Gordon and Smith Modern Machine Review


What the Gordon and Smith Surfboards site says about the Modern Machine:

‘The Modern Machine’s simple concept of “Rounder, Wider, and Thinner”, combined with elements of the Egg, made this a best seller in the mid 70’s. If you are looking for the best all-around board design for everyday surf that’s free-flowing and loose…this is the one!’

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What people are saying about it:

“One of my favorite boards back in the day!” – user kcristoforo on Instagram

“Awesome!” – user frenchimport on Instagram

“At the beginning of summer I bought this board, not knowing anything about it. Turns out I’ve really enjoyed it, and decided it is great choice for surfing some of the slower breaks that people like to longboard even when the surf gets big. It has lots of foam, and little drag with the single fin, so I can get into waves nearly as well as I can with my 9′ board, which make me competitive with the longboards.” – user isurfinLJ on SwayLocks

“Great in small to head high surf. In mushy small waves, it will perform very well. In better waves, it will carve with ease. I surfed one of these for many years and have an old one in my garage. The perfect all around board.” – user Shilo on Surf Science

Size Range:

5’6″ – 8’6″

Sample Dimensions:

Length: 6’10” Width: 21.5″ Nose: 16″ Tail: 14.5″ Thickness: 2.75″

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