Maurice Cole Protow Review

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What the Mauric Cole Surfboards website says about the Protow:

‘The most advanced surfboard on the market.

The step up board from the Metro-TT has had a major design evolution. Now a 1/4″vee in the nose deflects chop and decreases wind lift in large conditions. There is also more thickness under the chest, with a flat deck and a chined rail, meaning the board feels thinner under your arm but has hidden volume under the chest. Concave sits at 3/8” graduating to a 1/2″ vee off the tail for more grip and a rail line flip behind the fins which releases at high speeds. The board happily handles from head high to as big as you can catch.

Based on the tow series evolution. The design has a deep concave that is punctuated by a sharp rail which in historical terms would have created a board that would go really fast in a straight line. The Protow ushers in a new era of speed and carve surfing with a rail that won’t let go even in the most critical bottom turn scenario.

The Protow pairs perfectly with the metroas the MC 2 board quiver. Width and volume in the right places create a board that quite often floats better than a conventional board 3 or 4 inches longer and facilitates tighter stronger turns with considerably less effort. This board will have you paddling over the grommets but will impress with its performance steep and deep.’

Image Source: Surf Tangents

30.08 - 48.73 LVolume
2 - 8ftIdeal Wave Height

What people are saying about it:

“The MC Protow focuses on speed, hold, control and confidence in bigger surf. The Protow has the majority of its foam concentrated under your chest, with foiled nose, tail and rails.

We surfed this board in 6’3, 6’6, 6’8 and 7’0 sizes, in both Cape Hatteras and Puerto Rico. The concentration of foam centered underneath your chest is noticeable and really helps in paddling, catching waves and beating current. Keeping the nose thin keeps it lighter which helps when swinging it around through turns. This board has good maneuverability on the open face, which is sometimes lacking in some compact step-ups. The edge hold on vertical waves is completely off the charts. The thinned out, crisp edged rails give you unreal hold and highline confidence. When you go back to a rounded rail it makes you feel like someone took your fins off. The crisp edge is also faster, as the water leaves the board faster with less drag. Bottom line? This board hauls ass and makes un-makeable waves more makeable.” – REAL Watersports

“The steeper and faster the waves got, the better the Prowtow performed. Built for speed, it’s a great travel board for those surprise swells. It won’t leave you under gunned.” – Board Riders Review

“With good waves consistently hitting the Vicco coast and winter on its way, you need a board for the conditions and no-one does them quite like @mcsurfboards especially his #protow model. These things fly! You will never go faster on a surfboard than on one of these. Nice thick 5 ply stringers for added strength, these things are built for the solid stuff.” – user zaksurfboards on Instagram

“My 6’2 is a great step up board????????????????” – user dylanwouldgo on Instagram

“Fastest board I have ever been on. Thanks to @mcsurfboards #protow” – user jeremyinbali on Instagram

“I’ve got a 6’3 Protow. Freakiest board I’ve ever had, and very different to surf.

There is absolutely nothing average or normal about it; Hard rails to the nose, very deep concave, then a significant vee behind the fins, i.e. very straight rocker along the stringer and lots of rocker along the rail line. Lots of beef through most of the board, but very fine through the tail

It does not like fluffy waves or chop, and has a sluggish first gear, but holy mackerel it lights up in decent surf. I’m used to quads (and this is a thruster), so have had some teething issues re sweet spot/weight distribution, but I’m getting it dialed.

It can be surfed very radically in the pocket, with zero nursing required, and I can’t wait to surf it in Indo.

Not a DD, but a temperamental beast to be ridden when conditions are right.” – Maz on SURFER Magazine forum

Size Chart:

6’0″ x 19.75″ x 2.44″ | 30.08
6’2″ x 20″ x 2.5″ | 32.73
6’3″ x 20″ x 2.63″ | 33.93
6’4″ x 20.5″ x 2.63″ | 35.38
6’6″ x 20.75″ x 2.75″ | 38.37
6’8″ x 21″ x 2.75″ | 39.94
6’10” x 20.44″ x 3″ | 42.99
7’0″ x 21″ x 3.25″ | 48.73

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