Modern

Modern Surfboards

The Modern brand welcomes all surfers and encourages participation and fun. To put it simply, We Love Surfing®. Each model in the Modern range represents a different way to surf, and focuses on novice-to-intermediate surfers wanting an affordable board that’ll not only progress their skills, but maximise their stoke time.

  • With the Modern Highline we examined what novice-to-intermediate surfers need in a surfboard to help them get as much actual surfing experience as possible. To become a better surfer, catching waves and increasing your confidence is the key, so we designed this board to be very buoyant (easy to paddle), stable (easy to get to your feet), and easy to control (smooth turns & go where you want on a wave). Essentially, we built this board to re-define the first steps in surfing so people develop their skills quicker and maximise the enjoyment they get from riding waves.

     

    OUTLINE: The outline is the key to the Highline’s amazing stability. We basically took the middle section of a longboard, then tapered the nose to a semi-point and added a nice curved square tail, and by reducing the overall board length you maintain easier side-to-side turning.

     

    ROCKER: Considered flat, the low rocker means this board paddles very quickly onto waves, and will maintain its speed once you’re up and riding. In this case flat equals flow, and less effort required from the rider to get the board up and going.

     

    CONTOURS: Forward concave helps channel water efficiently across the flatter rocker, particularly when paddling and taking off. The back half of the board has a raised vee with double concave to offset the width, and allow for easier transitions from one rail to the other when performing turns.

     

    FOIL: There’s lots of volume along the full length of the foil, but enough taper through the nose to avoid that ‘boat-like’ feel. The rails are full, but still soft which makes them forgiving as you glide across the face and connect your turns together.

     

    PERFORMANCE: This model can be ridden shorter due to the extra width and higher volumes, which is a big advantage for beginner and intermediate surfers developing their turning skills. For better surfers, gear down into cruise mode before riding the Highline. It has a large sweet spot and offers a very fluid ride, especially in smaller, soft running beach and point waves.

     

    The X1 construction offers the strength, flex and performance advantages of epoxy at a very affordable price.

     

    Dimensions:

     

    NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.

     

    LENGTHWIDTHTHICKVOLUMEFINS (supplied with board)APPROX WEIGHT RANGE
    5'4"20 1/4"2 3/8"30.1 ltrFCSII Tri Performer60kg / 132lb or less
    5'6"20 5/8"2 7/16"32.4 ltrFCSII Tri Performer60kg / 132lb or less
    5'8''21''2 1/2''35 ltrFCSII Tri Performer60kg / 132lb or less
    5'10''21 3/8''2 5/8''38.3 ltrFCSII Tri Performer65kg / 143lb or less
    6'0''21 3/4''2 3/4''42 ltrFCSII Tri Performer75kg / 165lb or less
    6'2''22 1/8''2 13/16''45 ltrFCSII Tri Performer85kg / 187lb or less
    6'4''22 1/2''2 7/8''48.1 ltrFCSII Tri Performer90kg / 198lb or less
    6'8''22 7/8''3''54 ltrFCSII Tri Performer95kg / 209lb or less

     

    Technology:

     

    TechnologyX1 Epoxy Construction

    X-1 Epoxy is a simple and effective construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and a lightweight EPS core. The EPS core is cut directly from the shapers files, and once custom shaped, is glassed in the traditional hand layup method with multiple layers of woven fiberglass imported form the USA.


    This versatile construction is lightweight, affordable, and is particularly suited to manufacturing SUP's. X-1 Epoxy boards are most popular for their subtle flex and memory recall properties, which translates into a board that feels light and responsive, and offers reliable performance regardless of the conditions.


    Board Concave



    Single Double Vee


    Subtle single-to-double concave with vee out through the tail delivers a balance of speed and flow over flatter sections


    Rail



    Full


    This is a high volume rail.


    Wave Height


    1-6ft Waves

    Surfer Skill Level


    Beginner, Intermediate
    WAS: $650.00 inc GST
    From $550.00 inc GST
  • With the Modern Highline we examined what novice-to-intermediate surfers need in a surfboard to help them get as much actual surfing experience as possible. To become a better surfer, catching waves and increasing your confidence is the key, so we designed this board to be very buoyant (easy to paddle), stable (easy to get to your feet), and easy to control (smooth turns & go where you want on a wave). Essentially, we built this board to re-define the first steps in surfing so people develop their skills quicker and maximise the enjoyment they get from riding waves.

