Chuy Reyna has been with Firewire since it was founded. He’s a great surfer and I always appreciate seeing him ride my boards.
One day I shaped him a dominator. And he liked it. But he felt like he wanted more bite on tightly angled turns in the pocket. So before the board was glassed he gave the tail a nip and a tuck to create the stepped down diamond tail you see it today. And the Spitfire was born.
I think what has made this board so popular in places like California, the United Kingdom and France is how full the rails and the foil are with foam, coupled with a rocker curve and fin placement that simply work great in waves that are not barreling top to bottom.
For most surfers who are dialing in their quiver for waves around home, I think the spitfire and the Chumlee are a great combo to have in your trunk.
- 6' 2"
- 20 3/4"
- 2 5/8"
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McCoy five 8
on Feb 8th 2021
This board being epoxy I’d never ridden one after riding this on a lot of different swells east coast riding the fcs mark richards set up when over waist high rode with MR stabilizer thruster. If you wanna go fast and do big carving turns this is it. Floaters and rebounds effortlessly. Overall fast and Carvy and great in hollow waves. Only thing I didn’t like not much release when trying reversals. Small wave twin set up though it does it.
Great board, perfect cruiser for an old school guy
on Apr 26th 2020
This was my first board in about 20 years, with all of my past boards being double kick. I wanted something to cruise around the neighborhood with, but I wasn’t quite ready to give up a tail. This is the perfect balance. Good, soft wheels, and fast bearings make it a quick cruiser that’s easy to ride.
And as always, Surf City was super helpful in making the decision!