Taking on more than the average shortboard can handle, the Firewire Next Step Surfboard will have you greeting pumping surf with a grin. Built for world class overhead surf, the Next Step is the go to board for traveling to waves that dreams are made of. Deep ground swell, thick hurling lips and barrel after barrel of pleasure, this board is ready to take it on. This Next Step is what you need if you want to go bigger!
The Next Step has a lot of rocker for making step drops, a touch of extra thickness through the nose for paddle power, and refined rails to give you control where you need it most, in the barrel. It is recommended that you go anywhere from 2" to 8" up from your shortboard, and add at least 1/8" of thickness (more as you go longer) to help get you in early. If you want a board that surfs loose, like a shortboard, but paddles quick and has the hold you need in solid surf, the Next Step just might be the next logical step in adding to your quiver.
WAVE HEIGHT: 6+ ft Waves
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
CONCAVE: Single into Double Vee
RAILS: Hard Rails
ROCKER: High Entry/Moderate Exit
TAIL: Rounded Pin
FINS: Tri-Quad. Fins Not Included
CONSTRUCTION: FST Construction
Future Shapes Technology
FST relies primarily on the Parabolic Balsa Rail to control flex while the high density aerospace composite vacuumed to both top and bottom decks provides significant impact strength, and is stronger than the traditional PU surfboard. Please note our boards are definitely not indestructible and if slammed by a thick lip, or if you land incorrectly in the flats after doing an aerial, it is possible to break them.
The Parabolic Balsa Rail features 12mm balsa built from 3 x 4mm strips, which as mentioned not only control flex and add strength, but also act as a buffer against rail dings. Furthermore, the long-term flex memory supplied by the balsa rails ensures boards maintain their lively feel for longer. With a retail price point slightly above premium polyurethane surfboards, FST offers an extremely high performance, durable surfboard.
*Images shown are stock photos, actual board may vary slightly.
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Firewire Surfboards and Cleanline Surf have teamed up to make sure you get the Firewire surfboard you want! Through our partnership we have direct access to inventory at the Firewire warehouse in San Diego where boards can be shipped direct to your doorstep.
Here’s how it works. Once an order is placed we contact Firewire promptly to confirm your board is in stock. Once confirmed the average wait time for a board to ship is 3 business days. Additionally transit time is 1 to 5 business days depending on where you are located. Most boards are ready to go, however, if there is any extended delay in shipping your board we will let you know right away.
Expedited Shipping. If you are working with a deadline and need a surfboard delivered in a few days we’ll need to get you a custom quote. Please give us a call at 888-546-6176 and we can ensure you get the board on time.
Shipping Rates for Firewire Boards
|Boards Under 8'||Boards over 8'|
|Southern California / Arizona - $50||Southern California / Arizona - $100|
|Northern California / Nevada - $75||Northern California / Nevada - $100|
|Northwest - $100||Northwest - $125|
|Middle/East Coast - $100||Middle/East Coast - $130|
|Hawaii/Alaska - $150||Hawaii/Alaska - $180|
All surfboards are delivered signature required.
To learn more about Firewire Surfboard shapes, our opinions on how they ride and additional shipping information, call us at 888-546-6176 or 503-738-7888 or use our contact us page.