ALOHA LOPEZ NEW FISH XE

Surfboard Collection by Bathsheba Surf

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"I love this design. The new fish helped me solve a major hangup I was having with original fish designs- the swallowtails."

I" only like a swallow tail if it is built as a quad for fast pointbreaks or with a tiny swallow on a twin with a trailer for mushy beachbreaks . Neither of those are best suited for today’s surfing, or geared towards how I like to ride and shape surfboards. My goal when shaping is to make the experience as fun and easy as possible. Allowing you to surf better and more."

"This new fish with a clean curve through the tail and pulled in squash is best surfed with your normal thruster setup. If you want to ride fast and free in small surf, go a size smaller with the fins. Want to challenge yourself to take off steep and deep in super sucked out hollow tubes, go a size larger and hold on. This board flies. For top speed and quickness. There’s nothing faster on the water than the New Fish."

SIZING:
5’5 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/4 – 26.63L
5’7 x 19 7/8 x 2 5/16 – 28.69L
5’9 x 20 3/16 x 2 3/8 – 30.40L
5’11 x 20 5/8 x 2 7/16 – 33.12L
6’1 x 21 1/8 x 2 9/16 – 36.16L
6’3 x 21 5/8 x 2 11/16 – 40.20L
6’5 x 22 x 2 3/4 – 43.33L

Aloha Surfboard Construction Technology

- XEPS Boards are constructed using a 36gram EPS core with a high-grade timber stringer, each board is hand laminated using Epoxy Resign and High Grade Fibreglass providing a lighter, stronger board that feels fast and responsive under your feet increasing performance in a wide variety of conditions!
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam is very light and strong. EPS foam has more buoyancy and floatation increasing paddling speed and manoeuvrability.
Epoxy Resin is a healthier alternative to polyester as epoxy emits 50-75% fewer VOCs,  decreasing the amount of harmful chemicals released into the environment.

- FLAX FIBRE cloth is an engineered reinforcement fabric made from the bast of the flax seed plant.  While flax fibre is one of the oldest cultivated fibres for textiles, it is only recently that its use as a fibreglass substitute has been achieved.  Incorporating flax fibre cloth in the lamination reduces the use of regular glass by 1/3rd and adds a great earthy look and more importantly helps lower our carbon footprint.
SR GreenPoxy 56 is an epoxy resin which has up to 56% of its molecular structure coming from plant origin. This percentage is function of the carbon origin contained in the epoxy molecule.The final rate of the mix bio-based carbon content will depend on the hardener choice. The manufacture of EPS foam does not involve the use of toxic isocyantes used in the production of regular surfboard blanks. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam is light weight and has fantastic shock absorbing properties, making it ideal for surfboards. EPS foam has more buoyancy and flotation increasing paddling speed and maneuverability.
Aloha has teamed up with the first, independent 3rd party consumer-facing “eco-label” for boards, the ECOBOARD Project is focused on reducing  carbon footprints, increasing the use (and reuse) of renewable, recycled and up-cycled inputs, and reducing toxicity within the surfboard manufacturing process.

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