Minnesota is the home of 10,000 lakes. And on any summer day, you’ll find the lakes speckled with riders shredding their Phase 5 boards. We are lucky to have great pro shop managers making sure they have the best boards ready for you. Today we would like to introduce Joe Gunter from Minnesota Inboard and Eric Sakowski from Midwest Mastercraft. Both Joe and Erik run awesome pro shops filled with Phase 5 Boards.

SB: What board do you ride and why?
JG: The Stacia Swell, duh.
ES: I primarily ride the Stacia Swell. I really enjoy the speed and drive of the board. It is very responsive when you need it to be. The Stacia Swell has really advanced my level of surfing since being on this board.

SB: What do you like about Phase 5 boards?
JG: Everything! The versatility, durability, and there is a board for everyone. The surf side of Phase 5 is really exploding. We can’t keep them in stock. P5 boards are just so much faster and more agile than anything else out there.
ES: The quality and construction of P5 is unbeatable. Each shape that is offered is unique and allows each rider to pick a board that suits their style. I really enjoy jumping on a Hammerhead or Diamond just to switch things up.

Joe and Eric have been busy helping us test boards for 2016. Joe is having fun on The Swell by Stacia and Eric is rocking the Race.
At Phase 5, we sincerely appreciate all of our great pro shop managers and staff! Thank you and see you on the lake!

Words By: Stacia Bank

Joe Riding his Phase 5 Swell

joe swell

Eric riding the Stacia Pro Model-
eric SB

The 2016 Phase 5 Swell by Stacia Bank

Stacia boosting on her new Swell.


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