Weight: 165 lbs.
“There’re ten boards in this photo, all shaped by Matt Biolos. That’s the most boards I’ll travel with. I’ll pack two 7’0″ DaKine board bags with five boards in each for Oz, Tahiti, and Fiji. The rest of the year, I’ll bring five to seven boards in one bag, half with glass-ons, and half with Lokbox Fins.”-Shea Lopez
“The 6’1″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ was made for Andy Irons during the U.S. Open a couple years ago. He rode it in the event, and then it sat in Mayhem’s garage for a long time until I grabbed it for another event. It’s really fast and loose.”
“These are two of my normal 6’2″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 5/16″ Whiplash models. I ride this size 80 percent of the time, and on most trips I’ll bring four of these.”
“This is a new model. Mayhem took the 6’2″, tweaked it a little, and now this is my favorite board-and pretty much everyone else’s who’s ridden it. Roy Powers placed second at Margarets on one, and David Weare won Lowers on one.”
“Two 6’6″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 3/8″ pintails. These boards are for solid surf and usually only get ridden at Teahupo’o or Cloudbreak. I keep these for years and can rely on them to make a late drop on the set of the day or do a couple good turns to get the score I need in a contest.”
“Two 6’9″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 3/8″. These only come out when Teahupo’o is eight- to twelve-foot and your life is on the line. One of these is six years old, and I’ll never get rid of it. Make a couple waves you think you might die on and you’ve got a special bond with that yellowing piece of fiberglass.”
“A 7’0″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. I used to bring this board to Tahiti, but it’s a little too long for the extreme curve at the bottom of the wave. Now, everything over 7’0″ goes to Hawai’i and stays there until it’s in two pieces.”