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" | 21" | 2 3/4" | 39.5L
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 Originally made for those days that are for longboarding or passing altogether, That Hitter will have you enjoying any ripple of a wave.
5'2" | 20 3/4" | 2 9/16" | 31.9L
5'6" | 20 7/8" | 2 7/8" | 38L
The Jawnt is known as JT’s high performance speed egg. The sleek midlength outline, low rocker board with vee, allows you to take the wheel and fully engage with the wave. This is a great “all around” surfboard for beginner to advanced surfers. The tri-fin setup lends to added maneuverability, drive and control through turns so you can cover more face on the wave.
6'8" | 21" | 3" | 42L
7'2" | 21 13/16" | 3" | 49L
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.
5'5" | 19 5/8" | 2 5/16" | 27.47L
5'5" | 19 7/8" | 2 7/16" | 29.3L
5'7" | 20" | 2 9/16" | 31.79L
5'9" | 20 1/4" | 2 5/8" | 33.68L
5'11" | 20 5/8" | 2 11/16" | 36.47L
6'1" | 20 7/8" | 2 7/8" | 40.10L
The Red Tiger is John John Florence's new High Performance Shortboard unlike anything we have released in the past. It's silky smooth, even in junk waves, and possibly our fastest board yet. It is the ultimate performance machine for small/medium sized, slower, weaker waves based on John's simple guidance - make it Fast and Fun. The Red Tiger is John John Florence's new High Performance Shortboard unlike anything we have released in the past. It is the ultimate performance machine for small/medium sized, slower, weaker waves based on John's simple guidance - make it Fast and Fun.
5'7" | 18 7/8" | 2 3/16" | 25.10L
5'10" | 19 1/4" | 2 3/8" | 28.70L
The White Tiger is the latest offering in our Funformance category - a fun, stubby little board designed for average/below average waves. It gets up and goes easily, flies through the weakest sections, but still lets you smash the lip and boost airs along the way.
5'6" | 19 1/2" | 2 1/2" | 30.10L
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" | 19.75" | 2.69" | 35.3L
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" | 21" | 2 3/4" | 38.30L
The Plasmic was created when Album started working on prototypes for their soft top program. They made a 4’10” chunky little thing that was a little over 30 liters, with a fishy rocker, twin-fin setup, and a wild double-barrel bonzer-style deep-channel concave running almost the full length of the bottom of the board. Ride it a little shorter and thicker than a Sunstone. It packs a lot of volume, but don’t be afraid to ride it 3-5 liters more than your shortboard.
5'4" | 20.25" | 2.44" | 32.7L
5'6" | 20.5" | 2.5" | 35.3L
5'10" | 21" | 2.75" | 41.2L
The Twinsman is the premier tool of the twin-fin trade. A go-to performer in all conditions. Slight concave deck, foam pushed to the perimeter, with a revolutionary rail to rocker to bottom contour that generates speed effortlessly but allows for easy control, turning and drive on-demand. Ride it a couple inches longer than your fish and 1-3 liters more than your standard shortboard.
5'3" | 19.13" | 2.18" | 26.6L
5'5" | 19.38" | 2.3" | 29L
5'7" | 19.63" | 2.35" | 31L
5'9" | 19.88" | 2.4" | 33.4L
5'11" | 20.25" | 2.48" | 36L
The Phoenix is the latest performance shortboard design from Mick Fanning and Darren Handley. Surf the ‘PHOENIX’ 2 to 3 inches shorter and 1 to 3 litres more than your everyday shortboard. Designed to go very fast. Small wave favorite.
5'7" | 19 5/8" | 2 3/8" | 30L
The Utopia was born out of an experiment between Mick Fanning and Darren Handley. It was the fastest board he has ever ridden. With a wider nose and super squash tail, it glides from section to section and is controlled throughout turns. the fins are clustered together more like a twin. This board has speed and moves a lot of water. It creates less drift giving it maximum power from turn to turn.
5'9" | 18 3/4" | 2 5/16" | 26.5L
DNA SWALLOW TAIL
The ‘DNA’ is Mick’s go to competition board. This board has the exact design and construction that Mick Fanning surfs in competition. It has ample rocker through nose to tail with single to double concave for extra speed and quick transitions.Built for advance- expert surfers, this board is suitable in 3-6ft rippable waves. Ride this board in the same height as you.
5'9" | 18 9/16" | 2 1/4" | 25L
The “SD” or San Diego shortboard, is designed to be the ideal go-to shortboard for Southern California. The “SD” performs well in everything from the softer beachbreaks of Del Mar and Leucadia to the hollow reef breaks of La Jolla and Sunset Cliffs. Because of the versatility of the SD design it is the ideal one board quiver for a trip to anywhere on the East Coast.
5'9" | 19.37" | 2.43" | 30.0L
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.