Fish-style surfboards'70s-era shapes with a pair of keel fins and a deep swallowtailhave been enjoying a comeback, and San Diego shaper Chris Christenson makes the ultimate catch. This five-foot-eleven-incher is a highly evolved shortboard, equally at home skating knee-high waves or threading overhead tubes. The straight rails held the board in the wave in large surf, while the double-foiled keel fins are loose yet smooth and forgiving. It's the perfect intermediate-and-up substitute for potato-chip-thin thrusters.Bonus: It's rideable artlooks as good on your wall as the water.Bummer: You'll wait six-plus months to get one.
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