7'6" - 8'2"
Waves above 8’ take on a whole new meaning. One’s surfing trends towards seriousness and the equipment must be on the same level. We take our guns seriously because there is nothing worse that to find one’s self in a hair ball situation and experience equipment failure … spinning out at the bottom of a big wave, the board tracking the wrong way on a critical backdoor section or simply not having the paddling power to paddle over the ledge on the wave of a lifetime. These are considerations we naturally build into every Mako Class gun we make.
8'6" - 10'0"
Not for everyone but personally I’ve always felt my Elephant Guns were just as at home in 6’-8’ waves as they were in 15’-20’+ surf. Some surfers need to have a gun like this in their quiver even if they may only really use it a few times a year. Basically an Elephant Gun is a paddleboard designed for catching any wave, any size and still being able to maneuver and really ride the wave, not just go straight, hanging on for dear life. Now, boards in the 10’-6 and longer range are making a comeback. Funny how it all comes back around, at one time in my career, many years ago, the standard length of surfboards was 10’-6”. Of course, they were the old style long boards but that length and longer were what we all rode