Lazor Zap

Single-fin surfboard model popularized in 1980 by Australian shaper Geoff McCoy and championed by four-time world title runner-up Cheyne Horan; the Lazor Zap design dropped the board's wide point below center, increasing the tail area while decreasing the nose area, and added rocker throughout, "Visually," Surfing magazine wrote, "it is almost triangular."

Greg Noll Surfboards introduced their No Nose model in 1969, featuring a dropped wide point and a blunt-tipped kicked-up nose, but the bo...