COVID-19 and O’Brien: In the midst of everything going on, O’Brien Watersports is still up and running. As some of you know, our headquarters are based just outside of Seattle in Snoqualmie, WA and on March 23rd the governor mandated a stay-at-home order. Prior to the announcement, we made the necessary changes so that we are capable of working from home, which is what we’ll be doing until the situation improves. All of our daily operations are still functional with the exception of customer service being able to receive phone calls (if you leave a message, they will call you back). Alternatively, we recommend that you reach out to them via email at CustomerService@obrien.com for faster and more efficient assistance.
For anyone who has placed orders recently, there is no need to worry. We are still capable of processing and shipping orders from our warehouse in Texas and will continue to do so until further notice. As things change, we will do our best to keep you informed. Until then, stay safe and we can’t wait to see you back out on the water.
Skim style surfersdesiring more float and forward drive
The crew at The Great PNW was so stoked with our new Forte that we decided to do a collaboration project with them and create a limited edition. They penned an incredible graphic which celebrates both of our companies’ Pacific Northwest heritage and we decided to modify the the fin setup; completely changing the dynamic of how you can ride this board. Don’t worry this Forte still pushes the envelope of skim style surfing with more width in the tip and tail for stability and drive and a thin profile for its quick, carvy feel… but now it also features 3 FCS compatible fin boxes so you can tweak your fin settings to meet your desired performance characteristics. Go with the small single fin for that true skim feel and enjoy effortless spins and shuvs or change it up by throwing all the fins on for more of a surf feel with greater hold and powerful turns. Either way you choose to ride it, the this limited edition Forte delivers endless fun on the wave!
RIDER PROFILE: Skim style surfers desiring more float and forward drive out of their board.
CONSTRUCTION: Hand laid epoxy
Make sure to check out The Great PNW’s matching ‘Soaker Tank‘ featuring the same stylish graphic as the Forte.
As a bonus, The Great PNW is throwing in free Soaker Tanks to the first 25 customers who purchase this limited edition Forte and share an image on Instagram of them taking the board out for a shred. Just follow these steps and win yours before they run out.
Follow @obrienwatersports and @TheGreat_PNW on Instagram
Post an image of you and your new ride
Use the hashtag #ObrienPNWForte so we can find you
O'Brien Skim Style Wakesurf Boards
Hand-shaped epoxy surfboard construction, light weight / high buoyancy make these boards super responsive behind the boat. FCS compatible inserts allows any fcs style surf fin to fit the board.