Shortboards


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XTR boards have a closed cell foam that does not suck water. All other epoxy boards that have EPS foam in the middle will suck water. So do not take the EPS epoxy boards out in the water with dings, or your board will end up weighing 5lbs more.

JB Fish

Quad Fin

Dimensions:
5' 10" Length
16 - 1/2" nose
20 - 3/4" width
16" tail
2 - 1/4" thick
30.9 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

Let's go fishing!

This is the most progressive fish design on the water. Notice the nice, curved outline - no wide tail, no parallel rails. This outline allows for super tight turning, yet still has that skatie, fish feel. The bottom has all my signature features: chined rails with full concave to slight "V" in the tail for a loose and fast ride. By drawing in the tail more than most fishes, it allows the board to snap turn much easier. The full nose adds buoyancy for mushy days and a little extra nose kick prevents pearling on late, critical take-offs. If you like to fish, this is the board for you! As always, I can make this board in any size, for any surfer.


Round Pin

Rocket Fish

Dimensions:
6' 6" Length
15" nose
22" width
16 - 1/4" tail
3" thick
47 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

The typical wide swallow tail is flintstone. The straight bottom with the straight tail lines and the hard rails, makes a fish dig the rails and spins out..

The round pin rolls into turns much quicker, holds in better when you're going faster and has a much nicer feeling.

Wider boards need softer rails so they are smoother and do not dig rails. The fins are moved up and set in further than industry standards to make this board ride like a 6'-1", and goes rail to rail smoother and quicker.


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Round Pin

Fun Board

Dimensions:
6' 8" Length
13 - 1/2" nose
19 - 3/4" width
15 - 3/4" tail
2 - 3/8" thick
36.1 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

Now let's go have some FUN!

You want a shorter, wider board with a fuller nose like a fish, but don't want to sacrifice maneuverability? Round Pin Fun Board to the rescue! This board is a hybrid of my fish and rocket fish, blending the fuller fish nose with my signature round pin tale. This outline combined with a single concave throughout and minimal rocker, allows this board to catch waves with ease, scream down the line and throw some spray when you make that snap turn on the lip.


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JB CAMO

Quad Fin

Dimensions:
6' 8" Length
13 - 1/2" nose
19 - 3/4" width
15 - 3/4" tail
2 - 3/8" thick
35.9 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

Joe has been building quads since 1981. The round pin quad has a distinct advantage over all other 3 fin boards of various tails, including the Quad fin bat tail and twinzer swallow tails.

The bottom rocker, fin placement, fin cant and toe are all crucial to the Quad fin being effective. The perfect combination of fin placement, board bottom and rocker creates a faster, more maneuverable board.

After 26 years of empirical testing, Joe has perfected the fin placement and bottom formula of the quad-fin. It has proven to work so well, he has refined this combination to work on his Hawaiian guns and tow-in boards; something the shaping world didn't even consider.

The dimensions of the round pin quad can also be blown up to accommodate larger, more aggressive surfers. No longer are bigger guys destined for longboards; if you can shred, Joe can custom build the perfect short board for you.


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JB Retro

Quad Fin

Dimensions:
5' 9" Length
13 - 1/2" nose
19 - 3/4" width
15 - 3/4" tail
2 - 3/8" thick
29.8 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

Joe has been building quads since 1981. The round pin quad has a distinct advantage over all other 3 fin boards of various tails, including the Quad fin bat tail and twinzer swallow tails.

The bottom rocker, fin placement, fin cant and toe are all crucial to the Quad fin being effective. The perfect combination of fin placement, board bottom and rocker creates a faster, more maneuverable board.

After 26 years of empirical testing, Joe has perfected the fin placement and bottom formula of the quad-fin. It has proven to work so well, he has refined this combination to work on his Hawaiian guns and tow-in boards; something the shaping world didn't even consider.

The dimensions of the round pin quad can also be blown up to accommodate larger, more aggressive surfers. No longer are bigger guys destined for longboards; if you can shred, Joe can custom build the perfect short board for you.


Soul Short Board Quad fin

Soul Board

Quad Fin

Dimensions:
6' 4" Length
11" nose
18 - 3/4" width
14" tail
2 - 1/2" thick
31.1 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

"PINS RULE, BATS DROOL"

Here’s the story…

Once upon a time, three fins ruled the line-up. They required a lot of tail kick to compensate for their fins being stuck too far on the tail. This extra tail kick causes the board to lose speed. Quads have a faster bottom and are more maneuverable due the fin placement being moved further up. The rear fins are smaller, creating a looser, snappier turning board. Two fins placed on the rail give you mega-bite to prevent spin-out. The round pintail is better than bat or swallow tails for the following reasons:

Rolls into turns quicker.

