surfer feedback 10
Had a great trip in Bali, I hit the reef but protected my boards at all costs.
Just wanted to drop a note to you and thanks for the great boards,
this board the g4e works great in the small and medium stuff.
It turns on a dime and picks up speed instantly.
My latest SR71 is insane, I road it on the overhead plus days and it held really well,
again the main focus of my boards is that they have all
maintained speed thru turns and the flat sections.
I am really stoked on all my boards and will be in soon to order up another.
Stoked on your website, great job!
Tony Streicher, Malibu, CA
Hi Todd and Charissa,
Sorry its taken me so long to get back to you with feedback on the Monsta step-up. We basically only surfed the wall down on the baja and though it was head and a half to double it is such a mushy wave it was hard to get a good feel for the board.
Last week I finally got to really give it a go on this wedge that rarely goes off but
I managed to catch it on the best day I’ve ever seen there.
Luckily I had a pretty good idea that it was going to be mackin so I brought the step-up and my god what an amazing session.
The drop is super gnarly and
the board handled it like a dream.
It literally felt like I was on a 6″7 or 6″8 for paddle ability but then when a turn section would materialize it would just blast off the lip and felt more like the 6″3 it is but with so much control.
I can literally go full throttle where as before if I pushed my board that hard I’d lose it.
The session blew my mind and
I just sat on the beach after full of froth.
Thanks once again for making me an unreal board. I’m so happy with it. I tell all my friends about you guys and I’d expect a few more orders coming from up here on Van isle. Have a good weekend talk to you later!
Kyle ht: 6’3″ wt: 190 – 205 lb
Victoria, BC, Canada
6’3″ x 20″ x 2 3/4″ Monsta step-up thumbtail
Carbon Rail stringerless surfboard construction
Hi Todd my board came out the way I wanted,
it needs good waves though, very high performance, I’m still learning her…
ps. I’m excited for Pt. Mugu
Just wanted to say that I am absolutely stoked out of my mind on my new Blackbird.
I think my dominant feeling towards the board is shock,
because it continues to shock me at what it is capable of.
I got it into my head that because this board was smaller then my old G4, it would have been much more of a workout to paddle and get into waves. This wasn’t even remotely the case, for as soon as I hit the water, I immediately noticed how easy it was to paddle. I’ve ridden some of my buddies’ similar short boards, and I found paddling them was the defining factor, not the case with the Blackbird. But all of that aside, this board is absolutely mental once I am up and riding.
Its like the board is reading my mind,
going exactly where I want it to
the second I think it.
It turns on a dime, and loves to be on its rails; its like the board is just begging me to push it more and more every time I take off. The way it releases off the top is insane, it caught me off guard at first and I had a couple nice flops getting use to it. But now, once again, its like the board reads my mind: if I want to release the tail, it does, and when I am done it becomes tame again and settles down the wave. Absolutely ridiculous. It has only been 3 days and I feel like I’ve taken my surfing relatively further then in the past year.
Loving your guys’ work,
I can’t get enough of this board. If I am not out riding on it, all I can think about is when I can get back out there on it. I am addicted. I am already dreaming about my next board, but all things in due time.
6’2″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ Blackbird V. 18/6’1″/180 lb/6 yrs exp
I just had a fantastic session on the Rascal II at Manresa (beach break South of Santa Cruz) in waist to shoulder high waves, slight onshore winds…..
that board seems to work for me in just about all conditions and I’m having fun riding waves I had previously discounted as “probably not so-fun-to-surf” in the past.
Anyway, had a great session and lots of fun on the Rascal II, easy to catch waves, lots of fun sharp turns and even getting a smoother cutback going on those gutless waves…….
objectively, given the conditions and how I felt at the time before paddling out, it seemed the Rascal II was more responsible for the fun surfing I ended up experiencing than my baseline ability would normally allow! I really like that board.
I’ve been riding the Falcon in everything……at Malibu and Leo Carrillo,
the speed is incredible, paddles great.
I can catch anything I want.
I surfed it at Oxnard Shores recently
and was surprised
at how well it handled in the beach breaks.
It was overhead and punchy.
The board worked insane. I didn’t catch a rail once.
