Firewire Surfboards: Technograin

Firewire Technograin Surfboards

Available in spring 2013, Firewire’s new Technograin surfboard construction is a fresh and more eco-freindly way to make a surfboard.  The new boards will be made from Paulownia wood, a tree species that can grown up to 20ft in its first year, and a popular source of sustainable wood.

From Firewire:

Technograin represents a significant step forward towards the holy grail of any product designed and manufactured in today’s environmentally conscious world.  While by no means sustainability built, Firewire’s Technograin has by far one of the least toxic and smallest carbon footprints of any commercially available surfboard today.

And perhaps as critical when it comes to your equipment, the combination of a lightweight EPS Core, a sustainably-grown wood deck skin on both the top and bottom decks which includes Firewire’s proprietary parabolic rail construction  and an entropy bio-resin hot coat without any exterior cloth, creates an extremely light weight, durable surfboard, with all of the high performance flex characteristics of Firewire’s existing technologies.  Or as we like to describe Technograin………..It’s simply high performance art.

Chuy Reyna Technograin

For their first run it will be available in both the Spitfire and the Baked Potato models.  The Spitfire is a performance hybrid that performs well in knee high to overhead surf.  The Baked Potato is a great board for mushier waves with less juice, from ankle biters to head high waves, this board can hold its own.  Both boards have a five fin setup for either quad, thruster, or funky configurations.

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New JS Surfboards

JS Surfboards

JS Surfboards are incredibly solid looking boards, not just visually, but the shapes are great if you’re looking for a performance shortboard.  Originally out of Australia, the company founded by professional surfer Jason Stephenson has been doing good things in the surf world for years, and we’re stoked to be ramping up our selection of their surfboards.  Expect more from JS Surfboards in the near future!

JS Surfboards at Cleanline Surf

JS Surfboards at Cleanline Surf

Meet the man behind the shapes. Check out this video from Transworld Surf. The video is from last year, but it’s probably the best JS interview out there.