In all my years of making boards for Jordy, my Oxide model has been the model that set the trend of him becoming a pro in the making from a young age. Jordy developed his technique and style with finesse on this model, showcasing his power and aggression as we surfed and trained on coastal beach and point breaks.
Allowing me to work on both aspects, refining Jordy’s surfing at JBay on countless occasions, fine-tuning and evolving the Oxide. The main features of the Oxide are to have a board that is forgiving, responsive and that allows you milk a wave from start to finish. Fortunately JBay has allowed us to tweak the Oxide model so that it performs in good clean, hollow and powerful waves.
The bottom construction consists of a curvier rocker throughout, and with the combination of a standard concave and enhanced tail-lift, this allows for better carves or hacks on the face of the wave. The pulled-in tail will give you hold and drive at all times and a little less volume on the rail will allow you to sink the rail quicker, and push harder off the bottom or the face of the wave. It’s all about having a well-balanced board when surfing good waves, so less is more regarding this design, and this construction will offer quicker release through turns.
We recommend using our standard volume calculator to gauge your “dims” needed for you to choose your correct board – heavier surfers will need to increase volume only and stick with your normal length of board. The Oxide comes standard as a 3-fin thruster set-up, but recently we have found that a 5-fin set-up is also much in demand.