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Blackbird

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The SR-71 is the fastest manned jet ever built. Blackbird is its nickname. Based on that concept we designed this board to cover ground quickly! Developed for the bigger days chasing down peaks in open waters and battling currents, it is the perfect wave-hawking weapon.

It features added volume, an area-forward outline, lower entry rocker and a light vee in the nose, allowing it to paddle into anything, even in the toughest of surf conditions. With a slight single- to double-concave bottom running through the fins and rounded pintail, the Blackbird delivers smooth transitions and fast, clean lines. A heavy hitter for any arsenal!

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  • Price shown is for PU surfboards only.
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  • Shipping cost for boards is based on size.
  • *Color and airbrush shown not included.
  • Out of Stock? Contact Us and we'll shape you one!
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Price shown is for EPS surfboards only.
  • Please contact for custom orders.
  • Shipping cost for boards is based on size.
  • *Color and airbrush shown not included.

Board Description

The SR-71 is the fastest manned jet ever built. Blackbird is its nickname. Based on that concept we designed this board to cover ground quickly! Developed for the bigger days chasing down peaks in open waters and battling currents, it is the perfect wave-hawking weapon. It features added volume, an area-forward outline, lower entry rocker and a light vee in the nose, allowing it to paddle into anything, even in the toughest of surf conditions. With a slight single- to double-concave bottom running through the fins and rounded pintail, the Blackbird delivers smooth transitions and fast, clean lines. A heavy hitter for any arsenal! 

 

length width thickness volume
6'2" 19.25" 2.56" 31.5L
6'3" 19.37" 2.59" 32.5L
6'4" 19.50" 2.62" 33.5L
6'5" 19.62" 2.65" 34.5L
6'6" 19.75" 2.68" 35.5L
6'7" 19.88" 2.71" 36.6L
6'8" 20.00" 2.74" 37.6L
6'9' 20.12" 2.77" 38.7L
6'10" 20.25" 2.80" 39.8L
6'11" 20.38" 2.86"

40.9L

7'0" 20.50" 2.86"

42.0L


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  1. Confidence when it's critical

    Posted by on Nov 24th 2019

    I have custom a 6'8 and 7'6 that I ride at Ocean Beach, SF. Boards are insane paddlers, make heavy drops, and love to be put on rail. Get one.

  2. Confidence.

    Posted by on Sep 26th 2019

    After surfing a custom 5'11 x 18.38 x 2.32 blackbird (slight step up for me at around 5'10, 142 lbs) for a year, I ordered a 6'5 in the same width and only a slight increase in thickness for larger surf. Judging by the first few outings, this board is working really well for me - I'm tracking down and riding outer bar waves in lots of moving water in Northern California. Mine is a dedicated thruster, which is just a personal preference. Any board can be designed to paddle well, but what happens when you try to put it on rail? More than point and shoot, a well-rounded board design is a compromise of numerous desired qualities, and that's how I feel about this one. Yeah, you can go short if the wave is in the same place all the time, but if you live somewhere where you need to chase peaks like I do, consider going longer and choose a width and thickness that you're comfortable with, just my two cents. In bigger surf, I want to put some rail into the water, not just stand on my fins. This board has a dependable foil, outline, and bottom contour. I recommend ordering a custom to get the dims and glassing schedule you want. My 6'5 is glassed 6,6 x 6 with epoxy resin over a 3/16 stringer pu blank and I'm happy with my choice. I'm a competent 34 year old surfer with no surfing aspirations other than to have a good time. I've rarely left a review of anything; take it for what it's worth to you.

  3. Surf it in heavy waves.

    Posted by on Aug 31st 2019

    Power junkie surfboard. Rail never bogs or slides. Late drop specialist.
    I'm 6'0" 180lbs and ride a 6'2" blackbird in double to triple overhead conditions.

  4. Great board

    Posted by on Jan 20th 2019

    I use this board for the heavy reef where I live, paddles well, takes the steepest drops with ease and loves to turn on rail. It reminds me of a larger version of the Pyzel ghost which is also a sick board.

  5. Magic in big surf

    Posted by on Sep 3rd 2018

    Surfed the Blackbird in overhead surf and it did exactly what I hoped it would do. It is easy to paddle into the bigger waves, it handles the steep drops and by putting pressure on the back foot the tail locks immediately and helps to draw a nice high line.

  6. Magic Custom

    Posted by on Apr 3rd 2018

    This shape is the best. I added a bit of width to my custom 6'6 to add a little range for smaller surf. I wanted this board for 4-8' surf and so far it seems perfect. I haven't had a clean overhead day on it yet but I'm very happy with the way it feels in the chest to head high range. The added width seems to have loosened it up a little in the smaller stuff but the rails are foiled very nicely so it still holds in when its pumping. On top of that this board paddles like a dream, absolutely flies. Seems to have dimpled up a little fast for a heavy glass job though. Still I'll probably pick up a stock 6'8 when winter comes around.

  7. Favorite Board Peroid

    Posted by on Jul 28th 2017

    I got a 6'8 custom shaped for my weight last fall. I've been surfing Santa Cruz both east and west side last winter on double overhead plus swells. I can sit way outside the pack and pick what ever I want. Very easy to catch waves with lots of control which translates to a confident ride. I prefer a thruster set up. When the waves are in 10' range the board seems a little stiff (smaller fins fixes this). I surfed my regular spot on the east side last winter on a 2' plus tide with a 13' wnw swell at 16 seconds. This board came alive!
    Super fast and loose (Jordy model fins) it just wanted to run. I highly recommend having one in the quiver.
    Word of advice; for the lighter surfer the stock dim's carry too much rail. Go custom you won't be disappointed.

  8. Absolute "GO TO" Board for the Heavier Stuff

    Posted by on Apr 15th 2017

    Ordered a straight up 7-0 for a trip to Fiji. I didn't fuss with any dimensions; just went with the standard. The R. team turned the board around before the requested date and I really also appreciated their personal impute. There wasn't enough swell here before I left to give it a test ride, so I ended up paddling out at solid OH+ Namotu Left for the first ride. The board did exactly what it was meant to do. It felt really solid right off the first turn; very predictable, really fast carver. I felt like I had it immediately dialed in. It also proved to be a really good paddler. If you've ever surfed here or Indo with swell you know how important that is; there's a lot of water moving around. Some of the go outs were 2 hours of constant paddling to stay in the line up and then positioning and stroking into steep hollow take-offs. Most of us need enough board to manage that and still be able to duck dive it. What was maybe even more surprising was how well it did in smaller head high surf. The "Blackbird" did it all. I would rate this as one of the finest boards I've ever ordered (and I own a couple custom Lopez's; sorry Gerry). This will be in my travel bag for many trips to come!

  9. Breaks Easy

    Posted by on Jan 21st 2017

    I know of two people including me who broke this board in the first couple months. Needs a bit more beef

  10. Big wave Killer

    Posted by on Jul 15th 2016

    I have been riding a 6'6 Blackbird in reef and point surf for the last year. In Fiji on double over head days with the quad Carver FCS setup I could draw the lines that I wanted and pull in at will. Also, I have ridden it in Mexico at a point break at 3x over head and it works really good set as a 3 fin and racing down the line. It will paddle into anything, this is my go to on any big day.

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