    OUTLINE: The outline is the key to the Highline’s amazing stability. We basically took the middle section of a longboard, then tapered the nose to a semi-point and added a nice curved square tail, and by reducing the overall board length you maintain easier side-to-side turning.

    ROCKER: Considered flat, the low rocker means this board paddles very quickly onto waves, and will maintain its speed once you’re up and riding. In this case flat equals flow, and less effort required from the rider to get the board up and going.

    CONTOURS: Forward concave helps channel water efficiently across the flatter rocker, particularly when paddling and taking off. The back half of the board has a raised vee with double concave to offset the width, and allow for easier transitions from one rail to the other when performing turns.

    FOIL: There’s lots of volume along the full length of the foil, but enough taper through the nose to avoid that ‘boat-like’ feel. The rails are full, but still soft which makes them forgiving as you glide across the face and connect your turns together.

    PERFORMANCE: This model can be ridden shorter due to the extra width and higher volumes, which is a big advantage for beginner and intermediate surfers developing their turning skills. For better surfers, gear down into cruise mode before riding the Highline. It has a large sweet spot and offers a very fluid ride, especially in smaller, soft running beach and point waves.

    The X2 bamboo construction produces a light, durable surfboard with extra strength on the deck.

    Specifications.

    Technical information.

    Construction XB - Epoxy Bamboo.
    XB, representing ‘Epoxy Bamboo’ is a multi-layered sandwich construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and sheets of thin bamboo veneer wrapped around a high-density EPS core. This construction method produces a light, extremely reliable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck. The durability and strength of XB surfboards make them ideal for surfers who like to travel and newcomers to the sport. XB surfboards feel solid under your feet, offer a smooth free flowing ride and will maintain their appearance for many years.

    Board Concave: Single Double Vee.
    Rail: Full.
    Surfer Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate.
    Wave Height: 1-6ft Waves.

    From $650.00 inc GST
  • The Modern Blackbird surfboard offers a stable, flowing ride for both men and women looking for a reliable, everyday fun shape. The Blackbird has a bigger ‘sweet spot’ compared to other funboards on the market which offers great stability for the progressing novice.

    Built using our XB (Epoxy Bamboo) construction which produces a light, extremely durable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck, and has beautiful aesthetic appeal.

    OUTLINE: Classified as a fun shape, the outline is full and generous from nose to tail providing maximum stability on small to medium size waves. The rounded nose keeps the area up front and allows the rider to comfortably shift their weight forward. The slight taper through the tail lets you maneuver the board with ease.

    ROCKER: Low, relaxed rocker makes this board paddle onto waves really well, accelerate from the take off with minimal effort, and allow for flowing turns on the face of the wave.

    CONTOURS: Vee-to-double concave bottom makes for easy rail-to-rail transitions and offers control when driving off the tail.

    FOIL: Designed with plenty of volume in the nose and tail, and out towards the rails, which provides added stability and makes this board simple to ride for surfers transitioning from the wastewater to unbroken waves.

    FINS: Fitted with FCS II plugs makes installing and removing fins quick and convenient. that’s easy to ride and control. Fins are included. 

    Specifications.

    Modern Blackbird Xb

    Technical information.

    Technical information.Construction: XB - Epoxy BambooXB, representing ‘Epoxy Bamboo’ is a multi-layered sandwich construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and sheets of thin bamboo veneer wrapped around a high-density EPS core. This construction method produces a light, extremely reliable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck. The durability and strength of XB surfboards make them ideal for surfers who like to travel and newcomers to the sport. XB surfboards feel solid under your feet, offer a smooth free flowing ride and will maintain their appearance for many years.
    Board Concave: Vee Double.Rail: Neutral.Surfer Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.Wave Height:1-8ft waves.

     

    From $775.00 inc GST
  • The Modern Blackbird range offers a flowing ride for the savviest of surfer, and our X-2 bamboo construction produces a light, extremely durable surfboard that's particularly strong on the deck.

