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    CI Sperm whale vs Stewart fartknocker vs lost bottom feeder

    Im 5' 11" and 130 I want something for small waves. I would consider my self intermediate. What should I get or what do u prefer ? Or should I just look for a longboard?

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    Why do all of your choices have such funny names???

    I've heard really good things about a few boards.. Firewire Spitfire, CI Biscuit, Dumpster Diver, and (my next board) the CI Neckbeard looks like a fun one... I'm excited to get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by idsmashh View Post
    Why do all of your choices have such funny names???

    I've heard really good things about a few boards.. Firewire Spitfire, CI Biscuit, Dumpster Diver, and (my next board) the CI Neckbeard looks like a fun one... I'm excited to get it
    despite what most people think, the dumpster diver is NOT the ideal board for small mushy NJ summer surf. dane originally had it made for punchy southern california surf. i've ridden it in knee high surf and it just doesn't have enough volume on it. anything from waist high up however, it's a great board and is really fun to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ND081 View Post
    despite what most people think, the dumpster diver is NOT the ideal board for small mushy NJ summer surf. dane originally had it made for punchy southern california surf. i've ridden it in knee high surf and it just doesn't have enough volume on it. anything from waist high up however, it's a great board and is really fun to ride.
    I second this. Boards that are short, and stubby, but still foiled out (Dumpster Diver, Sharpeye Disco, etc.) are meant to spice up already solid surfing in less-than-stellar surf, but by no means knee-high mush burgers. Any wave with a pocket will make them come alive, up until about chest high and it gets a little to loose for most folks (obviously not Dane). And anyone who surfs enough on the east coast (with our 4 second period wind piss swells), will tell you that San Diego surf would, more often than not, be a good fit for these boards. There's just more power in pacific, long-period swells. Of course don't go surf longboard spots and make yourself mad.

    In layman's terms, average to fun surf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terra-firma intolerant View Post
    I second this. Boards that are short, and stubby, but still foiled out (Dumpster Diver, Sharpeye Disco, etc.) are meant to spice up already solid surfing in less-than-stellar surf, but by no means knee-high mush burgers. Any wave with a pocket will make them come alive, up until about chest high and it gets a little to loose for most folks (obviously not Dane). And anyone who surfs enough on the east coast (with our 4 second period wind piss swells), will tell you that San Diego surf would, more often than not, be a good fit for these boards. There's just more power in pacific, long-period swells. Of course don't go surf longboard spots and make yourself mad.

    In layman's terms, average to fun surf.
    So true. I remember when CI came out with the Flyer and promoted it as a small wave board good in anything over knee high.
    Man, watching people trying to push those boards around in thigh high summer slop was pretty excruciating, but they just kept trying and hopping up and down...convinced that if CI said it would work then damn it it must work. But when it got chest high those Flyers were a blast!

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    punchy southern california surf
    Punchy lol, have you ever been to San Diego??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkegLegs View Post
    Punchy lol, have you ever been to San Diego??


    That's not punchy???

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    Quote Originally Posted by idsmashh View Post

    That's not punchy???
    Thats overhead Blacks Beach. When San Diego gets small, it isn't punchy. It just doesn't get small as often as around here.

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    Yeah its not really punchy haha