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Dark Horse - Shortboard

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Product Description

The Vessel Dark Horse is a performance shortboard with a wider profile and tailored for smaller days or for surfers who simply want a little more paddle power.

So if you are looking for a versatile shortboard then the Vessel Dark Horse is great option with a generous single concave which flows from the nose to a slight double through the fins and tail, allowing drive and acceleration through bottom turns and flow between rail-to-rail carves. 

The Dark Horse features a squash tail for quicker release, responsiveness and sharper turns. The tail along with its slightly wider body increases lift and reduces drag making it easier to plane and maintain and increase speed.

The Dark Horse is constructed with a PU Bennet Blank, 4 and 6 ounce cloth and Innegra tail offering great strength and flex properties. The C-Flex carbon strip on the bottom of the board helps control torque and flex provide more power for your turns.

If you’re after a fun, super responsive all-round shortboard, then the Dark Horse is it!

Best suited for Experienced user who want power and performance without sacrificing float and forgiveness


Length Width Thickness Volume
5'4 18  7/8 2  3/16 24.1L
5'6 19 2  1/4 25.8L
5'8 19  1/2 2  5/16 28L
5'10 19  3/4 2  3/8 30L
6'0 20  1/4   2  1/2 33.3L
6'2 20  1/2 2  5/8 36.3L
6'4 20  3/4 2  3/4 39.6L
6'6 20  7/8 2  3/4 41L
6'8 21 2  7/8 44.1L


Weight Beginner Intermediate Advanced
< 50KG N/A 5'6 5'4
50-60KG N/A 5'8 5'4
60-70KG N/A 5'8 5'6
70-80KG N/A 5'10 - 6'2 5'8 - 5'10
80-90KG N/A 6'0 - 6'4 5'10 - 6'0
90-100KG N/A 6'6 - 6'8 6'2 - 6'4
100-110KG N/A 6'8 6'6
> 110KG  N/A N/A 6'8


Specification Description
Construction PU Foam / 6 + 4oz Deck / 4oz Bottom  / Innegra Tail Patch
Rocker Medium entry
Concave Single to Double
Skill Level Advanced
Rail Type Soft 40/60
Fin Configuration 5 Fin Configuration
Twin Tab
Complimentary Fins 3 Fin (Thruster) TSBW Starter Fin Set
Tail Type Squash
Care Instructions View a copy of our Product Care Manual
Board Advice Learn more about Board Types, Construction and Specifications here

Product Reviews

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  1. DARK HORSE 6'4

    Posted by Dylan Jones on 7th Nov 2019

    Couldn't be more stoked with this board. Shipping was 3 days to SA. Wrapped and packaged with immense care, even got a few cheeky stickers thrown in. All accessories included. Rides like a dream. I'll be a customer for life!

  2. Dark Horse 6'6

    Posted by Dave on 23rd Sep 2019

    Great board. All rounder for almost everyone to anyone. I am experienced and have pulled into tubes with it. My nephew who is just learning to stand up is getting heaps of waves surfing slop. My girlfriend that is intermediate loves it too. Staff very friendly and helpful.

  3. Great Board!

    Posted by Phil on 6th Aug 2019

    After being out of the water for 8 years because of a chronic back problem, and my old board now too small, I ordered a 6'6" Dark Horse. It arrived well before I thought ( I live in Eastern Tas), in perfect condition with all the accessories. Had my first surf the other day, loved it!!!! Thanks Guys!

  4. Exceeding Expectations

    Posted by Ryan on 10th Jul 2019

    I am 6'2" and 80kgs and opted for the 6'0". While being hopeful that the Dark Horse would be a good step up board, I expected it to be too advanced for my current ability. I could not have been more wrong. I immediately felt the board's paddle power and was catching waves with ease. From the very first bottom turn and carve I knew the Dark Horse had unlocked the next stage in my journey. She is fast, stable, responsive and has been my "go to" board in the 2-5 ft range. Great board at an amazing price. Delivery was fast and the board was wrapped like priceless cargo. TSBW is clearly a business with a passion for surfing and respect for their craft and customers. As long as that ethos remains, I'll be a customer for life.

    The Ocean Awaits ;)

    Love from Avoca Beach.

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