The Original Board - Model "O"
The Original Board - Model "O"
The Original board - Model "O". Features a shorter board shape/design but with some decent volume. Designed for use in a lap pool, use this board with the adjustable resistance bucket to train for your next surfing trip. Increase your paddle strength so that you can increase your wave count, wave quality, and improve your surfing sessions.
This Model "O" is ideal for:
- All experienced, competent Surfers under 215 lbs (unless you’re a pure long boarder and you want more volume - See Model "W")
- Intermediate surfers under 205 lbs
- Newer surfers that are comfortable paddling under 170 lbs.
- Baseball pitchers 165 lbs and under
- 4' 2" x 22" x 3" (35 Liters)
- 6.5 lbs (including board, hardware, and resistance bucket)
- Core made with Marko Foam Products
- Deck Pad made with cross linked PE foam with Surfinshape Logo - available in white or blue
- Includes resistance bucket & mounting hardware (bucket color may vary)
- Made in the USA
- US Patent 9,193,419 and other US and Foreign applications pending
Watch the Video of Surfinshape's founder using the original prototype of the board to train for his surfing trip.
I am almost 50 years old. I learned to surf when I was in H.S., in Panama. But I did not surf for many years. I now live in Boston, and a few years back I learned that there is surf around here! A winter wetsuit and few boards later I am back in the game. The problem, is that I do not surf all the time. I fall into the classic trap, the surf has to be good enough for me to make the trip, but if it is that good, then I am not in good enough shape to have fun.
Last year I decided to get in shape, drop some weight and work out. That really did help, but the problem is that I was in better overall shape, but still not in good enough paddle shape for "big" surf (big for me). I was lucky to find out about Surfinshape and their training boards. Since I started training with them, I have seen substantial improvement in my wave count. I remember the first time I went surfing after about a month of Surfinshape training. It was a beach break, in the winter in NH (The Wall). To my surprise the inside was no problem! That was a great feeling. I could also catch the first wave of a set, paddle back, and then catch one more wave in the same set! Another great feeling.
Nothing is free. Good diet, weight training, cardio, all contribute. But Surfinshape has become a regular part of my training routine. Highly recommend it!
Great product!! I live in Colorado and just started using it to stay in shape for trips to Hatteras, NC where I spend only a portion of the year. Really helps eliminate “down time” of getting back into paddling shape. Used to swim but this is much more paddling specific. I train at my local pool in the summer and at the Rec. Center the rest of year. I highly recommend Surfinahape to anyone who doesn’t have regular access to the ocean.
The surfinshape board feels great, floats and moves through the water just like a regular surfboard. The scoop on the bottom does creates some real resistance for extra training. Fantastic product, I love it.
This tool fits the perfect place in surf training. You spend most of the time in the water paddling, not actually surfing. Paddling out, paddling into position, paddling hard to catch the wave, etc. If you train your paddling skills you can make the most of your trip with maximum time in the water catching waves.
I had a 12 day trip to Costa Rica 5 weeks out when I received my Surfinshape. I took it to the local community pool and asked the head lifeguard if I could use it and the only question he had was "You won't stand on it, right?" He felt the board and was interested in it. I explained the bucket system and how I would take about as much space as someone swimming laps and he approved with a smile. For the next 5 weeks I paddled for an hour a day, 3-4 times a week. Alternating between no resistance to hard resistance, straight lines, zig zagging, fast and slow. The first several sessions were really hard, but I noticed a change about 2 weeks in where it was a lot easier to complete the workout. I recommend picking up a waterproof ipod as it helped me get in the zone and enjoy the time paddling. The board forces you to engage your core and paddle with the same muscles as when surfing and the resistance adds a whole another dimension. At the end of the workout cool down by paddling a couple laps without the bucket and you'll fly through the water.
I arrived in Costa Rica and spent 11 of the 12 days surfing at two different surf camps. We'd surf for 3 hours in the morning and most of the crew would be done for the day, but I'd head back out after breakfast and again in the late afternoon for the sunset session. Some days I'd be in the water for 7-8 hours!
Living 2 hours from the coasts only allows me to surf on the weekends, but if I know a trip or good swell is coming I can spend a few hours in the pool to reduce the fatigue and prep properly. I can't recommend Surfinshape enough!
I used to work, train, and race among the strongest amateur and professional triathletes and cyclists in the world. I learned alot about training and preparing for very long distance events. As such I know how important training and preparing for an event is. Specificity is key. You can only swim so much to prep for surfing just like you can only train to race bikes so well by riding a trainer and not getting on the road. I no longer prepare for a single day Ironman, but choose instead to surf my brains out for a week or 2 out of the year. Surfinshape is a key part of my preparation routine for surf trips. If you want to be ready to make the most of a big trip, you have to train with specificity.