Modern Highline High Volume Shortboard @ Exmouth Surf Centre
With a few session under the belt from our team heres what we think about the Modern Highline.
The Highline is aimed at the beginner wanting a short board and is a great first board option if you don’t want to go the mal or longboard route. But don’t be put off if your above that level, this is also a great allrounder for the more experienced surfer or lazy paddler looking for something fun to surf when its not so powerful. We rekcon this could fit in any surfers quiver and get plenty of use
As a fun board our team found this super easy to catch waves in all our breaks. The width under chest makes it a dream to paddle and more than capable at catching waves at Wobiri on a soft day but still fun to surf when the surf steps up. I’d personally consider taking this board as a one board travel option because whilst it has tons of volume and a pretty wide tail for a shortboard its still super fun to surf…
This board is perfect for the ambitious learner. The Highline is fast becoming one of our most popular selling boards as its just so easy to surf and very forgiving. Available in sizes 5’10 to 6’8 ranging from 30 to 54 litres there is a size for all weights and abilities.
We have the Highline available in our Demo fleet so get in touch to try for yourself.
Heres what our friends at Surf Industries say about the Modern Highline
With the Modern Highline PU Shortboard we examined what novice-to-intermediate surfers need in a surfboard to help them get as much actual surfing experience as possible. To become a better surfer, catching waves and increasing your confidence is the key, so we designed this board to be very buoyant (easy to paddle), stable (easy to get to your feet), and easy to control (smooth turns & go where you want on a wave). Essentially, we built this board to re-define the first steps in surfing so people develop their skills quicker and maximise the enjoyment they get from riding waves.
OUTLINE: The outline is the key to the Highline’s amazing stability. We basically took the middle section of a longboard, then tapered the nose to a semi-point and added a nice curved square tail, and by reducing the overall board length you maintain easier side-to-side turning.
ROCKER: Considered flat, the low rocker means this board paddles very quickly onto waves, and will maintain its speed once you’re up and riding. In this case flat equals flow, and less effort required from the rider to get the board up and going.
CONTOURS: Forward concave helps channel water efficiently across the flatter rocker, particularly when paddling and taking off. The back half of the board has a raised vee with double concave to offset the width, and allow for easier transitions from one rail to the other when performing turns.
FOIL: There’s lots of volume along the full length of the foil, but enough taper through the nose to avoid that ‘boat-like’ feel. The rails are full, but still soft which makes them forgiving as you glide across the face and connect your turns together.
PERFORMANCE: This model can be ridden shorter due to the extra width and higher volumes, which is a big advantage for beginner and intermediate surfers developing their turning skills. For better surfers, gear down into cruise mode before riding the Highline. It has a large sweet spot and offers a very fluid ride, especially in smaller, soft running beach and point waves.