For christmas my family is getting me a custom shaped board and i'm not exactly sure what i want. I was hoping for a mix between a fish and a shortboard that will be good in both larger and smaller waves. I was thinking maybe getting 6'0 or 6'1. Don't have any ideas on dimensions or anything so i was hoping for suggestions. Thank and merry christmas!
EDIT: im 6'1, 165. Althought my name says bodyboardnj ive been surfing for about 2 years and intermediate skill level. I can stand up in head high waves no problem and am starting to get cutbacks and whatnot.
Last edited by bodyboardNJ; Dec 25, 2011 at 08:44 PM.
Ok, let's see... Assuming that you're 6'11" tall, 135lbs, and have been surfing on the WCT for about 8 years, I'd say that you need something with the following dimensions:
5'11" x 30.5" x 1 1/2", preferably with a double winger moon tail and hard V all the way through the bottom. 5-fin setup with a long-board fin box in the middle, of course! (now... if I can just get my tongue unstuck from the inside of my cheek, I'll get back to the holidays)
Merry Christmas Jersey sponger and Congrats on moving to the standup game!!!
jersy body boarder put up your specs (height, weight, experience, waves you wanna surf) and then we might be able to give some advice... but if your switching to standup i would get something a little wider for stability and some length to it. but i got thrown on a short board when i started so who knows...
I may have the board you're looking for and would love to make you one. This one was a custom board for a guy in NY and has really enjoyed it. Every board I make is tailored for each person, but this may be a good starting point.