From Surfboard Designer | Dan Mann
The first Baked Potato I ever made was for my buddy Chris in late 2010.
I had been surfing the Sweet Potato which I loved. I literally laughed hysterically after the very first wave I caught on it. I had never gone so fast with so much control on such weak waves ever before.
At Firewire we had been having great success with the Sweet Potato at the time that I made that first Baked Potato. I made it because I thought it could bet more racey and more performance oriented than a Sweet Potato.
It didn’t take long to pull in the nose and refine the bottom a little, and the tail just kind of popped into my head when I realized that point behind the back quad fins can add a bit more of a pivot point.
The Baked Potato sits firmly in the groveler style of a board but the best part about it is when I see people ripping on it in overhead surf which I see all the time. If you ride one, don’t underestimate how well it will go in good surf that’s overhead.
I think most surfers will enjoy this board most as a quad set up with a small nubster in the thruster box.
- 20 3/4"
- 2 1/4"
wirte a review
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!