Firewire Greedy Beaver Review

What the Firewire site says about the Greedy Beaver:

‘The Greedy Beaver has a real shortboard feel with a compressed longboard outline, a true crossover board with midlength retro glide and shortboard maneuverability. Put it on rail while engaging the single to double concave, step on the rounded pin and it surfs like a shortboard in the pocket. Or take advantage of the single to double concave and large planing surface to trim effortlessly over dead sections. The beveled rail reduces the overall thickness, adding performance including rapid direction changes. Raise your wave count every session with the paddle power of the Greedy Beaver while turning on a dime as you thread your way through the pack.’

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What people are saying about it:

“A user friendly hybrid, the Firewire Greedy Beaver is the ultimate crossover board. Offering the best of both worlds, the Greedy Beaver delivers the feel of a shortboard with a compressed longboard outline. This truly versatile shape can be used deep in the pocket, leaning into deep cutbacks or to simply make the most of lumpy summer junk. A true crossover board with mid length retro glide and shortboard maneuverability means fun in the surf no matter what the waves have in store.

The Greedy Beaver is fairly similar in shape to the beloved Takayama Scorpion save but a few notable differences. There is slightly more nose rocker for easy last second drops, a modern concave on the bottom, and a five fin set up. Also the fullness of the nose has been pulled in, reducing swing weight while retaining stability and glide. The popularity of these type of mid-length hybrid shapes continues to rise as surfers discover the potential in varied waves and conditions.” –

“Very fun board, especially for bigger people, I have the 6’8″ I am 6’2″ 220(100kg), and it works well in waist to chest high wind swell. Can do top turns and floaters on it easily, fast off the bottom and goes through the flat sections without bogging. Surfed it in overhead solid ground swell beach break, doable but shortboard works better. Excellent board if you live somewhere where the waves aren’t that great and you want to have fun and catch a ton of waves, but still can crack the lip.” – Cecil on

“Bought this as a daily driver and it hasn’t disappointed. Decent in the small stuff, but comes to life above chest high. The pulled in tail is suited for better waves and holds well on steeper faces. Forward volume makes it an easy paddler. There are better boards for true groveling, but few that will have the range as this one. Also love the TT construction.” – PJ on

“I usually ride short fishy boards in the 5’4″-5’6″ range. Paddling around and getting waves from the selfish longboarders at my local spot prompted me to choose the 6’0″ Greedy Beaver, even though that’s the longest board I’ve had in almost 20 years. This board surfs shorter than it is, so I’m glad I went with the 6’0″ for a little more paddle power. These boards do not feel or surf like short longboards though. Don’t be fooled by the wide nose. I think you’ll be stoked.” – pagey on Firewire Surfboards forum

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