The Detonator

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The Detonator is our ultimate performance shortboard, designed for fast-paced and progressive surfing. Without a doubt our ultimate all-around high-performance shortboard. Its 5 fin set up offers maximum drive and work on the bottom turns but still holds strong with supreme grip in big carves and hacks off the lip.

the design

We recommend the Detonator for Intermediate to Advanced surfers, and best surfed in waist high to well overhead surf. Overall the Detonator is going to be a great board for fast passed surfing, really tight carves and high-performance manoeuvres in good surf. 

the SHape

The Detonator allows you to pick and choose from thruster to quads depending on the conditions making this board extremely versatile in big and small waves.

We have increased the volume in key areas and slightly lowered the nose entry rocker to make this board easier to paddle and catch waves, without losing that instant responsiveness for quick rail to rail transitions.

Its modern foil and rail profiles help give this board that real high performance feels in bigger waves without sacrificing planning speed in smaller less powerful waves. It has a pronounced concave combined with a medium nose and tail rocker making this an ideal board for intermediate to advanced surfers looking for a board with an instant response that works great in the pocket.

The rocker combined with the concave allows it to generate high-speed on the critical sections of the wave, whilst also letting you perform quick turns and amazingly short arcs within seconds. The rail profiles allow for extreme manoeuvrability throughout turns whilst maintaining maximum control.


  • performance 90% 90%
  • paddle power 70% 70%
  • stability 70% 70%
  • control 90% 90%
  • turn 100% 100%
  • speed/drive 100% 100%
  • speed/glide 80% 80%

whats the best size for me?

max rider weight
18 1/2"
2 1/8"
18 5/8"
2 3/16"
2 5/16"
19 3/8"
2 3/8"
19 3/4"
2 9/16"

ideal wave range

skill level

the FINs

All our surfboards come with a FCSII clip in fins

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6 reviews for The Detonator Full Flex

  1. jack

    Love It
    Sick little board got it in a 5’9 for me as I’m about 5’11 and about 62 kg love how this thing goes in smaller waves especially north Fistral or little beachies like Tolcarne or Watergate. For the shape, it really goes in average slop but on the good days it comes alive and is soo good off the bottom, really allows you to get real deep and not bog. and off the lip, it’s just nuts. cheers again boys for hooking me up

  2. clemens

    Great Performance Board
    I was tired of those low entry rocker, lots of volume under the chest type of boards, so when I needed a new one I chose the detonator. I proved to be a great choice, it turns easily and holds speed throughout the turns. And it even performs well in small sloppy waves, which is positively surprising considering it is designed for good, powerful waves. It’s very light, but still, I haven’t had any dings that needed repair, very well-built board!

  3. james

    Good Board
    High-performance board strong rocker great for winter months

  4. lukaz

    Great Perfromance
    Floaty and light great in the air and really responsive to big off the lip turns and drawn out turns. Construction good, no problems

  5. matty

    Carve Machine
    Got for Winter months in the UK when the swell gets bigger on the east coast. Really rippable board loads of hold in the bottom turn and can really bury the tail in the top turns. Feels so fluid on a roundhouse smooth transiting defiantly getting me improved style points. feels good on the steeper drops the rocker can handle it and keep the speed on faster waves. top board

  6. david

    She Rips
    Never surfed an Epoxy Shortboard before Thought it would be too stiff to my normal PU but pleasantly surprised, great for winter months in Cornwall. Super light, great shape & work’s great in good sized surf

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