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Seaside II Helium Surfboard

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FEATURES

 4 fin setup (Quad)

 Less area in the tail, narrowing the tips of the swallow, creating more curve and narrowing the nose.

 Helium construction

 

Hear from Rob Machado...

 

HEY ROB, WHAT IS THE SEASIDE..?

 

Just evolving the Go Fish to something new, really. The Go Fish goes fast and feels skatey and loose and I love it, and riding it for a couple years made me want to feel more high performance - more carves, tighter turns. So the Seaside is about refining… less area in the tail, narrowing the tips of the swallow, creating more curve and narrowing the nose. All elements for ripping while the Go Fish stays cruisey and fun.

 

The Seaside is quad only, why?

 

I decided that if i was going to make a quad I would make a quad that’s strictly a quad ... Design the concaves and bottom contours around that. I actually redesigned my entire concave setup that I’ve been using on the Moonbeam and Go Fish, and did it with the quad setup in mind so that it all works together.

 

Why name this shape after your home break, Seaside?

 

Naming surfboards might be the hardest thing to do on the planet [laughing]. It’s just the perfect little stick when I surf my home spot, Seaside.

 

Why is the Seaside built in Helium?

 

The first one I made for Tahiti was LFT and I was riding it in 6 foot tubes. But most everyone surfs a shape like the Seaside at beach breaks and little point breaks, so we made it in Helium because it’s really light, very responsive, really flexy with a softer feel and very durable. It’s the best option for a shape like the Seaside in smaller, weaker waves, I think.

 

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DIMENSIONS 

 

Length

Width

Thick

Volume

5’2

20

2 5/16

26.5L

5’3

20 5/16

2 3/8

28.2L

5’4

20 5/8

2 7/16

29.8L

5’5

20 15/16

2 ½

31.5L

5’6

21 ¼

2 ½

32.7L

5’7

21 5/8

2 ½

33.6L

5’8

21 15/16

2 9/16

35.4L

5’9

22 ¼

2 5/8

37.3L

5’10

22 5/8

2 11/16

39.4L

5’11

22 3/4

2 3/4

41.1L

6’0

22 7/8

2 15/16

44.8L

6’1

22 15/16

3

46.5L

 

CONSTRUCTION: Helium Technology

Helium blanks are shaped from the lightest EPS foam core available, just 360 grams, and have special rails crafted especially for Helium boards made from Paulownia wood, which is a very light, fine-grained and warp resistant hardwood, and Balsa, another fast-growing, lightweight, and light-coloured wood. The top and bottom deck are wrapped in sandwich cloth and wrapped in a high-density aerospace composite material is used for the decksin. Using entropy bio-resin throughout, which replaces petro-chemicals with bio-based materials for an environmentally friendly epoxy. 

 

QUESTIONS

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ABOUT THE BRAND

Firewire is know for innovating bold new technologies for surfboards that have made them a major player in the surfboard market. In recent years they have taken pride in research and improvements that reduces the impact their industry has on the environment. Originally started by Australian Nev Hyman in 1975, in Perth as Odyssey Surfboards, it became Nev Surfboards in 1981. After travelling Nev decided to pursue creation of blanks for some of the best surfers in the world, and with the years of experience he gained, he began to hone his craft for the perfect surfboard. 17 years later the name was changed again, to Nev Future Shapes, where it entered the global market, manufacturing over 5000 years a year with his growing crew.

 

Fast forward to 2004, Nev was introduced to Bert Berge who showed him a handmade surfboard featuring balsa rails and high-density composite top and bottom. By 2006 Firewire was officially becoming a global name, with boards generated from CAD/CAM software allowing for the perfect boards to be steadily produced without variations and imperfections in the shape. More recently Firewire has been dedicated and committed to manufacturing boards that will improve your experience with less impact on the environment. In this pursuit they have partnered with BLOOM Foam to develop a traction pad that is the most eco-friendly. After years of growing, developing and honing their craft as a company, they know create boards that cater to all ages and levels of expertise.

“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