Nirvana Surfboards has been making high performance surfboards since 1971. Over the last 4 decades, shapes from founder and world renowned shaper Bill Cilia have been ridden by top surfers all over the world. For 15 years, Nirvana team rider Andrew Mooney spent time in the shaping room with Bill talking about board features and searching for better performing boards. Today, Mooney continues the craft and pursuit of shaping the best performing surfboards in the world.


Boards

 
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Round Nose Round Tail

The Round Nose Round Tail is the curviest outline in our offering.

It has a very large sweet spot, is extremely user friendly, and paddles exceptionally well.

The board has quite a lot of area forward so it is stable and has amazing planing speed. The pulled in round tail and soft bump allow the board to fit easily into tight pockets. The fin positioning on this model was tested extensively by Bill Cilia to combine maximum drive with the ability to pivot on a dime - which makes it great to surf in any type of conditions.

Mooney has admitted that he has to hide this board from himself at times because otherwise he wouldn’t ride anything else...

A great board for beginners but anyone (including pros) can fall in love with this board.

Stock Dimensions
PADDLE :
Length Width Thick Volume
SPEED :   
5’0″ 18 1/2″ 2 1/8″ 21.6 L
DRIVE :   
5’1″ 18 3/4″ 2 1/8″ 22.3 L
PIVOT :   
5’2″ 19 ″ 2 1/4″ 24.3 L
5’3″ 19 1/4″ 2 1/4″ 25.0 L
Sizes: 5′ 2″ – 6′ 1″ 5’4″ 19 1/2″ 2 5/16″ 26.5 L
Waves: 1 – 4 feet 5’5″ 19 3/4″ 2 5/16″ 27.2 L
Ability: Beginner 5’6″ 20″ 2 3/8″ 28.8 L
5’6″ 20 1/4″ 2 3/8″ 29.1 L
5’7″ 20 1/2″ 2 1/2″ 31.5 L
5’7″ 20 1/2″ 2 1/2″ 32.4 L
5’9″ 21″ 2 5/8″ 34.9 L
5’10″ 21 1/4″ 2 5/8″ 35.8 L

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Fire Stick

Years ago, Bill Cilia created a diamond tail alternative short board designed for aerial antics and performance surfing in less than perfect small to medium waves. This board has a solid single to double concave (or all deep single on request), a wide point that is slightly forward, and an old school S deck where the tail rolls down from the centre. This board is insanely fun in all conditions! Oh yeah, it also happens to be one of the fastest boards in our line up!

The board holds plenty of volume forward making it great to catch waves and has a stable comfortable area that allows you to relax between turns. It has an old school feel with a pronounced hip that straightens out into a diamond tail.

Ridden 1-9” shorter and can be enjoyed by surfers of any level.

Stock Dimensions
PADDLE :
Length Width Thick Volume
SPEED :   
4' 10" 19" 2 1/4" 23.0 L
DRIVE :   
5' 0" 19' 1/2" 2' 1/4" 24.4 L
PIVOT :   
5' 2" 20" 2 3/8" 27.3 L
5' 4" 20" 2 3/8" 28.2 L
Sizes: 4′ 10″ – 5′ 8″ 5' 6" 21" 2 1/2" 32.2 L
Waves: 1 – 6 feet 5' 8" 21 1/2" 2 3/4" 37.3 L
Ability: Beginning - Expert

 
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The Scoop

The Scoop is the end result of 5 years of prototyping by Bill and Mooney to create the ultimate performance board that takes less work for more fun. The name came from the scooped out deck in the tail area which keeps the large area from becoming too corky and skatey.

The Scoop holds plenty of volume underneath the chest making it great for paddling. It has been tested with great results in waves with up to 8 foot faces. A wide nose and even wider tail means you are never searching for speed. The wide tail allows the rider to skate over dead sections and the late vee makes the board feel comfortable when on rail or a steep face.

Comes standard as a thruster, although quad or five fin set up are also available. This model can be ridden 4-6 inches smaller than your standard performance board.

