The Malolo, “Flying Fish”, is designed to be a high performance fish primarily for smaller waves (waist to just overhead).
Conceptually, fish designs are wider boards with increased volume, full noses that come to a tip, wider tails, a relatively flat rocker and are generally shorter than other boards. So the wider board, wider nose, flatter rocker characteristics of a fish, are ideal for SUPs since those characteristics also contribute to board stability. These concepts, in various degrees, are incorporated into the Malolo. As a result, the Malolo is stable, catches waves easier, generates phenomenal speed down the line and is much more maneuverable than a shortboard-style or longboard-style SUP in similar small-wave conditions.
The Malolo bottom is a double concave, to a single and to an almost flat area off the tail which gives it the “squirt” or “pop”. It comes in a five Futures Fins configuration that allows a surfer to ride the board as a thruster, or with two larger front fins and a center trailer fin, in smaller waves to get that skatey-sensation. We recommend it be ridden as a powerful quad in larger waves.