Cornwall Water Sports

FIREWIRE REPREVE Seaside 6ft Futures

£755.00 GBP

The Seaside from Machado & Firewire is a refined, performance quad which is all about ripping. Rob's ethos of fast, loose fun is reflected in the concave and contours which are all redesigned with a quad setup in mind.

Built using a whole new material for glassing a surfboard Firewire 'Volcanic Technology' is made from basalt fibres extruded from volcanic rocks. The construction has been proven to reduce the boards weight whilst providing great flex and response. It's also good for the Earth and looks amazing!

x 20 x 2 5/16 -26.5L
5'3x 20 5/16 x 2 3/8 -28.2L
5'4x 20 5/8 x 7/16 -29.8L
5'5x 20 15/16 x 2 1/2 -31.5L
5'6x 21 1/4 x 2 1/2 -32.7L
5'7x 21 5/8 x 2 1/2 -33.6L
5'8x 21 15/16 x 2 9/16 -35.4L
5'9x 22 1/4 x 2 5/8 -37.3L
5'10x 22 5/8 x 2 11/16 -39.4L
5'11x 22 3/4 x 2 3/4 -41.1L
6'0x 22 7/8 x 2 15/16 -44.8L
6'1x 22 15/16 x 3 -46.5L

Volcanic Technology
Volcanic Tech is made from Basalt Fibers Extruded from Volcanic Rocks that are crushed, melted and extruded into woven fibers that make up the cloth. The manufacture of basalt fiber requires the melting of the crushed and washed basalt rock at about 1,500 °C (2,730 °F). The molten rock is then extruded through small nozzles to produce continuous filaments of basalt fiber. Those filaments are then chopped into long stem fibers and woven into lamination cloth fiber. The cloth has similar characteristics to carbon as it relates to strength and weight however because the fibers are derived from Organic Raw materials, when combined with Bio Resins it serves as better degradable ECO alternative than using traditional carbon fiber cloth.

Basalt fiber is a relative newcomer to fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) and structural composites. It has a similar chemical composition as glass fiber but has better strength characteristics, and unlike most glass fibers is highly resistant to alkaline, acidic and salt attack making it a good candidate for surfboard manufacturing.

Compared to carbon and aramid fiber, it has the features of wider application temperature range -452° F to 1,200° F (-269° C to +650° C), higher oxidation resistance, higher radiation resistance, higher compression strength, and higher shear strength.

The cloth can withstand high temperatures unlike carbon fiber and as a result is heavily used the Aerospace industry in the creation of rockets and and jet engines. The elasticity characteristics of this fiber is higher than that of traditional Carbon fiber allowing the board to have more flex for a natural feel under foot.


Ability: Intermediate/Advanced/Expert
Ideal Wave Size: 2-6ft
Construction: Volcanic Technology
Volume: 26.5 to 46.5 Ltrs
Bottom Contours: Single to Deep Double Concave
Rails: Medium/Standard
Tail Shape: Swallow
Fin System: Futures Four Fin Boxes
Fin Set-up: Quad
Fins included: No


Just evolving the Go Fish to something new, really. The Go Fish goes fast and feels skatey and loose and I love it, and riding it for a couple years made me want to feel more high performance - more carves, tighter turns. So the Seaside is about refining… less area in the tail, narrowing the tips of the swallow, creating more curve and narrowing the nose. All elements for ripping while the Go Fish stays cruisey and fun.

The Seaside is quad only, why?

I decided that if i was going to make a quad I would make a quad that’s strictly a quad ... Design the concaves and bottom contours around that. I actually redesigned my entire concave setup that I’ve been using on the Moonbeam and Go Fish, and did it with the quad setup in mind so that it all works together.

Why name this shape after your home break, Seaside?

Naming surfboards might be the hardest thing to do on the planet [laughing]. It’s just the perfect little stick when I surf my home spot, Seaside.

Why is the Seaside built in Helium?

The first one I made for Tahiti was LFT and I was riding it in 6 foot tubes. But most everyone surfs a shape like the Seaside at beach breaks and little point breaks, so we made it in Helium because it’s really light, very responsive, really flexy with a softer feel and very durable. It’s the best option for a shape like the Seaside in smaller, weaker waves, I think.