Stock Dimensions
PADDLE :
Length Width Thick Volume
SPEED :   
5’2″ 18″ 2 1/8″ 21.7 L
DRIVE :   
5’3″ 18 1/4″ 2 1/4″ 23.7 L
PIVOT :   
5’4″ 18 3/8″ 2 5/16″ 24.9 L
5’5″ 18 5/8″ 2 5/16″ 25.6 L
Sizes: 5′ 2″ – 6′ 1″ 5’6″ 18 7/8″ 2 3/8″ 26.8 L
Waves: 1 – 6 feet 5’7″ 19 1/8″ 2 3/8″ 27.9 L
Ability: Intermediate 5’8″ 19 3/8″ 2 7/16″ 28.2 L
5’9″ 19 5/8″ 2 7/16″ 29.8 L
5’10″ 19 3/4″ 2 1/2″ 31.6 L
5’11″ 20″ 2 1/2″ 32.5 L
6’0″ 20 1/4″ 2 9/16″ 34.2 L
6’1″ 20 1/2″ 2 3/4″ 37.7 L

 
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84

‘84’ is the 84th all-around performance board (5’11 x 18 ¼ x 2 ¼) that Bill Cilia made for Mooney.

The features of this board evolved as Mooney tested and Bill tweaking the same board 84 times. It got to a point where niether Bill nor Mooney wanted to change it any more. The board features a no nonsense outline designed for good waves and a rocker that feels effortless to ride. The board works in good, powerful waves in the 4-6 foot range. There's no need to think and no compensating, just surfing.

Light single that transitions to a rolled double and has a slight tail kick for when you want to hammer hard on the back foot.

Stock Dimensions
PADDLE :
Length Width Thick Volume
SPEED :   
5' 7" 17 1/4" 2" 19.8 L
DRIVE :   
5' 8" 17 1/2" 2 1/16" 20.4 L
PIVOT :   
5' 9" 17 3/4" 2 1/8" 22.3 L
5' 10" 18" 2 3/16" 23.6 L
Sizes: 5′ 7″ – 6′ 4″ 5' 11" 18" 2 3/16" 24.2 L
Waves: 3 – 8 feet 6' 0" 18 1/2" 2 1/4" 25.7 L
Ability: Intermediate 6' 1" 18 3/4" 2 1/4" 26.4 L
6' 2" 19" 2 3/8" 28.6 L
6' 3" 19 1/4" 2 7/16" 30.2 L
6' 4" 19 1/2" 2 1/2″ 31.8 L

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Levitator

The Levitator has been a “go-to” model for many years and features a wider tail that gives a little more area around the fins to create a better planing area for speed in the smaller surf.

The outline is simular to the '84' although the hip leading into the tail is slightly more exaggerated. Single to double concave with a very late and very slight vee out the tail to make it easy to get on rail and turn tight when you need to.

Ridden 1-2” shorter.

Stock Dimensions
PADDLE :
Length Width Thick Volume
SPEED :   
5' 4" 18 1/4" 2" 20.2 L
DRIVE :   
5' 5" 18 1/2" 2 1/16" 21.3 L
PIVOT :   
5' 6" 18 3/4" 2 1/8" 22.6 L
5' 7" 19" 2 3/16" 23.9 L
Sizes: 5′ 4″ – 6′ 2″ 5' 8" 19 1/4" 2 1/4" 25.3 L
Waves: 1 – 5 feet 5' 9" 19 3/8" 2 1/4" 25.8 L
Ability: Intermediate to Pro 5' 10" 19 1/2" 2 5/16" 27.1 L
5' 11" 19 3/4" 2 3/8" 28.6 L
6' 0" 20" 2 3/8" 29.3 L
6' 1" 20 1/4" 2 7/16" 30.9 L
6' 2" 20 3/8" 2 1/2" 32.3 L


Crew


History


In 1971, Bill Cilia and Alf Jeffries shaped the very first Nirvana Surfboard. With a name inspired partially by a meditation magazine and a pair of cowboy boots, Nirvana Surfboards were first produced in Lakemba, New South Wales.


Designs that were ahead of their time quickly caught the eye of passionate surfers who wanted more performance from their boards.


Throughout the 80′s and 90′s, the cream of australian surfing walked through the doors of the old milk depot that housed Nirvana Surfboards in Kincumber, NSW.

It was over these 20 years that Nirvana Surfboards became known as one of Australia’s most respected surfboard labels.


The main reason Nirvana was successful was because performance came first! The stable of team riders and hand picked staff read like a ‘who’s who’ of the industry at that time.

Names like Steve Cooney, Mark Sainsbury, Glen Winton, Ross Clarke Jones, Shane Powell, Sam Chell, Paul Green, Luke and Adam Faunce, Dave Neilsen, and Ace Buchan, were backed up by a team of handpicked shapers that included Sam Egan, Bruce Ericson, Ronnie Woodward, Mitchell Rae and of course Bill Cilia himself.


Nirvana Surfboards continues the pursuit to create the best and most progressive boards in the world.