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.
Smooth and forgiving yet built for performance, the Switch enhances the skim style surf experience. It carves with ease, breaks free for spins and is designed to add consistency and progression to all your skate and skim inspired moves. The fiberglass and PU construction softens the overall ride and makes the board more forgiving for beginner and intermediate surfers. At the same time, with its sharp rails, fast rockerline, and “wider than your traditional pintail” shape, the Switch carries speed, locks into the wave, and delivers tons of control on the water. The board’s shape is designed to perform forwards or backwards so you can comfortably ride away on shuvits and 180s while taking advantage of the nearly full length machined EVA pad.
Rider Profile – Anyone looking for a fast, forgiving and fun skim style ride
SurfCAP – Unique polymer shell that encapsulates the board for superior durability
Machined EVA pad – Grippy pad covers almost the entire deck so you can confidently place your feet anywhere; also features an elevated arch bar and angled kick tail for precision control
3 FCS compatible fin boxes – Customize your fin setup to meet your performance needs; comes with one Spike 1.0 fin and 2 Trace 1.75 fins
Enhanced semi-twin design: Stable ride forwards and backwards; perfect for riding out on shuvs, 180s and air reverses
Diamond tail: Ideal pivot point for strong, snappy turns paired with stable traction through the tail
Using smaller fins and a sharper rail, these boards have a loose, skatey feel on the water making it easier to complete surface spins and more skate inspired moves.
Extremely light foam core wrapped in a durable polymer shell.