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.

Thanks again,

Tim Carter

7’1″ x 22 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ 54.48L MonstaChief w/ Futures Fins Jordy Honeycomb Large template

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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!!!!

Simply awesome.

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

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I’ve never enjoyed surfing like I have on the Proctor boards!

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Now that I’ve surfed the MonstaChief in varied conditions, different types of breaks, I’ve got a little more to say than “wow!”

I’ve never enjoyed surfing like I have on the proctor boards!

Intermediate surfer, 47yrs old, bad knees due to a lifetime of soccer, 210lbs.

I had some old boards that were okay, but I wanted to see what good board felt like–but–didn’t have the money to throw away “testing” one.  Met Todd, he let me borrow one–loved it…ordered my first Proctor–the Journey began…

Hence…the Chronicles of a Middle-Aged Pastor-Grom…

Sept 2011–

My 6’6′ x 21″ x 2 7/8″ Pavote got me back into surfing after a long haitis–

rediscovering the thrill of gliding along the pristine walls of water.

The board has incredible paddle power, fun carving lines, down the line speed–

connecting sections I would have never made in the past, and handled remarkably in 8′-10′ CStreet winter swells.

My skills and confidence and stoke surged.

Dec 2012–

After a good year of progressing, I was ready to step up my game (I hoped!)  Met with Todd & Charissa and voila, a new board was born.

My 6’4″ x 21″ x 2 7/8″ Monsta is amazing…

at some of the more technical local breaks, this board has helped me navigate the steeper drops and pull off quicker and harder snaps.

This board makes me feel like I can pull off harder turns in more critical conditions–that previously intimidated me.  The stoke grew!

June 2013–

With the weaker summer swells, I was looking for a board that would give me the paddle power of my Pavote yet the responsiveness of my Monsta.

Todd let me borrow one of his new MonstaChiefs for a few weeks.  Loved it–bought it.

My 6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ is pure joy!

I’ve surfed Oceanside, Salt Creek, HB, Secos, Strand, Shores, CStreet, Faria–from 2ft to 8ft–and

this board truly is the one-board-quiver.

The board fits each of the locations and gives me all the paddle power, speed, quick responsiveness, great carves, etc that I could ever hope for.

In crowds, this board helps me find waves even amongst the lightweight, energetic groms.
In steep takeoffs where simple mistakes lose long & fast & fun rides, this board provides a stable takeoff and can immediately fly.
In sloppy conditions, it has the speed & power to keep in the wave and fight through the chop.
When getting too excited & outrunning a section, it delivers speed-holding, rail-carving turns to get back to the wave and enjoy the re-form.

The coolest thing–I’m getting better slowly but surely.  Floaters, barrels, snaps off the lip, long carves…backside…bigger waves.  Wow!

Obviously, I could go on…

Thanks Todd & Charissa for such a fun return to the Journey…the boards are great–but you all there at the factory are better!

your pal, Chris

6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ MonstaChief

surfed strand yesterday and today and it’s like butter

Hi Todd and Charissa…

The MonstaChief is an incredible board –

I surfed strand yesterday and today and it’s like butter!

So, since it’s now my all-around board

Chris Bruynzeel // 6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ 47.08 L MonstaChief

age: 46 ht: 5’10″ wt: 210 lb

It’s like riding a skate board. So much fun!!

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I’ve ridden it twice.

It’s like riding a

skate board.

So much fun!!

Can’t wait to get it in some good clean surf.

JS // Coronado, CA //
6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ [47.08 L] MonstaChief

Love the MonstaChief!!

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Love the MonstaChief!! Leo yesterday .. so fun!

Chris Bruynzeel

6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ MonstaChief

Love the paddle-power, love the speed, love the quick-turn responsiveness

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I’ve surfed the 6’4” MonstaChief in several conditions over the last few weeks…and…wow, what a board!

  • Point-break (Leo)—once (2-3, occ4ft)
  • Beach-break—County Line, Pt Hueneme Beach (2-3ft)
  • Beach-break off Jetty’s—Salt Creek, Del Mar (south jetty at Camp Pendelton)—(3-4, occ5-6ft)

 

That board handles all the different waves so well.

