Modern Retro 2018 – PU


The Modern Retro Longboard puts a contemporary twist on an old school design, made popular back in the late 60’s, when hanging toes was the in-vogue move.

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Product Description

The Modern Retro Longboard puts a contemporary twist on an old school design, made popular back in the late 60’s, when hanging toes was the in-vogue move.

OUTLINE: The Retro is wide and incredibly stable. The long parallel rails create a huge stable platform to stand and walk the board, and the full rounded nose is ideal for riding the nose.

ROCKER: Moderately flat entry rocker provides fast paddling and flowing down-the-line trim speed. The flat section through the middle gives the board effortless glide, and slight lift in the tail enhances turning ability.

CONTOURS: A long, single concave under the nose provides lift for extended nose time, while vee through the belly and tail allows the rider to transition smoothly from rail-to-rail.

RAILS: Forgiving 60/40 rails not only provide bite on the wave face, but also allows for smooth transitional turns off the tail.

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

FIN: The Retro comes with a single fin box adn 9″ inch Rake fin.

This log inspired Longboard is all about glide, flow and trimming down the line with style.


LengthWidthThickVolumeFins (Supplied)Approx Weight Range
(based on novice to intermediate skill level)
9'1''23 1/2''3 1/4''78.5 ltr9' Rakeideal for all weights
9'6''23 5/8''3 3/8''86.5 ltr9' Rakeideal for all weights
10'0''24 1/4''3 3/8''93.9 ltr9' Rakeideal for all weights

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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 Double to Vee

Double to Vee promotes increased lift and drive with added release in the turn.

Rail 60-40
Wave Height 1-4ft Waves
Rider Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

9 reviews for Modern Retro 2018 – PU

    Ted September 24, 2018

    Rented this board in Hawaii. Looking to buy it while I’m back in LA now. Fun board and really good wave catcher for a bigger guy like me. I had the 9’1″ 78 volume version.

    CRISTIAN May 5, 2018

    I’m very happy to have got this longboard, perfect!

    Ron September 9, 2017

    Good quality, surfs well.

    Mark Nicholson March 14, 2017

    It is so great that I am going to go to NZ with it for a surfing holiday yahoo?

    Melissa December 19, 2016

    My girlfriend told me that I had to get this board so I did. I love it! I just started surfing and the Retro is my first experience on a long board. I love it!

    Bill Jauncey September 21, 2016

    Bought the 10 foot model over a year ago and it is great in small and medium waves, especially at Gerroa. Love it.

    Andy Grimwood May 17, 2016

    Purchased the 9’6″ blue. Just like Ian Wallace did. Great fun and stoked to ride it. My 23 year old son loves it as well so i only ride it when he lets me. Haha

    Ian Wallace November 9, 2015

    Purchased one of these from a local dealer in Vic. 9’6″ blue one. Love it to death. So easy to catch small stuff, which is great for an older 51 year old like myself. Cannot fault it at all. Great value for money. Great old school surfing.

    Evert Harder July 10, 2013

    Had a go of the 9 footer Retro with the Red Tint. If looks has it, and price too, then you would have to get one.
    It turns easily and trims nicely with out having to think much about doing it.
    It’s an absolute MUST if you want to go nose riding. Just turn, trim, and run up the nose. Look mum, ten on the nose,… easy peasy.
    Cant buy better for the money.
    Evert Harder

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