bigger wave board
hey im looking for a new board im 5'8 and 185 im looking to ride this one in bigger waves what size do you think i should go with any advice would be great ive been surfing for 11 years so im pretty good at it im looking at ci surfboards if that helps any. any advice or help would be great thanks
It's not always. . .
. . . length that matters most. It's also about volume, nose, and hip shape. How much bigger a wave are you planning to ride? **** Brewer shapes are known for being big wave boards.
Interesting set of IP controls Micah, they think **** Brewer's first name is a dirty word. Well I guess. . .
depends where your going to be riding the board too, is it just for big days around the east-coast? or are you planning on taking it on trips too?
offhand id say 6'4'' - 6'6'' round-pin, add some thickness from your usual short-board, and narrow it down a little bit. Also boards with a little more nose rocker help with those late drops.
im looking to ride the board aronud here when we get those few times that the bigger waves come in
truthfully. around the world...people are surfing smaller boards in bigger conditions more and more. east coast big means hollow. i bought a 6' 10" (i weigh 190 ish) and I never used it around here ever. because when it gets big around here it gets hollow and very steep. so i want to get in front and make a steep drop with a bit of rocker. you have to ask your self three things. what do you feel comfortable paddling? do you want to get barreled? can you make the drop? if you answer yes to all three then you you just bump up your board 2-3 inches on your favorite thruster. maybee get some extra rocker for steeps and a little bit more volume. if you have surfed for 11 years (all year round) this will work great. i have actually dropped 2-3 inshes when surfing shorebreak with abit more rocker. hope that helps you.
Originally Posted by avisorider
Not to be a **** but if you have been surfing for 11 years and are "good" shouldn't you know what boards to ride in any given condition by now? Anyhow I agree with the rest who are saying just bump the shortboard up 2-3 inches and add some more rocker for the steep faces.
P.S. I would go custom and not an off the rack CI.
I'll take that a step further and say go custom from a local shaper instead of buying based on a magazine ad.
Originally Posted by JMD