The Goldfish mid-length was designed for surfers looking for a longer board that still delivers significant performance. We have extended our shortboard version outline by pulling in the nose and tail so as to keep performance in mind. With the tail narrower, it allows the board to roll over quicker as you will be turning it further forward than your normal shortboard. It also allows for tighter arks and more control in stepper sections.
With todays more soul and relaxed surfers, Jordy wanted the Goldfish mid-length to be that one board that’s suit all friendlier surf conditions….
With regards to the Goldfish fin setup, Jords and Matty ride it as a thruster setup, especially at beach breaks because they swinging the tail around way more to stay in the pocket.
At J-Bay or other point breaks we prefer the Quad fin setup because of “down the line” surfing, high trimming and leaning into longer drawn out carves. Especially when staying high up on the face at high speeds. When changing to a Twin fin setup, I feel the keel fin setup works well, as the wide base helps to keep the tail from drifting or spinning-out.
The side fins have a larger area which gives us more hold and control once we get up to speed and two fins have way less drag so to speak and pivot easier – no restrictions from your third fin which frees-up the tail.
With the nose pulled in, it allows you to throw it around easier and it fits better when manoeuvring through sections of the wave or racing down the line with speed.
The wide point is forward of centre which offers more stability when forward in a speed trim position. The added surface nose area helps to keep momentum when planning across weaker sections, making the Goldfish very Versatile in smaller gutless conditions.
The higher volume is distributed throughout the board and slipped out towards the tail, making it very sensitive when leaning into turns. We have adapted Jordy’s rolled down rail that blends into a soft tucked under edge, giving the rail more responsive, much like the feel of a performance board but still forgiving.
We have the Jordy signature single to double to spiral-Vee bottom contours running off the tail, reducing drag and putting looseness under your feet, as there are many fin or box options to choose from. All depends on your skill level!