Lib Tech Funnelator Surfboard Review


Ian reviews the Lib Tech Funnelator surfboard:

The Lib Tech Funnelator surfboard is one of the most exciting boards we’ve seen in the already legendary construction!

The Funnelator is essentially a turbo charged groveller with shortboard performance, designed to thrive in smaller waves and boost your speed and performance to the next level.

The Funnelator is without doubt a groveller with a wide and full plan shape and parallel rails to increase speed and glide in weaker mushier waves. This pocket-rocket is a wave-hog which incorporates “Compression Flow Accelerator Technology”, a unique double V bottom contour which funnels water from a deep concave into a narrowing double V creating a jet propulsion effect. This ‘funnelling’ of water boosts your speed projecting you effortlessly into your next manoeuvre and over any ‘soft’ sections. The other key feature is the thinned out tail and exaggerated tail rocker which promotes tight and snappy turns you’d normally only manage to execute on a high-performance shortboard. The thinned out rail at the tail gives ‘bite’ on the waves face and the swallow tail shape promotes release for looser more radical surfing.

Could surfboard construction Nirvana actually be here?

As surfers we’ve all dreamed about owning a high performance surfboard with all the positive attributes of a traditional PU board but with none of the inherent fragility that comes with this construction.

Lib Tech are about to change everything you know about surfboards and everything you thought was possible in surfboard construction.

Using 31 brand-new components to the surf industry and calling on 30 years of experience constructing environmentally friendly surfboards, skateboards and snowboards, it was inevitable that Lib Tech were going to produce some remarkable surfboards using this ground breaking, environmentally friendly manufacturing process. Each of the Lib Tech surfboards is handcrafted in the USA with an unwavering focus on building THE toughest high performance surfboards in the world with a commitment to operating in an environmentally responsible manner.

The construction process uses a Nitrogen cell Foam (25-40% recycled content) core for maximum strength and pop. The foam is closed cell, completely waterproof and won’t absorb water.
Hexzylon Fibre Foam Skin, this is a smooth, strong, impact and ding resistant layer with the signature Hex pattern.
Next comes the unique Woven Basalt Fibre which is additive free super strong and resists heel dents.
The Bio-Matrix Resin is super strong and environmentally friendly with the best flex qualities of traditional PU and a longer lifespan than Epoxy.

Lib Tech surfboards are fitted with the lightest and toughest fin boxes on the market. They also use Sprock Blocks at the tail to add even more durability to the most fragile areas on the board. Even the leash plug has been given the same attention with 6061 T6 Aircraft aluminium pins and lightweight fibre composite cups.

Boardshop is happy to consider taking an old or unwanted surfboard as a trade-in against a new board, so If you have any questions about this we’d be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices or enquiries you might have, just drop us an email to or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.

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