The Firewire Dominator Surfboard from the UK’s favourite online surf shop. It’s been there right from the start and if it wasn’t the first, it was, and still is one of the very best performance hybrids available. Never underestimate the Dominator, it can do pretty much anything within reason. Hooks you up on mushy days and is more than comfortable when it gets a little bigger.
5'2" x 19" x 2 1/8" - 23.3L
5'4" x 19 1/4" x 2 1/4" - 25.7L
5’6” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/16” - 28.3L
5’7” x 19 13/16” x 2 3/8” - 29.4L
5’8” x 20” x 2 3/8” - 31L
5’9” x 20 1/8” x 2 7/16” - 32.4L
5’10” x 20 1/4” x 2 1/2” - 33.5L
5’11” x 20 5/16” x 2 1/2” - 34L
6’0” x 20 1/2” x 2 1/2” - 34.8L
6’1” x 20 5/8” x 2 9/16” - 36.1L
6’2” x 20 3/4” x 2 5/8” - 38L
6’4” x 21” x 2 3/4 - 41.5L
6’6” x 21 1/4” x 2 7/8” - 45L
6’8” x 21 3/4” x 3” - 50L
6’10” x 22” x 3 1/4" - 55L
From the shaper
The Dominator boasts a voluptuous curvy outline with a pretty thick foil running tip to tail. The wide point was shifted back to reduce the nose width allowing it to negotiate those top turns without getting hung-up and still maintain its speed. Five fin boxes come as standard allowing experimentation with quad and thruster setups. Available in Future Shapes and the beautiful Timbertek Technology.
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Timmy Reyes talks Dominator
what we like
From day one it was apparent that the Firewire Dominator was the board many of us had been waiting for.
The vast majority of us aren’t embarrassed by head-high glass on tap, and have to make do with less than cover-shot conditions. Work, kids and family commitments are rarely beneficial to your surfing skills so we need to make the most of every wave we can sneak.
Not everyone wants to concede and go down the fun-board or Mal route, but many of us need a little help if we want to surf a shortboard in average waves. The Dominators generous proportions allow it to negotiate the flat spots and mushy sections without getting bogged down and will go vertical under the right feet.
Sizing The Dominator
For the more experienced rider the Dominator can be ridden pretty short (3 -4” shorter than your regular shortboard) making it a great option for weaker waves and winter when 5mm of neoprene is necessary.
Size the board up a little and it becomes a more inclusive craft. Older guys, the less experienced or the family man with limited water-time love its comfortable outline and its user friendly traits in the conditions most of us encounter on a regular basis. A board that is as relevant now as it was when it first arrived in the Boardshop warehouse some 10 years ago....fact.
why you should own a dominator
Staff owned Dominators
Two members of staff have a Firewire Dominator in their possession and have done for quite a time. One of the directors has a Timbertek 5ft 8. He is 5ft 10, weighs in at about 11 stone wet through and still raves about the Dominator’s ability in a wide range of conditions.
One of the lads who used to model for us was pretty new to surfing but determined not to ride anything but a shortboard as soon as he’d nailed the basics. At 5ft 7 and 10.5 stone he grabbed a 6ft 2 and headed for Australia. Two years later he is living within spitting distance of Byron, surfing better than most of us and still riding his Dominator.
Trade in your old board against a new Firewire
Boardshop runs a really simple Trade-In program, giving you the opportunity to offset your old surfboard against a brand-new Firewire.
Once you’ve decided what board you want to purchase, just send us an email with some good quality photos of your trade-in board along with a brief description outlining any damage or repairs. We’ll get back to you ASAP with an amount we’re prepared to give you for your board. We think we’re pretty fair with our valuations, whilst we don’t aim to make a profit from your board we certainly don’t want to make a loss. Check the Trade-In page for full details at Boardshop.co.uk
Nicolas Neumann (reviewed 17/04/2018)
Apart from that, the Dom is a great allrounder (less performance than the Dominator) and a true hybrid. I'd say its kinda similar to the puddle jumper series, but since its not as wide as the PJ, I'd give it a higher potential of going well in more performance oriented conditions.
If you need a one board quiver from 2-5 ft, this is it!
Ivan (reviewed 28/03/2018)
Krist (reviewed 15/01/2018)
Andrew Palmer (reviewed 07/06/2017)
The dominator profile is tried and tested and works as an allrounder for the widest range of surfers in need of a single board. The speed and manoeuvrability immediately helped connect turns and make some harder more vertical approaches to the lip.
Marco (reviewed 04/06/2017)
Peter (reviewed 19/10/2016)
Borh (reviewed 18/10/2016)
Very good purchase!!!
I love it guys, 100% recomendable.
Fabian (reviewed 06/08/2016)
Hannes (reviewed 08/02/2016)
Paul Mason (reviewed 20/01/2016)
The only downside is that if the Dominator is good at everything, it's not outstanding at anything. The BP is a better board for small, weak waves, and I have a 6'7" Sam Egan that's better in big surf. But you can't have everything! If you want a one-board quiver, this is it.
Note on size: as with all Firewires, smaller is better. I weigh 80kg and ride a 6'0"/34.9 litres. It's about right for me, a reasonably good surfer (decades of experience, not quite so much ability...); if I had to replace it, though, I'd probably think about the 5'10".
Mark Harland (reviewed 23/10/2015)
Thanks for getting this to me so quickly.
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Steve Mock (reviewed 08/12/2014)
Enric (reviewed 17/11/2014)
Oliver Crter (reviewed 27/10/2014)
Taylor (reviewed 09/07/2014)