Magic Model – Walden Custom Softop

The Magic Softop-PC has all the classic Magic elements: hard rails, concave bottom and lots of rocker, but built in an extra durable and safe softop construction. Read more →

The Magic Model (Softop) is made from Surftech’s Softop technology and is a long lifetime, reliable board. The Magic Model (Softop) is available in two sizes: 8’0″ (Red), and 9’0″ (Blue)


8’0″ – Width 22″, Thickness 3″, Volume 64.5L

9’0″- Width 22.25″, Thickness 3.25″, Volume 79.6L

Fin system

2+1 Fin Setup/ Diamond Squash Tail


Surftech’s legendary Softop construction has been the #1 surf
school, rental, and consumer choice for more than two decades.
The durability combined with precision design, previously unseen
in the softboard category, allows surfers to perform at the top of
their abilities while minimizing the dangers associated with a hard
board. This year we’ve paired our Softop construction with timeless shapes from the Takayama and Walden line.

  1. FUSED CELL EPS CORE // Closed-cell EPS core provides more response + flotation
  2. HD-EPOXY RESIN // Epoxy resin with high mechanical performances
  3. 2X LAYERS FIBERGLASS // E-glass has the highest strength to weight ratio available
  4. MICRO-SANDWICH VENEER // Wood Veneer creates natural flex + adds break strength
  5. DOUBLE WOOD STRINGERS // Stringers add power distribution + adds break strength
  6. THERMAL DEBOSSED EVA DECK PAD // The full EVA deck pad gives you traction + adds durability
  7. HARD FIBERGLASS BOTTOM // The fiberglass bottom keeps the contours which = performance
  8. REINFORCED RAILS // Fiberglass reinforced rails enhances performance + durability


Steve Walden shaped his first surfboard in 1961, at age 13, and never looked back. Eight years later, the native Southern Californian opened his first board factory and store in Huntington Beach, then moved to the North Shore of Oahu in 1972, where he made a name for himself as a prolific longboard shaper. While the rest of the surfing world was fixated on short single-fins, Walden continued to faithfully hone his longboard designs. Over the year he shaped for prestigious labels like Lightning Bolt, Local Motion, HIC and Channel Islands, but it was always his own boards that set him apart. By the early 80s Walden returned to California where he unveiled unveiled his wildly successful Magic Model with it’s radical rocker, down-turned rails, unique bottom curve and bevels, and super-fast bottom contour.

With arguably the most advanced and high performance longboards on the market, Walden was uniquely positioned to capitalize on the resurgence of longboarding in the late 80s and 90s. To date, Walden estimates he’s personally shaped over 20,000 boards. These days, when he’s not mowing foam, Walden is surfing. Though he competed some as a teenager, he returned to contest surfing at the age of 30 and has been a regular on the podium ever since. In fact, Walden still holds the record for the longest noseride in competition history with an epic 25.5 second ride.

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