Please explain to me the difference in waves from east coast to west coast. In my opinion for every wave on the west coast there is an identical on the east coast.
The theory behind a stepdeck is to make the nose rocker flatten when nose riding and to swing the nose around quicker since there is less swing weight up front.
As for there is no difference in waves on the west and east this is not true. I surfed California and every year I surf on the west coast of Mexico, these waves are totally different, they are more relaxed open faced waves, perfect for a flatter rocker board like Bing, Hobie, Hansen etc. Here in Jersey where I lived my whole life and surfed is a whole different animal. steeper pitchier waves most of the time, the swell never lines up and you have to take what you can get. This is where you need a east coast designed board with more rocker to handle the steeper drops and late take offs. I've been surfing for 39 years and building boards for over 10 years, not just shaping, building them start to finish whether it's poly or epoxy and I do full restorations on all the old time classic boards. I think I'm more than qualified
Last edited by Mahady Surfboards; May 8, 2012 at 09:16 PM.
great shop to get wax or maybe a leash....but if you want a custom board...well lets just say I and many others have had less then good experiences thereIf not, talk to Ron at Spellbinders in Allenhurst.
Also to the OP, I would definitely check Craigslist. While it's cool to support your local shops they can be kind of pricey.
So is that to say boards built on the west coast are not good for the east coast? I understand the philosophy of where boards can be tailored to say a wave in jersey, but in the grand scheme of things boards made in California seem to have been working on the east coast for years. When you travel the east coast the waves vary, a rocky point break in the north isn't the same as a heaving beach break in the south. Point being that there are similarities in waves. East coast shapers like to think that west coast boards are taboo for our waves, while frankly they are not. Tom there is no doubt in my mind that you can tailor a board to the waves in jersey, i firmly believe you have that ability. But if someone wants to hop on a bing/hobie/etc. then thats their choice. Its just annoying at times when every post seems like a sales pitch to buy from one of the local jersey shapers.
+1 For Beach House those guys are awesome. Too bad that you weren't around this past weekend they had a swap meet with a lot of really nice boards at some incredible prices! Craigslist is also a good resource for finding some good deals as well!