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Monsta 8 Squash EPS Carbon Fusion

The best always find a way to get better
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The best always find a way to get better

This is our best high performance all-rounder yet, improved and fine-tuned by the entire Traktor Team. 8 years after the original Monsta built its reputation as a go-to for surfers around the world, from WSL podiums to everyday sessions and annual Indo trips, the Monsta 8 is the result of nearly a decade’s worth of R&D.

First, the rocker has been tweaked to have slightly more curve in both the nose and tail. The last two inches of nose rocker have been lifted to prevent catching in quality waves, while the adjustments to the tail curve provide extra release. Concaves have been deepened through the fins creating more speed and removing drag, while maintaining maximum control. The outline also has a more pronounced hip, allowing for quicker, more responsive direction changes. The Monsta 8 prompts intuitive, fast and flowing surfing, and has an outline to match.

Our Carbon Fusion EPS is a new epoxy construction with a specifically engineered flex pattern for waves that require you to generate most of your own speed. It’s fast and has plenty of pop – perfect for summer series boards like our Black Baron twin fin, but also for younger surfers as they develop their strength and technique. 

This technology complements the type of models we want to ride to make small waves exciting. They don’t need all the layering of a HYFI, and with less layering, comes more flex. EPS Carbon Fusion has been our favourite construction throughout testing for weaker waves up to head high – ideal for surfers who want a board that’s lighter, with more buoyancy, yet still gives room to perform as much as conditions allow. 

 


TEAM RIDER REFERENCE
ADRIAN BUCHAN // Height: 5’9 (175 cm) // Weight: 76 kg - 165 lbs

Rides 5’10” x 18 5/8” x 2 5/16” x 26.1L

DUSTY PAYNE // Height: 5’10 (178 cm) // Weight: 80 kg - 176 lbs

Rides 5’11” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” x 27.6L

JULIAN WILSON // Height: 6’0” (183 cm) // Weight: 80 kg - 176 lbs

Rides 6’0” x 18 3/4” x 2 3/8” x 28L

JOEL PARKINSON // Height: 6’0” (183 cm) // Weight: 83 kg - 184 lbs

Rides 6’0” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/8” x 28.2L

MIKEY WRIGHT // Height: 6’0 (182 cm) // Weight: 75 kg - 181 lbs

Rides 6’0” x 18 3/4” x 2 5/16” x 27.2L

Wave type Features Concave


monsta 6 squash Features


MONSTA 8 SQUASH

Wave type

The Monsta 8 is one of the most versatile surfboards on the planet. From waist high to double overhead plus, everyday surfers to World Title contenders, average surfs at home to annual trips chasing waves. No matter what, it won’t let you down. In competition, it’s the go-to for the Traktor Team in QS contests in small, weak beachies to elite Dream Tour locations like Snapper, JBay or Trestles – and it’s been on the podium at all of them.

MONSTA 8 SQUASH

Features

Rocker

One of the M8’s most important elements is the rocker, which has been gradually refined and improved from the incredibly popular M6. The last three inches of nose rocker have been slightly lifted to prevent catching in quality waves, while the adjustments to the tail curve provide extra release. Overall, the entry rocker provides easy speed generation, which is complemented by the maneuverability of a medium exit rocker. This combination is an absolutely proven performer for high performance surfing in almost any wave type.

Fin setup

M8 comes stock as a thruster

Glassing specs

EPS CARBON FUSION

Rail type

M8 has medium rails, providing a forgiving ride if conditions are less than ideal, but still allowing unlimited performance.

MONSTA 8 SQUASH

Concave

Monsta 8 features a single concave starting at the nose running into a double concave beginning in front of the fins. Compared to the M6, the concave between the feet and through the fins is slightly deeper, providing easy manoeuvrability while still giving the board maximum lift and speed.

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