    OUTLINE: Classified as a fun shape, the outline is full and generous from nose to tail providing maximum stability on small to medium size waves. The rounded nose keeps the area up front and allows the rider to comfortably shift their weight forward. The slight taper through the tail lets you manoeuvre the board with ease.

    ROCKER: Low-to-moderate rocker makes this board paddle onto waves really well, accelerate from the take off with minimal effort, and make flowing turns on the face of the wave.

    CONTOURS: Vee-to-double concave bottom makes for easy rail-to-rail transitions, and offers control when driving off the tail.

    FOIL: Designed with plenty of volume in the nose and tail, and out towards the rails, which provides added stability and makes this board simple to ride regardless of your skill level.

    FINS: The 7'0 and 7'6 models are set up as a thruster to really maximize maneuverability, while the larger sizes, 8'0 and 9'1 come with a single box fin setup plus two side FCS fins for a more controlled feel.

    The Blackbird has a bigger ‘sweet spot’ compared to other funboards on the market. This is a reliable board that will remain in your quiver for years.

    X-2 Epoxy
    X-2 Epoxy is a multi-layered sandwich construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and sheets of thin wood veneer wrapped around a nigh density EPS core. This construction method produces a light, extremely reliable 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 or are new to surfing. X-2 Epoxy boards feel solid under your feet, perform incredibly well and maintain their appearance for many years.
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    DIMENSIONS:

    NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.
    LENGTH WIDTH THICK VOLUME FINS (supplied with board) APPROX WEIGHT RANGE
    7'0'' 21 1/2'' 2 3/4'' 47 ltr FCS M5 80kg / 176lb or less
    7'6'' 21 5/8'' 2 7/8'' 53 ltr FCS M5 85kg / 187lb
    8'0'' 22'' 3'' 61 ltr FCS GX/6" 90kg / 198lb +
    8'6'' 22 1/4'' 3 1/8'' 66 ltr FCS GX/6" 90kg / 198lb
    9'1'' 22 3/4'' 3 3/8'' 78 ltr FCS GX/7" ideal for all weights

     

    From $795.00 inc GST
  • Half longboard, half cruiser; the Modern Love Child offers limitless options in the water. This surfboard paddles exceptionally well, has plenty of turning ability off the tail, and will adapt as the conditions and your approach changes.

    Built using our XB (Epoxy Bamboo) construction which produces a light, extremely durable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck, and has beautiful aesthetic appeal.

    OUTLINE: The longboard outline up front creates a huge stable zone under the front foot and chest, which is great for catching waves early and riding forward towards the nose. The tapered pintail keeps the board maneuverable and adds control in bigger, steeper waves.

    ROCKER: The low rocker is designed to glide effortlessly into waves and maintain down-the-line speed and acceleration. Subtle lift in the tail rocker promotes smooth gliding turns on the face.

    CONTOURS: Concave in the nose creates lift when standing forward. Pronounced vee-double concave starts under the front foot and runs all the way out the back maintaining ample maneuverability on an otherwise wide, higher volume board.

    FIN: Three different fin configurations offer 3 types of performance. The single and 2 + 1 set-ups deliver a free-flowing ride while promoting longer lines. The quad offers a faster ride with tighter turning capacity.

    Technical Information

    XB, representing ‘Epoxy Bamboo’ is a multi-layered sandwich construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and sheets of thin bamboo veneer wrapped around a high-density EPS core. This construction method produces a light, extremely reliable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck. The durability and strength of XB surfboards make them ideal for surfers who like to travel and newcomers to the sport. XB surfboards feel solid under your feet, offer a smooth free flowing ride and will maintain their appearance for many years.

    Board Concave: Vee Double

    Rail: Full

    Wave Height: 1-8ft Waves

     

    From $795.00 inc GST
  • With a name like The Boss it’s no surprise this surfboard will have a big influence in any line-up when it comes to catching waves. Essentially, it is designed to be an affordable, user-friendly longboard that’s spec’d appropriately for easy riding with an emphasis on stability, control and smooth turning.

