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Firewire EVO Surfboard

Firewire EVO Surfboard
13 Customer Reviews - Read Them (13)

4.92 out of 5 stars

The Firewire Evo has been a game changer. The Holy Grail of the “one board quiver” is at last a reality. It relishes thigh-high days and punches above its weight when it’s head-high and a bit over! Technically the board has a lot going on; space age construction, channels, split quad concaves and the glaringly obvious lack of a pointy nose....It’s a mind set.

Stock dimensions

5'3" x 19" x 2 3/8" - 27.4L
5’4” x 19 1/4" x 2 7/16” - 29L
5’5” x 19 1/2” x 2 1/2” - 30.5L
5’6” x 19 3/4 x 2 9/16” - 32.2L
5’7” x 20” x 2 5/8” - 33.9L
5’8” x 20 1/4 x 2 11/16” - 35.6L
5’9” x 20 1/2" x 2 3/4” - 37.5L
5’10” x 20 3/4" x 2 13/16” - 39.3L
5’11” x 21” x 2 7/8” - 41.3L
6’0” x 21 1/4" x 3” - 44.2L
6’2” x 21 1/2” x 3 1/16” - 46.5L
6’4" x 21 3/4" x 3 1/8" - 49.2L

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From the shaper

This board is a modern incarnation of the MPH (modern planning hull). Immediately pleasing on the eye with a curvy outline which lends itself to seamlessly smooth changes of direction and made to measure for pocket surfing. Compared to the Vader, the Evo is a little wider at the mid-point and thereby a little more comfortable in smaller and mushier conditions.

Daniel Thompson (Tomo)

Our Review

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why we love the firewire evo

It has proven to be one of the most versatile surfboards we’ve ever stocked. Not only does the board really work in the conditions that most of our customers surf, but it works for a pretty broad spectrum of riders too.


Guys lucky enough to regularly surf the better quality waves in the UK and Europe have loved its ability to “fit” in the pocket and how its shorter length lends itself to snappier turns. First surfs on a new board can be a little difficult, but this magic board seems to have wowed our customers from the get-go. We’ve had guys ring us still in their wetsuits frothing about the speed and how it’s breathed life into their surfing and refreshed their surfing mojo.

User Friendly

For us lesser mortals who aren’t blessed with perfectly groomed waves arriving weekly and have to make do with less than perfect and very inconsistent swells the Firewire Evo was initially an unknown quantity. However it was soon apparent that this little surfboard had a few tricks up its sleeve and has proven to be the go-to board for guys looking to make the most out of what’s on offer.

The boards speed and relatively short length are absolutely perfect to squeeze every ounce out of smaller and weaker waves us every day Joes are served.

why we love the firewire evo

why you should own a tomo evo

Ok so apart from the fact that the majority of customers who’ve bought an Evo from us say it’s the best board they’ve ever ridden and that it seems to make everything easier! The levitating qualities produce blistering speed without sacrificing control. Guys who rip are linking more turns faster and more vertical than before and for the average weekend warrior the Firewire Evo Surfboard offers an easy paddling wave catching machine that encourages and actively assists rapid progression, your turns get snappier and you’ll surf faster than ever before. You might need to clear your head of any preconceptions but when you do you’ll be rewarded with a free flowing, turbo charged surfboard that rips in mush and flies in proper juice.

Why Buy From Boardshop

Boardshop is owned and staffed by a selection of characters with a common thread....a love for surfing. We don’t claim to be the best surfers on the planet, but what we do have is years of experience surfing all over the world, on a wide selection of boards. We pride ourselves on giving sound advice for all surfers, whether you’re looking for your first foamy or looking for that magic board for an epic trip overseas. We offer a unique service with unique features and key promises.

why you should own a tomo evo
Good groveller that also goes well in Solid Overhead French barrels...surprisingly!
This is my 2nd EVO. The first I ordered at my typical volume (28-29) but just didn't have the get up and go speed I expected as from previous Tomo's such as the Vanguard. However, recently bought a 5'6 to give it another try. I wanted it as a UK groveller (UK waves need more foam, and so does the added weight of your wet wetsuit). The 5'4 lacked paddle speed for hussling and hassling in the line-up, and really needed an exagerrated "cork effect" style take-off. The 5'6 however just had that added volume to negate the above. Despite the tails width, I felt you could really push it into turns. Much whippier than the Vanguard / Vadar, but still felt solid and lacked the skatiness of the Sci Fi. As long as it's on a rail then it'll hold. Even took it out in the run of solid swell before Ophelia in Lacanau. Heavy, hollow and overhead I thought would be it's nightmare. However it felt fast, responsive but also predicatable even though it was grossly over powered. This and the Omni together is basically your entire travel quiver, done! If these were both in Helium tech as well...wow. They'd be the most complete 2 board travel quiver and the lightest!
Fast adaptable little board
A startlingly quick and stable board.Ideal for the average waves that we get in North Devon. Easy to catch waves on . There have been no issues with duck diving and late drops which one might have anticipated. I surf it as a twin fin with rear stabiliser and enjoy the enhanced drifty feel from the hull. I have yet to put it fully on rail but I think this has been due to lack of opportunity so far rather than the board's design.

