The weapon of choice for all shortboarders.
Originally Gero conceived the Skippa as a small wave/beach break shortboard. Generally speaking beachies offer various sections to play with. You also often find flat sections you have to pump through to keep the board moving. Therefore a versatile board is key. The Skippa will help you over the flat sections and still has the responsive, tight turn manoeuvrability you need in beach breaks.
The modern shape with it’s generally flatter rocker-line, more width and greater volume than an average shortboard make it your perfect everyday craft. The wide but still thin squash-tail gives you more acceleration in small mush and offers you a lot of speed in perfect glassy conditions. The special feature of the Skippa is the single to double concave blending into a spiral-vee in the last five-inches of the board. This makes the board really agile and quick in rail to rail transition.
Due to the easy gliding attributes of the board we’re seeing more and more surfers pick up the Skippa. It gives you more time for your moves and still has the hold you need. To be ridden well it needs an active surfer who knows how to move his board, which really comes into play in bigger surf.
Due to the extra width and volume we recommend you order the Skippa two to three inches shorter than your regular shortboard or your Fatum Fusion.
NOTE: Standard every Board is made with FCSII Fin System without fins. In case you prefer a different system please head over to the Custom Orderform.
Ideal in thigh to head-high powerful surf. Advanced surfers will love the agility of the Skippa in the bigger stuff.
From average shortboarder to pro.