Modern Highline – PU

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With the Modern Highline we examined what novice-to-intermediate surfers need in a surfboard to help them get as much actual surfing experience as possible. To become a better surfer, catching waves and increasing your confidence is the key, 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). Essentially, we built this board to re-define the first steps in surfing so people develop their skills quicker and maximise the enjoyment they get from riding waves.

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Product Description

With the Modern Highline we examined what novice-to-intermediate surfers need in a surfboard to help them get as much actual surfing experience as possible. To become a better surfer, catching waves and increasing your confidence is the key, 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). Essentially, we built this board to re-define the first steps in surfing so people develop their skills quicker and maximise the enjoyment they get from riding waves.

OUTLINE: The outline is the key to the Highline’s amazing stability. We basically took the middle section of a longboard, then tapered the nose to a semi-point and added a nice curved square tail, and by reducing the overall board length you maintain easier side-to-side turning.

ROCKER: Considered flat, the low rocker means this board paddles very quickly onto waves, and will maintain its speed once you’re up and riding. In this case flat equals flow, and less effort required from the rider to get the board up and going.

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

FOIL: There’s lots of volume along the full length of the foil, but enough taper through the nose to avoid that ‘boat-like’ feel. The rails are full, but still soft which makes them forgiving as you glide across the face and connect your turns together.

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.

AESTHETIC: The traditional resin tints, rail laps, and gloss finish not only look striking but also guarantees that each board has its own unique appearance.

Specifications

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

LengthWidthThickVolumeFins (supplied with board)Approx Weight Range
5'8''21''2 1/2''35 ltrFCSII Tri Performer60kg / 132lb or less
5'10''21 3/8''2 5/8''38.3 ltrFCSII Tri Performer65kg / 143lb or less
6'0''21 3/4''2 3/4''42 ltrFCSII Tri Performer75kg / 165lb or less
6'2''22 1/8''2 13/16''45 ltrFCSII Tri Performer85kg / 187lb or less
6'4''22 1/2''2 7/8''48.1 ltrFCSII Tri Performer90kg / 198lb or less
6'8''22 7/8''3''54 ltrFCSII Tri Performer95kg / 209lb or less

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Construction Polyester - PU

Polyester or PU construction uses traditional materials and laminating techniques to produce a strong, reliable surfboard with high quality finishes. All polyester boards are CNC milled from the shapers files and laminated by hand using quality components such as Hexcel fiberglass, Silmar resin and Bennett foam.
For years traditional polyester boards have been at the forefront of performance surfing. These boards feature a progressive flex pattern controlled by a high-grade timber stringer and feel very reliable under your feet. Polyester construction will perform in all surf conditions and can be adapted to suit a wide variety of surfboard models.
You can find out more about GSI’s surfboard construction on our surfboard construction page.

Board Contours Single Double Vee
Rail Full Rail
Surfer Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
Wave Height 1-6ft Waves

10 reviews for Modern Highline – PU

    Diego July 31, 2019

    Hey, just wanted to follow up with you about the Highline I bought in February. Finally, took it out a couple of months ago in some mushy hip high waves and was astonished!
    Let me rephrase: ASTONISHED!
    Because it is 54 liters I thought it would be bulky and slow. I was regretting buy so much board. I compared it to my other fun and short boards when I realized it has more liters (10) than my two 7’6 boards.

    Needless to say, I was really skeptical when I took it out to Pacifica in hip high waves. Thought it would be a boat with an old man on it. Lol. First wave I paddled for picked me up and off I went. The stability was amazing. It didn’t try to squirt out from under me. Then I leaned in for a turn and got my mind blown. It turned faster and cleaner than my 5’11 (36 liters) fish and faster than any other board I’ve ever owned. It felt like I was on one of those potato chip 5ft boards. So after a dozen more waves I started focusing on the duck diving and paddling abilities of the board. I found it was easy enough to duck with just the right technique. The paddling was a bit slower than my 7’6, but I was slow and steady. (So use to flying back out to the line up on my long board. I always over paddle)

    So I’ve been out on it now in shoulder high waves and have yet to pearl when dropping straight down off the lip for a bottom turn. So I guess the rocker is sufficient too.

    Anyway, I simply love this board. I’m 58 and my surfing shorter boards has been reenergized. This board gave me more confidence to get back out on smaller boards. And confidence translates into better surfing. So I think I’ve found my Roseta Stone that has finally opened up all of surfing and my potential.

    Thank you again for the great customer service when pitching this board. Hope to see you out at Pleasures one of these days.

    Jim May 2, 2019

    Awesome board!

    Dave Roche April 6, 2019

    Yes this board is an excellent wave catching machine and it paddles really well. It packs an amazing volume into a ridiculously short board. It also turns OK if you stand at the rear but not if you stand forward. It has a lovely cruzy feel that makes you totally chill on a wave.
    It is not a performance short board. While it’s not slow you can’t put to much into the rail turns. That is, it’s skatey but definately not carvey.
    The nicest feature of this board is, it only wants your back foot to stand on the pad and stay there. Foot placement is totally simple and once you know where to put your feet it’s ride away.
    Simple shortboard surfing.

    • Casper Low January 26, 2018

      What’s a good fin set up for this board? Quad? Split keel? Thruster or twin fin with a stabiliser?

      Caro January 11, 2018

      This is a great board! I almost quit surfing after going to a long short board after a lesson on a foamie. The shop person made some money from a beginner with no idea. Then I saw this board and thought why not give it another go, and it’s the best decision I have made. Within no time I am progressing quite quite quickly without feeling like I’m trying. The board paddles well, and once you’re up it’s so stable it’s actually quite hard to fall off. And it turns so easily! Couldn’t be happier! Only issue was the shop I bought this from said I had to buy the fins as well, so the extra $100 made it almost unaffordable.

      • Greg Kelly December 18, 2017

        Hi I’m 175cm and about 75kg (post Christmas) which size board would be best for me.
        Thanks
        Greg

        Dee November 15, 2017

        This is a cracker board made with a strong glass job . I tried it as a thruster and quad , now the MR TFX twine and trailer are in this thing its killing it , heaps of drive and speed with great rail to rail ability. i chose it over the lost puddle jumper and think its a great choice for a lot less marketing dollars

        • Will November 7, 2017

          Hi, I’m a beginner to intermediate surfer looking to surf 2-8ft waves. I’m 6”2 and around 75kgs. I’d like a good board for my height but also one that won’t be too big and will allow me to perform turns and manoeuvres in a short board manner. Which size should I get?

          • Karina October 10, 2017

            Just wondering about the volume recommended for a beginner? I’m 60kg/5″5 and buying my first board/graduating to fibreglass after 5 lessons. Would you recommend this kind of board over a mini mal?

            • Lindsay Brown September 20, 2017

              Hi there thinking about making the transition from bodyboarding to surfing I’m 5.6″ and 58kg and wondering what length I should get ?
              Also how many fins and were to place them
              I surf anything between 2-4ft .
              Appreciate your help
              Cheers
              Lindsay

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