The Dad Bod!

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The Dad-Bod

"Dad bod" is a male body type that is best described as "softly round." It's built upon the theory that once a man has found a mate and fathered a child, he doesn't need to worry about maintaining a sculpted physique.

If human bodies were cuts of meat, the dad bod would skew more marbled rib eye than filet mignon; or, if human bodies were sea mammals, dad bod would be more like a grazing manatee than a speedy dolphin. The dad bod is more mudslide than mountain, more soft serve than sorbet, more sad trombone than clarinet, more mashed potato than skinny fry. The dad bod is built for comfort."

The Dad-Bod is designed as an everyday shortboard with high performance surfing in mind.  This board is fast , responsive , and a joy to surf. 

If you grew up surfing shortboards,  but got fatter and older and want that same feel and look, or maybe you just like a little more volume,  then this board is the one. 

Like a Dad-bod its a little wider in the chest and the hips just like you, but not enough to put it in that FAT category.

Single to double to a slight vee out the tail.

Low entry rocker under the chest with a nice kick in the nose and a medium exit rocker. The board has volume under the chest but nice foiled rails and it hides its volume like a dream.  Tail block is a little wider than a high perf shortboard but still keeps its outline and rocker profile. 

The result is a board that paddles like a machine and surfs as close to a standard shortboard as you can get.

Also a great option for larger Groms and beginners looking for a first shortboard.


Current Dimensions Are ( we can customize for you ) :

5-6 x 18.75 x 2.25 = 24.49l

5-8 x 19 x 2.3 = 26.22l

5-10 x 19.5 x 2.38 = 28.75l

6-0 x 19.88 x 2.48 = 31.43l

6-2 x 20.1 x 2.58 = 34.04l

6-4 x 20.3 x 2.63 = 36.11l

6-6 x 20.75 x 2.7 = 39l

6-8 x 21 x 2.75 = 41.63l



    Skill Level: Beginner Intermediate to Pro

    Wave Kind: Most waves to a little over head - with a round tail DOH

     You can customize it more narrow or wider to step it up or down, and it still works great.

    Tail: Squash, Round, Swallow



    Height Width Thickness Volume
    5’6 17.75 2 20.14l
    5’8 18.5 2.2 23.8l
    5’10 18.75" 2.25 25.46l
    6’0 19.25 2.3 27.5l
    6’2 19.5 2.45 30.5l
    6’4 20 2.5 33l
    6’6 20.5 2.6 35.6l

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