The Gibbon model is a performance hull designed for speed and flow. We increased the entry rocker, added a bit of tail kick and pulled in the nose and tail outline. The Gibbon is designed for rail to rail surfing in waist to overhead surf. The bottom has a slight vee transitioning to a single then a deep double concave out the back. This shape is set up with Futures quad fins. The Gibbon should be ridden 6 to 8 inches shorter than your standard short board. The Gibbon is one of our most versatile boards. If you want to increase your wave counts and still rip full rail turn, the Gibbon is for you.
It is part of the Ventana Locus Surfboards Eco Collection, a collaboration to create high performance, eco-responsible, foam-based surfboards. This model uses a Marko Foam 25% Recycled EPS blank that is also 100% recyclable.
The stringer is made by Ventana of old growth redwood floorboards milled in the late 1800s, and reclaimed spruce, Honduras mahogany and Indian rosewood offcuts from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company.
Like all Ventana boards, this one is glassed with Entropy Bio Resin, a very strong and lightweight epoxy made with a high tree sap content. the top deck uses a sheet of 6 ounce fiberglass plus a sheet of 4 ounce; the bottom uses a single 6 ounce sheet. The leash plug is made of Honduras mahogany guitar neck offcuts.
The board was made in Santa Cruz, California and is a collaboration between innovative shaper Tyler Hopkins of Locus Surfboards and master craftsman Martijn Stiphout of Ventana.
Dimensions: 5'6" x 21" x 2.625"
Contact us for information on custom shapes, colors, fin configurations and styles.
Each board comes with a Ventana Save-a-Surf Wax Box.
All Ventana Locus Surfboards are ECOBOARD Project Level One Verified by SustainableSurf.org!
Learn more about Marko Envirofoam Surfboard Blanks.