5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
4 Reviews

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The HYPO is all about speed and fun!

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Just as the name suggests, the HYPO is your board full of hype. It’s definitely a runner so hold on tight!

The HYPO is all about speed and fun. You’ll find yourself making sections you wouldn’t normally make on your high performance short board.

This model paddles and catches waves like a dream due to the volume under the chest. Speed is generated through the old school single fin outline, which is complimented with a nice round tail for smooth transition between turns and mid rails keeping the board connected to the wave.

The flatter rocker and concave give you all the speed under the sun. Gav added a little bit of added kick in the nose to prevent pearling too. And the double concave vee round tail combination generates ease of rail to rail transition.

The HYPO can be ridden with almost any fin combination – single, thruster or quad.


5′ 0″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ (24.9L)
5′ 2″ x 19 5/8″ x 2 5/16″ (26.7L)
5′ 4″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ (28.6L)
5′ 6″ x 19 7/8″ x 2 7/16″ (30.4L)
5′ 8″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″ (32.3L)
5′ 10″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 9/16″ (34.5L)
6′ 0″ x 20 3/8″ x 2 5/8″ (36.6L)

Tail Shape


Fin Setup

Five Fin


See EPOXY page for full details and images.


EPS foam with wooden stringer and epoxy glassing.


Our 1-DA EXCLUSIVE EPOXY technology is the 1st composite stringer tech surfboard to WIN a WSL event! Read about it HERE.

EPS foam with special stringer, epoxy glassing, bottom stringer strip and tail patch. We use a special light 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.


Need some guidance about the right board for you? Take advantage of a FREE Private Consultation with our World-Class Shaper GAVIN UPSON when ordering your new 1-DA Shapes surfboard.

Appointments can be attended:

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Additional information


5' 0" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/4" (24.9L), 5' 2" x 19 5/8" x 2 5/16" (26.7L), 5' 4" x 19 3/4" x 2 3/8" (28.6L), 5' 6" x 19 7/8" x 2 7/16" (30.4L), 5' 8" x 20" x 2 1/2" (32.3L), 5' 10" x 20 1/4" x 2 9/16" (34.5L), 6' 0" x 20 3/8" x 2 5/8" (36.6L)

Fin Plug Options

FCSII 5 fin, Futures 5 fin, Single fin box, Single fin box with FCSII side bites, Single fin box with Futures side bites

Tail Patch Options (Images Below)

None (Select for 1-DA Exc. Epoxy orders), White Net ($22), Black Lines ($22), Red Lines ($22), Blue Lines ($22)

Technology Options

PU ($825), Standard Epoxy ($990), 1-DA Exclusive Epoxy ($1,075)

4 reviews for HYPO

  1. Fabiano

    Our baby was born 7 months ago and as a result I became 5 kg heavier and a little unfit. I found myself struggling to catch waves specially at the points due to currents and crowds. Also for years I’ve been observing guys with “fish type” boards getting more than their fair share in those conditions.

    I was very specific with this order. I wanted paddle power more than anything. Something flat, wider and packing several litres more than my standard boards but hopefully still able to perform. The initial idea was riding this board only on mid size swells at crowded points.

    After talking to Gav for a bit we decided on the Hypo model, with some subtle changes.

    When I picked it up, to my surprise, it felt way more refined, like “sharper” than I imagined it would be.

    To put in a few words, since I picked it up in February, I haven’t touched any other surfboard. From small days at my local banks to pumping dbah and straddie it goes amazingly well and I’m yet to surf a good day at the points.

    It’s easy to surf it. The paddle power is addictive. Catching more waves, getting in early, the extra speed and flow, the surprisingly good performance when put on rail, how good it is in the barrel… it all adds up to a much more fun surf on most conditions.

    It may not be as wiggly and whippy as a standard high performance shape but the overall fun factor cannot matched by any other board I’ve ever had.

    If someone is after super paddle power, overall performance and fun on 2 – 5ft+ surf, this should be the number one option.

  2. Adam Rees

    Recently had a custom HYPO (6’0 x 20 1/2 x 2 9/16) model made by Gav. It goes SOOO well, absolutely love it. I have had a few boards made by Gav now and the process is so smooth and easy, cannot fault it. Works in the small stuff due to the volume and rounder outline, but wow its been holding up in some of the bigger swell I’ve ridden too.

    This board is fast and easily makes sections.

    If you only need one board in your quiver, this could definitely be it.

    Looking forwarded to surfing it more.

  3. Sebby

    Just grabbed a 5′ 8″ Hypo from Gav and it is freakin’ sick! We made a few subtle changes to the volume distribution to suit my surfing and even added the option for a single fin box to it for those cruisy point runners. The board is super fast, forgiving on the takeoff for a Hybrid, good in the pocket and great to lay into full turns. I am stoked on the board and the chats with Gav on refining it for me. My Buzzinga can now have a day off!

  4. Carlo

    I haven’t set foot on any of my other boards since I got the HYPO. The board is ridiculously good, surfed the point overhead today on it and it felt incredible. Very very impressed and feeling challenged as it’s made me rewire my style. Thank you. I am on cloud 9 right now. Super energized from my surf this arvo.

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