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Taylor Clark is tall, thin and lookin’ to win

Posted on May 5, 2013

Really like this kid. Not sure that ( in this world of disposable web edits and short attn spans) this stuff warrants all the slow mo, and I wold like to see more variety of turns to break up all the air rervs….But Taylor is definitely at the top of his class here in Ca these days. He is surfing fast, charging and rapidly improving. On top of all that. He is a damn good kid.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Luke May 6, 2013 at 5:46 am

    I think Taylor has many qualities to improve performance

    • Shaun Vejar May 9, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Sorry to bother you Matt,

      I want to get a BG Grocket & add it to the quiver..I’m 6’2 & 200lbs
      Top 2 boards in rotation are a Rocket 6’1, 21, 2.66 (35.33) # 97496
      & Motivator 5’11, 21 & 1/2, 2.63 (38.94) # 11257 – I love these 2 boards, especially the rocket !!

      Was looking at possibly a 5’11 or 6’0 roughly. Can you recommend some sick dimensions ? If you could I’d be stoked, Thanks Shaun..

      • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 7:56 pm

        I would stay with the same dims as the Rocket. You could go 6’0 , no problem though.

  2. Jeff May 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    What board was he on?
    Also, 6′ 195 almost 42 but fit and advanced intermediate. Ride short boards in the 32-33L range. Looking for a good wave board for HB/RJ’s. Shoulder high to OH. Usually a lot of water moving around when its good so paddling a lot. Thinking Whip, F1, Driver, and Rock up. Need that paddle power but also able to handle suckout take-offs. What do you suggest and dims?
    Thanks for killer blog and boards. My BF is a blast!

    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      I think at 195 and looking for paddle power and control in those waves , we could get you up around 34liters. The Driver with Round tail is an option or the BeachBuggy with Round tail if you like a looser tail kick.

  3. Lenny May 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Matt,

    Definitely enjoying the swallow tail bottom feeder. Looking for a new board for the fall when we get Some chest to head high hurricane surf I’m 5,9 215 and surf wrightsville beach nc. Thinking sub driver or beach buggy. Any recommendations

    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Wow… Your a tree trunk!
      I would go Beach Buggy. 6’0 20″+ and 2.63″ thick

  4. Andrew May 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Matt, just looking to order custom TB Beach Buggy at chilli, do I need to have the BB logo?

    I think its an awesome logo but just rather not have it. Thanks Andrew

    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      You can request the board without the BB logo,.., no worries.

  5. Tyrone May 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Matt

    Can you please tell me litres of Taj Beach Buggy at 5’11 x 18.75 x 2.32.


    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      About 27liters.

  6. Eddie Silva May 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Hey Matt… any idea where I can get a Rocket V2 6-0 in Brazil ? :(

    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 7:41 pm


      He is my sales manager here and can put you in the right direction.

      • Eddie Silva May 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

        Thank you sir. Hope you had a good time down here in Brazil. That pic of you singing California Uber Alles in Sao Paulo is epic.


  7. Tim May 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm


    Grabbed an off the rack 6’1 beach buggy and its so good. Really stoked, thank you. What’s a good step down to go to from that as far as what would be the easiest to transition from back and forth.



    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Step down from BB……

      Depends how far you want to step down. Perhaps a 5’10 SUbScorcher2 in squash tail or down further to a V2stub…. Both still have Shortboard characteristics.

      • Tim May 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

        Thanks Matt . Yeah not much of a step down so sub scorcher sounds cool. Thanks again

  8. Shaun Vejar May 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Sorry to bother you Matt,

    I want to get a BG Grocket & add it to the quiver..I’m 6’2 & 200lbs
    Top 2 boards in rotation are a Rocket 6’1, 21, 2.66 (35.33) # 97496
    & Motivator 5’11, 21 & 1/2, 2.63 (38.94) # 11257 – I love these 2 boards, especially the rocket !!

    Was looking at possibly a 5’11 or 6’0 roughly. Can you recommend some sick dimensions ? If you could I’d be stoked, Thanks Shaun..

  9. marcin szymanski May 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Matt,

    I`m about to order a 2 board quiver from ya. Not sure about the dimensions but here`s what ive been thiniking:

    One Mini Driver 5´9, slightly wider than the stock dims. I want it to be around 27.8-28 liters. The other board is a Sub Scorcher 2, 5´8 and slightly wider for more of a groveling board.

    I´m 5´10 165lbs (give or take a little). Intermidiate surfer.

    What do you think about the those dimensions, should i go bigger or does it seem right?

    Have a good day


    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      I think you are right on track. No worries going 1/4″ or so wider on the boards you mentioned.

  10. John Paul May 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Hey Matt,
    It’s me again. Would like to know your suggestion for a BF? My dims 5’7″ 165lbs. advanced. 40years old. thanks, JP

    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Hard to say, but 5’6 should suffice.
      If your an exceptional surfer, 5’5″

  11. Jason May 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

    matt i have been riding a mini driver for some time now (5’10 x 19.5 x 2.38 about 29L ) and loving it when the waves get good. I dont think it grovels as well as I would like and leaning towards a sub driver or sub scorcher 2.

    I was wondering which grovels more and what dims I should get?
    Im 5’11 x 175-180lb. Want to drop the volume down into the higher 28 range.


    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      I would think a SubScorcher2 in about the same dims as your MD. The volume will drop a bit , due to the design.. If you specify the details I can tweak to fit.

      • Jason May 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

        Matt. I was looking at your site and the stock 5″10 x 19.5 x 2.38 @ 29.9cl.

        Are you saying order a custom and request lower volume?

