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Since its inception, The SUB-DRIVER has remained our most consistently successful “WQS” competition board. Year after year, competitors around the world request Sub Drivers as a special weapon for the varied and unpredictable surf of the World Qualifying Series.
First developed in 2010, for Kolohe Andino. In 2011 Kolohe won 5 WQS events during his WCT qualifying season...all on Sub-Drivers. Mick Fanning took notice, and that same year, famously grabbed one of Kolohe’s old discarded SUB-DRIVERs and blazed through many heats at The Lowers Pro, claiming the board “completely changed his perception of what a competition board can be”. He later carried, and used one, multiple times during his 2013 World Title run. Since then, the list of surfers finding success on this design is long.
In 2017, we are still making as many custom Sub-Drivers for Pro surfers as ever. Somewhat radical in its design, it was originally created by hand cutting about 1” off the nose and tail of a “DRIVER” model. Its most prominent features being the slightly wider than average nose, a noticeably wide hip and tail block with spiral vee behind the rear fin. The full nose provides stability for landing airs. The wide hip in front of the fins creates a sort of parallel outline for drive. The noticeable hip/bump at the fins, angling into the wide squash tail, breaks the rail line and gives the surfer a pivot point to crank tight, powerful turns. The wide tail block makes for a stable platform in small waves and at low speeds, and combined with all the other elements allows the board to be ridden pretty short. The rail rocker transitions from a modest concave under the front foot, transitioning to flat at the rear fin, and continuing upward into noticeable, double concave, vee out the tail. There is a good amount of double concave through the tail, adding lift and helping the water squirt through and release. Good surfers say “it pushes back, even in small waves”. The Sub-Driver not only benefits Pros, it really is perfect for most “Bros”. Short and stubby with plenty of built in drive, it’s easy to catch waves and generate speed on. It loves small to average surf.
Construction: Lightspeed (Read more about Lightspeed construction below)
Glassing: Standard (4+4 deck, 4 bottom)
Fin Boxes: FCS2/Futures x 3 (Choose option above - Fins not included)
Tail shape: Rounded Square
Dimensions/Litres: See size graph above
"LightSpeed is our brand new ProFormance Epoxy surfboard construction built with lightweight EPS foam and high strength epoxy resin.
LightSpeed uses a combination of Rapid-Reflex Carbon Fiber as well as our exclusive vibration dampening Innegra-Fibers , woven into the finest custom performance fiberglass cloth.
LightSpeed is feather light and exceptionally fast, allowing you to take your surfing to new levels of speed and performance. Developed in-house at Lost, using our crew of board builders we worked closely with our team of top flight professional surfers to create the best possible technology for high performance surfing.
Feel the difference today." - Matt Biolos
Hand shaped and finished in Australia, Lost Surfboards maintain the highest quality and professional craftsmanship as Matt Biolos designs are created to suit local conditions. The patented Carbon Wrap Technology has also become an iconic surfboard design as surfers look to take their surfing to the next level.
Australia wide postage available or local pick-up, choose at checkout. Boards in stock (see graph above) are ready to be sent & are shipped 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
- Free Australia wide surfboard shipping on selected models - View selected models here
- Free NSW surfboard/softboard postage - Shop all surfboards & Softboards here
- Free Australia wide postage on all items over $100 (excluding boards to some states). For items below $100, a flat rate of $7.95 occurs.
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.
- FREE Postage Australia wide on all items $100 or over*
- $7.95 Flat rate on orders under $100.
- Click and collect available also. Choose at checkout and pickup in-store.
- * Free Postage excludes Surfboards/Softboards to some areas - See surfboard postage below
Signature on delivery is required for orders over $100 - Please ensure you supply an address that can be used for signature on delivery. No delivery to PO Boxes.
- Postage to NSW: FREE
- Postage to QLD & VIC: $35
- Postage to WA: $70
- Postage to SA: $50.
- Postage to NT: $100.
- Postage to TAS: $60.
- Choose Postage at Checkout.
- Allow 2 - 7 days business days Shipping Time.
- Postage on Bodyboards Australia Wide: $20
You can choose to pick up your purchase in-store. Please choose this option at the checkout instead of postage. Your item will be put behind the counter ready for collection once the sale is finalised online.
204 Union Street,
The Junction NSW 2291
(02) 4962 2420
Full priced items - eligible for exchange or online store credit
Promotion/sale items - final sale and not eligible for return or exchange
If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we're here to help! We don’t refund on change of mind purchases, however we do exchange full priced items within 14 days of the order date.
Please contact us at (02) 4962 2420 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues that may arise with your online order.
Conditions of Return/Exchange
If you aren’t happy with your purchase, make sure you have read our conditions of return then follow the steps below:
Post your return to:
Sanbah Surf Shop
ATT: Online Exchanges
204 Union Street,
The Junction NSW 2291
(02) 4962 2420
We are so sorry if you receive a product that is faulty or incorrect. If this happens, please follow the below so that we can sort the issue out as quickly as possible for you!
How much is postage for Gift Vouchers?
Free postage to anywhere in Australia and guaranteed delivery within 7 business days.
Can Gift Vouchers be used to purchase items on the website?
No, Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed in-store.
How long is a Sanbah Grindhouse voucher valid?
36 months from date of purchase.
If I lose my Gift Voucher am I still able to redeem it if I can show a receipt?
Unfortunately no. Gift Vouchers are the responsibility of the customer and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
Please note, due to Sanbasic Homewares being Artisan Handmade, colours, shades & finishes may vary from product to product. Homewares include products from this page: https://www.sanbah.com/collections/homewares
Homewares Care Instructions
Our products are handmade by artisans, making them delicate and if not properly cared for can result in undesirable damages, this may also result in slight variations between pieces.
We recommended storing our collection of homewares out of the direct weather to prolong life. Exposure to weather may cause damage to the product.
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This is a great board that will give you a few options on how to surf it, from a single fin to a trip fin and the a single to side bites either way your going to have fun.
Work great for swimming laps to keep the water out
This wetsuit is a beautiful quality and fitted perfectly. The garment is true to size and looks great. Delivery was super fast.
These grips are not only environmentally friendly but come in a number of different configurations for different tail shapes and feel. They work well.
I ordered the 5’10, 39L FireWire Seaside and a set of machado quad fins to suit it for myself, a 5’9 75kg beginner surfer. Both items were delivered across the country quite quickly and were packed well to prevent any damage occurring. One of the fin boxes was an EXTREMELY tight fit to get the fin in initially but other then that, quality is amazing. Unfortunately I haven’t had the opportunity to test the board out too much yet but so far it feels great. Easy enough to duck dive and very manoeuvrable . I will have no problems ordering from Sanbah again.