manage for such a short board.

The design allows for domination on mushy small wave days—so you’ll be able to catch just about any wave that piques your interest. The Pivot Fish rides mellow and playful. Wide and stable like a longboard, turn happy and maneuverable like a shortboard—the Pivot Fish pulls out just the right amount of slide from its Quad Fin setup without sacrificing the hold you need to gun bigger waves.

Rolled V at the nose to keep your turns clean and tight; Single Concave to minimize drag and keep your shoulders happy.

Should you choose to go NexGen (uh which you should as an advanced surfer), be prepared for a whole new level of performance. A good chunk lighter than even standard epoxy, NexGen combines that same incredible float with the natural flex of fiberglass to give you the best of both worlds. Enhanced durability and better performance to make your board catch waves like you wouldn’t believe.

Here’s a review from one of a crowd of stoked customers:

“WOW! you guys are awesome! I was lookin’ to buy my boyfriend a surfboard for our 2 yr. anniversary. Out here in LA, USED fish boards go for about $460. I was just browsing online hoping to maybe find a place that would sell it cheaper, and I just stumbled on your website. NOT ONLY did I find what I was lookin’ for, but it was a NEW board at a cheaper price! On the same day we came to pick up the board we decided to hit the beach to see how it rides. HE LOVED IT! He was catching waves all over here and there. ALSO 2 other surfers came up to him and complimented his board. HE WAS SO STOKED! THANK YOU!”

-Ditas Castillo
Los Angeles, CA

Here are our recommendations for size/weight and board size. More aggressive surfers lookin for that edge in maneuverability, take the shorter end of the range provided. Those of you looking for just a touch more stability or paddle strength will want to go the opposite direction. Easy peasy.

5’0″ – 5’6″ 5’6″ – 6’0″ 6’0″ – 6’4″
100 – 140 lbs 5’8″ – 6’0″ 5’8″ – 6’0″ 6’0″ – 6’2″
140 – 170 lbs 5’8″ – 6’0″ 6’0″ – 6’2″ 6’0″ – 6’2″
170 – 200 lbs 6’0″ – 6’2″ 6’2″ – 6’4″ 6’2″ – 6’4″

Click here and learn more about the Retro Fish – Pivot Fish!


The Poacher

Funboard - The Poacher

Pay no attention to its innocent appearance...that's just what it wants you to believe.

Not gonna lie, that this board rides unlike anything else we’ve ever seen. If you have a few years under your belt then you need to give this board a go—this crazy little egg thinks it’s a longboard—paddles easy, catches waves when it shouldn’t, and puts a fat smile on your face every time.

Surprisingly agile, the Poacher owes a lot of its quirky personality to the complex system of concaves built into its base. This shape starts with a single concave at the nose to kick up your speed and paddle, splits into a V which helps pull water away from the rails to give you a better glide, and pushes it towards the double concave so your fins get a nice little boost in responsiveness.

The best part is you can take this thing out in any condition and still come away with that same glorious surfer’s high. The rounded pin tail, thruster fins, and softer rails give you enough hold to kill it on overhead days and knee high mush alike.

Performance that’ll make em wonder just what kind of crazy surf regimen you’re on.

“Hey Luc and Holly, Just got the board delivered 2day via UPS. Fins are on and cant wait till early Sat morning to begin my trek to the NJ shore, 80 miles southwest. I cant believe how light it is, it makes my longboard feel like I’m carrying a semi truck. Thanks again, you guys are great. I will TELL EVERYONE i know out here about you two and your boards. I wish you could see the giant smile on my face, my wife, not as much, UGH! Keep smiling Stokes family.”

New Jersey


5’0″ – 5’6″ 5’6″ – 6’0″ 6’0″ – 6’4″ 6’5″+
100 – 140 lbs 6’6″ 6’6″ 6’6″ 6’6″ – 6’10″
140 – 170 lbs 6’6″ 6’6″ 6’6″ – 6’10″ 6’6″ – 6’10″
170 – 200 lbs 6’6″ – 6’10″ 6’6″ – 6’10″ 6’6″ – 6’10″ 6’10″


Ready to poach your new favorite board? Click to check out our Funboard – The Poacher.

Give us a little feedback. Whacha think?

2 responses to “Advanced Sufers! Add Some Personality To Your Quiver”

  1. jason mcnair writes:

    i just wrote all this above on face book could not send as i am not afiliated, shies!!
    i wouldnt mind trying either one or both …trouble is i am severly over-weight. about 295 but mostly muscle, my normal weight is 230 but i had an accident and gained way too much (plus i am getting old @ 55!) i want floatation and ease of paddle ability..and necesary length to float all that weight… wide and thick woulñd help too..what do you suggest? i had a monster fish made in la jolla a couple years ago but it got sold out from under me, before i could pick it up…a real beauty at 9 feet 7 inches, i was there to rough it out before a trip tpo fiji.. sad! can you guys help me? i am ready to go with this right away… i live in costa rica can you send the board(s) her?
    sincerly , jason pura vida!


    Luc Stokes Reply:

    Hey Jason,

    I think we chatted on the phone today but in case we didn’t give us a call and we can talk through the details.


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