The Firewire Addvance has proven to be a magic board for a very broad selection of surfers. With the front end and volume of a Mini Mal and the pulled in tail of a performance Fish, the Addvance catches waves with ease and once you’re up and riding can change direction like a shortboard. ADDvance your surfing!
6’6” x 21 1/2” x 3” - 48L
6’8” x 22” x 3 1/16” - 53.6L
6’10” x 22 5/8” x 3 1/16” - 56.9L
7’0” x 22 3/4” x 3 1/16” - 59.7L
7’2” x 23” x 3 1/8” - 61.9L
7’6” x 23 1/2” x 31/4” - 69.6L
From the shaper
The Firewire Addvance is the love child of Taj Burrows father Vance and long time Firewire collaborator Nev Hyman. Never before has a surfboard packed quite as much volume into what is a pretty modern shape. With a Five Fin configuration the Addvance has endless possibilities and is guaranteed to inject some serious fun back into your surfing.
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what we like
I grabbed a 6ft 8 Addvance from the Firewire demo fleet and headed west for the weekend. On arrival it was obvious that Tragic Mislead had inexplicably over estimated the forecast 4 to 5ft swell! Still, I bit the bullet and paddled out on the Addvance in two foot of glass.
Once I’d got used to the buoyancy I started to have some fun. I caught almost everything I paddled for and managed to out paddle most of the longboarders on the peak. Any reservations I had about the board were completely unfounded. In fact I had one of those magic summer sessions that I won’t forget in a hurry.
Who’s the Addvance for?
The Addvance is a very adaptable surfboard. The larger sizes appeal to the bigger guy who needs some extra volume or the longboarder looking for a more manoeuvrable board in better conditions.
The smaller sizes are a great option for the smaller rider looking for a first “shortboard”, and a brilliant option for the adept surfer who wants to have fun in smaller waves.
Choosing your construction
The Firewire Addvance Surfboard is available in either LFT or TimberTek construction, both of which are more durable than standard PU (fibreglass). For the average surfer this is often an aesthetic decision with only minute differences in performance detectable by experienced surfers only.
Don’t be afraid of the volume
At Boardshop we try and surf every board possible, and may have normally over looked the Addvance due to its length and volume. Granted it is by no means a high performance board for going vertical in pristine 6ft waves. We have loads of more suitable surfboards in stock for that. But were all amazed by the performance and hold in this board. Yes it has extreme floatation and wave catching ability. But with your back foot over the fins the mini swallow tail comes into its own, allowing really quick turns, and hold in waves that you would not normally consider with a board of this volume. Sometimes the ultra short grovel board just does not catch enough waves, open your mind and give the Addvance a go, you may well be blown away!
We’re here to help
Boardshop is a relatively small business boasting portfolio of THE best and most popular surfboard brands available. Buying a first surfboard or the latest performance shortboard can be a little daunting and we like nothing more than simplifying these decisions for you. We’ll make sure that you end up with a suitable board for your size, ability, budget and conditions. We love what we do and love to talk surfing.
Ride Out guarantee
We can’t think of anything worse than one of our customers buying a new surfboard and not being completely stoked with it. To this end we have taken the game changing decision to offer a 30 Day Ride Out Guarantee! What this means for you, our valued customer, is that you can buy with total confidence knowing that if you’re not completely in love with your new board we’ll happily take it back within the 30 days and exchange it for another...no worries! (as long as you haven’t trashed it!)
Phil Whittley (reviewed 27/10/2018)
Daniel Hannu (reviewed 26/10/2018)
Paul Williams (reviewed 29/09/2018)
Matt (reviewed 29/05/2018)
This board is the nuts! Literally caught every wave I went for, it paddles great and surfs even better. A slight adjustment of my footing meant I could go from long drawn out turns to quick snappy turns.
To top it off, this board is a work of art!
Rory (reviewed 15/04/2018)
Annette (reviewed 17/10/2017)
Oliver (reviewed 27/09/2017)
Elliott (reviewed 30/05/2017)
peter mason (reviewed 06/02/2017)
Martin Duplock (reviewed 30/12/2016)
will (reviewed 02/10/2016)
Richard (reviewed 18/09/2016)
Jossy (reviewed 15/09/2016)
David Jenkins (reviewed 29/08/2016)
Addvice - talk with the guys at boardshop, they seem happy to chat away about surfing and will match you up to the correct size board.
Giorgio (reviewed 06/04/2016)
matthew downing (reviewed 18/02/2016)
CHRIS FIRTH (reviewed 09/10/2015)
Thanks for all the advice and a great service from your delivery team. I was very impressed that they change my deliver option at the 11th hour and refunded me the difference.
Well done all round. Thank you.
Rich (reviewed 21/11/2014)