Firewire Surfboards is coming out firing for 2016 with a bunch of new boards, a new website and no sign of looking back. With the somewhat-recent majority acquisition of Firwire Surfboards by Kelly Slater, Slater seems to have put in a lot of effort in a short amount of time. With a bullpen of some of the best shapers in the league (Wingnut, Dewy Weber, Daniel Thompson, Dan Mann, Rob Machado, Pyzel, Nev), Firewire has announced 9 new models to round out one of the biggest production quivers in modern surfing. With Lost shapes leaving the Firewire namesake (but going to a good home with Lib Tech), Firewire picks up the slack with a variety of shapes and styles, all with Firewire’s Ecoboard Certified Sustainable Surf ethos.
It is important to note that this list of new Firewire boards do not include the Slater Designs boards which we understand will be made by Firewire, but under the Slater Designs moniker. I’m sure we will address those boards as they are released, but in the meantime we are going to break down these boards into the categories as described by Firewire. As they have yet to be ridden by us, we will hold all opinions until we get them into the water! Here’s some boards to make it even harder to decide what your next new board decision will be.
Enter to win Firewire’s latest shape, the Greedy Beaver in any of the below sizes. Made with their signature Timbertek construction, the Greedy Beaver is looking like the true all-arounder. For the short boarder looking for something during the smaller days, or the longboarder looking to cut off some length, this board is sure to suit many different riders and is being made in nine different sizes to boot. ENTER NOW!
Check out the Greedy Beaver Product Page here!
Firewire says, “The Greedy Beaver has a real shortboard feel with a compressed longboard out-line, a true crossover board with midlength retro glide and shortboard maneuverability. Put it on rail while engaging the single to double concave and large planing surface to trim effortlessly over dead sections. The beveled rail reduces the overall thickness, adding performance including rapid direction changes. Raise your wave count every session with the paddle power of the greedy Beaver while turning on a dime as you thread your way through the pack.“
Effective immediately we are dropping the price on the models listed below to $389.98! These are brand new boards sitting on the rack now, and they won’t last long at these prices so get em while the gettings good! With No Sales Tax, and affordable shipping, this is an offer you won’t want to pass up.
Click the models below to see pricing and other details.
- Flexfire 6’2″ Round Tail
- Alternator 6’6″
- Quadrafive 6’2″ Swallow Tail
- Flexfire 6’2″ Squash
- Taj 6’0″ Squash
- Alternator 6’4″
- El Fuego 5’11”
ALSO: All Firewire Activator boards have been marked down to $498.95 from here forward.
Just in from Firewire Surfboards is the Chubby Chedda! This is a new design collaboration between Firewire and LSD. Currently only available in FST. Looks really fun for summer time waves, and kind of reminds me of the Sub Scorcher a bit.
Chubby Chedda Foil
The Chubby Chedda is best described as a ‘performance-hybrid’, and should be ridden at least two inches shorter than your standard high performance short board. And if push comes to shove, the design will hold its own in overhead surf as well.
Chubby Chedda Dimensions
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.
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.
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.