Load image into Gallery viewer, Firewire Too Fish Helium Volcanic 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard
Load image into Gallery viewer, Firewire Too Fish Helium Volcanic 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard
Load image into Gallery viewer, Firewire Too Fish Helium Volcanic 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard
Load image into Gallery viewer, Firewire Too Fish Helium Volcanic 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard

Firewire Too Fish Helium Volcanic 5'7 x 21 5/16 x 2 ½ Surfboard

No reviews
Regular price $875.00
Sale price $875.00 Regular price
Sale Sold out
Unit price
/per 
This is a pre order item. We will ship it when it comes in stock.
Hurry! Only 1 left in stock!

SKU: FRWHTOF5073VOL3WHT

Save 15% on any full-priced fins, board bags, traction, and leashes with any new surfboard purchase. Discount automatically applied in cart.
Product Info

An evolution of Rob's popular "Go Fish' model from 2017, updated with lessons he learned from the Seaside, this all new Too Fish model is built in Firewire Surfboards' Helium Core and Volcanic Lamination Technology for light and lively response underfoot with significant durability improvements above other surfboard building methods given the use of aerospace deck skins on the top and bottom of the board, as well as a rail comprised of paulownia and balsa wood for controlled flex and rebound in turns.

"The resurrection of the original GO FISH, but with a new bottom designed for speed and function. I have removed the channel from the bottom and created a smoother flow of water throughout the tail while still encompassing the original design with some vee off the tips of the tail." —Rob Machado


Product Info

An evolution of Rob's popular "Go Fish' model from 2017, updated with lessons he learned from the Seaside, this all new Too Fish model is built in Firewire Surfboards' Helium Core and Volcanic Lamination Technology for light and lively response underfoot with significant durability improvements above other surfboard building methods given the use of aerospace deck skins on the top and bottom of the board, as well as a rail comprised of paulownia and balsa wood for controlled flex and rebound in turns.

"The resurrection of the original GO FISH, but with a new bottom designed for speed and function. I have removed the channel from the bottom and created a smoother flow of water throughout the tail while still encompassing the original design with some vee off the tips of the tail." —Rob Machado

Product Details

  • Type: Fish
  • Dimensions: 5'7" x 21 5/16" x 2 ½"
  • Volume: 34.9L
  • Construction: Helium Core with Volcanic Lamination
  • Tail: Swallow
  • Bottom Contours: Single | Double
  • Rail: Medium
  • Fin Configuration: Twin
  • Fin Plugs: Futures Fins compatible fin boxes
    *Fins NOT included

Product Construction

Helium Core
Flexy. Bendy. Elastic. Excellent at generating speed when weak waves aren’t helping. An unmatched mix of quick response, lightweight, and durability. Helium has wood running from nose to tail on each rail similar to Timbertek but instead of being purely paulownia, Helium’s rail is built from a mix of both paulownia and balsa wood. This enables more bend in Helium’s rail when compared to the more ridged sensations of Timbertek’s rail and it makes Helium feel like it loads up on rail and springs back to form, ideal for tight turns on compact wave faces, and eruptive shows of spray when meeting the lip vertically.

Volcanic Lamination
Quicker response, stronger durability, forged in fire, this Basalt lamination enhancement for I-Bolic and Helium cores is Firewire's most durable without compromising performance.

Additional Info

Rob says that the Too Fish is, "My favorite in small and weak waves because of how thick and floaty it is in the forward two-thirds of the board, but this shape is also thinned out aggressively in the tail to enable hold in powerful waves. I've ridden the Too Fish in everything from overhead waves on the North Shore to perfect days on the reef at home, and also the weakest, most disorganized junk surf at the beach break in front of my house. This is my favorite board for all conditions."

Firewire Too Fish Helium Volcanic Surfboard Catalog


PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGES
It is extremely fast and is very trustworthy in steep surf. It likes the pocket a lot more and has much more bite in it than a Seaside. Works great at your true shortboard liters, largely due the wider tail. It also paddles a little better than the Seaside.

