Firewire Too Fish Swallow Tail Surfboard Futures



Firewire Too Fish Swallow Tail Surfboard Futures 

An evolution of Rob's popular "Go Fish' model from 2017,
updated with lessons he learned from the Seaside, this all new
Too Fish model is built in Firewire Surfboards Helium Technology
for light and lively response underfoot with significant durability
improvements above other surfboard building methods given the
use of aerospace deck skins on the top and bottom of the board,
as well as a rail comprised of paulownia and balsa wood for
controlled flex and rebound in turns.

Rob says that the Too Fish is :

"My favorite in small and weak waves because of how thick and
floaty it is in the forward two thirds of the board, but this shape is
also thinned out aggressively in the tail to enable hold in powerful
waves. I've ridden the Too Fish in everything from overhead
waves on the North Shore to perfect days on the reef at home,
and also the weakest most disorganized junk surf at the beach
break in front of my house. This is my favorite board for all

Performance advantages:

  • It is extremely fast and is very trustworthy in steep surf. It likes the pocket a lot more and has much more bite in it than a Seaside. Works great at your true shortboard liters, largely due the wider tail. It also paddles a little better than the Seaside.
  • In sizing up (2-4L above your ‘normal’), it may be the best board in our offering. The sweet spot is bigger and less critical, you can surf forward on it easily, it generates great speed down the line, but with great control and the rail still engages well. It was found to be more trustworthy in steeper sections than the Seaside and is an ideal board with glide that has more performance.

In comparison to the:

  • Go Fish - It’s a lot quicker in the pocket compared to the Go Fish.
  • Seaside – Rides VERY different to the Seaside. The rails bury into the water further and allow a tighter turn. It’s also easier to change direction back to the open face after a little down carve or cut back. The Too Fish pivots more like a shortboard. The seaside pivots more like an 80’s shortboard. A little more above the water and you need to wash the speed a bit for it to roll to the rail. Especially in the pocket.


  • The sweet spot is very small (more so on smaller sizes) and you need to be as far back as possible over the fins or else it won’t perform to its maximum abilities. If you’re too far forward it will still be fast and skatey, but it’ll just wash out or not come around when trying to put it on rail. That being said, if you’re in the sweet spot, it holds unreal.
  • A beginner to intermediate surfer could probably buy it a bit bigger to make the sweet spot a little bigger.


  • The RM Keels are ideal for the board and work well in all sizes. In the Too Fish, they have a ton of drive, but you can still get it to go straight up and down really easily.


  • 5’2” x 20 5/16” x 2 1/4” // 27.8L
  • 5’3” x 20 1/2” x 2 1/4” // 28.5L
  • 5’4” x 20 11/16” x 2 5/16” // 30.0L
  • 5’5” x 20 7/8” x 2 3/8” // 31.6L
  • 5’6” x 21 1/16” x 2 7/16” // 33.2L
  • 5’7” x 21 5/16” x 2 1/2” // 34.9L
  • 5’8” x 21 9/16” x 2 9/16” // 35.5L
  • 5’9” x 21 3/4” x 2 5/8” // 38.5L
  • 5’11” x 22 1/8” x 2 11/16” // 41.3L
  • 6’1” x 22 7/16” x 2 3/4” // 44.1L
  • 6’3” x 22 5/8” x 2 7/8” // 47.7L


Ability: Intermediate/Advanced/Expert
Ideal Wave Size: 2-6ft
Construction: Helium Flex Technology (LFT)
Bottom Contours: Single to Double concave
Tail Shape: Swallow
Fin System: Futures
Fin Set-up: Twin
Fins included: No

Board Construction:
Firewire's Helium Flex construction is a breakthrough in extremely lightweight and durable performance epoxy technology. By pairing existing features from the highly successful FST (Future Shapes Technology) build process with an alternative sandwich skin material, Firewire has created Helium construction which uses this new composite in conjunction with a redesigned parabolic wood rail that includes both Balsa and Paulownia woods. The end result is that Helium has a 15% weight reduction over FST, a slightly faster flex and rebound characteristic, as well as a higher breakpoint. Lighter, stronger and more responsive... Helium is the future under your feet.