The Monstachief is much easier to use than I was expecting
The Monstachief is much easier to use than I was expecting,
making the jump from 10’ and I am not even close to possessing the skill to use all of its potential.
David | Northborough, MA | 41/6’2″/250lb
7’2″ x 22 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ squash [super-duty] Proxy Epoxy MonstaChief
I love being able to unleash buckets of biblical proportions
Just a quick hello as I’m sipping a coffee after a surf check and thumbing through the latest issue of Deep; love seeing your write-up!
After a year of being a proud owner of a MonstaChief,
I love being able to unleash buckets of biblical proportions.
Best board ever!
I hope you two are well & God Bless.
Pat || Pacific Palisades, CA || 210 lb
MonstaChief 6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″
Overall, best surfboard I’ve ever had!
My 6′-8″ Monsta chief is certainly my go to board for most days
and as such a lot of my friends have asked about it in the water. Just like everyone says it catches waves easily and
at 57 years and 220 lbs helps me surf like a much younger man.
I’m in pretty decent shape for a guy my age and weight – nevertheless the well placed extra foam is a big help. This board is very loose and is tons of fun. I have experimented with various fins set ups and find I almost always prefer it as a thruster (3 fin).
- For me it does get a little loose on the back end when the waves get well overhead with some punch.
- That’s when I bring out my sleeked up round tail version which hold very nicely but of course isn’t as loose.
- In smaller waves I much prefer the standard Monsta Chief.
When this one gets done, I will definitely order another. The only thing I will ask Todd about when I order a new one is if bringing in the the squash tail just a little at the very end would give just a little more hold in better surf or if that would change the ride up to much.
Honestly. This thing is pretty bulletproof so far. So unless something serious happens it won’t be necessary for to order new one in the near future.
Overall, best surfboard I’ve ever had!
Curt Seymore || 56/6’0″/220 lb/for Trestles, beach breaks, Nica & Mex
MonstChief 6’8″ x 22 1/4″ x 3 1/8″ squash [super-duty] Proxy epoxy
MonstaChief [sleeker] 6’8″ x 22″ x 3″ thumb [super-duty] Proxy epoxy
I’m able to catch every wave I paddle for and it’s super fast right out of the gate
Todd and Charissa,
Just wanted to send a
Thank You for one of the
BEST shortboards I’ve ever owned.
I have to admit that I was a little bit nervous about the board when I unpacked it due to how small and light it was – I thought “well, here’s another board that I’m going to sink on hard turns.”
Rode it last Tuesday during Hurricane Bertha (3′-4′ clean conditions) and
it was PERFECTLY balanced.
The board was amazing and super responsive on every inch of the wave – never caught a rail all day. I’m able to catch every wave I paddle for and it’s super fast right out of the gate allowing me to set up on the wave instead of trying to generate momentum like other shortboards. Another surfer even paddled over and asked me what board I was riding because
I was catching EVERYTHING coming in with little effort.
Can’t wait to try it with the quad set-up next surf.
Love the board and thanks again for the Jesus fish on the tail. I’m a happy customer!
Mike Gajewski || Florida || 42/6’0″/210lb/for Florida & travel
6’4″ x 21″ x 2 7/8″43L Proxy epoxy MonstaChief
it was a smooth transition from longboards to shorter
hey this is Johnny… got back from Spain and Portugal … I loved the board !!!
it’s a very smooth board and it was a smooth transition from longboards to shorter
I got comfy on it,
I might be getting a shorter one in the future.
here are a few pics.
If you guys have not been to Portugal I highly recommend Lagos it was amazing!!
amazing people, surf, and environment
Jonathan // 25/5’9″/175lb/ transitioning from longboard to shortboard / for Europe and San Diego
Monsta (sleeked up MonstaChief) 6’8″ x 21″ x 2 7/8″ squash
thanks for the prompt and professional service
Board arrived safe and sound!
Wow, beautiful and I sure hope I can do it justice.
Thank Todd for personalizing it with my name!
Very pleased with the bag too. Just what I was looking for for travel!
I’ll let you know how it/I ride as I hope to head to Spain/Fr in the coming months for a test drive!!
