Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


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The volume of a hybrid but made more versatile. Designed with all surfers' enjoyment in mind.

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THE CHEATER surfboard

THE CHEATER is a versatile hybrid designed for all surfers.

The design is based on Gav’s knowledge & experience over the last 20+ years shaping and designing boards.

THE CHEATER has a full flat deck with a drop down rail, and incorporates a single to deep double concave for ease of rail to rail transition. This model has all the floatation desired in a hybrid, with the added benefit of a narrower nose outline to really whip it around.

The model name came about when thinking about how you feel when you ride this board … you honestly can’t believe you can catch so many waves, it feels like you’re cheating.


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Epoxy foam with wooden stringer and epoxy glassing.



Epoxy foam with special stringer, epoxy glassing, bottom stringer strip and tail patch. We use a special light aerospace sandwich composite stringer designed specifically for structures subjected to slamming and shock loads. The stringer’s composite material includes characteristics such as low water absorption, superior damage tolerance and excellent fatigue properties enhancing the surfboard’s flex.

PRICING: $1,040


5′ 2″ x 20″ x 2 1/4″  (26.2L)
5′ 4″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 5/16″  (27.5L)
5′ 6″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 3/8″  (29.6L)
5′ 8″ x 20 5/8″ x 2 1/2″  (32.1L)
5′ 10″ x 20 3/4″ x 2 5/8″  (35.0L)
6′ 0″ x 21″ x 2 3/4″  (38.1L)
6′ 2″ x 21 1/4″ x 2 7/8″  (41.1L)
6′ 4″ x 21 1/2″ x 3″  (44.8L)

Tail Shape


Fin Setup

Five Fin

7 reviews for THE CHEATER

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Took my Cheater 5′ 6″ for the first surf today. Man, that board is FAST! It really feels like you’re cheating – other surfers kept looking at me like ‘Are you catching another wave?’

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love my new 5′ 0″ Cheater. It is so much fun Gavin. I go surfing every day now. I even started doing turns during my first session. I really love surfing now.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    My new 5′ 5″ Cheater is great. It doesn’t nose-dive like my other board.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Had my first surf on my 5’6 this morning.
    Got me frothing on the little reform wave of “boiler’s”.
    The board went really well, Loose & Forgiving with Loads of float.
    fin set up was thruster, but going to change to quad ASAP.
    Super fun board can’t wait to surf it again.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you so much, epic, pure love for the board, goes so good, love ya work, thank you

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hi Gav, funnest board I’ve ever owned, especially with the couple of extra litres in the 5″10. Thanks again. I’m sure I’ll see you soon.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    What Can I Say If Ya Wana Go Surfin Grab Ya A Cheater 1-Da Surfboard It Goez Off It Got Me Back In To The Surf Thanx Gav Fully Stoked With My 6.2

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