EARN 400 LOYALTY POINTS
THE BABOON BUNDLE IS SOLD WITH A FREE GOLIATH LEASH AND A SET OF FINS
|Name:||Goliath Baboon 6ft 11|
|Ability:||Beginner / Intermediate|
|Conditions:||Ankle - Head High|
|Dimensions:||6'11 x 23 x 2.63|
|Fin System:||Futures Quad|
The 'Baboon' is a big guy fish specifically designed for someone that needs more volume. The original board was a custom, shaped to make short boarding accessible for a heavy surfer. Scott started to use the board - which belonged to a friend, as an alternative to a longboard in tiny waves. He loved it. The board quickly got noticed and was an instant hit.
The 'Baboon' is all things to all men. An excellent longboard alternative to heavier surfers, that want to be able to catch and ride tiny waves - but have the manoeuvrability and fun of a shortboard. This is also a perfect option for a beginner surfer looking to transition onto something more manoeuvrable, but still user friendly.
The Baboon is easy to paddle, catching the tiniest of ripples and maintaining speed when up and riding. With generous volume, low rocker and full rails, everything about the Baboon delivers easy and fast paddling, which in turn gets you up and riding tiny waves early. The relative length to volume, fish template and pulled in swallow tail, still allow for surprising manoeuvrability. After several iterations, Goliath have refined the Baboon, giving slightly more performance without sacrificing key attributes.
If you're a bit older and not quite as fit as you'd like to be, or a heavier surfer, but still consider yourself a competent shortboarder, then this is a great grovel option. This board will also be very popular amongst heavier first time shortboarders, who are keen to have a manoeuvrable surfboard in their quiver, but need a little more volume and ease of paddle at this stage of their surfing. If you are carrying an injury, but still want some performance this board would also suit you.
We also found that this board was popular with average size surfers and advanced surfers that want something that will go in head high + waves. Based on this feedback we developed a slightly thinner version. The paired down rails give more hold in bigger waves.
"I was on a minimal before this. I tried the Baboon and had to get one. Its just as easy to paddle, but much more manoeuvrable. I'm able to carve up and down the wave and feel like I'm doing proper turns. This board will really help me progress my surfing. I love it"