That’s what Toyota and Oakley are banking on with the Oakley Surf Tacoma. Built to be a surfer’s mobile playpen, the modded Tacoma was customized by Smithbuilt to become the ultimate surfing carrier. Outside, the pick-up comes equipped with plenty of mods, including a purpose-built roof racking system for heavy hauling and surf bag stowage, and multiple board storage. The truck bed system comes with an ice chest and barbeque grill for all those times where hotdogs and beer come-a-calling. Anytime you start eating or drinking, the truck has a shade system that is equipped in the back of the roof rack system. And when you need to get all that sea water out of your body, the truck has an integrated shower system. Inside, there are also plenty of new digs, including a Wet Okole Hawaii custom embroidered seat covers, Topstitch interior modifications on the door panels, head liner and carpet kit throughout, and a Kicker sound system, among other things.
As far as performance improvements are concerned, the Oakley Surf Tacoma’s 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 236 horsepower will see an increase to 304 horsepower. That was achieved with the addition of a TRD supercharger, as well as other technical modifications, including a Flowmaster stainless steel exhaust, an Icon stage 3 lift kit, Billet top A arms, new leaf springs for added height, and a new front coilover system.