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Known by many as the "Father of the Modern Longboard," Steve Walden shaped his first surfboard in 1961, at age 13, and never looked back. Eight years later, the native Southern Californian opened his first board factory and store in Huntington Beach then moved to the North Shore of Oahu in 1972 where he made a name for himself as a prolific longboard shaper.

While the rest of the surfing world was fixated on short single fins, Walden continued to faithfully hone his longboard designs. Over the years he shaped for prestigious labels like Lightning Bolt, Local Motion, Channel Islands and HIC, but it was always his own boards that set him apart. By the early 80s, Walden returned to California where he unveiled his widely successful. Magic Model with its radical rocker, down-turned rails, and super-fast Turbo Hull bottom contour. With arguably the most advanced and high performance Longboard on the market, Walden was uniquely positioned to capitalize on the resurgence of Longboarding in the late 80s and 90s.

To date, Walden estimates he's personally shaped more than 20,000 boards, and in 2004, he teamed up with Global Surf Industries to distribute his shapes and expand the Walden Surfboards brand worldwide. Today, Steve's focus is purely design. He is constantly designing and testing new shapes to evolve surfboard design.

  • The Mega Magic is the widest Magic with the most condensed volume. The Mega has the classic Magic elements: hard rails, concave bottom & lots of rocker. About 1/2” - 1” thicker and 1-2” wider than a standard board. The Mega Magic will float like a board that is 12-18" longer. For the bigger guy that normally rides a 10', with the Mega he can ride a 8'-9' without giving up float or stability. The Mega Magic has been a best seller since it was launched about four years ago. Our stock Mega Magics are made out of SLX

    About GSI's SLX construction: SLX Epoxy produces a controlled flex pattern by combining the versatility of epoxy materials with the added advantage of reduced weight. All SLX boards have an EPS core with a high-grade timber stringer, which is laminated by hand using epoxy resign, biaxial fiberglass and a specialized construction process.

    Featuring a high strength-to-weigh ratio, and designs CNC milled directly from the shapers files. SLX boards feel light, responsive and are very sensitive under your feet. These boards are extremely versatile, easy to ride, and can be used in wide variety of conditions

     

    $1,395.00
  • In 2017 Walden introduced the Mega Magic 2,  a new updated version of the Mega Magic… The Mega Magic has become one of best selling Walden surfboard designs ever, it shares the design aspects of the Magic Model but with added volume. This board has become so popular because its increased volume allows a rider to move to a shorter board while maintaining stability and float, yet it still manoeuvres with all the performance of the Original Magic Model.

    Volume is taken from the length and redistributed to the width and thickness which provides excellent float and stability while still maintaining the famous Magic Model performance.  The Mega is about 1/2-1″ thicker and 1-2″ wider than a standard Magic Model. The Mega Magic will float like a board that is 12-18″ longer. For the bigger guy that normally rides a 10’0, with the Mega he can ride a 9’0 without giving up float or stability.

    The Mega Magic 2 nose has been slightly pulled in – still excellent for nose riding, but the narrower nose will also perform better for more top to bottom riding.  Walden took out the step rails for a smoother transition from deck to rail creating a thinner rail for more sensitivity, feel and control.

    Introduced FCSII fin boxes to the whole line up, snap in fins allow more versatility of fin selection on the fly.

    Dimensions:

    LENGTH   WIDTH   THICK.   VOLUME    FINSAPPROX WEIGHT RANGE
    7'2''23 1/4''3 1/2''65.41 ltr7" Center / FCSII Performer sides85kg / 187lb or less
    8'0''23 1/2''3 3/4"78.93 ltr7" Center / FCSII Performer sides85kg+ / 187lb +
    9'0''24''4''98.5 ltr8" Center / FCSII Performer sidesideal for all weights
    9'6''24 1/4''4''106.2 ltr8" Center / FCSII Performer sidesideal for all weights

    Technology:


    Construction

    SLX construction produces a controlled flex pattern by combining the versatility of epoxy materials with the added advantage of reduced weight. All SLX boards have an EPS core with a high-grade timber stringer, which is laminated by hand using epoxy resign, biaxial fiberglass and a specialized construction process.

    Featuring a high strength-to-weigh ratio, and designs CNC milled directly from the shapers files. SLX boards feel light, responsive and are very sensitive under your feet. These boards are extremely versatile, easy to ride, and can be used in wide variety of conditions.

    Board ConcaveDesigned and Patented by Steve Walden, the Magic bottom is a complex design including chines and single to double concave features. Walden's specific combination and placements create a board that has great lift and speed but also initiates turns easily.
    Wave Height1-6ft Waves
    Surfer Skill Level Beginner, Advanced, Intermediate
    Rail
     This is a high volume rail.

    walden SLX Epoxy

    $1,395.00
  • For 2017 Walden is introducing the Mega Magic 2,  a new updated version of the Mega Magic… The Mega Magic has become one of best selling Walden surfboard designs ever, it shares the design aspects of the Magic Model but with added volume. This board has become so popular because its increased volume allows a rider to move to a shorter board while maintaining stability and float, yet it still manoeuvres with all the performance of the Original Magic Model.

