CABRINHA Cutlass
Sizes Available: 5’2” x 18.75” x 2.04”, 21.45L, 5’5” x 19.6” x 2.08”, 24.09L
Sizes Tested: 5’2” x 18.75” x 2.04”, 21.45L

Cabrinha Says:

The Cutlass is specifically designed for riders who like to mix rail to rail surfing with aerial trickery. There are days when you just wish your board was turbocharged. For these days you need the Cutlass. A short and moderately wide outline, a fast rocker line, and a quad fin set up. All the elements needed for sharp turns and quick acceleration.

The Cutlass is the ideal board for small to mid-sized waves or no waves at all. It’s perfect for mixing strapless freestyle and surfing in any type of wind conditions. Due to its fast rocker line, the Cutlass will be your go-to board when the winds are less than perfect.

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Our Testers Say:

“Remarkably fun board; it is light and tracks upwind really well, even in chop, with lots of performance in a very small package. Well balanced for strapless airs, quick turns; the rounded rail wants to bite and carve upwind when more rail line is engaged.” // Dray Murray

“Versatile shape, almost fish-like, good width which is really fun in the small surf with a locked-in feeling. Takes more work to get good load and pop.” // Pierce Martin

“Smooth riding in chop, feels super stable and holds speed well through turns.” // Roland Erni

Meet Our Testers

Tkb Says:

If you’re looking for one board that does it all and leaves you finishing every session with a giant smile, the Cutlass is the board for you. The Cutlass has a unique formula that brings together a rounded squat template, extra thin rails and a subtle concave bottom with flatter rocker that terminates with a swallow tail quad fin configuration. The Cutlass offers a deck pad with a kicktail in the back and we used wax up front. There are three forward/aft inserts for adjusting back and front strap placement that are lined up along the center. The deck doesn’t have a ton of dome, in fact, it has a fairly flat feel which we like when it comes to strapless freestyle.

One of the more noticeable features of the Cutlass is its deck’s angle descent into thin rails along the mid-section which feels really efficient cutting through the water and seems to slice through choppier water really well too. The flatter rocker and quad fins make the Cutlass feel really fast in the water — the board planes early and feels like it has a ton of range for working in a wide spectrum of wind conditions and good glide for getting you back upwind in a snap. The quad configuration tracks really positively while edging upwind and feels super pivoty for easy turning, especially in smaller surf that doesn’t have vertical walls to push back. The wider potato-shape outline works really well for junky small to medium-sized surf, partly because it’s really easy to turn and those quad fins seem to want to rotate in the pocket or on a tiny piece of mush (we can’t all live in paradise). The Cutlass is also a great crossover for strapless freestyle because its sharper rail and tail shape is easy for load and pop. The wide template helps levitate the board to your feet on extended jumps and the shorter length makes rotations fairly easy, which made this board peak at the top of our list for bump and jump strapless freestyle. We could also see the Cutlass as a great entry-level board for someone getting into surfing because it feels so solid in the water; the board’s tail/quad fin config and its wider template gives you stability for learning footwork or technical transitions like tacks. The Cutlass is a super comfortable board that we could spend all day on grinding bad surf and busting forward front rolls, with the kind of versatility that is capable of delivering fun and big smiles no matter the caliber of conditions.


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