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Modern Surfboards believe that no matter what type of board you ride, no matter what age, sex or gender you are, that your life is significantly enhanced because you are enjoying being in the water. Each model in the Modern range represents a different way to surf, and focuses on novice-to-intermediate surfers wanting an affordable board that’ll not only progress their skills, but maximize their stoke time.

For three days only, shop our Modern Surfboard are on sale. Put a new shortboard or longboard under the tree and get them in the water for those South Florida winter swells.

The Modern Surfboards Blackfish

The Modern Blackfish combines usability and performance in a contemporary fish shape, and our X-2 bamboo construction produces a light, durable surfboard with extra strength on the deck.

OUTLINE:

Contemporary fish shape with the wide point shifted forward to assist with paddle efficiency. The tail narrows in the last 24 inches adding control and bite in steeper sections.

CONTOURS:

The subtle single-to-double concave bottom feels very reliable and offers quick response in a variety of conditions.

ROCKER:

The smooth, well-balanced rocker is designed to get you into waves early, accelerate fast off the bottom, and then maintain speed as you transition from one turn to the next.

FOIL:

The Blackfish has plenty of volume under the chest and through the mid zone creating stability and making it very easy to paddle and ride. The domed deck leads out to performance rails that heighten sensitivity when turning.

The Modern Blackfish is very reliable and versatile enough to use everyday or on your next surfing adventure.

Modern Surfboards Blackfish Technical Info

ConstructionX2 EpoxyThis construction is used exclusively in the NSP and Surf Series programs. It focuses on making the surfboard a durable as possible. The EPS core is reinforced with Fiberglass and then a top sheet of Top Sheet is added to enhance the overall strength of the board. All the layers are fused together using a special epoxy resin that helps to create what we think is the most durable performance orientated Surfboard construction available on the market globally right now.
You can find out more about GSI’s surfboard construction on our surfboard construction page.
Board ConcaveSingle-Double
RailNeutral
Wave Height1-8ft Waves
Rider Skill LevelBeginner, Intermediate, Advanced
GSI Ambassador, Richie Lovett, describes the design features of the Modern Surfboards Balckfish. This board combines usability and performance in a contemporary fish shape and is perfect for anyone who’s mastered the fundamentals of surfing, and is looking to take it to the next level. The Blackfish is part of the Global Surf Industries range of Modern Surfboards.

The Modern Surfboards Blackbird

The Modern Surfboards Blackbird model continues to be the preferred choice for surfers around the world looking for a fun, reliable surfboard that not only looks great, but performs to the highest of standards.

The Blackbird PU model continues to be the preferred choice for surfers around the world looking for a fun, reliable surfboard that not only looks great, but performs to the highest of standards.

OUTLINE:

Classified as a fun shape, the outline is full and generous from nose to tail providing maximum stability on small to medium size waves. The rounded nose keeps the area up front and allows the rider to comfortably shift their weight forward when trimming along a wave. The slight taper through the tail lets you manoeuvre the board with ease.

CONTOURS:

Low-to-moderate rocker makes this board paddle onto waves really well, accelerate from the take off with minimal effort, and make flowing turns on the face of the wave. Vee-to-double concave bottom offers easy rail-to-rail transitions, while adding speed and response when driving off the tail.

FOIL:

Designed with plenty of volume in the nose and tail, and out towards the rails, providing added stability and making this board simple to ride, regardless of your skill level.

FINS:

All Blackbirds have FCS II plugs making it easy to insert, change and remove you fins in seconds. The 7’0 and 7’6 models are set up as a thruster to really maximize maneuverability, the larger sizes; 8’0 and 9’1 come with a single box fin setup plus two side plugs for a more controlled feel.

AESTHETIC:

Updated with new colours across the range. Traditional resin tints, rail laps, and gloss finish not only look striking but also guarantees that each board has its own unique appearance.

The Blackbird has a bigger “sweet spot” compared to other funboards on the market. This is a reliable, slick looking PU board that will remain in your quiver for years.

Modern Surfboards Blackbird Specifications

LengthWidthThickVolumeFins (supplied with board)Approx Weight Range
(based on novice to intermediate skill level)
7’0”21 1/2”2 3/4”47 ltrFCSII Performer80kg / 176lb or less
7’6”21 5/8”2 7/8”53 ltrFCSII Performer85kg / 187lb
8’0”22”3”61 ltr7″ center / FCS GX sides90kg / 198lb +
The Blackbird range offers a flowing ride for the savviest of surfer, and our X-2 bamboo construction produces a light, durable surfboard with extra strength on the deck. The Blackbird is available in 3 different constructions and is part of the GSI range of Modern Surfboards.

Modern Surfboards Retro

The Modern Retro Longboard puts a contemporary twist on an old school design, made popular back in the late 60’s, when hanging toes was the in-vogue move.


OUTLINE:

The Retro is wide and incredibly stable. The long parallel rails create a huge stable platform to stand and walk the board, and the full rounded nose is ideal for riding the nose.

ROCKER:

Moderately flat entry rocker provides fast paddling and flowing down-the-line trim speed. The flat section through the middle gives the board effortless glide, and slight lift in the tail enhances turning ability.

CONTOURS:

A long, single concave under the nose provides lift for extended nose time, while vee through the belly and tail allows the rider to transition smoothly from rail-to-rail.

RAILS:

Forgiving 60/40 rails not only provide bite on the wave face, but also allows for smooth transitional turns off the tail.

AESTHETIC:

Traditional resin tints, rail laps, and gloss finish not only look striking but also guarantees that each board has its own unique appearance.

FIN:

The Retro comes with a single fin box adn 9″ inch Rake fin.
This log inspired Longboard is all about glide, flow and trimming down the line with style. The Retro is available in PU construction and is part of the GSI range of Modern Surfboards.

Modern Surfboards Retro Specifications

LengthWidthThickVolumeFins (Supplied)Approx Weight Range
(based on novice to intermediate skill level)
9’1”23 1/2”3 1/4”78.5 ltr9′ Rakeideal for all weights
9’6”23 5/8”3 3/8”86.5 ltr9′ Rakeideal for all weights
10’0”24 1/4”3 3/8”93.9 ltr9′ Rakeideal for all weights
The Modern Retro Longboard puts a contemporary twist on an old school design, made popular back in the late 60’s, when hanging toes was the in-vogue move.
Modern Surfboards Starting at $299
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