Almost too pretty to ride, this McCallum Quagg 2 by Jeff McCallum is not only beautiful but functional. Nimble and precise but easy to paddle, this design is perfect for most of the waves we surf most of the time.
+ Have you ever seen a more stunning surfboard?
+ Aesthetics aside, the Quagg 2 is a very capable, versatile small to medium size wave surfboard
+ Fast and precise; the eggy nose gets you into waves but doesn’t hold you back; the pulled in tail makes the Quagg 2 very lively and responsive
– It’s so pretty, it’s hard to pull the Quagg 2 off of the wall and ride
The McCallum Quagg 2 surfboard at 6’1. Jeff McCallum shapes each of his boards by hand to suit the individual, therefore volumes and dimensions are limitless.
Anything from waist high to a few feet overhead. Prefers cleaner, more lined up waves but can cut through choppier, mushier waves.
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Hey, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom! Today we are going to talk about one of the prettiest and most prized possessions in Benny’s Boardroom, which is this beautiful piece of foam and resin that you see here. This is the McCallum Quagg, by Jeff McCallum of San Diego.
This is really a work of art, not simply a surfboard. Beyond the fact that the Quagg is a fantastic of board to ride – it is really versatile; good in steeper waves and performs well in smaller, more mushy waves – but it is really just a beautiful board and a beautiful design. Quagg is short for a quad and an egg and you can see that these two designs have been melded into this one shape.
McCallum has given this surfboard a wider, eggier looking nose and a wide point forward and then at the back it pulls into this roundish, almost rounded square. Then you have these beautiful, hand-shaped fixed wooden keel fins.
This board packs quite a lot of volume into a smaller package. You can see what McCallam has done on the deck here; it’s basically a step deck where he has kept it flat all throughout the top and then it has these nice, beveled rails. It is really easy to turn this board and it feels very precise in the water and, again, this design allows you to pack a lot of volume into a smaller package. The Quagg 2 is beautiful board to ride; really fun in a variety of waves. Not too much rocker, but just enough to get you into a steeper drop.
Overall, this is a really fun, fast, beautiful surfboard. If you have had the pleasure of giving McCallum Quagg a go, or any other McCallum surfboard, consider yourself lucky. I believe he has a long waiting list to shape boards now.
If you have a go on the Quagg, please let me know what you think in the comments and thank you very much for watching the show.
Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
McCallum Quagg standard dimensions and volume are unavailable. Jeff McCallum shapes each of his boards by hand to suit the individual, therefore volumes and dimensions are limitless, which is pretty cool.
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