6’8” - 8’4"
This is our most popular board because it makes surfing easier. The Cheater evolved from what we called a mini-tanker in the early 1980’s, just a shorter version of a long board. It kept being refined to add more horsepower to be able to handle a wider range of waves in size and juice. Today’s shape still has a fuller nose to maximize paddling while still having rails, edges, bottom rocker and foil to make it fast, steady, positive and maneuverable in almost any wave situation. Bottom shape is usually flat to vee running out the tail. General lengths run from 6’-8” up to 8’-4, widths between 20”-22 ½” and thickness anywhere from 2 ½” – 3 1/8” depending on rider’s height, weight, ability and experience.
5'10" - 7'0"
Just like your hot dog board but paddles. With it's wider nose and lowered nose rocker, the Ala Mo addresses the main problem of the most small hot dog boards. The fact that small boards don't paddle that great. With the Ala Mo, paddling is increased by 50% without losing any of the rip-it-up characteristics of your small wave board.
9'0" - Up
A high performance long board designed for old style riding or modern day maneuvers, whatever one’s pleasure happens to be. This was always a favorite of mine when the modern long board made its comeback. Baby features a semi pulled in nose and wide hips ending in a tight squaretail making turns into carves instead of pivots. I’ve enjoyed this shape in most varieties of surf whether it’s small waves on the French coast, Oregon shores or Hawaii’s South Shore summertime surf and also found it worked very well even at the Pipeline and most of any Hawaii winter surf when I was in the mood for long board surfing. Lengths usually are 9’-0” and up, widths 22 ½” to 23”
9'0" - 10'0"
Nothing feels better than to ride the nose on a long section with the toes of one or both feet curled over the tip. Any long boarder worth his salt needs to have this move in his repertoire and the Noserider makes it easier. The wide, full nose template gives one plenty of planing surface and room to stand up there comfortably. Some surfers prefer a squaretail while others favor a rounded pintail; I’ve found both to be effective since most of time is spent riding the other end of the surfboard. Board lengths run from 9-0” to 10’-0” and 23”-24” wide.
This is a long board somewhere between the Baby model and the Noserider. Named after Walter Hoffman, a surfer from the generation before mine whom I’ve always admired in the water and out for his style and grace. This shape is more of a traditional style long board that is as much fun to just paddle around a lake as it is to ride waves.