Modern Blackbird – PU


The Modern Surfboards Blackbird PU model continues to be the preferred choice for surfers around the world looking for a fun, reliable surfboard that not only looks great, but performs to the highest of standards.

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The Modern Surfboards Blackbird PU model continues to be the preferred choice for surfers around the world looking for a fun, reliable surfboard that not only looks great, but performs to the highest of standards.

OUTLINE: Classified as a fun shape, the outline is full and generous from nose to tail providing maximum stability on small to medium size waves. The rounded nose keeps the area up front and allows the rider to comfortably shift their weight forward when trimming along a wave. The slight taper through the tail lets you manoeuvre the board with ease.

CONTOURS: Low-to-moderate rocker makes this board paddle onto waves really well, accelerate from the take off with minimal effort, and make flowing turns on the face of the wave. Vee-to-double concave bottom offers easy rail-to-rail transitions, while adding speed and response when driving off the tail.

FOIL: Designed with plenty of volume in the nose and tail, and out towards the rails, providing added stability and making this board simple to ride, regardless of your skill level.

FINS: All Blackbirds have FCS II plugs making it easy to insert, change and remove you fins in seconds. The 7’0 and 7’6 models are set up as a thruster to really maximize maneuverability, the larger sizes; 8’0 and 9’1 come with a single box fin setup plus two side plugs for a more controlled feel.

AESTHETIC: Updated with new colours across the range. Traditional resin tints, rail laps, and gloss finish not only look striking but also guarantees that each board has its own unique appearance.

The Blackbird has a bigger “sweet spot” compared to other funboards on the market. This is a reliable, slick looking PU board that will remain in your quiver for years.


NOTE: Fins supplied with the board / Rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level

LengthWidthThickVolumeFins Approx Weight Range
7'0''21 1/2''2 3/4''47 ltrFCSII Performer (supplied)80kg / 176lb or less
7'6''21 5/8''2 7/8''53 ltrFCSII Performer (supplied)85kg / 187lb
8'0''22''3''61 ltrFCSII Performer (supplied)90kg / 198lb +

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Technical Information

Construction Polyester - PU Construction

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 Vee Double
Rail Neutral
Wave Height 1-6ft Waves
Rider Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

3 reviews for Modern Blackbird – PU

    Eric July 12, 2018

    I have owned and a dozen longboards and have sold everyone of them because I just could not “transition” from a short board. However, the Florida mush had me trying one last time. I picked up an 8′ Blackbird and I caught everything that came my way. FUN! The board is fun and well constructed. I would recommend it highly to any one wanting to up their wave count and have fun.

    rowan July 7, 2013

    Rode a 9’1 Blackbird today for the first time, such a amazing all round board…….Nose rides forever, turns super
    good and paddles fantastic…….anyone that wants a good solid rideable Longboard needs this in their quiver!!!!

    Matt Ko May 24, 2013

    Great lakes surfing. Lack of buoyancy. The biggest Blackbird still floats and catches. Definitely
    responsive and maneuverable. I’ve had it in head high and low slop and it’s still a predicable
    machine. Haven’t had enough surfing days to really put it through the wringer but so far it’s met and
    exceeded expectations for the extremely reasonable price-point. My 90 lbs girlfriend loves it as she
    can literally ride 1 foot slop. I love it as I can float and drink and Pabst while waiting for a 3 Sister Set. I’d imagine the smallest Blackbird with the thruster set up would be the perfect board for
    someone with consistent shoulder to waist surf.

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