My only negative comment is that the rear 3 future fin boxes have been planed down so that the grub screw hole is so close to the fin box that it has a fine crack which may or may not deteriorate further and cause problems.
To help others size their board choice I am a reasonably fit 54 year old at 13.5 stone and 5'10".40 years of shortboarding under my belt with deteriorating ability.
EVO Timbertek 5'4 for kitersurf only
Just bought the EVO 5'4 TT for kitesurfing (6'1 for 84Kg). In small surf conditions with 17/22knts offshore wind great feeling, easy to turn, jibes are shorts when pushing on back foot. Caught a few nice waves, the "take off" is smooth and gives time to set feet properly (toe side for kiters!). off the lips are not radical as the volume is important.
Tried in 12m2 kite with 12/18 knots and 3-4 feet waves: awesome, this is where evo is probably the best i surfed so far (Vader 5'5 and Naish Global 6').
I will probably put additional pads (thick and smooooooth) as the board is very rigid and my legs are stiff after 2h kiting.
Th unknown now, how long with the board last? Reviews and tests are unconsistant on this point and firewire is not clear (FST for kite sure but TT seems OK)... some say great, some spread out doubt... I'll post another Evo comment in the next few months (and hope not before!!).
Boardshop has been reactive, serious and VERY Well PACKED. Price is good.
Great Service
Really happy with the product
Next board will be another Tomo
Hands down the best board I've ridden.

Tomo boards have been on my radar for a few years, finally bit the bullet.. wish I had done so sooner. It is incredible.

I'm 6 foot, 82KG, average surfer, normally ride a 6'4", went on the cautious side length wise and got the 5'8". In hindsight I should have gone shorter.

Have taken the board out for a fews sessions at points and reefs and have to say no other board is as much fun or does so much for my surfing.

If I had to there's only two things I could say that aren't good, but aren't bad either.

Duck diving:
If you're coming from a standard short board you may notice it's a bit different to duck dive. The wider nose doesn't dive as easily .. just takes a bit of getting used to, by the second session I wasn't noticing it.

Strong cross shores:
Surfed twice in strong cross shores (20-25 miles per hour) and the wind can catch the nose a bit when rotating through turns. Not really a problem, but if you're used to short boards you may notice it on very windy days.

Alright, the good stuff..

Incredible. Nothing I've ever ridden comes even close. Nearly every session someone has commented on the speed. I've played with many fin set ups over the years and fast fins usually take away some level of control, like the board becomes a bit jittery under foot as if it can't handle the speed. The Evo is both insanely fast and totally in control at the same time but still reacts to subtle movements when you want it to go somewhere.

Take off:
The drops blew me away. When the board hits the transition it feels as if the entire board is being lifted completely above the water - a rush of speed follows!! Enjoy!

Like a snowboard.. put it wherever you want. Shorter models must be ridiculous. Have not loaded any other board on a bottom turn the way I have this one.

I bought Hayden Shapes Large Futures Quad rear fins to go with this board and used the Roberts Honeycomb Large thrusters I already own as front fins. This combo works well for me.

Only thing I'd suggest is don't be afraid to go short.. if I was buying this model again I would go for the 5'6".

Firewire LFT:
Had never ridden LFT before, feels good, and no pressure dings on the deck so far.

This board is great in both good and average waves. In my experience so far 4 to 5 foot walls bring out the magic - the drops, the loaded bottom turns, the speed and control all come together to deliver the best surfing I've done.

Board bag:
Only mentioning this here so nobody gets caught out. When ordering this board I also ordered the Global System 10mm 5'10" shortboard bag. The 5'8" Evo fits this bag but it is VERY snug, my advice would be to get the 5'12" bag or go for a fish bag as they have a wider nose. I didn't go for a fish bag because I don't like the look of them. It was my first time buying anything Global System, they're good quality and would recommend.

Good folks to deal with, everything was shipped within a day.

Would I recommend this board?
Without hesitation. This is the best board I've ever surfed.
Best customer service I have ever had and will be buying more stuff from you guys.
I must say you guys have been great! Best customer service I have ever had and will be buying more stuff from you guys.
So thanks again and have an awesome surf. Hopefully get my evo wet this weekend!
Evo 5'8
Top service, board came down very quick in perfect condition.
Evo surfed it once so far... Does every thing it says on the tin.. Too easy !
Board arrived without a scratch, Ian was spot on with the sizing!
Hi, The boards arrived without a scratch and please tell Ian he was spot on with the Evo sizing, it looks perfect. Cheers Brett
All the speed you can want
At first paddling is feels a little slow but once you get up to a certain speed, even padling it just picks you up , and speed increases dramatically !!
And once up and riding you don't have to think about generating speed . You feel like you have speed to do anything .
Defiantly fastest board ridden in waves with no power but Also it still feels like it can handle bigger and better waves , as still feels high performance.
lots of speed and Good sensations
First day out with My evo , lots of speed and Good sensations.
I think I need some Time to understand this Board .
Now I want to try it in bigger surf .
I am converted
The EVO is NUTS fastest and weirdest board I have ever surfed. It felt wrong paddling out, like I was on something that broke the nose off in the shorebreak, also weirdly felt small despite volume

First wave was crazy, crap surf but I came off the bottom on my backhand smacked the lip, slid round a bit and literally straightlined dumbfounded!

Bogged a rail on a few turns, put too much into them, mainly I think because I am not used to so much speed – all in all 10 out of 10 though. I am converted
OMG you can't quite believe it does what it does
OMG you can't quite believe it does what it does, looks weird but surfs amazing. Don't think i'll bother with most of my other boards. just got a clean head high secret spot and it absolutely flies, very happy
Rode it shoulder to overhead waves in the Maldives and it lived up to the expectations
You've probably got some reviews on the Evo already but the boards is amazing... Rode it shoulder to overhead waves in the Maldives and it lived up to the expectations! Thanks for all the help and great customer service!
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