Firewire Rob Machado 2+1 Surfboard Tail Pad - Black/Charcoal

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  • Name The Firewire Rob Machado 2+1 3-piece surfboard tail pad
  • Size 34cm wide x 31cm long
  • Construction BLOOM Foam (recycled algae)
  • Profile Flat with 30mm tail kick
  • Colour Black/Charcoal


The Firewire Rob Machado 2+1 3 piece surfboard tail pad has landed; it looks great, is super-light and feels incredibly grippy!

This 2+1 traction is a do-it-all pad; it can be used as a 2 piece or a 3 piece depending how wide the tail of your board is. The 2+1 was inspired by the wider tails on some of Rob's small wave weapons like the Moonbeam or even wider tailed boards like the Firewire Chumlee.

Rob along with Firewire have collaborated with BLOOM Foam to create a collection of traction pads for the modern surfer with an eye on environmental issues and sustainability.

BLOOM is a high performance flexible foam made from algae biomass which has been harvested from freshwater sources around the globe.

The process literally involves skimming "pond scum" from affected sources, solar drying, pulverizing it and then foaming and forming into tail pads!

This patented technology results in a lighter, more durable and cushioned tail pad and at the same time improves the water quality in waterways by reducing the suffocating algae and re-circulating fresh water back into the environment.

The Rob Machado 2+1 is a flat pad with a diamond tread, 30mm kick and 3M adhesive backing. This pad is super-sensitive giving great "board feel" and is popular with surfers who don't usually favour traction over wax.

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    For collection (up to 17:30) from Tue 23 Apr 2024


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    For delivery between Fri 26 Apr 2024 and Tue 30 Apr 2024


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    For delivery on Wed 24 Apr 2024


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  • Saturday Delivery

    For delivery on Sat 27 Apr 2024



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Andy W
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Firewire Machado 3 Piece Tail Pad
Excellent tail pad, that is a decent size with good grip. Highly recommend!
Richard Owen
Verified buyer
Why buy a tail pad made from plastic when you can buy this?
Works just as well and lasts just as long as an EVA pad, but is far less damaging to the environment.
Dom Broml
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Good quality & arrived promptly
The tail pad arrived when estimated and was simply and effectively packaged. Although made from algae, the pad feels the same as any other pad I've used. Stuck well to board, but not used yet to see how it stands the test of time/use!

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