Firewire Vacay Review

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What the Firewire Surfboards site says about the Vacay:

‘A fantastic entry level mini-mal with seamless ‘learn to surf’ capability and great crossover potential for the competent surfer seeking retro glide and maneuverability.

The Vacay gives leisurely cruise across flat sections with stability, but it also works in the pocket, especially for surfers with a wide stance and even pressure between front and back foot.

This model is an extension of the Greedy Beaver but it most noticeably differs through the back half of The Vacay’s outline.

The Vacay draws back to a squash tail where the Greedy Beaver would instead come to a rounded pin, and that gives the Vacay more lift and more of a ‘shortboard’ feel while surfing.

Additionally, this shape has a single concave that splits to a double concave towards the tail, which adds a looser feeling beneath your back foot and an ability to pump the board a bit more than the Greedy Beaver. This also allows the Vacay to slide onto a rail more easily, allowing carves not usually possible on a ‘fun board’ type shape with a squash tail.

The Vacay is our favorite mid-length in 2018, and like any good vacation, it gives you the freedom to do what you want whether a quick trip to Santa Cruz or an hour on the Gold Coast.


(TimberTek) – The combination of a lightweight EPS core, sustainably-grown Paulownia wood deck skins, Firewire’s proprietary parabolic rail construction, and an Entropy bio-resin hot coat yield an extremely lightweight, durable surfboard with ALL of the high performance flex characteristics of Firewire’s existing technologies.
(Linear Flex Technology) White Deckskin – LFT incorporates Firewire’s SPRINGER HD, a 0.75″ (18 mm) wide aerospace composite that runs down the centerline of the board, representing the next generation in our SPRINGER technology. The SPRINGER HD runs the entire length of the board and plays a pivotal role in optimizing flex from nose to tail.’

Image Source: Cleanline Surf

Image Source: Boardshop

0-8ftIdeal Wave Height

What people are saying about it:

“It’s a crossover! I’m currently riding a 6’10 addvance and wanted something a little longer. The Vacay look like something that would suit me better in a 7’6. I stopped by Firewire in Carlsbad to check it out. It looks good!” – user Nightcrawler60 on Firewire Surfboards forum

“The Vacay is an awesome board with a forgiving nature for the entry level surfer and still plenty of dialled in performance for the seasoned rider looking for some summer glide and the odd turn when a section presents. The Vacay will glide across mushy sections with a nice predictable and stable feel and it is more than capable of surfing the pocket particularly for surfers with a wide, evenly weighted stance who are less inclined to drive with the back foot (great for the beginner/intermediate!).” – Boardshop

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