Shaper Jon Pyzel wins stab in the Dark contest second year running - this calls for a PROMO!For those that are unaware of the Stab in the Dark contest, it's a simple but crucial idea. 12 reputable shapers from around the world are chosen to commission their 'best high-performance surfboard based on a height and weight'. Of course, like any tool, a surfboard is subjective as it depends on many factors. Therefore to keep it fair every year, a different pro is chosen to be the judge. Once the commissions are complete, the pro goes out are tests them out at their chosen beach. The boa..
Lib-Tech Surfboards launch the latest model and its a gooden! The Nude Bowl! Having taken the surfboard world by storm with their unique construction and Lost Surfboards collaborations, Lib-Tech Surfboards have added to their ever growing board portfolio with the Nude Bowl. Named after the legendary skate pool in Desert Springs, the Lib-Tech Nude Bowl model is aiming to be their all round / do everything board. The Nude Bowl has been designed by Lib-Tech's in house shape..
Surfer Dudes! A World First For Hydrodynamical Toy EngineeringSurfer Dudes! A world first for hydrodynamical toy engineering – combining the simple entertainment of a boomerang with the power of beach waves with no batteries needed. These are awesome toys and we are excited to be one of the first retailers in the UK to receive these and show them off to the public. After a quick and easy assembly, the Surfer Dudes can be thrown in the beach break from any position and then instantaneously correct their balance, catch a wave and return back to the shore – but not before pulling off a few ..
Pyzel Surfboards The Stubby Bastard and the JJF Slab 2.0Here at Zuma Jay we have just had a fresh batch of the latest boards from Pyzel Surfboards The Stubby Bastard and the JJF Slab 2.0 We are stoked to get are hands on this so we thought we would give you a little bit more information on these boards.STUBBY BASTARDThe Stubby Bastard provides you with the best of both worlds, an ultra high-performance shortboard and a stubby step-down that is a great addition to any quiver.Pyzel have taken JJF's favorite high-performance shortboard, The Bastard, and squashed it down into a fun, fast, super sk..
Surftech and Takayama SurfboardsIt's that time of year again, new stock is arriving daily for the new season and many new boards are on their way to us. We're getting prepared for their arrival, brushing up on the new technology and studying the new shapes. Surftech's new 2017 range certainly has not disappointed. In this post we are going to take a look at the new Takayama surfboards that will be arriving with us at the end of March, We cannot wait to get our hands on them.About Donald TakayamaDonald Takayama's legacy has been cemented since his passing, thanks to the ongoing winning com..
New for 2017 the Bark Commander S with its slightly wider tail section and increased volume to accommodate a heavier paddler.The 2017 Bark 12'0 Commanders Prone Paddleboard line up.The Bark Commander is one of the best paddle boards, With more world titles, championships and world records than any other board. Featuring a bullet nose, Stiletto-esq bottom contours, Making this board look fast sitting still. The ergonomic concave deck puts the paddler in the board giving maximum drive and glide over any distance. For 2017 Bark and Surftech have added the Commander S to the line up. The new Comma..
FlexBar Technology This week we had the chance to have a first look at the exciting new technology from Channel Islands, the Flexbar. We see many boards here at Zuma Jays and Channel Islands Al Merricks are always something special, but these are impressively different. In laymen’s terms they are essentially a custom epoxy board made in the USA Channel Island Factory, but they then split the blank and and add a composite foam right throughout the middle of the board. It is then sandwiched back together and glassed using Entropy/Super Sap epoxy resin. Out of all of the ep..
A couple of seasons chasing waves and weather around Ireland, Scotland and England. Shot on RED Digital Cinema Produced, directed and edited by Oli Adams Supported by Cskins Wetsuits, Creatures of leisure and Sexwax Filmed by Matthew Ham, Timmy Boydell, Micky Corker, Olly Fawcett, Roger Sharp Sam Buckle, Greg Dennis https://vimeo.com/186236226 ..
We have had some exciting new this week at Zuma Jay, There has been some new models added to the Lib Tech X Lost surfboard range and we can not wait to get are hands on them in 2017. The Lib Tech x Lost Round Nose Fish Redux surfboard Performance hybrid, Rips slop, radical in real waves With the popularity of all things 'twin fin' the guys at lost surfboards thought it would be fitting to re-vamp there Round Nose Fish adding a little twist. The Round Nose Fish Redux was born taking a blend of the best bits form there C..
In recent months you may have noticed the fantastic initiatives taking place in and around Bude, Our amazing lifeguards started The Plastic Movement, we have Martin Dorey who founded the '2 minute beach clean' movement, the cleaner sea project was initiated here, the widemouth task force and so many more passionate people working hard to put the spotlight on the critical situation we've put ourselves in, and doing whatever they can to highlight it to the general public. We recently met Neil Hembrow who runs the BeachCare programme of Keep Brita..
Its been a busy week here at Zuma Jay, Plenty of new winter stock has been arriving. We've already had the delivery of the New C-skins Zip-less men's Wired wetsuits, and we've now had the Ladies 6/5mm hooded winter wetsuits arrive in the surf shop. Us girls here at the shop, could not wait to get our hands on the suit and try it on. The 'Wired' range from C-skins is their ultimate model, a perfect hybrid of everything they do, it retains some of the flexibility of the 'Rewired' and most of the warmth of the 'Hotwired', The perfect winter wetsuit for the core wi..
C-skins have taken there team favourite winter wetsuit and completely re-imagined it for 2016 adding a zip-less model to the range. This suit comes fully loaded with C-skins Dryknit lining, air foam and bombproof Xtend Isolation taped seams making this suit insanely warm, fast drying and super-durable for the cold water surfer. The crew here at Zuma Jay could not wait to get our hands on it and give it a try. This suit features C-skins new Enigma2 Zipperles entry system making for a fully sealed, Water tight s..
With the chillier nights drawing in, its time to start thinking about swapping your reef flip flops for something warmer post surf we have got you covered with this years winter collection from Reef shoes. Reef is a global surf lifestyle brand that lives by the "Just Passing Through" mentality of surf adventure. Drawing on the spirit of the global traveller to offer casual lifestyle footwear for men and women, as well as apparel for men that combines function and fashion for life on the road. Reef's mission is to create inno..
With hot days and small summer waves on the horizon we are stoked at Zuma Jay to get our hands on the last few remaining Lost Libtech Surfboards. It's been a battle to keep these summer fun beauties as they have become the must have boards of 2016 but we managed to get a small selection shipped in to us here in the shop. Check them out online or pop in to have a feel. PUDDLE JUMPER BY …LOST CON-CAVED, PLANING SURFACE SPEEDER. DOMESTIC BLISS WITH A TWIST “This is the most excited I have ever been about a small wave surfboard.” ~ Ma..
. It's been a great week of surf, and to add to the fantastic week we've been having we have also had our new Zuma Jay 2016 summer mens, ladies and kids clothing range arrive at the shop. As a small independent surf shop run by surfers, we pride ourselves on making premium surf clothing that we love to wear. This year is no different, we have taken some of our classic surf t-shirt designs and given them a modern twist, as always we have also added some new design..