The Massive was inspired by Dick Van Straalen’s super straight railed long fish.
The idea was to have a board that turns well but flows over flat water and slow sections with ease. Length of ride and level of stoke are guaranteed.
With much the same ingredients as the Fiji, but stretched out - the Massive is incredibly fast from the takeoff, and links sections beautifully.
The 7’10” version is a crowd favourite, but the 7’2” is also a perfect one board quiver for travel.
Panel vee to spread water and smooth the flow.
Deep channels run all the way through to the tail. The channels get the board sitting down into the wave more, helping to engage and have more control at speed.
Down rail nose entry allowing the board to knife into the wave easily.
Contemporary rails flowing through the centre and towards the tail.
Low nose entry for easy roll ins on bigger waves.
Round pin with slight flyer. The flyer is a natural effect of the channels exit in the tail, the slight hip reduces the tail area and adds some bite.
Simon recommends his custom keel twin shape for this board. A full fiberglas, performance keel with a stiff flex and slight inside foil to smooth transitions. Futures base.
Simon prefers to use a triple stringer blank, which reduces excess flex and keeps the board feeling alive and springy over time.