8’3” Pieces of Eight


Finishing at 8’3” this board was handcrafted by our head shaper James Otter in 2019. Made for events as a showpiece board, but always intended for it’s real purpose of sliding along a breaking wave, it is now back with us and in need of a forever home…

8’3’’ x 21 ¾ x 2 ⅞

This is a great chance for anyone who has been looking at this shape, to own an Otter Surfboard without having to wait the usual 3-6 months for it to be made, shaped and glassed. It’s already here waiting for you in our workshop!


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The Pieces of Eight isn’t quite a longboard but it isn’t a mini-mal either. The momentum and glide of a wooden surfboard lends itself to this kind of shape for making the most of waves from knee high to overhead. This board can be surfed from the tail just like any of our mid-lengths, or treated as a mal and cross stepped for nose riding, making it a great all rounder.

Click the video on the left to see James talk you through the Pieces of Eight.

The Pieces of Eight was designed with the smaller framed longboarder in mind. Someone who wants to enjoy the manoeuvrability and versatility of a mid-length, but also wants to play around with cross stepping their way to the nose.

It’s not as stable as our longboard models for walking up and down, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. The nose is stabilised by a shallow concave underneath it, which will hold the board in the pocket a little easier once you get there. But race to the tail and you can turn this board from top to bottom with relative ease.

Low rocker curve, with a little flip in the nose, rounded pin tail and a smooth rail line make this one of our most popular boards for good reason.