The Multi Tool Mini Malibu (minimal) design is a great universal surfboard. The board is designed with versatility in mind – a tool for loads of different conditions.
The Multi Tool is essentially a Frankenstein’s monster of note. To give you a well rounded board, elements from other boards were used to create synergy. A wide fish nose with a forward wide point, low rocker with extra kick in the nose, coupled with a narrow round tail and a fiver setup with an extra Center plug gives you a board that can be set up to work in loads of conditions. As shown, can be set up as single fin (FCS 2-stub type), 1+2, twinfin, thruster (stock), quad or fiver, depending on your style, or where you are.
Minimals were originally fashioned after the Malibu Surfboard. It is similar to a longboard in shape but it’s a smaller version. The Multi Tool is available in 7’0″ to 8’2″ length.
Wide nose with narrow tail with widest point moved to under the chest area translates to easy paddling and early pop-ups, and the extra width helps the board to plane really quickly and glide effortlessly down the line. The narrow tail and fin cluster layout providing easy pivot and good grip on the face.
More versatile than a longboard and easier to get the hang of, than a short board.
Beginners through advanced.
Beginners will enjoy the stability and ease of paddling that the Multi Tool offers, more advanced riders will enjoy added maneuverability, versatility of the board, and the tweak-able fin setups, making sections and agility that the board offers for a minimal.
When ordering this board, please provide your sex, age, weight, height, fitness levels and surfing experience (in years), so that we can make sure that the board is a fit for you.
The Multi Tool works in pretty much any condition ankle to overhead. Whitewash to open face waves.
Glassing available: Currently Howitzer boards are only available in PU and Polyester resin.
Standard glassing – good quality, optimal weight to strength for specific board’s intended use.
Heavy duty glassing – Heavier weight glassing, good for novices, or boards that see’s a lot of travel to surf.
Fin layouts available:
Fiver + 1 C plug for super fin setup versatility.
Board colours and designs:
I design unique artwork for every board that leaves my shaping bay, and if you specify colours (1, 2 or three max) to be used in your design, I will use this to design artwork for your board. Alternatively, if you don’t specify anything, you get whatever I feel like doing in line with the Howitzer brand language. If you want a blank board, with only decals, please specify BLANK.
Why would I want a Howitzer Multi Tool:
“Thanks for the board it looks great I am really very happy. I took it for a quick surf yesterday after work but the waves were missing. It seems like it will fit my purpose perfectly. Thanks. I love the paint job too.” Ant
“I had a lekker surf Saturday and Sunday on my new board, catches waves super easy. Very happy with it. thanks.” Brendon
*Please note: All Howitzer boards are handshaped and not a single board is a stock item. Because of this boards take a little longer, but you get a truly unique board.
**Manufacturing time on boards are between 4 and 7 weeks from when you place your order, and will be available for collection as soon as it is ready, so please be patient.