These are great surfboards for the full spectrum of surfing ability, from beginner to pro. Every surfer should have one in their quiver. They are very forgiving, and just fun to ride! They all come with 6/6 deck and 6 bottom.
The original Banana model was designed in 1963 – it was yellow and just happened to look like a giant banana in the surf. It was unique in that it had significantly more rocker than the typical surfboard built during this era and may have been the first board designed with real rocker. Since then it has gone through many modifications and decades later the Banana model remains as the anchor of our surfboard line. It is the universal surfboard with few limitations. This model remains the best choice for the surfer needing some floatation and paddling ease without sacrifice in maneuverability. The Banana Model is a must have!
Since the original, we’ve increased the nose width 1/8”, giving more stability. We adjusted the rocker. The corners of the tail block have been slightly rounded making it more forgiving, and because the softening is less than the typical squash, the drive has not been sacrificed. The Banana is now the closest to High Performance we have in our Cruiser line.
You want a board that will catch lots of waves? This is your board. The San-O model was designed as the longboard with excellent flotation, stability and ease of paddling, with plenty of maneuverability. The San-O model’s wide nose and tail gives the outline in the middle of the board some straightness, which aids the ride on the tip.
The San-O is all about, a nose riding, wave magnet!
This pin tail has the float and paddling of the Banana, and as much stability on the nose as the San-O. It has the wonderful flow of turn to cut back that the pin tail delivers. Not all pin tails are alike, as the outline preceding the tail curve has been carefully crafted to minimize drive loss that is typical of so many other pintail boards. The Rapier has our Cruiser rail design that is low and soft in the middle to low and hard in the tail area.