Pyzel Shadow Futures Thruster Surfboard



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Item code: 262093

Say hello to the newest member of the celebrated Ghost family. It's an absolute beaut.


  • Construction: PU (i.e. traditional polyurethane blank glassed with polyester resin)
  • Outline: High-performance thruster. The Shadow's wide point is further back than the Ghost's and the Phantom's, making it slightly more conventional in high-performance terms
  • Tail: Very rounded squash
  • Rocker: Exactly the same as the Phantom and Ghost, but with a tiny bit of extra lift in the last 18 inches of the nose and flattened out between the feet by the extra concave
  • Concave: Again, very similar to the Phantom's and the Ghost's. It's a single concave with a bit of double nestled inside, leading into a vee out the fins, but that single concave has been accentuated in between your feet. This basically means you get an extended flat section in the rear half of the board – what Pyzel refers to as a "speed zone"
  • Fin Set-Up: Tri-fin
  • Fin System: Futures
  • Suitable Conditions: 2–6ft
  • Rider Ability: Intermediate to advanced

Shaped by Jon Pyzel at the behest of chief test pilot John John Florence, the Shadow joins the illustrious ranks of the Ghost, the Phantom (step-down), and the Gremlin (step-down x 2). It may be the best one yet.

The Ghost was a borderline step-up, still versatile but best suited to good waves with some power behind them; the Phantom was designed for average and below-average waves lacking in power. This board's somewhere between the two – you might lose a bit of resolution at the extremes (i.e. very big or very small surf) but if you want sharpness and precision in the in-between range this is the one.

The Shadow takes the Phantom as its starting point, keeping the flow and glide but shaving a little foam off the front half and upping the entry rocker somewhat. Other features include an exquisitely subtle hip in line with the front fins and a slightly pulled-in squash tail. Its wide point is now dead centre, which marks a departure from the rest of the Ghost family and gives the outline a more conventional high-performance feel.

The result is a looser, more sensitive board that encourages a vertical approach and is better adapted to tight turns and critical surfing. It’s a permanent fixture in the quivers of Florence and Freestone (among others), and comes in a thruster set-up with Futures fin boxes. Order at about your height.


LengthWidthThicknessVolume (Ltr)
5'10"18 3/4"2 5/16"26.6
5'11"18 7/8"2 3/8"28.0
6'0"19 1/8"2 7/16"29.4
6'1"20 1/4" 2 1/2"30.7
6'2"20 3/8"2 9/16"32.1

Fin Set Up Thruster
Surfboard Construction PU
Surfboard Tail Shape Squash
Surfboard Types Shortboards

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