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Modern Surfboards

Highline XB Surfboard

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FEATURES
The Modern Highline was developed after examining what novice-to-intermediate surfers needed in a surfboard to help them increase their wave riding time and shorten their learning curve. Becoming a better surfer comes down to catching waves and increasing your confidence, so we designed this board to be very buoyant (easy to paddle), stable (easy to get to your feet), and easy to control (smooth turns & go where you want on a wave).

Built using our XB (Epoxy Bamboo) construction which produces a light, extremely durable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck, and has beautiful aesthetic appeal.

OUTLINE: The outline is the key to the Highline’s amazing stability. We basically took the middle section of a longboard, tapered the nose to a semi-point, and added a wide squash tail. By reducing the overall board length, we maintain easier side-to-side turning.

ROCKER: Considered flat, the low rocker means this board paddles very quickly and maintains speed once you’re up and riding.

CONTOURS: Forward concave helps channel water efficiently across the flatter rocker, particularly when paddling and taking off. The back half has a raised vee with double concave to offset the width and allow for easy transitions from one rail to the other.

PERFORMANCE: This model can be ridden shorter due to the extra width and higher volumes, which is a big advantage for beginner and intermediate surfers developing their turning skills. For better surfers, gear down into cruise mode before riding the Highline. It has a large sweet spot and offers a very fluid ride, especially in smaller, soft running beach and point waves.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length Width Thick Volume Fins (Supplied With Board) Approx Weight Range
(Based On Novice To Intermediate Skill Level)
5'4" 20 1/4" 2 3/8" 30.1 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 60kg / 132lb or less
5'6" 20 5/8" 2 7/16" 32.4 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 60kg / 132lb or less
5'8'' 21'' 2 1/2'' 35 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 60kg / 132lb or less
5'10'' 21 3/8'' 2 5/8'' 38.3 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 65kg / 143lb or less
6'0'' 21 3/4'' 2 3/4'' 42 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 75kg / 165lb or less
6'2'' 22 1/8'' 2 13/16'' 45 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 85kg / 187lb or less
6'4'' 22 1/2'' 2 7/8'' 48.1 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 90kg / 198lb or less
6'8'' 22 7/8'' 3'' 54 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 95kg / 209lb or less

 

ABOUT GLOBAL SURF INDUSTRIES

Global Surf Industries (GSI) operates from its world headquarters in Manly on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Our wholly-owned distribution operations in Australia, New Zealand and the USA are supported by a large network of distribution specialists in various other countries.

GSI was founded in June 2002 and has a portfolio of some of the most well known brands in the Surf and Stand Up Paddle Industry. We remain very deliberate and strategic in our brand and model selection. Each brand caters for a particular type of surfer with a specific level of surfing ability. We also invest a lot of time and effort into new technologies to help get the best performance from every experience. So whether you are a first-day novice, a beginner, an intermediate, an advanced or elite-level surfer or paddler GSI has the brand and model that is right for you.