Smoother feel on the wave.

Hangs in the curl better when going fast.

My boards also have softer, tucked rails, making them smooth and maneuverable to free-up my super fast bottom. The full concave transitions to double concave with a speed spot between your feet, to a slight “V” in the tail. This tried and true bottom with a unique fin placement and special fin angle is unlike any other manufacturer in the industry… secret formula.


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Round Pin Quad

Dimensions:
6' 3" Length
11 - 3/8" nose
18 - 3/4" width
14 - 3/8" tail
2 - 1/4" thick
28.8 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

Joe has been building quads since 1981. The round pin quad has a distinct advantage over all other 3 fin boards of various tails, including the Quad fin bat tail and twinzer swallow tails.

The bottom rocker, fin placement, fin cant and toe are all crucial to the Quad fin being effective. The perfect combination of fin placement, board bottom and rocker creates a faster, more maneuverable board.

After 26 years of empirical testing, Joe has perfected the fin placement and bottom formula of the quad-fin. It has proven to work so well, he has refined this combination to work on his Hawaiian guns and tow-in boards; something the shaping world didn't even consider.

The dimensions of the round pin quad can also be blown up to accommodate larger, more aggressive surfers. No longer are bigger guys destined for longboards; if you can shred, Joe can custom build the perfect short board for you.


Short Board Quad Fin

Short Board

Quad Fin

Dimensions:
6' 3" Length
10 - 3/4" nose
18 - 1/4" width
13 - 1/2" tail
2 - 1/4" thick
27.6 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

This board can be made any size you like.

Do you believe in magic? This board will make you a believer!

The secret is in the bottom of these boards. A true single in a double, not a double inside a single concave. There is a slight V in the last 11 inches of the tail. This formula smoothes out the bouncy feel in choppier waves and makes for a fast board, necessary for busting (and landing) big airs.


Rocket Fish Quad fin

Rocket Fish

Quad Fin

Dimensions:
6' 2" Length
11 - 1/2" nose
19 - 1/4" width
15 - 1/4" tail
2 - 1/4" thick
29.1 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

Go shred the rocket fish instead!

This is a hot , slashy, small wave board. Introduced with 3 fins to the market 18 years ago by Simon Anderson, this board has come full circle. Also available in 4 fins.

Using new rocker lines and templates, Joe is re-introducing this design for the Summer and small surf.

It has very soft rails running further back, which makes the board super maneuverable without catching a rail.

This board can be made for a surfer of any size or weight.

Try to give the longboard a rest this summer.

Give the longboard a rest this Summer.


Wing Swallow Quad fin

Dual Wing Swallow

Quad Fin

Dimensions:
6' 2" Length
11 - 3/4" nose
19 - 1/2" width
15 - 1/2" tail
2 - 1/4" thick
29.5 Volume

XTR Epoxy: $630

Poly: $520

Go shred a swallow instead!

Wing Swallow 4 fin is the hottest small wave board in existence!

Why is that?

It is wide in the middle and tail.

It has a super fast bottom rocker

Quick plane profile template tuned to turn.

Slight V with a slight double barrel concave bottom.

Very soft rails in the catch zone which makes it more maneuverable without catching a rail.

Fin setup allows it to turn on a dime. Eliminating the big fin on the tail creates the magic for this board to slash in small surf.

This board is very versatile. It will handle at least 70% of the conditions you are likely to come in contact with. The board is also fast and turny in small gutless surf that it makes fun to ride

This board can be shaped fatter with a fuller nose and tail for bigger guys.

SERIOUSLY - Give the longboard a rest this Summer!


JB Double Wing Quad


XTR Double Wing Quad

Dimensions:
7' 6" Length
13" nose
22 - 3/4" width
15 - 3/4" tail
3 - 1/8" thick
54.5 Volume

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JB Double Wing Quad
JB Double Wing Quad
JB Double Wing Quad
JB Double Wing Quad
JB Double Wing Quad
JB Double Wing Quad

Wide in the middle.

Wide in the tail.

Pulled in nose.

Curvy outline.

Double barrel concave.

Concave in nose section.

This board is the ultimate small wave basher. It's state of the art design covers 80% of surfing, from waist high to 2' overhead. It can be blown up for the biggest XXL guy that rides a 10' log and wants to ride a "shortboard".

The 4 fin placement is crucial as the water flowing between the fins is like a fuel injector.

The advantage over a thruster is that a quad doesn't have a fin stuck in the center of the tail, and it makes it turn quicker and goes faster.

With two fins on the rail, you have more holding power for bigger waves. With two unique wings it gives this quad a large range in wave size.

The bottom is a single to double concave with vee on the tail with low rocker. Joe Blair is a pioneer in quads. He has been shaping and refining this model for the last 25 years.