        I was thinking maybe not so wide? 5’10 x 19.25 / 19 x 2.38 or decrease the rails to 2.32? What do you think? Great thank u Matt!

        • Matt Biolos May 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm

          That is what I am saying, and yes… Those dims seem good

  12. Josh May 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I noticed Tyler Wright was riding one of your boards in Brazil, congrats on another CT win! Just wondering what kind of model and dimensions she was on?



    • Matt Biolos May 12, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      I don’t know what she was riding. She ordered that board through a friend over a year ago. She won the contest but I don’t think the board looked especially amazing under her feat.

  13. Felipe Koyama May 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Hey Matt. Would like to know your suggestion for a Whiplash? My dims 5’11″ 165lbs. Intemediate. Thanks


    • Felipe Koyama May 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      For waves until 6 ft.

    • Matt Biolos May 16, 2013 at 6:59 pm


      Depending on your ability , but the good fit young surfers are riding whips at 6’0 18.63-18.75 2.32-2.35 in your build.

  14. Jason May 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Matt what’s the big difference between a sub scorcher 2 with the squash vs swallow tail? I noticed a post some asking a step down from a 6’1 beach buggy and you mentioned a 5’10 squash ss2. Thanks

    • Matt Biolos May 16, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      I think the squash is a bit more small wave specific and playful.
      The swallow has some area removed , so it grips a bit better more control and more of a one board quiver. I like it as a 4 n 5 fin as well.

      • Jason May 19, 2013 at 3:33 pm

        If ordering a squash would you say same dims as a swallow with length? Thx u!

  15. Liam May 15, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Hey Matt,

    Just curious if you knew what Taylor was riding at the VQS champs this last weekend. In the photos it loooked like a v-2 rocket logo but it was more of a standard shortboard outline. Is that the hybrid that Carissa’s been riding?

    Also what are the models/dims of Taylor’s standard shortboards. I have one of his old subscorcher pro grovels that’s incredible in small waves and wanted to figure out sizing for a standard shortboard off that.

    • Matt Biolos May 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Your correct. It was a V2 Shorty that we have been playing with. Same as Carissa’s.
      he rides pretty chunky little boards. 5’10 18.63 2.25

  16. Andrew May 16, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Hello Matt,
    I live, as you do, in San Clemente. I am working on organizing to try to limit the amount of blackballing we see in town. I think it is really lame that the put posters and banners up around town, then try to limit surfing to such small areas. Obviously these areas become more dangerous when so many people are forced into such small zones. Willing to accept some blackballing but I would like to try and have these areas for surfing widened. 300 yards south of the pier for swimming (get T-st back) and widen Rivi’s surfing area. Would you be willing to support? Not looking for money, only a possible note or signature of support.
    I am going to start with the head Lifeguard and then Bob Baker.
    I’m sure I am not the first one to attempt this, but maybe with some organization and support, we can surf a little more open.
    More to follow, if you are interested.

  17. Havoc May 16, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    been loving my 5’8x21x2.44 lazyboy. Looking at the roundtail one you posted on your instagram for bigger waves. How would I size one up compared to my current one? Perfect 2 board seamless quiver. I can’t ride anything but my lazyboy these days. makes me twice the surfer I am.


    • Matt Biolos May 18, 2013 at 7:16 am

      I would be looking at some thing like 5’10 20.25-20.50 2.44-2.50. The round tail has more bend throughout and less tail area. Its good for larger waves that are not too curvy…like trestles or outside rolling waves in general.

      • Havoc May 18, 2013 at 9:27 am

        Right on Matt!
        I’ll order at catalyst when I got to pick up my custom RNF5 from the shapers night. Thanks again. Stoked.


  18. Vicente May 17, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Hi Matt,
    I would like to know the dimensions of nose and tail of my Driver 5’11x 18.63x 2.25 Rnd Tail? Thank you.

    • Matt Biolos May 18, 2013 at 7:17 am

      That board should be about 11.88″ nose and 14.38″tail

  19. Jose Brito December 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Hi Matt, i would like a new surf board, actually i have a 5’8 x 20 rocket v2, is very good to small waves, i need a board for waves 3 to 6 feet, to travel, level advanced intermediate, my weight is 170 lbs , 5,8″ , i would like a board thiner mid to nose and width at the nose, width betwwen 12 ” or 13″ at nose but very thiner, what do you think about a new V2 shortboard for my, 5’11″ x 18.88″ x 2.20″ | 27 and Very light weight.

    best regards

    • Matt Biolos January 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      I would suggest a Rock-Up. The nose and tail are folied pretty thin. It works in 3′ waves, but excels in 6′ waves. The rocker is very similar to the V2, so you would transition smoothly between twe two boards.If you want to keep it more play-full, order it as a “Round-Up” This is a custom only RockUp with a rounder tail outline..not so pulled in, more like mini Driver tail template. We are making alot of these for people these days.

      • Matt Biolos January 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

        I would do the RoundUp at 5’10-5’11 19″ 2.25″ minimum

  20. Dwight February 13, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Matt, ordering a 5’11 sub scorcher 2 and a 6’1 driver to compliment each other. Worries that my groveler has a little less volume. Seems backwards but need to stay aroud 31 letters for both. Is 1/2 litter smaller on my 511 okay? Also thinking swallow tail on both. Does a swallow tail do better than a squash tail in barrels?

  21. Matt May 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Hey matt could you recommend a board for me I’m 6’1 , 180 pounds ? Thanks

  22. Daxx October 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Hi there Matt quik question I’m 5’7 tall and 125 pounds and I’m ah intermediate to advance surfer. I wanted to order a 4’11” for when it’s really small but how thick & wide should I go? Let me know when you get this thanks.

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