Mark St. Johns
Custom Falcon: 5′7″ x 19 3/8″ x 2 1/4″ Apache tail
FCS: MRTX Twins with trailer
yo proctor family… we just got a great south swell in acapulco, right when all the cartel craziness….
i decided to ride the apache.
man it is one of the best boards
I have ever ridden,
5′8″ in solid 8 to 10 feet seems fake
but it’s not – that thing can be pushed
as far as u want, and today i used in
4 ft and was amazing -
light fast & responsive,
not to mention I am 200 pounds.
thanks proctor, u have some picts soon, god bless
Jordy Sanchez, Acapulco
ht: 6′0″ wt: 200 lb
Apache: 5′11″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 3/8″ apache tail
Proxy Titanium Series with Carbon Hinged Flex-tail w/ 5 fin option install
got some yesterday. the guards and police tried to keep us out of the water but we made our way in. first time i got to ride the super typhoon since i received it back in may.
the thing just works in bowling waves.
we are all hunkered down now just waiting for shit to happen. maybe we should have evacuated but then i would have missed the juiciest jersey since spring. i guess we will see.
let todd know that the board is sick,
its weird but i feel like it is helping me rotate better.
thanks for the goods,
danny casale, age: 28 ht: 5’10″ wt: 140
5’10″ x 18 1/4″ x 2 3/16″ Super-Typhoon
todd and charissa,
just wanted to thank you guys for the method. we just got back from Sta. Teresa a few days ago.
we struggled with borderline flatness the first 2 weeks then…red tide. we managed to catch a few good days.
i traveled with kenny and ben (both have proctors). we were like a proctor gang!
i am formulating my next board in my head!
cape may, new jersey
5’9″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 3/16″ rounded squash tail Proxy [teamlite] Method
Todd and Charissa,
The boards made it all in one piece! They look amazing! I can’t wait to ride it!!!! Thank you both so much for all the attention and patience!!!!!
The Twin Fang is absolutely beautiful! It is exactly how I imagined it..only better in real life! It is the perfect size and width. The red and yellow is amazing!! I am so happy to have you both as family and I am very excited to see the next piece of art. This Twin Fang is a fantastic addition to an already beautiful quiver.
God bless you both and stay well.
Ronnie Santaniello- Yokosuka, Japan
Twin Fang 6′6″ 22″x 2 7/8
Todd and Charissa,
OK, I got the board out yesterday and it paddled like a longboard and smoked down the line like a jet!
It took me by surprise the first 5 or 6 rides because after 15 years of longboarding I never knew something can move that smooth and that fast…I was stoked! This board also had a lot of Japanese surfers asking who the shaper was and when this is coming to Japan! I guess first impressions are everything. Just to bad I don’t surf any where as great as Jay Phillips!!!!!! But after a few seasons on this Twin Fang…who knows! Thanks again Proctor family! You both are the BEST!
Ronnie Santaniello- Yokosuka, Japan
Twin Fang 6′6″ 22″x 2 7/8
I finally got the Quad out and it was RAD!
I couldn’t believe how light and fast it was! It turns on a dime too!
The Twin Fang was a really good training tool because the transition was really, really easy! First day out and it was 6ft and FUN!
Thanks! I love it. I am never going back to longboarding ever again!
PROXY 6′6″ x 11 3/4″ x 19 5/8″ x 14 3/4″ x 2 5/8″
Four Leaf Clover Quad Fin
surfboard review: custom twin fin retro fish surfboards
Todd & Charissa,
Our boards got here yesterday. I was really stoked when I saw mine and couldn’t wait to get it wet. The timing couldn’t have been any better either. All last week was flat and today a pretty good bump came in. We had about a four hour clean head high session. The board performed just as I imagined,
it felt as if it were an extension of body.
I came in and I’m resting now. The afternoon should be a little onshore and about chest. I think I’ll give it a run as a twin. I haven’t retired the long but I don’t it’ll be seeing action for a while.
6′8″ x 22″ x 2 7/8″ Single Fang Retro Single-Fin Diamond Tail
surfboard review: custom single fin retro surfboards
Sorry it took so long to write about your boards that you shaped for me before Christmas. I just returned from a 3 week trip down in Morocco and was finally able to put them thru their paces that they deserved. So…
proctor surfboards round nose fish, lil’ rascal
6′1″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ Lil’ Rascal
Surfed in head high mushy point surf and what a blast!!!
She was such a skatey, slippery little board that after a couple of waves just worked like a dream. Lot of speed off the bottom, loose anywhere on the wave and a great laugh. All who saw her were very impressed with the shape and fin system. Great choice
surfboard review: custom round nose fish surfboards
proctor surfboards shortboards, groveler iv.p
6′6″ x 19 5/8″ x 2 9/16″ Groveler IV.p Rounded Squash Tail
My work horse. Surfed this from shoulder high to solid 6-7′ points. Was a great board in the beefier waves. Pushed back when I needed it out on the shoulder for cutties,
paddled like a dream, very fast around sections and held suprisingly well in the hollow stuff.
