The Highline has plenty of volume in a short board so we like this board for the surfer that wants a shorter board but still wants 40-50L for paddling power, ability to duck dive, just an easy board to jump on and surf. So lots and lots of paddle power in a shortboard. A good board for smaller days. It's also a good choice if you have a longboard or foamie and want to step down to a shortboard for under $500 that you can duck-dive and do a few more turns on.
The 2021 HighLine is a big improvement on previous models and after riding it, we are stoked on it. Comes with a set of FCS II Performer tri fins.
Shaper notes - with the Modern Highline 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.
Shipping - free dropshipping if you want it shipped to any of the Tri Boro states (NY, NJ, Connecticut). Give us a call and we can set it up. Standard delivery time is 4 to 7 business days.