The team at Southern Man Surf and Rip Curl Ulladulla are excited to see Shape Eye Surfboards added to our range in store.
With limited space in our store, we spent a heap of time chatting with the guys at Sharpe Eye Australia making sure we get the styles of surfboards right for our customers and local waves.
Sharp Eye Surfboards are ridden by some of the world’s best including Filipe Toledo, Alejo Muniz, Brian Toth and Cody Thompson to name a few. It’s clear that the new styles have continued pushes the boundaries of modern design, consistency and quality.
Adrian Hellman said: “Customers rely on us to pick the right boards for them, and if we get it wrong, they either let us know, or we never see them again. It’s clear that Shape Eye Surfboards’ knowledge in performance refinement means the entire collection of surfboard models from fun shapes to small wave performers offer every surfer the quality and craftsmanship expected from one of the world’s leading surfboard brands”
Just after Southern Man was founded, the Sharp Eye Brand started with head shaper Marcio Zouvi, beginning his shaping career in the late 80’s with Californian influences like Rusty, Linden and Al Merrick. Sharp Eye Surfboards focus on high performance shortboards designed with progressive surfing in mind to allow surfers to raise the bar.
Dannielle Saunders said: “Customers want the best boards to give them the best chance to have an unforgettable surf. They look at what the top surfing professionals are riding but they also look to us the retailer to filter through the models and find the most suitable ones for different abilities.
Last year we refocused our buying to the premium surf brands like JS Industries. Firewire Surfboards, Channel Islands Surfboard, Vern Jackson, Chilli Surfboards and Town and Country. Doing this means we only have the best boards.”
Martyn Saunders said: “Weekly we have customers, commenting on how good our surfboard range is, even through the covid-19 board shortage. This has translated into sales locally and domestically. We are shipping surfboards every day to Sydney, Melbourne and as fair a Broome.”
We have decided to select the best and newest models, including the Maguro, #77, and Storms.
MAGURO It means, “blue fin tuna” in Japanese. One of the fastest fish in the ocean. This is our latest small wave design following the modern 2 concept. The Maguro was designed as a mix between the classic San Diego fish and a modern twin. The tail is a classic swallow (split tail) with 5” deep and 10” wide. This characteristic creates a sharp turning tail with a good amount of drive and hold. The bottom is a classic vee all the way to the tail; the deck is flat with a modern soft rail; the rocker/ foil combo was improved if compared with the traditional 70’s fish to allow the surfer to carve classic lines or to rip like a high-performance small wave design. The Maguro was designed as the classic twin keel (also available in a quad if desired). It should be ridden 3 to 4 inches smaller than your height.
Filipe toledo’s board of choice
The #77 model. Filipe toledo’s board of choice during his incredible road to victory in the 2017 J Bay Open. The #77 has more entry & exit rocker than his previous Holy Toledo model, coupled with a harder edge above the fins and more subtle concave through the tail. Quoted the “fastest board I’ve ever ridden” by Filipe. This board surfs best in good punchy waves and is recommended for intermediate to experienced surfers only. Order the model the same length as your height.
Excel your performance in everyday waves.
A signature model favourited by Kanoa Igarashi.
When the waves are fat and crumbly and you really just want to have a surf, this board allows you to harness your highest performance during those less-than-average conditions that feel like they’re holding you back.
Perfect for the upcoming QS surfer or local shredder who finally wants to step up their surfing to an advanced level, the Storms model is the board to excel you in everyday conditions.
About the board:
The “Storms” is Kanoa Igarashi’s new signature model suitable for small to medium waves. Kanoa helped Japan win the gold medal on the ISA games riding the Storms prototype in very small conditions.
Based on the original Disco Inferno squash, we added more area to the nose and created a bump squash on the outline for easier tight turning. We increased the nose thickness by pushing the volume forward and kept the same rocker and similar single to double concave as the original Disco Inferno. This board glides through flat sections and it can easily turn in the tighter sections of the wave, making it a new go to board for all QS warriors and local shredders.
We recommend this board for intermediate surfers looking to advance their skill even when the waves aren’t pumping, as well as advanced surfers who are competing in QS conditions or just want an overall great performance board for everyday conditions.
* Kanoa’s signature red bottom is available under “Artwork” at an additional cost.