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Moonbeam

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Who: The Moonbeam will work for any experience level from beginner to expert. More advanced surfers will love the Moonbeam’s ability to easily perform in the pocket with the added nose and tail rocker. 

When: The Firewire Moonbeam performs best in average 2-5 foot conditions. The board is designed to be quick and skatey in soft, weaker waves.  Overall the Moonbeam is meant to go fast and have fun in a variety of average conditions that most people see around their local breaks.

WhatThe Moonbeam has Rob Machado’s "Board Eat Board" concave built into its hull. This approach helps to enhance your down the line speed without losing any responsiveness. Anyone who is familiar with the Midas will notice the Moonbeam’s very similar nose template. Like the Midas the Firewire Moonbeam has a nice and wide nose, which helps it generate speed in small waves and gives the board a quicker, more skate like feel. The nose rocker on the Moonbeam has been increased and is not what you’d expect in a small wave design. This gives the opportunity to lay into turns in critical areas of the wave without hanging up the nose, where most groveler style boards suffer. Performance driven surfers will appreciate the high tail rocker as well, making the board entirely more responsive than what you would expect. Overall, compared to the Midas’s the Moonbeam will perform a bit better in softer weaker conditions while the Midas will be more ideal for rounder, more hollow waves. 

Stock Dims

5'4 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/16 | 25.8
5'5 x 19 x 2 1/4 | 27.3
5'6 x 19 3/16 x 2 1/4 | 28
5'8 x 19 5/16 x 2 5/16 | 29.9
5'10 x 19 1/2 x 2 7/16 | 32.7
6'0 x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2 | 35
6'2 x 20 x 2 5/8 | 38.1
6'4 x 20 1/4 x 2 5/8 | 39.5
6'6 x 20 3/8 x 2 3/4 | 42.7
6'8 x 20 1/2 x 2 7/8 | 46.8
6'10 x 20 7/8 x 3 | 49.5

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Firewire's Description

Rob Machado designed this LFT shape while thinking of small, and weak waves; “The kind of waves I ride a lot here in San Diego, or an average day in Japan.” he says. Anyone who is familiar with The Midas will notice the Moonbeam’s similar nose template. Why is it similar? “I gave the Moonbeam a nice and wide nose, like The Midas for skatiness in small waves.” says Rob. But his ever present place in surfing illustrates the importance of surfing up and down in the pocket. To allow that on the Moonbeam, Rob raised the nose rocker above what you’d expect in a small wave design, creating an opportunity to cut sharp angles on the Moonbeam without hanging up the nose. Fans of performance surfing will appreciate the high tail rocker as well, creating a feeling under foot almost as responsive in regards to quick direction changes as The Midas is. When deciding between this shape and The Midas, most surfers should consider that the Moonbeam will generate forward speed more easily and feel most at home in smaller waves where it creates its own speed easily. The Midas, however, will feel most natural in rounder waves where it easily controls the speed that powerful waves provide. “The Moonbeam is meant to go fast and have fun” says Rob. Like every shape Rob is surfing in 2018, The Moonbeam has Rob’s Board Eat Board concave built into its hull - this is Rob’s uncommon approach to enhancing speed without losing responsiveness, and it draws much intrigue on surf shop racks.

Moonbeam
Minimal Price: $785.00