All the best and thanks for the
prompt and professional service.
Eric // Germany // 52/6’0″/190lb/for European beach breaks
MonstaChief // 7’0″ x 22 1/4″ X 3 1/4″ wide squash
pretty sure this will turn out to be the best board I’ve ever owned
I bought a 7’0″ MonstaChief from you about two months ago.
Immediately my wave count went up!
The thing paddles so incredible, way better than my old 8-0.
There has been a definite “Learning curve” as it is so lite and — OH BABY — so loose.
First day I struggled as I spun out on every wave or just got squirly and ate it. Slowly I’ve been figuring it out and loving it more each time I ride it.
Today I finally got it in some good surf, my wife asked me how it was and
I proclaimed ” My board and I are one.”
I’ve surfed for almost 40 years and I’ve always noticed that if I struggle on a board the first day, they usually turn out to be magic.
I’m pretty sure this will turn out to be the best board I’ve ever owned.
I got a few cracks of the top today, and you are right–
It throws buckets of biblical proportions!
Thank you so much And May God Bless You!!! Tim Smith Arroyo Grande // 50/6’4″/270lb/surfing since 7th grade
Proxy Epoxy [super-duty] MonstaChief // 7’0″ x 22 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squash
P.S. You are right on this also… I now have a quiver of one.
paddles into waves better than my longboard and makes me a much better surfer
I just wanted to send you my gratitude and praise for the MonstaChief. I surfed a mushy, waist high Texas day earlier this week.
For me, at 200lbs, this session would normally have been on a 9-0 longboard.
I bought the MonstaChief a little bigger than recommended because of our weak surf.
This board paddles into waves better than my longboard and makes me a much better surfer.
That day was one of those rare moments when you know that you have just scored a magic board.
I am really looking forward to riding this board in good conditions. You will likely have more orders from me in the near future for a couple of different sizes.
Thank you for being such a craftsman and for the unique design that fits me perfectly.
7’1″ x 22 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ 54.48L MonstaChief w/ Futures Fins Jordy Honeycomb Large template
this thing just schooled me right through it
Hey there you two, Dan here with a testimonial to the new MonstaChief board your team made for me.
First trip out on a small day but glassy and fair shape, I got the new board into waves with ease,
the part in your video when you discuss the slightly pushed forward entry rocker is sooo awesome,
i could not believe how easy this board caught waves.
Being so used to surfing bigger longer boards i was worried just a hair about the step down to the 6’8″.
I found myself in the curl kind of chillin like i was on one my bigger boards and it occurred to me in that moment,” bro what are you doing you ordered this board to get a bit more aggressive on the waves”, and
with just enough curl left made a couple of sweet turns and a lip snap at the top,
something I’ve struggled with on my bigger boards
but this thing just schooled me right through it.
I can’t stop thinking about my next trips to beach because of that board.
Gotta say i was looking for the goto perfect Cali board and your team delivered. All this while not even being in my ideal surfing shape, the board paddles so well and even though at 3 1/8″ thick i could still duck dive it just fine.
I’m stoked to get this thing wired over the next few trips out, hope your business remains good because i can’t see myself ever buying a new surfboard from anyone else. By the way love the hat too.
Take care, I’ll check in again in a few weeks after riding it several more times, and also as a quad.
I might nickname this board my 7 iron.
Sorry for the long wind, had to be done. Todd & Charissa thank you
Dan // 42/5’10″/195 lb/23 years 3 x per month exp/for Orange County + San Diego
Monsta v.1-3: 6’8″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ squash [middleweight] Titanium II
Did exactly what I needed. Get me into waves of consequence and minimize the risk of bodily harm
Spent 2 days at Blacks with overhead high waves & high tide.
Took a bit to get comfortable with the size of the board but once I figured it out–
ARE YOU freakin serious!!!!!???
Did exactly what I needed. Get me into waves of consequence and minimize the risk of bodily harm!!!!
I’m gonna make banana floats for everyone next time I see you just so we can celebrate!!!
Can’t replace your short boards but for a step-up its crazy good!!
Brian McCarthy // 6’6″ x 21″ x 2 5/8″ step-up thumbtail MonstaChief