Focusing on the hybrid genre, and surfers transitioning within the intermediate-to-advanced skill set, 7S offers a versatile range of surfboards constructed with some of the most innovative materials used for current surfboard manufacturing.
Designed by former WSL professional surfer Richie Lovett, this latest range features our exclusive Innegra Matrix (IM) material, which is unique to 7S, and provides the performance benefits of an EPS build, with a feel in the water that’s closer to a regular PU surfboard.
From mastering your turns, to the traveling surfer needing a reliable all-rounder, right through to the more capable rider wanting a board that will keep them competitive in any line-up.
The new Superfish 4 (SF4) is an amalgamation of the Superfish 3 shape, with some old design features from the past. While still targeted at surfer’s looking for a high volume modern fish shape, we believe this is our best Superfish yet; offering the perfect balance of stability and turning response.
OUTLINE: Wider nose, fuller outline up front, and parallel rails create a large stable platform through to middle to generate speed. We’ve eliminated the flyer making a smoother curve in the back half of the board. The tail outline tapers so you can make tighter radius turns when you position your back foot right on the tail. The swallow tail also adds bite especially in smoother conditions.
DESIGN: The return of the original step deck! This feature increases volume through the spine and out towards the rails, creates a flatter deck, while allowing for a lower, more sensitive feeling rail. Single-to-double concave delivers a very consistent and predictable feel, without restricting speed or the ability to transition quickly from rail-to-rail between turns.
ROCKER: The 3 stage rocker is well balanced, with just enough flip in the entry to prevent nose-diving in steeper waves. The flatter mid section maintains forward drive and flow. Moderate curve out the tail presents the opportunity to really jam a nice turn when pushing harder off your back foot.
FOIL: We’ve added volume to this model, under the chest and extending towards the nose and tail. This provides amazing paddle power so you can get into waves early.
PERFORMANCE: Renowned for its wave catching prowess, this model really does appeal to a wide demographic. It’s the perfect board if you’ve just started turning and you want to progress to the next level of performance. Or maybe you’re getting a little older, you’re struggling on a smaller board, and you want to keep turning. From knee high, to well overhead, the SF4 will keep you coming back for more.
NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.
LENGTH WIDTH THICK VOLUME FINS (recommended NOT supplied) APPROX WEIGHT RANGE 6'0 20 1/4 2 3/8 32.5 FCS II Performer 60 6'3 20 1/2 2 1/2 36.4 FCS II Performer 65 6'6 20 3/4 2 5/8 40.45 FCS II Performer 70 6'9 21 2 3/4 44.6 FCS II Performer 75 7'0 21 1/2 2 13/16 48.55 FCS II Performer 80 7'6 22 2 7/8 55.2 FCS II Performer 85 8'0 23 3 64.3 FCS II Performer 90
Created in collaboration with Colan Australia, Innegra Matrix (IM) is an exciting new material that’s exclusive to GSI and the 7S board range. IM consists of 3oz bi-axial fiberglass orientated at +/- 45 degrees, an Innegra cross-net woven through the fiberglass, plus 13 unidirectional carbon strands, all of which forms a single layer of fabric that’s laminated on the bottom of the board. The deck lay-up has a quad-axial configuration of fiberglass at +/- 45 degrees & standard 4oz fiberglass at 0/90 degrees. With this build, we also use a high density EPS core tha’s cut and finish shaped, and a special ultra bright epoxy resin. Overall this construction helps to control the boards torsional flex (twisting), while the carbon strands control the longitudinal flex. As a result, we still achieve that ‘pop’ and ‘lively’ feel from the EPS core, but with an underlying feeling of control and dampening that’s closer to a traditional PU board. Less chatter, more dampening = smoother through turns.
Board Concave: Single Double Concave.
Surfer Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.
Wave Height: 1-6ft Waves.$845.00