The service you provide is amazing and the best we have received while being in the US!

It’s amazing!!!!! Thank you so much Charissa!

Shane absolutely loves it and it made it here in time.

The service you provide is  amazing and the best we have received while being in the US!

Once again thank you!

Kym re: hubbie Shane’s Monstachief | 6’4″ x 21 1/4″ x 3″ 45L thumbtail birthday board

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Hi Charissa,

Just wanted to send you a pic from the Mentawais at Scarecrows.

MonstaChief living up to it’s name.

Thanks for the board.

Lance | 230 lb | San Clemente, CA

6’6″ x 21 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ 47L MonstaChief thumbtail equipped with Proctor Power Broker Honeycomb Futures fins


by far the best & most versatile board I’ve ever owned

Last week, I got an unusually long ankle-biter backside wave on MonstaChief. jp-hedley-76-monstachief

Yesterday during swell, I was taking literally death/injury defying takeoffs in front of Jetty, all with equal ease.

Despite hiatus, I surfed a lot of boards & this by far the best & most versatile board I’ve ever owned.

From the first wave, I’ve never had to adjust to it or kook the first few waves or a session, after surfing something else.

My other boards punish every time at first, one I consider a wild bad girlfriend: “I love her & she hates me”.

My MC just loves me, all the time.

Cheers & thanks, J.P. | 53/6’3″/240lb
7’6 x 22 x 3 1/4 60.4L MonstaChief thumbtail


Hi Charissa,

Finally got to surf the 6’4″ MonstaChief as a thruster in epic, overhead, south shore surf.

The thumb-tail worked beyond my expectations in the steepest part of the waves. This was especially true on one wave that I thought I was absolutely going to go over the falls, fail on the landing, and go through the wash-rinse-spin cycle.

But, incredibly, this is what actually happened:

  1. Popped-up just as the lip started pitching;
  2. grabbed air, free falling with the lip;
  3. mentally prepared for a violent collision on the flats;
  4. board settled down and the fins started biting;
  5. landed safely to set-up for the bottom turn; and 5) rode the rest of the wave with no problems.



This board has changed my surfing life, seriously

Thank u, thank u, thank u.

This board has changed my surfing life, seriously.

Todd has figured out the magic formula for large athletic surfers. Until surfing the Monsta Chief, I had been searching for the right mix of paddle / wave catching ability with aggressive surfing for my 6’5″ 225 lb frame with little success, thinking I would be relegated to grovelers and step ups for the rest of my life. There is a weird physics adjustment once you go over the 200 lb mark for aggressive surfing in average waves. Todd has figured out this magic formula in a ground breaking way. He didnt just lengthen the board and add foam. (surfing mine an inch shorter than my height) He got into the Steve Hawking physics of drag quotients and water flow by making cutting edge decisions on his rocker adjustments in the middle of the board with aerospace concave mixes.

I have no idea how it all works in unison but I can tell you from my own empirical data,

this thing paddles like a fun board but catches waves BETTER than a fun board

because if knives into a steep face like a short board while not having any of the “plowing” affects big guys deal with when paddling a pulled nose board with lots of rocker, or having to deal with the front half of the rails digging into the face, affecting your drop on a fat nosed groveler.

And this thing is fast, I mean hauling a** fast! The tail block being wider, but definitely NOT too wide like a groveler, keeps it planing thru a big hard cutback without bogging in the transition back into your line. And us big dudes, we have no problem burying a rail when we desire too, and

it gives you that confidence that says “go ahead, bury a rail and go vertical if you want it”!

Here’s the most ridiculous thing I experienced, you can “flick” it. Its that responsive, you can flick your pumps down the wave generating crazy speed without laborious transitions.

And I experienced all this in chest high junky beach break in Venice beach LA…i can only imagine what this thing will do in good surf.

