We have surfed this shape in everything between six inches and twenty feet and it is fantastic!
We shape every customer's board to fit their specific size and surfing style. However we fine tune it though, this speed glider will absorb chatter from chop on the face, carry speed across the flats, and will never bog out at the bottom like some of its foam cousins. With all of our boards you will notice how they build and hold speed. Riding a 42 Longboard is like accelerating a full-blown freight train. What you do with all that speed and power is up to you. With the 100% wood construction, this board will blow your mind with its drive, flow, and speed in the water. With the 100% organic core, beautiful finish, and heart-stopping abalone inlays, it shouldn't surprise you that your 42 Longboard’s timeless beauty is going to stop beach-goers in their tracks.
Keep in mind that beauty isn't everything though! Your 42 Surfboard is always likely to be the easiest surfboard on the environment. At 42 Surfboards, the environment comes first. It just doesn’t matter how groovy your van is or how bushy your beard is, if you are going through boards as fast as some of our friends are going through their sticks of foam, you’re just not walking the walk. At 42 Surfboards we are building boards that you will be able to pass on to your grandchildren. If you’re ready to give them up at that point.
Here at 42 Surfboards, we’d like to give you something that is really hard to find these days. We’d like to give you a wood surfboard hand-shaped by American surfers. We’d like to give you a board that will last you the rest of your life. We’d like to give you a board that is beautiful, unique, and is more than something you just surf on. Although we know that you will love surfing it.
42 Surfboards are hand-shaped from blanks that we build ourselves. Our blanks are as organic as they come and at 42, your surfboard blank isn’t going to kill anyone. Instead, it is directly causing the preservation of coastal forest land while aggressively fighting global warming. Our blanks are built from sustainably harvested wood and are chambered as radically as any in history. This gives you a remarkably beautiful and strong surfboard that, with a little love and a little luck, will last you the rest of your life.
Everybody has had a magic surfboard. A board that was better than anything else they have ever ridden. If that had been a 42 Surfboard, it would still be around and you would still be riding it today!
At 42 Surfboards, disposable boards just aren’t going to cut it anymore. Nor are toxic boards made from the same old poisonous soup that has been used since the early ‘60s. By hand-shaping local wood into beautiful high performance surfboards, our goal is to change the very paradigm of choosing a surfboard. Instead of choosing the quick and easy, the cheap and sleazy, the pop-out molded spray-painted cookie cutter foam toy, we want you to think a little. Think about the long-term cost. The environmental cost. The aesthetic cost. The social cost. And then go with the choice that is simply better by nature.
Dimensions: 9'3", 18 3/4"N, 23 1/8", 13 3/4"T
Core: Eastern Oregon Poplar
Fin: Josh Farbarow large-based 9.5" Flex Fin by True Ames Fin Co.
Glass: 6+4 Top, 6 Bottom, Resin Research Epoxy, sanded speed finish, logo in sustainably harvested abalone, blank, shape and glass by 42. Beautiful.
In the water: Cannon Beach on Thursday, Malibu on Friday, Cardiff on Saturday, drove home yesterday.
Thoughts: After spending the weekend in Southern California I remembered. Our boards are really different than what you usually see in the beach. Every time I opened the door to the van, people came running over to see what they were all about. The line for boards just gets longer but everybody seems really mellow about it. Thanks a lot for that!
Life is short. You are good. Ride a board that makes you proud.
More wood to come....