Make an appointment to drop by the shop and rent a demo surfboard. The first 48 hours is on us and any day after is $25/per day. Rental fee gets applied to any board purchased in the 30 days following the rental.
The Vegan Fish is wide, thick, and stable which makes it great for Beginners/Intermediate surfers to enjoy and is always a blast for Advanced surfers looking for alternative surfcraft. The Vegan Fish combined with the Dark Arts vacuumed carbon fiber attributes, flex-back, durability, and supreme weight, has made this JT’s bestselling custom shape over the years.
5'8" | Twin Fin
That Hitter is designed by JT for a maximum amount of fun in small waves. It’s wide outline and thickness, combined with its flatter rocker, makes this board absolutely fly. On small waves or on the flats, it never loses its speed. Originally made for those days that are for longboarding or passing altogether, That Hitter will have you enjoying any ripple of a wave.
5'4" | 5 Fin
5'6" | 5 Fin
The Deviled Egg is a condensed, wider, shortboard design that has a shortened rail line for surfers who want performance in a tighter package. The Deviled Egg has a rounded nose to eliminate the undesired length and helps it be forgiving through turns. It’s width, thickness, and lower entry rocker in the front end also helps you through smaller waves.
5'4" | 5 Fin
The DadBod is a condensed shortboard designed wider and thicker but still has contemporary shortboard rails. Flatter entry rocker, double to single concave, and a wide tail help the DadBod excel in knee to head high waves, soft or punchy. One of our most versatile models considering its range. Great board for Beginner/Intermediate level surfers to take it to the next level and Advanced level surfers to maximize fun.
5'3" | 5 Fin
5'5" | 5 Fin
5'7" | 5 Fin
5'9" | 5 Fin
5'11" | 5 Fin
The Ronson & Ronson "R&R"
The Ronson is a shortboard design JT based off his work with team rider Kyle Knox. The Ronson was designed to be a high performance, user friendly, California shortboard. It is a touch wider in the tail, helping you through the flats and smaller waves, without hindering you in more critical situations. Ridden 1-2 inches smaller than your average shortboard, allows it to fit in tight places on a wave, while the extra touch of thickness helps for engineering speed and enhancing paddle power.
5'9 | 3 Fin
5'10" | 3 Fin
6'0" | 3 Fin
The Coffin is JT’s take on the classic “Mini Simmons” shape developed by San Diego legend Bob Simmons. The Coffin has a bit more pulled in tail and nose than the traditional shape, with shortboard style rails, which makes for easier turning in critical sections. The Coffin’s thickness, width, and flatter rocker make it easy to paddle and increases speed generation.
4'10 " | 4 Fin
4'11" | 4 Fin
5'0" | 4 Fin
5'9" | 4 Fin
The Pyzel Shadow is a high-performance shortboard made for a wide range of wave sizes and conditions. It’s perfect for helping intermediate surfers elevate to new levels while bringing the best out in more advanced surfers. The Pyzel Shadow is currently the favorite board of John John Florence and Jack Freestone.
6'4" | 3 Fin
The Phantom XL is a Ghost squashed down, souped up, and with added volume, great for your everyday sessions in less than epic conditions. The added width in the tail and nose create a more parallel, fuller outline that helps keep speed up through slower sections and tight turns. The rails are full but not chunky, giving you more floatation and speed without taking away the sensitivity that we all love in our boards. Best in waist-high to overhead waves of all types the Phantom XL is your daily driver with a high performance edge.
6'2" | 5 Fin
The Gremlin was made to get you excited about surfing on the days that are less-than-epic and also to give you a taste of FUNformance that will get you fired up in any kind of surf. The wider outline is complimented by a low entry rocker for easy speed and glide through the weakest, slowest sections, but we left the curve through the tail rocker to keep it performance oriented and add to maneuverability.
6'0" | 5 Fin
The Dark Horse is the Quad version of the Dark Series that was developed in parallel with its brother The Dark Twinn (Twin Version). Designed as a high performance groveler, featuring, Mid range rockers, lowered rail apex line, and staged bottom contour blending a roll from nose down into a single concave under forward foot, to double concave deepest between the forward fins, transitioning to a healthy amount of vee/double starting at the wing and blending out through the tail.
5'3" | 4 Fin
5'7" | 4 Fin
The Dark Twinn is the Twin version of the Dark Series that was developed in parallel with its brother The Dark Horse (Quad Version). Featuring, Mid range rockers, lowered rail apex line, and staged bottom contour blending a roll from nose down into a single concave under forward foot, to double concave deepest between the forward fins, transitioning to a healthy amount of vee/double starting at the wing and blending out thru the tail. The Dark Twinn is a lively and responsive board. Proven from Pismo Beach mush to juicy Hawaiian surf.
5'3" | 3 Fin
5'10" | 3 Fin
The Inferno 72 is the board you ride when you want to get the job done. This model is based on a tried and tested QS favorite, a tuned up version of the Disco Inferno. There is more added rocker in the entry and exit for more hold through turns and drive. It’s going to surf its best in small to medium waves and handle just about anything you throw at it.
5'11" | 3 Fin
How do Dark Arts demos work?
- Start by filling out the form below identifying which board you are interested in, dates of availability, and contact information.
- Someone from our team will reach out and schedule a local pickup time.
- Go to the demo shop to pick your board.
- Make sure to bring an ID and credit card (it is free the 48 hours and $25/per day after).
- If you are under 18, you will need a guardian’s signature.
- Pick the board you want to ride. Fill out the necessary form.
- Take it home and rip! You choose the waves/tide/swell window.
- Try as many boards you want (one at a time) to find the perfect board for you!
- Your rental payment will be applied to your next board purchase within 30 days of rental.
Demo Board Rental
Demo and find your perfect board. Start by filling out this form and we'll have our team reach out to schedule a pickup time.