My suggestion if you are over 220 and are an athlete who likes doing big turns…I don’t care if you have 6 boards in your quiver like I do, get one….but be prepared to have the maid  dust off your other short boards/grovelers every now and then, they’re gonna need it.

Patrick | Los Angeles, CA | 52/6’5”/225lb/lifer
6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ wide squash MonstaChief 47L

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gave me a rebirth into surfing

6’6″ MonstaChief …. best board ever.

6’4″ 225 lb  I suffered a stabbing in my lower back and didn’t surf for 7 years.

this gave me a rebirth into surfing.

so awesome!

Keith | New York | 6’4″/225 lb

6’6″ x 21 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ 48.35L Proxy epoxy Monstachief


Board left me speechless. Worth the wait.


I received the board in perfect condition.

I can’t begin to tell you how amazing it looks and feels under arm.

Very impressed with the overall shape and rail thickness/shape. No doubt this board is going to be in my life for a long time.

I appreciate your and Todd’s hard work.

Board left me speechless. Worth the wait.

Adam|  La Jolla, CA | 31/6’3″/215-220lb/4 years exp almost daily

MonstaChief HD 6’5″ x 21 1/2″ x 3″ slightly pulled in rounded squash 46L Titanium II

a few weeks later

Todd & Charissa,

Thank you for making me an professional and immaculate surfboard. I wanted to provide you with my feedback. You will have to excuse my lack of technical terms here though.

The float and length of the board is perfect. I like the balance point as I’m paddling. There is one sweet spot and its not a huge sweet spot. It’s right where it should be for me (kind of like a perfect balancing point for my height and weight). This allows me to arch my back when being picked up and bury my chest and head down to catch the wave with ease and no adjustments up or down the board needed.

Almost like it was made for me. I’ve never said that about other custom boards I’ve had. They didn’t fit just right.

Surfing: I’ve had the board in 4ft and below softness usually reserved for fish or fun boards and not good for heavier guys like me (6’3″ 220#). No issues there. Maintain speed easily. Catch the wave easily. Easy cutbacks. I’ve had it in easily 8ft Swamis all this past week/weekend, no fun changes, kept the board the same for all wave conditions. These waves were at times half barreling and certainly steep very fast vertical walls.

I felt that I could do whatever my mind and ability would allow me to do.

The board instantly gained my trust and I have absolutely no issues with it.

Very impressed!! I tried to get some air on one wave and the wind kicked the board sideways, causing me to snap the center fin in half on the drop. But the fin box doesn’t have so much as a spider stress line on it. I wish I had something negative to say at this time. As negative things would allow me to improve the design for my specific surfing style and ability. But I wouldn’t change anything. From the color to the rail thickened, tail width, weight of the board, it’s all good with the right set of fins and the right waves. It’s the only board I use now.

Thank both for your time and support with my board. Excellent construction as well. Barely even a standard pressure foot dent on the board, but I’m working on it :) thought I snapped it once though… My heart sank deeper than I did as the wave buried me down to the darkness.



oh what an amazing and INDESTRUCTIBLE board

This Tahoe ran over the tail of my #titanium2 #monstachief today,

after a killer sesh at HB cliffs, so fun.

You can still see part of tire track! Anyway, my center fin split in half but

ZERO DAMAGE to plug, bottom of board, and only minor scratches to tail.

There was a small crowd gathered groping my board in shock that a fricking Tahoe ran my board over and only needs a new center fin. Wow! Can’t believe it.

Pass that story on to FCS too. By the way, if you haven’t started shaping my new 6’4″ MC then I want to upgrade to proxy epoxy + T2 fully loaded family heirloom just like my 7’0,

oh what an amazing and INDESTRUCTIBLE board.

This board makes me a better surfer each time we hit the water. BFF.

Your loyal customer and fan, Derek 7’0 x 22 1/4 x 3 1/4 #superduty #titanium2 #monstachief #proxyepoxy #carbonkevlar @fcs_surf #FCSII #carbonpcreactor large #surferfeedback



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″