Winter 2015 Surf Thread

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by FourSquare04, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2000
    Messages:
    1,838
    Likes Received:
    3,594
    Location:
    Palm Beach or Smiggins
    I reckon for me I'd want it maybe 5'4" or 5'6" or so - my Fred Stubble is from memory 5'11" (hmmm, or maybe it is 5'10), and I'd want it to be different enough to be different. Looks to have a fair bit of foam in it and it should paddle pretty fast so maybe shorter would be more funner, so I think I would lean to the 5'4".

    For my son though I'm not sure - reckon he might be better with it longer, maybe even 5'8" or more.

    Tell the truth I don't mind what he buys as long as it finally gets him frothing about surfing, just if conveniently it is a board I would have fun riding too for something different it might get cheaper for him than otherwise, and I have to say I am impressed with the CI boards and if that's a brand he's set his heart (and limited financial resources) on then I'm ok with that.
     
  2. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 20, 2005
    Messages:
    36,079
    Likes Received:
    15,213
    Location:
    On a wave or mountain face near you.
    I reckon the 20"+ width would make make a pretty big difference. 6'0", 20 1/2", 2 1/2". 6'0" is still going to take a lot of paddle power and later take off catching the waves. BodyBoardings always a great thing for already knowing reading the wave and taking off but the earlier he can catch the wave on a surfboard the more success he's going to have.
     
    Ted Harper likes this.
  3. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2000
    Messages:
    1,838
    Likes Received:
    3,594
    Location:
    Palm Beach or Smiggins
    You're right; I will have to ask him what sizes he has been talking about with them. He's still a way off being able to buy anything though, and the guys at the shop are nice enough to know it and not press him on buying before he can afford it.
     
  4. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 20, 2005
    Messages:
    36,079
    Likes Received:
    15,213
    Location:
    On a wave or mountain face near you.
    The surf school mini mals are prob 21"-22" wide and anything over 7' is a whole lot easier to paddle in to wave. The one thing i talk to people about who are renting and looking to buy their own boards are if you only have one board and go small you will really limit the days you can surf, you can ride the bigger board in good conditions but you can't ride the smaller in poor smaller conditions.
     
    Ted Harper likes this.
  5. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2002
    Messages:
    6,423
    Likes Received:
    2,485
    Location:
    Gold Coast/Nozawa Onsen
    I reckon it's a good start , plenty of foam and paddle power , and a nice stable platform underfoot on takeoff .
    I'm with PM around 6'x 20" .
     
    dawooduck and Ted Harper like this.
  6. Pat42

    Pat42 One of Us

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    587
  7. Ted Harper

    Ted Harper One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2000
    Messages:
    1,838
    Likes Received:
    3,594
    Location:
    Palm Beach or Smiggins
    Hmmm... Interesting and fun-looking board, I hadn't heard of it before but I like it from the explanation on that page. Definitely too big a board for him though, and wouldn't fit in his car (and he isn't much into putting things on the roof), so that would dissuade him from going as often. @Nozawaman and @parkmonkey I just called him too and he said it is in the 5'10" to 6' range he is looking that that CI Pod board (or possibly something similar).
     
  8. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 20, 2005
    Messages:
    36,079
    Likes Received:
    15,213
    Location:
    On a wave or mountain face near you.
    The 34L of the 6'0" ain't bad at all, my vanguard is 32L but i think i should be surfing something around 29L
     
  9. blutek

    blutek One of Us

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Messages:
    2,161
    Likes Received:
    307
    Location:
    central coast
  10. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2002
    Messages:
    6,423
    Likes Received:
    2,485
    Location:
    Gold Coast/Nozawa Onsen
    Just ordered new stick ....... Bali here I come !

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    5,860
    Likes Received:
    3,174
    Location:
    Wollongong
    Pumping waves in Sydney today. Manly was cooking this morning as were a bunch of other places with the more friendly E swell direction. Anyone score?
     
  12. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2002
    Messages:
    6,423
    Likes Received:
    2,485
    Location:
    Gold Coast/Nozawa Onsen
    3-4' around Forster way ...... 8 guys in the water !!!!
     
