Sizes Available: 5’4″ x 19″ x 2 3/8″ 26.6L, 5’2″ x 18 1/2″ x 2 3/16″ 23.5L, 5’0″ X 18″ X 2 1/8″ 21.2L
Sizes Tested: 5’4″ x 19″ x 2 3/8″ 26.6L


The Whip is a modern high-performance compact design aimed at performing in small to medium sized waves. It’s the perfect board for the everyday wave rider looking for the best all-round compact tool for nearly all conditions. The board shares the same shape as the Whip Pro, featuring the all-new deep twin channel bottom shape, which offers exceptional directional stability. This has allowed our shaper, Sky Solbach, to increase the rocker and also the curve in the outline. The result is vastly improved rail-to-rail performance, increased control, balance and speed. The board is happy carving smooth turns or performing more aggressive maneuvers in the pocket of the wave. The new Whip will be able to handle anything you throw at it, whatever the conditions it’s got your back.

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Our Testers Say:

“Loads of volume and width makes this a fun board for flat and choppy conditions due to its easy, forgiving jibes, strong, springy pop and upwind ability.” // Tiberiu Anghel

“Good looking board with a nice smooth ride; double concave is a nice addition and great for riders of all levels.” // Tom Turley

“Very solid upwind ability, board is extremely responsive to moving your weight forward and aft, great for light wind. Lightweight and floaty, overall quick turning.” // Justin Lord

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Tkb Says:

The all new Whip features an all new bottom shape, outline and rocker that offer a great cutoff-nosed board for small to medium sized surf, general freeriding and strapless flippy tricks. The first thing we noticed about the Whip is its generous width which helps both for those that are just starting to nail the footwork on their jibes and can benefit from some extra surface area as they are learning new strapless tricks. What stuck out to us is the new outline and rocker made the Whip standout from other cutoff/snub nose boards in that it turns more like a traditional performance surfboard than its parallel-railed brethren. Some cutoffs you have to stomp on the tail to get the template to work for you, but the Whip turns evenly over the entire length of your rail which offers less of a departure from a normal surfboard. The deckpad earned high marks with its perfect balance of soft plush comfort and density for feedback and control on the board. The Whip has three front foot stance options centered on the board and the kick pad has three back foot stance options with duck. Overall, this board was a bit more skatey than the Wham and is a good choice for a fun and user-friendly entry level board to the world of surf and strapless freestyle that riders will easily progress on.

This page was updated on July 16, 2019. 

Want more gear reviews all in one place? Read detailed and objective reviews on the 30 kite models and 33 board models that Tkb and freeride testers reviewed for the 2018 Freeride Gear Review Guide.