Bamboo / Carbon Floatey Fish w/ concave deck

So here’s an interesting Floatey Fish that was a bit of a custom tweak. It’s the bamboo/carbon construction but it’s got a really mild concave deck. Probably 1/16″ or so of concave as opposed to the usual dome. This was done for a couple reasons on this custom order:

1. To eliminate a bit of foam to get rid of some float. This was an alternative to getting a smaller board. The guy riding this is 6’2″ and the board is a 5’10” so going smaller wasn’t ideal.

2. To create a more “locked-in” feel to the board, similar concept to having a concave vs. flat deck on a skateboard.

Neilson Surfboards - bamboo / carbon Floatey Fish - concave deck

Straight-edge showing mild concave on deck

So here’s some feedback on how the board is working:

Got some fun waves today on the Floatey Fish. The more I ride that board the more I like it. Today was chest/head on sets and super glassy. Lots of barrels and steep/late drops. The concave deck really inspires confidence knowing my feet are locked into the board. I was surprised how well the Floatey Fish handled it. I usually would’ve ridden my Rocketfish, but the water was 44, so I wanted a bit of float with the hooded wetsuit/booties/gloves.

The beauty of custom surfboards. You can get EXACTLY what you want.


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