Global Surf Industries McTavish Fireball - Surfboards: Reviews
(Ryan Heffernan)

Global Surf Industries McTavish Fireball – Surfboards: Reviews

Global Surf Industries McTavish Fireball - Surfboards: Reviews
Mark Anders

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CLASSIC LONGBOARD

Bob McTavish shaped the original Fireball in 1994. Since then, his 9’1″ performance longboard has become a hard-to-find classic—until late 2007, when Global Surf Industries started mass-producing it. Our GSI model rode well in a variety of conditions, from crisp East Coast beach rollers to a point break off mainland Mexico. Its relatively flat hull catches waves easily, and it’s also lively once you’re up. The Fireball comes with a 2+1 tri-fin setup, but our testers preferred it as a looser singlefin. And while it’s a bit heavier than we like, all that additional mass (and a double-concave tail) lent it much speed. 9’1″, 9’3″, 9’6″; surfindustries.com

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