    Volume is taken from the length and redistributed to the width and thickness which provides excellent float and stability while still maintaining the famous Magic Model performance.  The Mega is about 1/2-1″ thicker and 1-2″ wider than a standard Magic Model. The Mega Magic will float like a board that is 12-18″ longer. For the bigger guy that normally rides a 10’0, with the Mega he can ride a 9’0 without giving up float or stability.

    The Mega Magic 2 nose has been slightly pulled in – still excellent for nose riding, but the narrower nose will also perform better for more top to bottom riding.  Walden took out the step rails for a smoother transition from deck to rail creating a thinner rail for more sensitivity, feel and control.

    Introduced FCSII fin boxes to the whole line up, snap in fins allow more versatility of fin selection on the fly.

    Dimensions:

    LENGTH   WIDTH   THICK.   VOLUME    FINSAPPROX WEIGHT RANGE
    7'2''23 1/4''3 1/2''65.41 ltr7" Center / FCSII Performer sides85kg / 187lb or less
    8'0''23 1/2''3 3/4"78.93 ltr7" Center / FCSII Performer sides85kg+ / 187lb +
    9'0''24''3 7/8''98 ltr8" Center / FCSII Performer sidesideal for all weights
    9'6''24 1/4''4''112 ltr8" Center / FCSII Performer sidesideal for all weights

    Technology:


    Construction

    X-2 Epoxy is a multi-layered sandwich construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and sheets of thin wood veneer wrapped around a Nanoweld EPS core. This construction method produces a light, extremely durable surfboard that's particularly strong on the deck.

    The durability and strength of X-2 Epoxy boards make them ideal for SUP's, surfers who like to travel, and heavy beach break conditions where other boards are prone to breaking. X-2 Epoxy boards feel solid under your feet and can take an absolute beating while maintaining their appearance for many years.

    Board ConcaveDesigned and Patented by Steve Walden, the Magic bottom is a complex design including chines and single to double concave features. Walden's specific combination and placements create a board that has great lift and speed but also initiates turns easily.
    Wave Height1-6ft Waves
    Surfer Skill Level Beginner, Advanced, Intermediate
    Rail
     This is a high volume rail.

     X-2 Epoxy is a multi-layered sandwich

    $1,395.00
  • The Walden MAGIC Model stands the test of time due to its versatility and unique design features. With an emphasis on performance, with a single concave running from the nose through to the midpoint creates lift and stability, which is perfect for controlled nose riding. 

    ***Fins Not Included

    LengthWidthThicknessVolume (L)
    8'0"21.9"3.0"61.7L
    8'6"21.9"2.9"63.2L
    9'0"22.1"3.25"73.9L
    9'6"23.25"3.3"86.3L
    10'0"23.5"3.4"92.1L

    $1,449.00
  • The MEGA MAGIC Fusion-HD is wide with condensed volume. We take volume from the length and redistribute it to the width and thickness while maintaining the famous Magic performance. The Mega has the classic Magic elements: hard rails, concave bottom, and lots of rocker. 

     

     

     

     

     

    LengthWidthThicknessVolume (L)
    7'2"23.5"3.5"65.4L
    8'0"23.5"3.5"73.8L
    9'0"24.0"4.00"98.5L
    9'6"24.25"4.00"106.2L

    $1,449.00
  • The RIPSTER TUFLITE V-TECH is the best of both worlds, it combines classic styling with modern technical design features, making it the ultimate performance single fin! A deep, long blended concave in the nose makes this board paddle with maximum glide to catch every wave. It also creates trim speed and lift down the line, beating sections like you won't believe! The rails are down hard in the tail then soften as they go forward, making this board turn incredibly well while also being forgiving. The hard edges on the tail release water giving it ripping speed, and the foil holds it in the pocket. The heavy vee in the tail runs up the middle of the board, where it's perfectly transitioned into the nose concave. This makes rail-to-rail surfing easier for that classic single-fin style and performance.

    ***Fins not included

     

     

    $1,499.00
  • $1,569.00
  • The Mini Magic Dual-Core is a scaled down version of Walden's famous Magic Model. This is a good choice for a smaller surfer, people who are transitioning from a shortboard to a longboard or vice versa - longboarders wanting to go shorter while still maintaining some volume and float. The Dual-Core gives the Mini Magic the best of both style of constructions with PolyUrethane on the rails and EPS in the Center. The PU foam is laminated to the EPS with a TPU material which provides more pop and response.
    Like the bigger Magic Model the hull has a unique design, the front 1/2 of the hull is concave, this single concave transitions into a double concave in the rear 1/3 and ends towards the tail that has a moderate “V”. The rails are hard. The concave nose adds lift and stability, perfect for nose riding. The double concaved hull and hard rails make the board fast, stabile, responsive and maneuverable in all conditions. This board performs as well as slow surf as it does on speedy beach breaks. The Mini Magic maneuvers well out of turns while maintaining a forgiving nature, and is an excellent nose rider too.

    ***Fins Not Included

     

    $1,599.00