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421 Fish - In Stock

The 421 Fish is a versatile, high-performance quad fish based on our popular 419 Fish. The 421 has evolved to a crown deck, narrower nose and rounded dove tail for more top-to-bottom surfing and tighter arcs. Designed for wave ranges from waist-high to overhead at beach breaks, points, reefs or slabs. Ideal for beginners through expert surfers. The 421 Fish offers a predictable, skateboard-like feel and adds some fun, new performance line options when compared to a classic Fish. The 421 fish can go wherever your eyes and ability can take you. Don't see your size listed? View made to order dimensions.

"Much more versatile. Tighter turning radius but still very very fast down the line!!!" - Rusty Team Feedback

 

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Rusty's Notes

It's All In The Details

Designed on April 19th, 2019. The 419 was designed to be a “Classic Fish.” The 421 is a crown deck, narrower nose and tail, version of the 419. Designed as a Quad. I have a long history with Fish Designs starting with my first custom - a La Jolla Surfboards 8’10 Custom Twin Pin in 1967. World Contest, San Diego, 1972, Jim Blears 1st Place on a Fish. David Nuuhiwa, 2nd Place on a Fish. While working at G&S, 1972 through the spring of 1974, I became good friends with Skip Frye. Learned a lot from him. He was into Fish designs. I have countless versions of a Fish in my design files. We wanted to officially release a little racier Fish for the summer of 2023. The 419 has a light single that turns into a double vee in the back third. The 421 has a modest Rapid Entry. Approximately -.15 Rapid Entry concave that fades into a shallow hooked vee in the business zone. 


5’10 Stock Dims Comparison 421 Fish 419 Fish
Center Width 21 21
Nose 15.6 16.4
Tail 16.2 16.6
Tip to Tip 8.4 9.8
A bit more tail rocker 1.9 1.85
Still a fairly low entry 3.7 3.6
Deck Type Crown Flat
Thickness 2.38 2.14
Volume 34L 34L 


    THE BEST FISH FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE SURFING

    APPROACH & STYLE

    The 421 Fish is your new favorite high performance fish. This board will perform best in waves that are waist to overhead in size. Ideal for beginners through expert surfers looking for high performance fun.

    FEATURES & BENEFITS

    WHAT MAKES THIS BOARD WORK

    Rapid Entry Front


    A subtle single concave from the tip of the nose, starts to shallow out through the center of the board. It feeds water back through the midsection and into “the zone” between the feet, generating a great deal of speed and drive.

    Front Single Concave 
    421 back concave

    Shallow Hooked Vee


    Bottom contour turns into a “hooked” vee as it approaches the rear foot, coming into the front fins. The deepest part of this double con is under the rear of the front fin. The deep concave in the front creates lift. A double concave creates a lateral break and helps to initiate turns. It helps to focus the water through the fins. By deepening the concave and focusing it close to the rail, deepest under the front fins, it gives extra hold and provides additional thrust and drive.

    Slight Vee Off the Tail


    The bottom finishes with a slight vee off the last few inches of the board. That helps to finish turns, smooth and connected.

    421 rocker


    DIMENSIONS

    BOARD SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS

    Length
    Width
    Thickness
    Volume
    5'0" 19.75" 2.18" 24.8 L
    5'1" 19.87" 2.20" 25.5 L
    5'2" 20.00" 2.22"  26.3 L
    5'3" 20.13" 2.24" 27.2 L
    5'4"  20.25"  2.26" 28.1 L
    5'5"  20.37" 2.28" 29.0 L
    5'6" 20.50" 2.30" 30.0 L
    5'7" 20.63" 2.32" 31.0 L
    5'8" 20.75" 2.34" 32.0 L
    5'9" 20.87" 2.36"  33.0 L 
    5'10" 21.00" 2.38" 34.0 L
    5'11"  21.13" 2.40" 35.0 L
    6'0" 21.25" 2.42" 36.0 L
    6'1" 21.37" 2.44" 37.0 L
    6'2" 21.50" 2.46" 38.1 L
    6'3" 21.63" 2.48" 39.3 L
    6'4" 21.75" 2.51" 40.6 L
    6'5" 21.87" 2.54" 42.0 L
    6'6" 22.00" 2.58" 43.5 L
    6'7" 22.13" 2.63" 45.1 L
    6'8" 22.25" 2.68" 46.8 L

     

    *NOTE: PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

    **ALL STANDARD DIMENSION BOARDS WILL COME STOCK WITH NO ADDED FEATURES.

    ***PRICE SHOWN IS FOR PU SURFBOARDS ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

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