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Tokyo Hirefuse



The Hirefuse is the latest in a long line of performance grovellers, as board design & style has adapted we now expect more from a board designed to ride the mushy stuff.

The Hirefuse features a pulled in nose with the wide point nipped back, and a narrower, pulled in thumb tail. The outline enables the Hirefuse to surf even more like a regular shortboard, a very playful board that’s easy to paddle and ride yet still allows more radical and quick turns inspiring confidence to improve your critical surfing.

Aesthetically pleasing & beautifully balanced, it’s smooth foiled lines deceptively hide its significant volume & the significant edge to the rails. Stand on the tail of this thing and simply go to town, top, bottom, cutty, hack it’ll lap them all up with speed to spare. With its foiled rails, subtle double concave and deep V, it holds in and gives confidence at high speeds. The overall at rocker, generous width, and deep central concave generate small wave squirt like you would expect from a performance groveller. 

Speed, with quickness, fast but loose, precise but playful. If you are one of the thousands of surfers who needs a little more float without foregoing performance, this is the board, it allows you to take your small wave surfing to the next level.

We recommend you try this with multiple fin set ups, team rider Esmee uses Machado Twin plus trailer, she’s ridden it in 2’ slop & has been caught in some 8’ rouge sets & lived to smile about it lots!

Standard dimensions:


5’6” x 20” x 2 3/8” approx 30 ltr

5’8” x 20 1/2" x 2 1/2" approx 32 ltr

5’10” x 21” x 2 9/16” approx 35 ltr

6’0” x 21 1/2” x2 3/4" approx 38 ltr