Mark Richards Flying Saucer Review

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What the Mark Richards website says about the Flying Saucer:

‘Geoff McCoy made me a ‘double ender’ single fin in the mid 70’s and I always loved how it looked and how it performed. I had always been keen to do my own version of this board, updating it with modern features, and so evolved the Flying Saucer.

For the outline, I used various parts of my old templates, and it was a total hand-shape from a raw blank. I used an old 70’s outline template, married it to a modern low rocker, with even thickness distribution throughout, to create a board that paddled well and was easy to ride in a variety of conditions. You could call it a ‘quiver killer’ as this one board will cover you for almost everything. Think of it as a ‘blown-up’ easier-to-ride shortboard, or a refined hybrid fish.


  • Thickness carried up into the first 12″ of the nose to improve floatation and paddling
  • No wings, which increases the tail area, which helps to keep it gliding in small surf
  • A constant clean outline template
  • Low nose rocker for planing over dead sections
  • A single-to-double concave bottom
  • A flatter than normal deck roll resulting in increased volume in the rail to stop it sinking in small surf. Also great for paddling.

There are 3 options for the tail shape:

  • stock as a round tail
  • a swallowtail
  • a rounded square tail.

The standard fin set-up is an FCS 3 fin Thruster but can be custom ordered with 5 sets of plugs to give you the Quad / Thruster option.’

Image Source: Mark Richards

Image Source: Mark Richards Blog

What people are saying about it:

“@markrichardssurfboards one of the best boards I’ve owned 6’2″ perfect all-rounder.” – user josh.burnes on Instagram

“That looks mint for a bigger sled!” – user ax_mackenzie on Instagram

“Virtually what I surf but mine bit thinner to bring the volume down to about 38.. great all-round board and size. Just looks like it works.” – user chikungunyabob on Instagram

“I’d call that a quiver killer.” – user foamdust55 on Instagram

Size Available:
Size range is from 5’6″ up to 7’6″.

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