"For me….Surfing is GLIDE.
The feeling of gliding across the water, effortlessly converting the wave's energy into speed down the line, yard after yard.
It’s a ‘ less is more ‘ approach to surfing, where wave riding is reduced to its simplest form, trimming and gliding, for as long of a ride as possible.
The Viking’s shape was designed by Mark Martinson. He’ has spent the past 40 years designing surfboards and he won the 1965 United States Surfing Championships.
Mark approached the Viking with his traditional, thinly foiled rails. The outline curve compliments the continuous smooth rocker through the tail. These things make the Viking turn smoothly for how long it is (11 feet!), and they also make it very stable through nose rides.
I love the Viking in one-foot surf with tons of kelp, and in overhead surf lining up the point by my house. It feels magic everywhere to me.
What surprised me most when I rode it the first time is the projection I felt out of the first turn. And I think everyone will enjoy the way speed increases yard after yard down the line because the Viking just feels like it gathers momentum really well. You notice it paddling too, the way each stroke gathers speed before getting to your feet.
When you’re surfing it the sweet spot is right in the chest area of the board. Stand there. Feel it. Glide on it. It’s so fun. "- Wingnut
Single Fin Box
TT (TimberTek) - The combination of a lightweight EPS core, sustainably-grown Paulownia wood deck skins, Firewire’s proprietary parabolic rail construction, and an Entropy bio-resin hot coat yield an extremely lightweight, durable surfboard with ALL of the high performance flex characteristics of Firewire’s existing technologies.
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ABOUT FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS
“Firewire believes that the combination of EPS/Epoxy and other high tech materials is where the future of surfboard technology lies. Our goal has always been to combine high performance surfing with increased durability resulting in a more sustainable surfboard that increases the fun factor for everyone who rides them. After multiple WSL event wins over the years, and Kelly’s incredible surfing during these last few months of El Nino waves all over the world, we believe in our proven track record for innovative designs and technology. The future under your feet." - Mark Price, CEO