Firewire EVO Surfboard
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.
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
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)
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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.
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 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.
Jez Browning (reviewed 17/10/2017)
Ben Ashfold (reviewed 28/09/2017)
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.
Matthieu (reviewed 14/09/2017)
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.
Ed Jones (reviewed 08/06/2017)
Mike (reviewed 01/11/2016)
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
matt kerrigan (reviewed 14/07/2016)
So thanks again and have an awesome surf. Hopefully get my evo wet this weekend!
Blair (reviewed 28/06/2016)
Evo surfed it once so far... Does every thing it says on the tin.. Too easy !
Brett Harzo (reviewed 12/05/2016)
Liam Gibson (reviewed 22/03/2016)
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.
Pier (reviewed 09/12/2015)
I think I need some Time to understand this Board .
Now I want to try it in bigger surf .
ed woolner (reviewed 06/11/2015)
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
zac chandler (reviewed 17/09/2015)
jakob h (reviewed 17/09/2015)