The Ghost Swallow Tail is the design that John John Florence rode to his 2017 World Title! The Ghost Swallow is possibly the first truly high performance board that works great for surfers of all skill levels and could be considered a one board quiver for any surf trip with decent to good waves on the menu.
Being such a versatile board, it's become one of JJF's favorites for all kinds of waves (Margaret River winner, Bells Ollie Oop, J Bay carves, and even head high Trestles). It has also become a go to for many surfers all around the globe.
The Ghost model was originally designed to offer performance in hollower, more powerful waves and has proven to work extremely well at reef breaks, dumpy beachies, and also excels at point break waves.
The Ghost outline has the wide point pushed slightly forward of center, but the nose area is kept down and the tail is slightly pulled in to help the board fit right into the pocket of the wave and hold nicely in the barrel. The thickness is also pushed forward which helps get you into waves easily. The tail and rails are thinned out to help hold through barrels high speed turns.
The rocker is medium to low through the front half of the board providing lots of paddle power and easy speed generation from the get go. The tail has plenty of rocker for turning control and a snappy responsiveness. A single concave runs through the entire bottom, with a double concave set inside, which equals speed and lift when on rail and over flat spots while allowing for quick rail to rail transitions. This combination of rocker and concave makes for a high performance, speed handling machine which also provides plenty of sensitivity and control.
Depending on what you want to ride it in we recommend you order your Ghosts anywhere from your height to 8 inches over, a 1/4 to 1/2 wider, and 1/8 to 3/8 thicker than your everyday shortboard.
Stock boards all have a 5 fin set up.