Modern Highline XB Shortboard Surfboard

$667.50 – $712.50

The Modern Highline was developed after examining what novice-to-intermediate surfers needed in a surfboard to help them increase their wave riding time and shorten their learning curve. Becoming a better surfer comes down to catching waves and increasing your confidence, so we designed this board...

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Description

The Modern Highline was developed after examining what novice-to-intermediate surfers needed in a surfboard to help them increase their wave riding time and shorten their learning curve. Becoming a better surfer comes down to catching waves and increasing your confidence, so we designed this board to be very buoyant (easy to paddle), stable (easy to get to your feet), and easy to control (smooth turns & go where you want on a wave).

Built using our XB (Epoxy Bamboo) construction which produces a light, extremely durable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck, and has beautiful aesthetic appeal.

OUTLINE: The outline is the key to the Highline’s amazing stability. We basically took the middle section of a longboard, tapered the nose to a semi-point, and added a wide squash tail. By reducing the overall board length, we maintain easier side-to-side turning.

ROCKER: Considered flat, the low rocker means this board paddles very quickly and maintains speed once you’re up and riding.

CONTOURS: Forward concave helps channel water efficiently across the flatter rocker, particularly when paddling and taking off. The back half has a raised vee with double concave to offset the width and allow for easy transitions from one rail to the other.

PERFORMANCE: This model can be ridden shorter due to the extra width and higher volumes, which is a big advantage for beginner and intermediate surfers developing their turning skills. For better surfers, gear down into cruise mode before riding the Highline. It has a large sweet spot and offers a very fluid ride, especially in smaller, soft running beach and point waves.

SPECIFICATIONS

NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.

Length Width Thick Volume Fins (Supplied With Board) Approx Weight Range
5'8'' 21'' 2 1/2'' 35 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 60kg / 132lb or less
5'10'' 21 3/8'' 2 5/8'' 38.3 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 65kg / 143lb or less
6'0'' 21 3/4'' 2 3/4'' 42 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 75kg / 165lb or less
6'2'' 22 1/8'' 2 13/16'' 45 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 85kg / 187lb or less
6'4'' 22 1/2'' 2 7/8'' 48.1 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 90kg / 198lb or less
6'8'' 22 7/8'' 3'' 54 ltr FCSII Tri Performer 95kg / 209lb or less

 

TECHNICAL INFO

Construction XB - Epoxy Bamboo

XB, representing ‘Epoxy Bamboo’ is a multi-layered sandwich construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and sheets of thin bamboo veneer wrapped around a high-density EPS core. This construction method produces a light, extremely reliable surfboard that’s particularly strong on the deck. The durability and strength of XB surfboards make them ideal for surfers who like to travel and newcomers to the sport. XB surfboards feel solid under your feet, offer a smooth free flowing ride and will maintain their appearance for many years.
You can find out more about GSI’s surfboard construction on our surfboard construction page.

Board Contours Single Double Vee
Rail Full
Rider Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
Wave Height 1-6ft Waves
Additional Information
Size

5'8, 5'10, 6'0, 6'2, 6'4, 6'8