A little more details about this board
Have a blast and perform as a pro-surfer. The Alpha dog 5'8 is the perfect board for your first steps in shortboarding. And even better, also for your third, fourth and fifith step. The outline of the shape encourages energetic surfing. Go and enjoy trying to throw down some of your big moves. Different to his smaller brother (the 5'6) it's slimmer in outline which matches a little better waves with more size. Also a longer rail makes this board perform better and more stable in bigger conditions. Actually a soft board that rides and performs as your classic shortboard but with a lot more forgiveness. A little word of friendly advice though, this board is radder than the raddest surfers out there.
5 fin setup
This is for sure the cherry on the cake. With 5 futures finboxes you always have all options when it comes down to fin positioning in different types of waves. A quad setup, 2fins on each side, for more speed and looser for maneuvers. A thruster setup, 2 side fins + 1 center fin, for more carving and grip when doing bottom turns. The choice for a certain fin setup can be very personal and is depending a lot on the personal preferences of the surfer. But don't be bothered, you have all options!
Futures is a universal fin system used by all leading surfboard brands. The Futures fin system is the lightest and strongest system in the world. We chose this system because it’s a proven, no-nonsense and very durable solution. This system is compatible with all fins carrying the futures adaptor, and you can take our word for it, there are boatloads! They come in all colors, shapes, sizes and setups you’ve ever dreamed of.
The top of the board, our soft skin IXPE, is always groovy :) Like a lizard skin, the eco-friendly IXPE material has a nice and deep texture that provides heaps of grip. Do I need to wax my board? Yes and no :) Basically, you don’t need to wax your Softdog but when you want to ride it a bit more radical… a little extra wax is your dog’s best friend! Waxing is also a form of meditation and a cool thing to do. When you surf with booties on your paws, wax becomes less important. Removing wax from your board is also very easy. Just use a friendly detergent like ‘Ecover’ and you can rub the wax right off your board.