"This is my attempt at taking a traditional fish outline and giving it a high performance feel. Something purely for going fast and having fun, but also something you can crank a turn on with control.
This time around I modified dimensions to create more volume per length and I took a very similar approach to the bottom contours of the Seaside - a single concave running through the middle that feeds off the tail, with hull panels that roll off the bottom of the rails into the concave, with a vee bottom in the trailing hull created by the points of the swallow tail.
The Too Fish has heaps of lift and glide straight out of the gates but once you engage a rail, it turns as well as any twin fin shape I've ridden previously, and it transitions rail to rail as smooth as you can imagine."
- Extremely fast and trustworthy in steep surf. It likes the pocket a lot more and has much more bite than a Seaside. Works great at your true shortboard liters, largely due the wider tail. It also paddles a little better than the Seaside.
- In sizing up (2-4L above your ‘normal’), the sweet spot is bigger and less critical, you can surf forward on it easily, it generates great speed down the line, but with great control and the rail still engages well. It was found to be more trustworthy in steeper sections that the Seaside and is an ideal board (rivaling/ even beating out the Sweet Potato, SUN and SAB) for a board with glide that has more performance.
- Go Fish - Much quicker in the pocket. Doesn’t hold a rail quite as well, but much more maneuverable in the pocket.
- Seaside – Rides VERY different to the Seaside. The rails bury into the water further and allow a tighter turn. It’s also easier to change direction back to the open face after a little down carve or cut back. The Too Fish pivots more like a shortboard. The seaside pivots more like an 80’s shortboard; a little more above the water and you need to wash the speed a bit for it to roll to the rail. Especially in the pocket.
- The sweet spot is very small (more so on smaller sizes) and you need to be as far back as possible over the fins or else it won’t perform to its maximum abilities. If you’re too far forward it will still be fast and skatey, but it’ll wash out or not come around when trying to put it on rail. In the sweet spot, it holds unreal.
- A beginner to intermediate surfer could probably buy it a bit bigger to make the sweet spot a little bigger.
The Too Fish
- 5'4" x 20 11/16" x 2 5/16" - 30.0 L
- Helium Construction
- Intermediate to advanced surfers
- Futures fin boxes
Shipping: $85 to California, Oregon, Washington; $175 to the rest of the contiguous US.