Firewire Machado Seaside - Helium

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Since Machado's film premiered back in August, the Seaside has been further refined in both build and shape, as Rob discusses below.


An entirely new setup - Rob didn't just redesign bottom contours for the Seaside, he created a brand new quad fin set by both Futures and FCS. Photo: @Toddglaser.

Hey Rob, what is the Seaside? 


The Go Fish goes fast and feels 


Just evolving the Go Fish to something new, really.skatey and loose and I love it, and riding it for a couple years made me want to have some sessions that feel more high performance - more carves, tighter turns.


So the Seaside is about refining… less area in the tail, narrowing the tips of the swallow, creating more curve and narrowing the nose. All elements for ripping while the Go Fish stays cruisey and fun. They’re both in my van all the time.


The Seaside is quad only, why?


I decided that if I was going to make a quad I would make a quad that’s strictly a quad... Design the concaves and bottom contours around that.


I actually redesigned the entire concave setup that I’ve been using on the Moonbeam and Go Fish, and did it with a quad only setup in mind so that it all works together with the new fin set.


What made you name the Seaside after your home break, Seaside?


Naming surfboards might be the hardest thing to do on the planet [laughing]. It’s just the perfect little stick when I surf my home spot, Seaside.


Why is the Seaside built in Helium?


The first one I made for Tahiti was LFT and I was riding it in 6-foot tubes.


The thing is, most everyone wants to surf a shape like the Seaside at little beach breaks and point breaks, so we made it in Helium because it’s really light, very responsive, really flexy with a softer feel and very durable. It’s the best option for a shape like the Seaside in smaller, weaker waves, I think.


Length Width Thickness Tail Volume
5' 2" 20" 2 5/16" Swallow 26.5
5' 3" 20 5/16" 2 3/8" Swallow 28.2
5' 4" 20 5/8" 2 7/16" Swallow 29.8
5' 5" 20 15/16" 2 1/2" Swallow 31.5
5' 6" 21 1/4" 2 1/2" Swallow 32.7
5' 7" 21 5/8" 2 1/2" Swallow 33.6
5’ 8" 21 15/16" 2 9/16" Swallow 35.4
5’ 9" 22 1/4" 2 5/8" Swallow 37.3
5’ 10" 22 5/8" 2 11/16" Swallow 39.4
5’ 11" 22 3/4" 2 3/4" Swallow 41.1
6’ 0" 22 7/8" 2 15/16" Swallow 44.8
6’ 1" 22 15/16" 3" Swallow 46.5