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Phase 5 Surfboards

Words: Drew Danielo Phase 5 Surfboards are here and here to stay. A lot of people are questioning this right now. Phase 5 makes surfboards? Aren't they a skimboard company? How good can they be? Well I will answer all these questions for you. Phase 5 makes surfboards? The answer is Yes. And like our skimboards we have been doing it longer than most people think. IMG_0268 Aren't they a skimboard company? Well yes and no. The owner of Phase 5, Bob Smetts (you can see him having fun surfing during the 2015 team shoot from this blog post) started off his shaping career building surfboards and windsurfers. Bob has over 35 years of experience building surfboards. And although originally it was our skim style boards that blew P5 up, Bob has been working hard on our surfboard shapes. With his board building/shaping knowledge and working with our team riders, we have released 4 surf style boards that have put P5 at the top of every surfers list. IMG_0269 How good can they be? Everyone knows how good our skimboards are. Now, the quality has been carried over to our surfboards. Strong, durable and they perform perfectly behind the boat. Our surfboards are all hand made just like our skimboards in our factory so we control it all and offer only the best quality out there. Nothing beats products made in the USA. We entered the surf style game 2 years ago when we launched the Phase 5 Aku. This board really started it for us. With a traditional surf style nose our modified diamond tail on the Aku makes it is super fast, very stable but very responsive and nimble at the same time. Good for any rider from beginner to top level pro's. Built with the Phase 5 GatorSkin™ super tuff Carbon/Aramid Glass this board is very stiff and very durable. This past year we went deeper with the release of The Wire, a high performance blunt nose board that is super fast and responsive. We also released The Jam which is like the little brother to the Wire. Similar shape, but built with our strong E-Glass construction for a lower priced option. The other board we released was The Stacia Bank Pro Model. Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 11.34.05 AM Stacia is working on some tweaks to this board for 2016 and we are super excited about it. This is the ultimate surf machine. Stacia and Phase 5 continue to build the most progressive boards in the market with this updated shape. Get ready to boost airs with the wide tail and the 4.3" FCS twin fins. The rails are gently tapered to a snub nose providing ultimate agility for slashes and stability when landing revert. Beginning riders will appreciate the stability and speed that makes catching the wave easier. Aggressive riders will love the POP off the wake and the down the line speed generated easily by the sleek outline of the board. Phase 5 Gator Skin Tough Carbon deck with Aramid glass blend make it fast, lightweight and durable. We caught up with Stacia and here is what she had to say about her board for 2016:
"I absolutely loved my board shape last year but this is even better! Phase 5 has the best boards in the industry and they're made in the USA. Get ready to have your favorite board!!" -Stacia- Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 11.30.40 AM Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 11.31.45 AM Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 11.29.36 AM

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