At my first impression upon opening, she seemed pretty over built and to be honest she is for a lot of occassions. A lot of thickness everywhere. I asked you for an all around board and you did a good job. Next time will probably go a little smaller in size and thickness. Overall, was very pleased with the board, again, another good choice.
surfboard review: custom groveler shortboards, all around performance
proctor surfboards guns, ante up
7′0″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ Ante Up Roundpin
Surfed in 7′-10′ Anchor Point. Now this board was such an amazing ride. Paddleing out on that big day with new board I was a little concerned. But as soon as I made it out the back a wave popped up just in front of me. And from the the paddle in to the finish, I just shat myself!!!! Paddled in soooo easy and early and once to my feet was no kidding and I hate the expression, ‘like a magic carpet ride.’ The board had so much speed and control, glided around sections easily, turning off the bottom was always controlable, was unlike any board I had ever ridden.
For the next 2 hours I had one of the best sessions of my life on that board
and can only wait to ride it once again.
As for the office side of your buisness, I found Charissa very helpful and pleasant. Her side was as good as the boards you made me.
I have to say that when I find myself back in Cali and I need a new board I will definetly be giving you a call for my next shape.
Cheers Todd and Charissa
Matt Panighetti, 31, Morroco
Todd and Charissa Proctor,
I got the board that was shaped for me last Wednesday. It looks great, and it arrived on time and unharmed. Of course I couldn’t wait for a 2 foot mushy summer day to take it out, so the following Saturday when a shoulder high swell rolled in I gave it a first spin. To sum things up, the board rips.
It’s fast down the line, feels just right rail to rail,and catches everything!
I think anyone considering a fish for their quiver should seriously consider the lil’ rascal. The conditions were hollow early on and the
board practically paddled itself into waves.
Later in the day the winds turned onshore, and even when the waves got mushy the board performed at the same level. I was really impressed.
I also wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed working with both of you. The entire process was really smooth and easy and I would not hesitate to come to Proctor Surfboards again for another magical board. Shouldn’t be long until i’m looking for a new performance board!
Joseph Zitarelli, 19, Pennsylvania
5′8″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ Proxy custom epoxy Lil’ Rascal
Future Fins, Vector II FT1 w/ trailer
I ordered a custom 6’2 G4-E from you about half a year go or so and I half to say
I am greatly impressed…
I have put the board through hell
being that I am new to surfing and this was my fist board that wasn’t borrowed..
My surfing has progressed really fast
and I have been thinking about getting another board from you for waves chest high and below… I moved to okinawa and I am surfing reef breaks.
I would like a board that can catch pretty much anything, is loose, and fast. I learn quick so don’t worry too much about my experience.
I remember when I first got my board from you and everyone says dude that board is going to be way to hard for you to learn on and how it would be to fast for me.. The first wave I went for was about waist high and choppy and I caught it..
I fell in love with that board instantly..
Although the board has been through 2-3 foot VA mush to overhead hurricane bill swell in OBX to waist-head high hollow Okinawa reef breaks, I would like to have something a little more loose and fast on the smaller waves.. I also want to try out your polyproxy construction this time as well. What do you think about a quad?
I won’t be ready to order for a couple months but I am serious about getting this board.
I also have a friend who loves how strong
my board is and how few pressure dings it has in it
and is getting a board from you when I get mine.. All I have is good things to tell people about your board and service..
Thanks a lot for jump starting my surfing
and I look forward to getting new boards from you in the future and spreading your name. Just let me know what you have in mind for me.
Vaughn, 19, Chesapeake, Virginia
Custom Proxy Epoxy Titanium Series
Upgrade Option 1.0: Kevlar Compression Patch &
Option 2.0: Carbon-Hinged Flex Tail
G-4.E: 6′2″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ squash tail
Well, I just got a Blackbird from Proctor and it is perfect. I had a groveler and that was fun, but the Blackbird just turns so much better. Everything is easier with this board. It is so responsive and fast!
I went out at like 5 to 6 foot pipe and
I had the best session of my life…the board just felt right to me.
It felt alive and the turning was so fast and such
tight turning it was shocking.
I definitely suggest getting that board.
Thanks Todd, you hooked me up.
Andrew Laubacher, 17, Ventura, CA
Custom Surfboard: 5′9″ x 17 5/8″ x 2″ Blackbird Squash Tail