Nailed this shot in the new Transworld surf riding my 6’3 Lacerator.
That board is like riding a magic carpet. Jarrah
Part 2 of some recent small waves at home | Salty Beards
magic boards by Proctor Surfboards
Just surfed over here down at bird rock in Torquay.
New boards work insane. I rode the g4e + with more rocker and it was working really good.
Really solid drive turns and very responsive.
The weight on them are perfect and feel so whippy and smooth.
I can’t even imagine how good they will work once my ankle is better and I get them in some fun surf. Yew
Nick Rozsa // 5’9” x 18 5/8” x 2 5/16” G4e+
Let me start off by saying that Todd Proctor’s boards are by far the best boards I have ever stepped foot on. I feel that my words were a little misconstrued during this interview and a lot of the finer details were left out. So with that said let me explain what I meant by, “No boards are magic.” When someone uses the term “MAGIC” for a surfboard it usually means that the board that they are riding is SUPERIOR to anything they have been riding in their current quiver. There are boards that work good, really good, and are just too good to be put into words which in this case majority of people like to use the word MAGIC!
In my case, each and every surfboard I receive from Todd can easily or potentially be a MAGIC (or in other words amazing, superior, best board) board in my quiver. But! A lot of this MAGIC comes from within. Being healthy mentally, physically and having a good mindset can make all the difference in making that really good board into a MAGIC (or superior, amazing, or best board) in your quiver. Have you ever had a board that you thought was MAGIC, and then one day its not working like MAGIC anymore? Well that X-FACTOR is most likely you! Whether its your mindset, the waves, your physical health or whatever…the surfboard never changed and it is still a really good board, superior board, amazing board (or in other WORDS….***drum roll***….MAGIC). It is your mindset and your physical ability to make that board work the way you want it to.
The surfboards that Todd creates are all potentially MAGIC (or superior, amazing, favorite) boards but I feel that without a good mindset and a healthy body you are limiting yourself to tap into the full capabilities and performance (or MAGIC whichever word you may prefer) of any board for that matter. So with that said every board I receive from Todd is by far the best boards I have ever ridden, looked at, or placed my human feet on. If you are looking for surfboards that contain MAGICAL attributes and the potential to take your surfing to another level PROCTORS are where its at.
P.S. Dont worry if you break your MAGIC proctor, Todd can duplicate MAGIC boards better then any other shaper out there.
photo: Laura Holman
Todd Proctor is whipping up the best surfboards on the market…
check out his lineup and feature on the Surfline.com gear guide.
6’0″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ Ghost
try it in some small stuff too, i’ve been riding it in waist high beachy closeouts and it still feels so good
photo: Peter Dive
The ghost is fast, freaky fast. That was the first thing I noticed about it. I also noticed how smooth it turns from rail to rail.
I’ve ridden a couple of these shapes and I really enjoy how effortlessly you can surf them.
You don’t need to pump, chop, hop, or flail to generate speed.
The shape seems to do all the work for you,
as if its trying to help you create a smoother style.
I’ve noticed a big change in the way I surf since riding The Ghost. Todd noticed it too when we were in Peru.
It’s helped me link my turns into one continuous motion
without the wishy-washy pumps and hops in between maneuvers.
The width runs a little higher towards the nose, sort of similar to Da Monsta but yet has a standard shortboard size.
That really helps me with two things: when doing airs or throwtails and my weight is on my front foot, and second,
I can take this board out in waves knee high to double head-high.
It rides responsive like Da Monsta but feels more reliable in large surf because there is more board under your feet.
Needless to say, I’ll continue ordering Ghosts because I love em’ and I know what I’m going to get every time.
Todd, keep on pumping these puppies out cause’ I can’t get enough!
I am always working on improving my surfing through training, eating properly and right living. All this is important but without a board that works properly…I hit a frustrating plateau. It wasn’t until I started riding Todd’s boards that I able to make that breakthrough that seemingly impossible barrier. Now after establishing a relationship, my boards (surfing and quality of life) keep getting better.
My boards are finely tuned to my surfing. His boards are the difference between a Ferrari and a Ford Taurus. He makes me MAGIC boards that gives my surfing a renewed vigor and freedom to explore new territory on and off the wave face and allows me to improve at a measurable rate. This to me is huge. Surfing is a BIG part of my life and without GREAT boards its suffers. I have realized how important boards are. I am so thankful to Todd and Charissa!
When I see WCT surfers getting 20 boards at a time and scrambling through the batch to find one magic board I see how blessed I truly am. Thanks be to Todd for walking in the calling he was created to walk in. Thanks be to God for creating Todd to walk in in that calling…
Ricky Schaffer | photo: Grant Ellis
I’m a fan of the short and stubby boards that are dominating the line up these days, but some of them are too stubby, and get squirrely in anything more than small, mushy surf. Enter Proctor’s Monsta v.2. It’s an awesome mix of a shortboard that can coast through summer mushburgers, but will also let you unleash high-performance turns in the pocket when the surf picks up or gets steeper. On their site (proctorsurf.com/Surf-Boards/Monsta) there are cool descriptions of three different rockers Proctor uses for this board, depending on what the surf is like in your area. It’s meant to be ridden 3-4 inches smaller than your normal shortboard, and 1/2” wider. And actually, if your go-to blade is a chippy board that’s 18 1/4” x 2 1/4”, the Monsta just might change what you think of as your “normal” shortboard. Check out these and other Proctor board models in our Gear Guide.—Casey Koteen
Floridian Fletcher Baker during Hurricane Leslie on his Super-Typhoon
boards (Monsta & Super-Typhoon) are magic Todd, so stoked.
Thank you, Fletcher
Tommy O’Brien from Melbourne Beach, Florida gets footloose & fancy free during Hurricane Danny custom Accelerator+ round tail 5′11 x 18 3/8″ x 2 1/4″
-as seen on Eastern Surf Magazine online
Proctor, what’s up buddy…Tommy O.
It’s about 12:45 over there Cali time. I’ve been surfing over here. Waves have been super fun. Yea…but I got a sick photo on Eastern Surf Magazine.com – check it out, it’s under Hurricane Danny. But yea, it’s a pretty cool shot. Alright Todd, talk to you soon man.
Tommy O 6’0″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ Ghost-sighting
Todd Proctor…whatup….dude, that board is magical. It’s one of my favorite boards I’ve got definitely.
That thing’s riding so good, I’m so pumped on it.
Yea, I was stoked I got that shot on ESM and the one on Surfline…
the waves were soooo good here for a couple days.
Hope all is well. Give me a ring back whenever you get a chance.
Ever since I got this board, it just feels sick….
and I don’t even really know why….but for some reason, I tried these other little boards
and my buddy who I always surf with said to me,
“Peter, what are you doing? Get back on the Proctor.
You surf the best on the Proctor.”
6’2.25″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ Mendia