     

    OUTLINE: While not too dissimilar to other longboards on the market, The Boss has a very balanced outline, with loads of surface area up front for surfers more capable at nose riding, a parallel mid-section which creates a huge standing zone, and enough taper in the tail to break a line and turn smoothly.

     

    ROCKER: Nice and low through the entry makes for fast paddling, which equates to more waves, tick! Relaxed through the middle, but with enough curve to promote a nice turning arc on the wave face. And finally, there’s a little extra lift in the tail to make turning easier for surfers moving up in their abilities.

     

    CONTOURS: While most performance longboards have complex concaves for rapid movement and response, The Boss has a more simplistic soft vee in the entry and middle, running into vee/double concave through the tail. This is designed to help promote smoother rail-to-rail transitions on a longer board, yet still provide control in steeper sections, and deliver a feeling of pivotal sensitivity when turning right off the tail.

     

    FOIL: Designed with plenty of volume through the nose and tail, and also out towards the rails, providing added stability and making this board simple to ride, regardless of your skill level.

     

    PERFORMANCE: This is the perfect entry level longboard due to the volume allocations, the ease at which it rides, and of course the price. However, more savvy surfers will tap into the true versatile nature of this board and its reliability across so many different types of waves. If you’re a traveller, or just like having one dependable longboard in your quiver, this is it.

     

    The X2 bamboo construction produces a light, durable surfboard with extra strength on the deck.

     

    Dimensions:

     

    NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.

     

    LENGTHWIDTHTHICKVOLUMEFINSAPPROX WEIGHT RANGE
    8'6"22 1/4"3 1/8''66 ltr6" center w/ FCSII sidesideal for all weights
    9'1''22 3/4"3 3/8''78 ltr7" center w/ FCS GX sidesideal for all weights

     

    Technology:

     

    TechnologyX2 Epoxy 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 Concave



    Vee Double


    Vee to Double concave has a smooth entry, smooth rail to rail transitions and increased projection.


    Rail



    Neutral


    This is a mid volume rail.


    Wave Height


    1-8ft Waves

    Surfer Skill Level


    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    From $1,150.00 inc GST
  • The Boss will have a big influence in any line-up when it comes to catching waves. Designed to be an affordable, user-friendly longboard that’s spec’d appropriately for easy riding with an emphasis on stability, control and smooth turning.

    Built using our XB (Epoxy Bamboo) construction which produces a light, extremely durable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck, and has beautiful aesthetic appeal.

    OUTLINE: While not too dissimilar to other longboards on the market, the Boss has a very balanced outline with loads of surface area up front for more capable nose riders, a parallel mid-section which creates a huge trimming zone, and enough taper in the tail to break a line and turn smoothly.

    ROCKER: Nice and low through the entry makes for fast paddling, which equates to more waves, tick! Relaxed through the middle, but with enough curve to promote a nice turning arc on the wave face. And finally, there’s a little extra lift in the tail to make turning easier for surfers moving up in their abilities.

    CONTOURS: While most performance longboards have complex concaves for rapid movement and response, the Boss has a subtle concave in the entry running into raised vee/double concave through the tail. This is designed to help promote stability when standing forward and deliver a feeling of pivotal sensitivity when turning right off the tail.
    FOIL: Designed with plenty of volume through the nose and tail, and also out towards the rails to provide added stability and make this board simple to ride regardless of your skill level.

    PERFORMANCE: This is the perfect entry level longboard due to the volume allocations, the ease at which it rides, and of course the price. However, more savvy surfers will tap into the true versatile nature of his board and its reliability across so many different types of waves. If you’re a traveller, or just like having one dependable longboard in your quiver, this is it.

    Specifications.

    Technical information.Technical information.Construction XB - Epoxy BambooXB, representing ‘Epoxy Bamboo’ is a multi-layered sandwich construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and sheets of thin bamboo veneer wrapped around a high-density EPS core. This construction method produces a light, extremely reliable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck. The durability and strength of XB surfboards make them ideal for surfers who like to travel and newcomers to the sport. XB surfboards feel solid under your feet, offer a smooth free flowing ride and will maintain their appearance for many years.
    Board Concave: Vee DoubleRail: NeutralRider Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, AdvancedWave Height: 1-8ft Waves

     

     

    From $1,150.00 inc GST

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