Welcome to The Boardshop
More than just a Surf Store
We are New Zealand's surf specialists and have been at the leading edge of surfboard, longboard, SUP and bodyboard technology for over 20 years. We stock the largest range of production short boards, longboards and standup paddleboards in New Zealand.
While many jump on board the latest trends, at The Board Shop we start them. With over 1000 models available to us and at least 300 boards in stock we are bound to have something for you. We also stock a huge range of accessories, board bags, deck-grips, leashes, wetsuits, fins, luggage and bags all from leading brands.
If your needing a roof rack to carry your surf or stand up gear check out our other website www.theroofrackshop.co.nz
Torqs modern "fish" design is built for speed. Excelling in chest to overhead high waves, it performs on those hollow, glassy days, yet enjoys mushy, sloppy and less than perfect conditions too.
Comprised of a full nose and wide mid, with clean balanced curves that blend into a swallow tail. The bottom contours through single to double concave with a lightly flipped nose. Tune to your taste with Tri-Quad option.
Wave Height - 2 - 6ft+
Dimensions - 6'10" x 21 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Recommended Rider Weight - 65-95kgs / 145-210lbs
Volume - 46 ltrFrom $709.00 inc GST
Twin needle self tie blind stitch with 80% 10mm impact welded internal seams, triple glued and blind stitched internal seams. Heap tape stress point reinforced.
WAS: $429.00 inc GSTFrom $299.00 inc GST
- 90% Neoprene 10% nylon
From the Ultimate range of wetsuits
For the Surfer who wants the best wetsuit possible. No compromises. Constructed with the most advanced neoprene and loaded with the latest ocean technology.
E5 FLASH LINING
Rip Curl new and exclusive E5 Flash Lining. Two engineered layers that funnel water radiply out of the suit making it the warmest and most comfortable lining available. E5 Flash Lining takes cold water surfing wetsuits to a new level of performance.
ALL NEW E5 NEOPRENE
25% More Stretch
Faster drying time
Lighter, lower profile
NEW AQUABAN / E5 TAPE
Slimline Liquid tape technology and E5 stress point taping for Ultimate sealed seams. Featuring a low bead to increase stretch performance, it acts as an external barrier to cold water by further increasing the integrity of the seam.
- E5 neoprene / E5 flash lining
- E5 taped seams
- 25% more stretch, faster drying time
- Lighter, lower profile
Size Chart:From $649.00 inc GST
The Seahorse, is a stylish old skool, single fin Longboard. This board is about forgetting about today’s crazy surfboard designs and getting back to simpler times and shapes. It has a full template, low rocker and soft rails. Made for endless nose rides and fluid turns. Its low rocker will get you through those hard to make sections and the soft rails are easily re-set to get in the sweet spot. It works well in small to mid-size waves in clean faces. A blast from the past that any Longboard surfer will enjoy in their quiver!
OUTLINE: The traditional outline with wider nose wider chopped square tail makes for that classic 60’s looking board.
ROCKER: With emphasis on trimming and nose riding, the Seahorse has a low rocker through the front and midsection for that trim and speed while driving through sections on the nose. While its flip tail rocker helps pull you back into the pocket for endless time on the nose.
CONTOURS: Subtle yet effective, the deep concave in the nose creates crazy lift while perching on the nose . Its flatter midsection creates speed and trim and the slight rolled Vee through the back half makes for ease of rail to rail transitions to set up for you next trip to the tip.
RT SERIES DECK LAYUP: 2 x 6oz
ART SERIES BOTTOM LAYUP: 1 x 6oz cloth + 1 x 4oz Fin Patch
QUAD STRINGER DECK LAYUP: 2 x 6oz + 1 x 10oz Volan Deck Patch
QUAD STRIBGER BOTTOM LAYUP: 1 x 6oz cloth + 1 x 10oz Volan Fin Patch
PERFORMANCE: This is a great classic style board for those smaller to mid size days where you want to flow , trim , turn and nose ride . A perfect board for any surfer to take their surfing to the next level. Enjoy!
NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.
LENGTH WIDTH THICK VOLUME FINS (supplied with board) APPROX WEIGHT RANGE 9'2'' 22 3/4'' 2 3/4'' 66.15 ltr 9" CA Custom Fin 90kg / 198lb or less 9'8'' 23 1/8'' 3'' 76 ltr 10" CA Custom Fin 90kg / 198lb +0 Technology
Polyester – PU Construction
Polyester or PU construction uses traditional materials and laminating techniques to produce a strong, reliable surfboard with high quality finishes. All polyester boards are CNC milled from the shapers files and laminated by hand using quality components such as Hexcel fiberglass, Silmar resin and Bennett foam.
For years traditional polyester boards have been at the forefront of performance surfing. These boards feature a progressive flex pattern controlled by a high-grade timber stringer and feel very reliable under your feet. Polyester construction will perform in all surf conditions and can be adapted to suit a wide variety of surfboard models.
You can find out more about GSI's surfboard construction on our surfboard technologies pageBoard Concave
Single to Vee
A single concave with a vee exit creates lift and speed and lays over at speed more easily.Rail
0-3ft WavesSurfer Skill Level
Beginner, Advanced, Intermediate$1,495.00 inc GST