Alternative Surfboards

At Black Square Surfboards, Ryan Chelman creates a range of alternative design boards. Here is a selection of our designs and suggested sizes.

Custom options are always available just contact us for more information.

Fiish

Classic FISH outline, with deep swallow tail, and volume and wide point pushed forward.

A flat bottom, and a tried and trusted rocker combine with our own refined template twin fins to create a fish that can still perform.

We recommend riding 4-5 inches, and 1 inch wider than you standard shortboard.
From $695.00
Typical sizes:

  • 5’2 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/4 – 27.0 L
  • 5’4 x 19 5/8 x 2 5/16 – 29.0 L
  • 5’5 x 19 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 30.4 L
  • 5’6 x 19 7/8 x 2 7/16 – 31.9 L
  • 5’7 x 20 x 2 1/2 – 33.5 L
  • 5’8 x 20 1/8 x 2 9/16 – 35.0 L
  • 5’10 x 20 1/4 x 2 5/8 – 37.3 L
  • 6’0 x 20 1/2 x 2 3/4 – 40.7 L

*Sizes are only for a guide. Custom options always available

Swordfish

The SWORDFISH is a quad-fin fish with a deep single concave throughout and a wide, deep swallow tail.

The rocker combines with the rail line to produce a good balance between generating speed and controlling speed, while allowing the rider to still turn and perform.

Order 2-4 inches shorter than your standard shortboard.
From $725.00
Typical Sizes:

  • 5’4 x 19 x 2 1/4 – 26.3 L
  • 5’5 x 19 1/8 x 2 5/16 – 27.8 L
  • 5’6 x 19 1/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.7 L
  • 5’7 x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8 – 29.8 L
  • 5’8 x 19 1/2 x 2 7/16 – 30.8 L
  • 5’9 x 19 5/8 x 2 7/16 – 31.7 L
  • 5’10 x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2 – 32.7 L
  • 6’0 x 20 x 2 5/8 – 36.0 L

*Sizes are only for a guide. Custom options always available

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Classic Single

A clean, CLASSIC SINGLE fin outline from the late 70’s, with forward wide point and a more modern deck roll and rail line.

Flat through the front and mid sections, and small vee in the tail.
​From $695.00
Typical sizes:

  • 5’8 x 19 x 2 3/8 – 28.3 L
  • 5’10 x 19 1/4 x 2 7/16 – 30.2 L
  • 6’0 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/2 – 32.4 L
  • 6’2 x 19 5/8 x 2 9/16 – 34.4 L
  • 6’4 x 19 7/8 x 2 5/8 – 36.5 L
  • 6’6 x 20 x 2 5/8 – 38.0 L
  • 6’8 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/4 – 41.2 L

*Sizes are only for a guide. Custom options always available

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Stubbie

The STUBBIE is our tribute to the late Michael Peterson and his surfing featured in the iconic surf movie ‘Morning of the Earth’.

It features a traditional outlined flat rocker and a mild roll under the front blending to flat with low, narrow down rails out the back.

This board has surprising performance and versatility, and will quickly become a regular in your quiver rotation. Available with the option of side bites/stabiliser fins.

From $695.00
Typical sizes:

  • 5’6 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8 – 28.8 L
  • 5’8 x 19 3/4 x 2 7/16 – 30.9 L
  • 5’10 x 20 x 2 1/2 – 33.0 L
  • 6’0 x 20 1/4 x 2 9/16 – 35.4 L
  • 6’2 x 20 3/8 x 2 5/8 – 37.6 L
  • 6’4 x 20 1/2 x 2 5/8 – 39,0 L
  • 6’6 x 20 3/4 x 2 3/4 – 42.5 L

*Sizes are only for a guide. Custom options always available.

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Egg Roll

Traditional Egg template with traditional foil and bottom shape. Rolled under the nose, 60/40 rails in the centre, and flat bottom shape with down rails in the tail. Single fin with side bite option.

From $795.00
Typical sizes:

  • 6’2 x 21 x 2 1/2 – 36.9 L
  • 6’4 x 21 1/4 x 2 5/8 – 40.2 L
  • 6’6 x 21 1/2 x 2 3/4 – 43.7 L
  • 6’8 x 21 1/2 x 2 3/4 – 45.9 L
  • 6’10 x 21 1/2 x 2 7/8 – 48.0 L
  • 7’0 x 21 3/4 x 2 7/8 – 50.0 L
  • 7’2 x 22 x 3 – 54.0 L

*Sizes are only for a guide. Custom options always available

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Pintail Single

An iconic PINTAIL SINGLE fin template with long smooth lines, made for surfing waves with long smooth lines.

A modernised rolled deck with full rails and a flat panel vee through the back half. I think Gerry would be proud!

From $795.00
Typical sizes

  • 7’6 x 19 1/2 x 2 7/8 – 45.0 L
  • 8’0 x 19 3/4 x 3 – 50.0 L
  • 8’6 x 20 1/8 x 3 1/4 – 60.0 L

*Sizes are only for a guide. Custom options always available

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