McTavish Rincon Review


What the McTavish site says about the Rincon:

‘One of the first more user-friendly designs of the Shortboard Revolution, the Rincon is named after its first breakthrough performance in early 1968, at Rincon, California – the Queen of the Coast. It followed straight after the deep-vee Plastic Machines of 1967, and the flatter bottom and finer rocker allowed fantastic speed down-the-line, allowing a ride from way out on the Indicator, clear to the highway, on any set wave! It’s low rocker, slight vee, rounded bankable rails, and specific fin design deliver sweet, controlled speed and trim, plus smooth arcing turns and acceptable pivots, making it versatile for beach breaks as well as points. Constructed from 1968 materials… Volan cut laps and deck patch to reduce nose weight… the Rincon is one sweet rider with timeless appeal.’

Image Source: McTavish Surfboards

Image Source: McTavish Surfboards

Image Source: McTavish Surfboards

Image Source: McTavish Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“Seeing the Rincon evolve through stages with Matt and Bob I knew that it was going to be special and they totally nailed it with a board that is super versatile and a joy to ride. With the design straight out of the late 60’s she definitely has that old school jive but is also responsive enough to get you on a rail or out of a tight situation when you need it. Perfect for drawing simple smooth lines on that lonely peak just down the beach that everyone else is looking past.” – Christian ‘Wispy’ Barker on Surftubes NZ

“Beautiful.” – user Billurbany on Instagram

“Happy with my Rincon – took a bit to get used to – stand more forward on this board.” – user mrowe31 on Instagram

“So rad.” – user dime6106 on Instagram

“The Rincon is straight out of late 68′ and not a direct copy of anything in particular. Existing templates were amalgamated and the best design elements of the era were fused to create a functional mid-length that can be surfed off the tail but allows the surfer to step forward to trim or make adjustments from the middle. Bob and I agree the plan shape is very standard for the era, no ground breaking design elements but sometimes less is more. I have always yearned for a mid-length that could be surfed in a variety of conditions- dare I say the one board quiver… and The Rincon is it! A very user friendly board that allows for a variety of skill levels and waves, The Rincon blends the best elements of the transitional era into one practical board. After testing a few different variations of the model in every wave type, size and conditions I am so stoked! On a 7’8”- 7’11”. The special 9” Rincon flex fin by the Wiz is also a perfect match for this board. Deep bottom turns set me up for a terrific ‘fling’ down the line and very hi octane hot dogging. The Rincon blends the best elements of the transitional era into one practical board.” – Matt Chojnacki on Surftubes NZ

Sizes Available:

6’10” x 21″ x 2 3/4″
7’0″ x 21″ x 2 3/4″
7’2″ x 21″ x 2 3/4″
7’4″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 7/8″
7’6″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 7/8″
7’8″ x 21 1/2″ x 2 7/8″
7’10” x 21″ x 3″
8’0″ x 22″ x 3 1/8″
8’2″ x 22″ x 3 1/8″
8’4″ x 22″ x 3 1/8″

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