    Ted Harper likes this.
  13. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,032
    Likes Received:
    3,805
    Darren makes nice boards. This one looks like fun. For a man with no money you're doin' OK:thumbs: ha ha
     
  14. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,032
    Likes Received:
    3,805
    This is a nice small wave board. Highly recommended. It's the 107.
    [​IMG]
     
    Ted Harper likes this.
  15. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Messages:
    22,923
    Likes Received:
    9,720
    Location:
    Pissed off elsewhere
    Not enough fin boxes......
     
    parkmonkey likes this.
  16. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,032
    Likes Received:
    3,805
    This is a nice small wave board. Highly recommended. It's the 107.
    [​IMG]
    Try it you'll like it. I've become a switch hitter 4 or 3 or 4.5 (nubster). One of my mates loves surfing with 5. Swears by it. I haven't tried it yet, as mates would rip the livin' shite out of me and ego is brittle.
     
  17. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Messages:
    22,923
    Likes Received:
    9,720
    Location:
    Pissed off elsewhere
    @DPS Driver My 6'10" rounded pin has 5 fin boxes. Sometimes ride it as a quad, sometimes as a thruster. Might get some larger fins and try it as a twin.
     
  18. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    May 20, 2005
    Messages:
    36,079
    Likes Received:
    15,213
    Location:
    On a wave or mountain face near you.
    I've got the quad on my vanguard with the little darcy driver 5th fin. Got a twin fin set that i swap out between the MR supertwin and retro fish, thruster on my older bushman tuflite but now i really only surf the vanguard or the new 9'1" longboard. Hopefully we get a decent summer of surf so i can have a play around on all the boards, been so few good sessions over the last 12-18months and probably working a bit to much that just keep going to the number one setup trying to get the most out of every surf, that or that the vanguard just seems to work well in all conditions.
     
  19. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    26,334
    Likes Received:
    30,484
    Thought you guys might like this shot, by Stu Gibson Photography, pretty cool

    [​IMG]
     
  20. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    5,860
    Likes Received:
    3,174
    Location:
    Wollongong
    That looks sick and I'm a big fan of JS - doing good things, evidenced by Ozzie, Parko and Jules all ripping at the moment.

    I've got something similar for smaller waves.

    I ride a 5'11" X 19 and 1/4 X 2 and 5/16 MG Magic Carpet equivalent which is one of Mauricio's small wave models. Absolutely love it.

    [​IMG]
     
    DPS Driver likes this.
  21. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Messages:
    22,923
    Likes Received:
    9,720
    Location:
    Pissed off elsewhere
    Have been a couple of good surf days in Sincity. Haven't got wet myself but a nice swell delivering 3-5' and offshore winds. Winter surfing at its best.
     
    FourSquare04 and scalymanfish like this.
  22. FourSquare04

    FourSquare04 A Local

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    5,860
    Likes Received:
    3,174
    Location:
    Wollongong
    Yeah maxing out this morning on the local stretch. Too raw for the beachies, it's a reef day. I reckon Solander would have been on this morning, keep an eye out on the news and social media for footage / pics
     
  23. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Messages:
    22,923
    Likes Received:
    9,720
    Location:
    Pissed off elsewhere
    @FourSquare04 I was down at La Perouse this morning and swell was getting into the bay but was no one over at "Ours"
     
  24. blutek

    blutek One of Us

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2003
    Messages:
    2,161
    Likes Received:
    307
    Location:
    central coast
    Was looking nice this morning.
     
  25. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Messages:
    22,923
    Likes Received:
    9,720
    Location:
    Pissed off elsewhere
    Pretty solid at Maroubra. Very few out at the north end. most middle to south where it was a tad more manageable. Ours looked like it might be working as well.
     
  26. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    11,554
    Likes Received:
    6,612
    Location:
    Elwood
    Peninsula and the Island looked good on the cams today.
    As we push towards spring and summer and we start to get more N to NE winds those areas will come more into play away from the predominate NW winter winds favouring the surf coast.
    Haven't been in the water for quite a while, hanging big time. This weekend won't happen, but hopefully the following.
    Time to start a spring surf thread.