 

My limitations:

  • Heavy—215lbs
  • Bad knees—a lifetime of soccer, acl/mcl damage in both
  • Old guy—46yrs
  • Skill-level: professional intermediate—okay on frontside, marginal on backside

…but…so stoked on surfing and enjoying God’s creation and more than ever having fun in the waves thanks to the Proctors!

 

Feedback…

Love the paddle-power without feeling like I’m on a too-large-board.

Love the speed it generates.

Love the quick-turn-responsiveness.

 

Very versatile:

  • On the 2-3ft mushier waves, the paddle-power was amazing—got me into some small waves, then (when I got to my feet) it generated down the line speed and kept the speed going through the turns.
  • On the head-high point break waves, it gave me the confidence that I was going to get into the wave early, get to my feet and start down the line and enjoy the energy of the wave without fearing I’d get too far behind the wave. Even on my backside/weaker-side, I pulled off some good bottom turns, kept the speed up, then went to hit the lip and then get going back down the line—actually did that a couple times…very unusual for me! (I’m still really weak on my backside, but this board helped me get some momentum to do it AND not lose the wave if I didn’t hit it exactly right…kept me going and enjoyed some longer rides than I’ve had in the past!)
  • On the 2-3ft, pitchier-beach break waves, it got me into the wave early, handled the steep drop and kept me feeling comfortable in the pocket.  I even managed a few hard-snaps off the lip that surprised me—it’s very responsive!

 

Thanks again!

In Christ, your brother

Chris // 6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ MonstaChief

The Monsta chief loves faria

The Monsta chief loves faria

– surfed 8:15-11:30 this morning..faria 3-4 occ5 … Fast & pitchy — got eaten up a few times (to be expected!) but also had some super fun rides…

Monsta Magic!!!

Your pal, Chris Bruynzeel

Thanks for helping me elevate my surfing

Todd & Charissa,

Love the boards! Have been cutting up the waves on both.

The MonstaChief is way more maneuverable than my C6.

Pulled off a nice floater yesterday and released the tail off the lip on my first wave.

Thanks for helping me elevate my surfing!!!!!!

Michael Brabner // 31/6’8″/245 lb/intermediate
Proxy epoxy Performance Noserider: 9’8″ x 23 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ thumbtail
Proxy epoxy MonstaChief: 7’6″ x 24″ x 3 1/4″ wide squash

Dear Todd & Charissa,

I wanted to shoot you both a quick note and first and foremost say,

“thank you” to both of you for helping me take my surfing to that place in my mind where I knew I belonged.

From my first board with you guys;

the apache, to my last the performance longboard

and the Comanche 6/MonstaChief in between it

truly has been a wild adventure.

Studying Todd’s video tutorials, watching the Proctor Team from Roza, Medina, Taylor, Larry and even super-grom Ricky with the carver I’ve gotten more out of surfing since beginning late in 2010 to now that I ever would have without you both. Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!
Bottom line, before I grab my board and walk out this morning to go surf I felt compelled to say thank you. Enjoy your weekend and as always keep doing what you do. Both of you!
Sincerely,
Michael

I knew it was the board and not me that saved what I thought was a going to be a major fail

Hey Charissa,

Picked-up the 6’4″ MonstaChief from Hawaiian South Shore and got to surf it in 1-2+ ft. (Hawaiian scale) at Threes Waikiki yesterday.

The board catches waves so easily and I caught a ton of waves.

I rode it with the honeycomb AMT Futures fins and

the board had heaps of drive and speed.

What surprised me the most was how quickly the board recovered in a tail-slide (unintentional) cutback.

On that cutback, I thought I dug the inside rail and was about to backflop and waste the wave,

but, wow, the next thing I knew,

I was banking off the foam and shooting back down the line

In that instance, I knew it was the board and not me that saved what I thought was a going to be a major fail.

Todd really is a shaper extraordinaire,

please send him my regards.

Dominic,  Honolulu, HI
6’4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ MonstaChief