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The space roach is a relatively conventional board in comparison to most from Gato Heroi, but it still maintains a Gato aesthetic and performance. Built for guys transitioning from a shortboard into the single fin feel, this board has a subtle roll under the chest allowing for ease of paddling and nice trim when toward the front. The double concave in the back 1/4 of the board gives drive when the surfer is coming off the bottom or out of turns. This is an easy surfing board great for a variety of conditions and a great model for that transitioning surfer.
Fin Boxes: Box Single (Fins not included)
Tail shape: Rounded Tail
Available sizes: 6'0, 6'3
Gato Heroi produces surfboards worldwide and offers limited selection of models and custom edition shapes
Australia wide postage available or local pick-up, choose at checkout. Boards in stock (see graph above) are ready to be sent & are sent out on the same day of purchase with tracking provided. Boards are safely packed in a box with layers of bubble wrap. See our shipping & FAQ tab above or visit this link: https://www.sanbah.com/pages/shipping-faq
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Our online stock is linked to our inventory so what you see online is in stock.
While we try to keep our inventory as accurate as possible, there will sometimes be errors in the system. In this instance, we will notify you as soon as possible and process a refund on the same day.
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- Postage to NSW: FREE
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- Postage to WA: $70
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- Postage to TAS: $60.
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- Allow 2 - 7 days business days Shipping Time.
- Postage on Bodyboards Australia Wide: $20
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204 Union Street,
The Junction NSW 2291
(02) 4962 2420
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204 Union Street,
The Junction NSW 2291
(02) 4962 2420
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The gato roach - not to be confused with their space roach model, is a classic old school single fin shortboard from the era of the short board evolution -1967-70. S deck, full rails, and belly, all ensure a smooth ride - no such thing as pumping or chop hops here. There are plenty of sweet spots on the board. You can ride hard from the tail, from the middle or even at the nose - it trims perfectly through flat sections and with the right fin, you can still jam a hard turn.
I have tried a few fins, but love the True Ames Yater 7.5 fin. It's a perfect blend of speed and performance. I did try an 8 inch Greenough 4a, but it felt like i was logging. I also tried a 7 inch Greenough 4a and that was better, but still very sticky on the turns. The more upright and stiffer yater fin gives the board more release and even though there aren't really any hard edges (even on the tail), you can still push hard through turns.
This is a pleasure to ride so far. I've only had it up to chest high so i'm super keen to see how big this will ride, but it works in open beachies and rippy little shore breaks - it's much more versatile than other single fins i have ridden. And nothing quite feels as good as barrel on a single fin. The roach makes it pretty easy with its full rail bottom turns that push you out to where the wave is folding over.
If you want to feel something different on a wave - definitely try one of these. Beautifully shaped by Andy at Wild Things and glassed to last. Sanbah/Ripcurl shipped this to my door pretty much the next day after purchase. Amazing customer service!
Great people to work with, recieved order promptly and well packed. Happy to be a return customer.
Great quality and really good delivery service.
Super fun little board, got it a few inches shorter than my height and it goes perfect. Thicker beak nose makes it easy to paddle onto waves and would definitely use the mayhem quad set with it. Staff at sanbah were super friendly and helpful, always go the extra mile. Best surf shop around. 6/5 stars
Nice little surfskate, good alternative for the more expensive brands. Fast delivery!
The crew at Sanbah answered my questions, then delivered products interstate. Love their work!