Frequently Asked Questions

Hey there.

Thanks for dropping in – we’re stoked to have you cruising around on our website and we hope you find what you need here.

Please know that we’d love to chat with you, and you can reach us at the below emails. BUT – the world is in an odd spot right now, and our ability to respond immediately over email is challenged by our limited staff at this time and the volume of inquiries we receive.

That said – you can be stoked and assured that our shipping and receiving is firing on all cylinders still, so if you’re ordering a board, there will be no delays above what you’d experience under normal, non-coronavirus circumstances.

With this in mind, we’re urging you to reference the questions and answers below before reaching out to us, but if you need to reach out to us, you can.

U.S.A.: usstore@firewiresurfboards.com

Australia: austore@firewiresurfboards.com


I heard about your #CoreStoreCollab. Can I have $50 off my purchase price instead of giving it to a shop? – No, surf shops are a cornerstone of our culture. Please join us in supporting them through these unexpected times.

What’s your return policy? – The full policy is here. In short – in the minuscule chance that a board is defective after sneaking through our many layers of quality control, we’ll return or exchange it, of course. We want you to be stoked. Contact us at austore@firewiresurfboards.com, U.S.A.: usstore@firewiresurfboards.com

How much does shipping cost? Flat rate of $55 AUD per board if you’re in Australia, and if you’re in the States it’s $70 USD per shortboard, $100 USD per mid-length board and $180 USD for longboards.

When will the board get to me? USA orders are typically delivered within one to two weeks, depending on proximity to Southern California.  Australia orders are typically delivered within one week.  We also offer local pickup at our warehouses in Carlsbad, CA and Currumbin, QLD. 

There may be COVID19-related carrier/freight delays that are out of our control; please know that our crew is still working hard to get your orders sent out as quickly as possible.

Do you offer expedited shipping? At this time, no, stay tuned.

What if the board breaks in transit? Don’t sweat – we’ve been shipping boards to beaches around the planet for 14 years and we know how to protect them during shipping. In the strange case that something goes wrong, email photos to usstore@firewiresurfboards.com if you’re in the States, and austore@firewiresurfboards.com if you’re in Australia. We’ll help.

Can I have a board shipped to my local shop? At this time no, but please, give them a buzz and see if they have what you’re looking for before you order from this website. You can find a list of surf shops near you right here.

Can I track my package?  Yes.  After receiving your confirmation email, please allow three to five business days for your order to leave our warehouse.  Once your order is shipped, you will receive an automated email with tracking details.

What’s the difference between Helium and LFT? Hear from Kelly Slater’s mouth right here. In short – LFT is best at controlling speed in good waves, Helium is best at creating speed in weak waves. That said, everyone’s preference is different, and we love them both in all conditions.

What is Thunderbolt and why is it better than traditional longboard materials? Hear from Harley Ingleby here. In short – it’s optimized for weight and flex in ways not possible with traditional materials.

Can you help decide what size board I should order? Start with our volume calculator here.

I’m a beginning surfer, can you suggest what board models are best for beginners? Yes. The Greedy Beaver, The Vacay, and the MOE model from Harley Ingleby.

Can I contact you? Yes – Australia: austore@firewiresurfboards.com, U.S.A.: usstore@firewiresurfboards.com