In sizing up (2-4L above your ‘normal’), it may be the best board in Firewire's offering. The sweet spot is bigger and less critical, you can surf forward on it easily, it generates great speed down the line, but with great control and the rail still engages well. It was found to be more trustworthy in steeper sections that the Seaside and is an ideal board (rivaling/ even beating out the Sweet Potato, SUN and SAB) for a board with glide that has more performance.


IN COMPARISON TO
Go Fish - It’s a lot quicker in the pocket compared to the Go Fish. Doesn’t hold a rail quite as well as the Go Fish, but definitely much more maneuverable in the pocket.

Seaside – Rides VERY different to the Seaside. The rails bury into the water further and allow a tighter turn. It’s also easier to change direction back to the open face after a little down carve or cut back. The Too Fish pivots more like a shortboard. The seaside pivots more like an 80’s shortboard. A little more above the water and you need to wash the speed a bit for it to roll to the rail. Especially in the pocket.


TIPS
The sweet spot is very small (more so on smaller sizes) and you need to be as far back as possible over the fins or else it won’t perform to its maximum abilities. If you’re too far forward it will still be fast and skatey, but it’ll just wash out or not come around when trying to put it on rail. That being said, if you’re in the sweet spot, it holds unreal.

A beginner to intermediate surfer could probably buy it a bit bigger to make the sweet spot a little bigger.


ACCESSORIZING
The RM Keels are ideal for the board and work well in all sizes. In the Too Fish, they have a ton of drive, but you can still get it to go straight up and down really easily.

The Kelly Twin+2 also works well and didn’t slide out at all on the smaller sized boards. A 5’0-5’4 Too Fish surfer might want an upright fin. This board will crack the lip and they may like that set up.

Make sure to get the pad back far enough to accommodate that sweet spot of having your feet far back over the fins. Go Pad is perfect with some small adjustments.


Too Fish Helium Volcanic Technology from Firewire

Basalt fiber has been around for decades yet is a relative newcomer to fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) and structural composites as it relates to surfboard construction. It has a similar chemical composition as glass fiber but has better strength characteristics, and unlike most glass fibers is highly resistant to alkaline, acidic and salt attack making it a good candidate for surfboard manufacturing.

Compared to carbon and aramid fiber, it has the features of wider application temperature range -452° F to 1,200° F (-269° C to +650° C), higher oxidation resistance, higher radiation resistance, relative compression and shear strength.

The cloth can withstand higher temperatures than that of carbon fiber and as a result is heavily used the Aerospace industry in the creation of rockets and jet engines. The elasticity characteristics of this fiber is higher than that of traditional Carbon fiber allowing the board to have more flex for a natural feel under foot.



Shipping From Firewire

Firewire Surfboards and Cleanline Surf have teamed up to make sure you can get any Firewire surfboard you want shipped to your door. Through our partnership, we have direct access to inventory at the Firewire warehouse in California and we can special order you boards by Firewire, Slater Designs, Tomo Designs, CJ Nelson Designs, Harley Ingleby Series, Kai Sallas, Skindog Surfboards, Soleil Series, Taylor Jensen Series.

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.

Call us at 888-546-6176 or 503-738-7888 to learn more about Firewire Surfboard shapes, our opinions on how they ride, or if you need any additional special order shipping information you can use our contact page.


US Shipping Rates for Firewire Surfboards

Firewire, Slater Designs, Tomo Designs, CJ Nelson Designs, Harley Ingleby Series, Kai Sallas, Skindog Surfboards, Soleil Series, Taylor Jensen Series

Location 6'2 and under 6'3 to 8'1 8'2 and up
Lower 48 States $70 $100 $130
Hawaii & Alaska $150 $250 $400

Expedited Shipping?
We'll need to get you a custom quote if you are working with a deadline and need a surfboard delivered in a few days.


All special order surfboards are delivered signature required. Read more about our shipping policy.


Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a refund, or exchange within 30 days of receiving your order.