Underdog

The Underdog is a high performance shortboard for the everyman (Finally!). Not a round-nosed fat potato, not rebranded groveller shortboard or a regular HP shortboard in larger dimentions. A real, genuine pointed nosed shortboard, with a slightly fuller outline for stability, yet still narrow enough for control in good waves.

This board started out as a personal shortboard project for Taz himself. With his hours in the shaping bay increasing in ratio to his hours in the water, he felt he needed some new spark, to get him enjoying his sessions again. But at the same time, he didn’t want to give up and result to’’cheater’’ boards just yet.

It has a lower nose rocker for drive and glide, with a curvy tail kick, for tight turns.


Extremely generous 30% extra volume (in the stringer) under the chest, all the way through to the nose, for catching heaps of waves, but well hidden enough with a tapered rail up front for 0 movement restrictions once you're up and riding.


If you're an everyday guy, who wants an easy to ride shortboard, without having to give up your maneuvers and turns in the pocket, this is your board.


*Step up version also available.

Taz surfs this board in pretty much everything from waist high french beachies, up to double overhead canarian reefs.

Available tails
Squash (Standard), Round or Swallow.
Stock dimensions

5'10 x 18.63 x 2.31 - 26L

5'11 x 18.75 x 2.38 - 27.8L

6'0 x 18.88 x 2.44 - 29.12L

6'1 x 19 x 2.5 - 30.4L

6'2 x 19.12 x 2.56 - 31.7L