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
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.