Noa Deane knows what he likes. More importantly he knows what he doesn’t like.

Horses? “Pretty sick.”

Skate ramp airs into giant foam pits? “Nup. I absolutely fucken hate those things.”

Jesus & Mary Chain? “Pretty frothing on that.”

Crutches? “They suck.”

Commodores? “Yep. Sick. Good air con. Comfortable.”

Foils? “Not rating them at all to be honest.”

Likewise, Luke Short is straight up when it comes to shaping high performance surfboards that work.

Need proof? Look no further than Noa’s recent face melting edit Head Noise, the one with the fucked up North Point barrel-to-oop closer. The best example of two supreme talents taking shit to other realms we’ve seen this year.

The LSD Noa model is out now. Get on it.

Also now available as the Noa Chlorine model variation.


For mere mortals like us though there’s a simple question at play when we watch Noa surf. “Will those surfboards he’s on work just as good for me?”
"That’s the reason why we decided to get them out there, Almost the whole Head Noise clip is shot on them and they’re the best boards I’ve ever ridden. Easily. By a mile. They just go so good that we want other people to enjoy themselves on them too. You don’t even have to try and surf them. They just work."
"Shaping for Noa is always fun, just about anything goes so long as it’s fast. But when we discussed the idea of getting a Noa model out there we honed in on the specifics of what he likes to ride most in the two-to-six foot wave range. Because he’s such a versatile surfer we worked on getting a design that can harness plenty of power, respond in the tube, have plenty of pop, cop heavy landings and still hold when you wanna get it on rail. This board ticks all those boxes and not just for a guy of Noa’s calibre, it’s a board that brings out the best for us punters too. I ride one myself."

Stock Dimensions

A standard 6’0” version of Noa’s board comes in at 19 14 wide x 2 716 thick. There’s more area across the nose and a reliable concave through the bottom. You can get variations with tails but Noz goes for a swallow.

Size Width Thickness Volume (L)
5'6 18 5/8 2 1/4 24.2
5'7 18 5/8 2 1/4 24.6
5'8 18 3/4 2 5/16 25.8
5'9 18 7/8 2 5/16 26.3
5'10 19 2 3/8 27.6
5'11 19 1/4 2 3/8 28.5
6'0 19 1/4 2 7/16 29.6
6'1 19 3/8 2 7/16 31.0
6'2 19 1/2 2 5/8 33.55
6'4 19 7/8 2 5/8 35.0

Also now available as the Noa Chlorine model variation.

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Video + Edit: Mike Mallalieu Noa photos: Andrew Shield Board bio: Vaughan Deadly Design + Dev: Mattias More tail area creating lift and acceleration through turns. A proportionately wider outline for speed and glide, especially in weaker conditions. Slightly more volume throughout the nose for added stability when landing big punts, also helps with paddle power. Moderate tail rocker with a double within a single concave, equaling drive with plenty of squirt. Rails are medium allowing for a combo of bite and forgiveness. Longer smooth nose entry for get up and go.