FIREWIRE X MACHADO SEASIDE WOOLIGHT 5'6"
- Woolight Charcoal
- Quad - FCS II Fin System
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.
The Wool-Light technology consists of an EPS foam core that is then sandwiched between two layers of merino wool. This is what gives the board extra strength and durability. Especially when it comes to things such as pressure dings and other bumps that would come along the way when surfing. During the testing phase of this construction it was stated that not a single heel dint or ding was present after four months of solid testing. Woolight uses half the fiberglass of a normal Helium build by substituting two sheets of fiberglass.
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