Who - Beginners to experts will reap the benefits of this fast and modern fish design.
When - "This board just makes me want to surf… no matter what the waves are like. It flies in small to weak waves, and if its overhead and pumping it draws unique lines, allowing me to approach waves differently and explore new lines".
What - At first glance the Go Fish outline pays homage to the old school fish but on closer inspection you’ll notice some subtle changes. I’ve narrowed up the swallow tip to tip to give the board more maneuverability and the narrower nose gives it a more speedier outline. The rocker on the Go Fish is fairly relaxed with a low entry rocker upfront combined with a subtle tail rocker, giving this board quick ‘up and go’ and maximizes its top-end speed. The bottom contours are best described as “BOARD EAT BOARD” and were inspired by a George Greenough design I rode a few years ago. I’ve refined it over the years and it now features a really flat bottom concave that runs down the center all the way through the tail. The two side panels run down each rail on either side of the center panel, and transition from concave to flat to Vee while maintaining the deep single concave down the middle. The overall effect of these design parameters, when combined with a keel fin set up, is a highly maneuverable and speedy board with tons of drive and takes the retro fish to a whole new performance level. AVAILABLE TECH: LFT (Linear Flex Technology) White Deckskin - LFT incorporates Firewire’s SPRINGER HD, a 0.75" (18 mm) wide aerospace composite that runs down the centerline of the board, representing the next generation in our SPRINGER technology. The SPRINGER HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail.
5'1" x 20" x 2 1/8" | 25.5
5'3" x 20 1/4" x 2 3/16" | 27.4
5'5" x 20 3/8" x 2 1/4" | 29.3
5'7" x 20 1/2" x 2 5/16" | 31.1
5'9" x 20 5/8" x 2 3/8" | 33.1
5'11" x 20 3/4" x 2 7/16" 35
6'1" x 21 1/4" x 2 5/8" | 39.5
6'3" x 21 1/2" x 2 3/4" | 42.9
It’s not just Rob’s love of this LFT shape that made it one of the most in-demand boards of 2017.
All the attention came from word of mouth recommendations in lineups everywhere and detailed conversations online about this shapes compatibility with many twin fin templates. But what started it all was rack appeal…
Visually, the Go Fish sits excitedly at the intersection of “Brand-New” and “Totally Familiar” – the same traditional outline that every fish enthusiast is familiar with, but containing an entirely new approach to bottom contours.
This Rob Machado design is an advanced adjustment to a proven fish concept, and it’s easy to imagine it working fantastically on the face of wave when you hold it under your arm, fingers wrapped around a familiar rail, on the edge of a concave that feels uncommonly exciting.
That’s why we’re carrying it into 2018 with a lot of expected attention.