Fourth Surfboards Doofer – 5’8
Fourth Surfboards Doofer – 5’8 x 19 1/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.2 L (FCS II no fins included)
This is a brand new Fourth Surfboards Doofer in BASE construction. The board has never been surfed and is factory 2nds due to a dirty mark in production that has been covered.
Fourth Surfboards Doofer – 5’8
The Doofer is anything you want it to be. From mush to solid waves it is the ultimate all-rounder when you want to catch as many waves as possible and have a bunch of fun. A great paddler, fast, easy to turn and holds a lovely line in the barrel. The Doofer came about from the Fourth team asking for a board that would be a bit of everything for when they travel. It is essentially a hybrid board.
The outline is that of a stoker nose and a shortboard back end pulled into a round pin/thumb tail. The wide point is pushed right up the board to increase the rail line which gives you the feel of a shortboard when you have your back foot on the tail pad, and the nose is nice and wide which is great for paddling into waves quickly.
The rocker is fairly unique on the Doofer, it has a medium tail kick which is fairly curvy to the bottom of the rocker into a drawn out entry rocker; providing you with the best of both worlds when it comes to hold, pocket surfing and speed. The deck is packed full of volume means that you can ride the Doofer fairly short without feeling under-gunned when the waves get a bit of size so the balance of using it in smaller waves and bigger waves really helps it to be a versatile board.
The concave is that of a charge model from the tail to the wide point with a single running slightly deeper through the nose, helping it with paddling and lift in the water when you need to maintain your speed on the smaller waves but really gives it some hold when you are surfing off the tailpad in bigger waves.
Who should surf this board?
If you can only have one board in your quiver then the Doofer is for you. Providing confidence in bigger surf and wave count in smaller surf, the Doofer is the ultimate all rounder. Ride the Doofer just over the volume of your go to shortboard – it handles foam well so don’t be scared of having too much volume with the Doofer.
The Base Construction (a polyurethane blank with polyester resin) is still considered the most versatile and all-round performance specific construction used the world over by touring surf professionals. At Fourth Surfboards only premium materials are used to produce top-quality boards; US Blanks at the core in blue foam and Hexcel Glass for the laminate bonded with Silmar resin for best balance between weight, performance and durability.
The Fourth construction method sees the board finished in 24/7 heat controlled environments to ensure curing times are at optimum levels to reach a finish unrivalled in Europe. The board is then sanded to a 240 dry sand finish ensuring that there is zero plastic lacquer on the board that can often look and feel horrible after a couple of months in the ocean