A fish for the modern surfer, the Firewire Go Fish LFT Surfboard leaves nothing to be desired. Style surfer and emerging shaper, Rob Machado derived the Go Fish from a classic keel twin fish shape, thinned out the profile and added Greenough inspired bottom features. Narrowing up the swallow tip to tip gives the board more maneuverability and the narrower nose gives it an even speedier outline. The rocker is fairly relaxed with a low entry rocker upfront combined with a subtle tail rocker, giving this board quick ‘up and go’ and maximizes its top-end speed.
The bottom contours are best described as “Board Eat Board”, featuring a really flat bottom concave that runs down the center all the way through the tail. The two side panels run down each rail on either side of the center panel, and transition from concave to flat to Vee while maintaining the deep single concave down the middle. The overall effect of these design parameters, when combined with a keel fin set up, is a highly maneuverable and speedy board with tons of drive and takes the retro fish to a whole new performance level.
“This board just makes me want to surf… no matter what the waves are like. It flies in small to weak waves, and if its overhead and pumping it draws unique lines, allowing me to approach waves differently and explore new lines.” – Rob Machado
WAVE HEIGHT: 2-5 ft Waves
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
CONCAVE: Flat Bottom with Side Panels in Deep Single
RAILS: Medium Full Rails
ROCKER: Low Entry/Flat Exit
FINS: Twin. Fins Not Included
CONSTRUCTION LFT Construction
Linear Flex Technology
Firewire’s Linear Flex Technology construction incorporates the Springer HD into their proven sandwich EPS construction methodology. The Springer HD is a 0.75” (18 mm) wide aerospace composite that runs down the center-line of the board, representing the next generation in Firewire’s Springer technology. Though Linear Flex Technology may appear to be a simple construction employing familiar design philosophies found in traditionally built surfboards, nothing could be further from the truth. The Springer HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail. The end result is a durable surfboard with lively flex patterns that will maintain its hi-performance characteristics over time.
*Images shown are stock photos, actual board may vary slightly.