Portal Surf Designs – Enter the Phantom

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Portal Surf Designs shaper & innovator, Erik Antonsen takes things to the next level with the Phantom, a new custom surf SUP design for the future.

From the Barra to Phantom with Portal Surf Designs

Taking the design elements that made the Barra such a sought after and oft copied board, including Portal’s main objective to find ease in generating speed in midlength surfing coupled with the ability to get radical in turns, the Phantom delivers.

“Easy, relaxed speed … with the ability to surf radically in the pocket when you want.”
– Erik Antonsen, Portal Surf Designs

Named the Phantom when Antonsen decided to go underground with his new design, offering no highlights, no videos, no pictures before its release. The Phantom’s predecessor, the Barra, involved a very open design process. The transparency led to this progressive board being picked up and copied by several other board shapers. So, Portal went dark while shaping the Phantom.

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Innovation and style plus the ability to achieve radical maneuvers are the signature of Portal Surf Designs

Now, at $1,495 this stand up paddle surf board stands alone at the apex of progressive sup surfing. An innovation of design and craftsmanship.  For further details, check out Portal Surf Designs and talk to Erik.

Hand designed, custom delivered.  Change your world.


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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.