The STEP-UP model is a Light Weight Performance Board design for chest high to 10ft waves (20ft faces).
This board was designed as a direct result of surfers demanding shortboard performance in good waves and they are versatile performance boards, designed for surfers who want to take their good wave performance to the next level.
These are high-performance boards that work for all levels of surfer and can be a one-board quiver for any surf trip expecting decent waves or as your go-to board when the waves at your local beach start pumping and you want the optimum equipment for those special days of the year.
TWIG SURFBOARDS has been developing this design for over 10 years in waves of substance and it has recently been pushed to the forefront of world surfing by a similar design ridden by John John Florence as his favorite for all kinds of surf and a go-to for many surfers around the world. It’s also a great choice for bigger surfers looking for a controlled, easy feel in all types of waves.
Originally designed for performance in hollower, more powerful waves, the STEP-UP has proven to be great for reef breaks, beach breaks, and especially point waves. With the wide point pushed forward, a lower nose rocker and pulled in tail, it fits perfectly into the tight curves these waves create.
The thickness is forward, which helps catch waves easily, and the tail and rails are thinned out to help hold through turns at speed and when driving in the barrel, which equates to a board which paddles like it’s a 6 inches longer while turning like its 6 inches shorter.
A deep single concave with a slight double, runs through the entire bottom, which gives lift and speed both on a rail and over flat sections while allowing for easy rail-to-rail transitions. The STEP-UP’s combination of concave and rocker is where its secret lies, giving you a high-performance board that has speed, sensitivity, and control when you need it.
Depending on what waves you are looking to ride, we recommend you order your STEP-UP anywhere from your height to 8” over and a 1/4″ to 1/2″ wider, and 1/8″ to 1/4“ thicker than your everyday board. Our STEP-UP comes standard with a round tail, but we can custom make it with any tail you like and with the standard five FIN boxes to help you tweak your boards’ performance, your good wave surfing will go to the next level.
Contact us with your weight, height, skill level and the waves you intend riding and we will be happy to custom make you the perfect board and set you on the right path to maximizing your performance when the waves are pumping.