CABRINHA SPADE REVIEW

Length: 5’6” / Width: 19.8” Thickness: 2.17” / Fins: Thruster 

The Cabrinha Spade has a thruster set up and offers the performance inspired by the modern day wave rider and freestyle manoeuvre specialist. It features a wider curvier fore body but with a narrow, thinned out tail that lets you get vertical in the pocket and offers some snappy turning off the lip. It’s a versatile shape that will excite advanced riders that want all the advantages of a good punting and freestyle board, but also a surf stick that is responsive and can get vertical on real waves. The extra volume and width in the fore body also let you make the most out of pumping into smaller surf, and the board is reactive and playful driving off the front foot. The bamboo sandwich construction is very durable so you don’t have to worry about heel dents or compromised durability. The double concave top deck makes it comfortable and adds stability for strapless riding, and the Spade is equipped with inserts if you want to ride with straps. The narrowed out swallow tail and step down rails help keep the Spade lively and tight turning off the back foot. The Spade is really a do-it-all shape and if you don’t want a full-on, blunt nose light wind or freestyle board this can be both a versatile wave board and freestyle manoeuvre specialist that checks all the boxes.