GrindWater- Shapiro Shaka Wakesurf Board Review

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From GrindWater’s Shapiro line of boards, this is the Shaka model. This is our 5’2” hand shaped, bigger board of our two boards we have. Some of the features on this board are the kick tail pad. All of our models actually have this tail pad on it and it has a very interesting rail. This is called the fly rail design. I took some time and came up with it. It keeps giving the board quite a bit of push while maintaining the integrity of a longer board. The bottom design is a full rail to rail concave, which really helps the board go rail to rail. It feels like a real true surfing experience when you’re riding this type of design. All our boards just have this two fin design here, that work well with the swallow tail. So really, the fly rail, the fin, and the swallow tail, kind of all work together. We’ve got that all working together on this. So it’s not just like we stuck a couple of fins on it, but they’re placed to work along with the fly rail. All of our boards are hand made starting with a foam blank, and then wrapped in fiberglass and hand sanded. You really get a lot of performance out of a hand shaped surfboard compared to compression molded board, because you just can’t get the detail form the plastics that they use in compression molded board. That’s why the best surfers in the world use this type of material for real consistent performance that you can’t get out of compression molding.



  1. deven whitaker August 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    I am looking for a used shaka surfboard. I tried out my friends board at the lake and love it! Tough time finding one. Any ideas?

    • gufrocks
      gufrocks August 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      What’s size?

  2. Phillip Wilson March 30, 2013 at 7:29 am - Reply

    @devenwhitaker just found one at a pawn shop in Florida for 40 bucks. My summer is officially gonna be sick.

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