The Proteus is Carver’s skateboard-inspired surfboard shaped by Neil Carver as a versatile performance board for the unpredictable conditions along the California coast. Built for having fun in a wide range of conditions, the straighter rail is fast down the line while the clipped nose reduces swing weight and shortens the turn arc. With a symmetrical template, the Proteus combines the easy paddle of a bigger board with the snappy turning of a stubby sled. The tail block adds extra lift without being too buoyant, giving you more control when the bigger sets roll in.
A single-concave entry flows into a concave vee through the tail for fast pumping and easy rail-to-rail transitions. Featuring a versatile 5-fin Futures setup manufactured by premier California ecoboard manufacturer Earth Technologies, made with Marko’s EPS Envirofoam and Entropy’s Super Sap, it’s certified by Sustainable Surf and won “Best in Show” at The Boardroom Show 2015. Matching it is our Proteus surfskate for that same short-and-snappy performance on land. Fins sold separately.