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    surfboards for jersey coast

    looking for some recommendations for surfboards. I live in jersey and surf avon mainly and some surrounding areas. I heard squash tail is good around here cause of the lack of power in the waves. just getting into shortboards. what dimensions are good for this area also?

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    What's your height and weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by juhasznj View Post
    looking for some recommendations for surfboards. I live in jersey and surf avon mainly and some surrounding areas. I heard squash tail is good around here cause of the lack of power in the waves. just getting into shortboards. what dimensions are good for this area also?
    squash tails are in my opinion the most versatile tail which is why they are so popular. weight and height, how long have you surfed, experience level. and where in avon? what are you looking to accomplish with this new board?

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    im 5'10" 165 and I'm an advanced snowboarder turned surfer. i picked up a 6'10' fun and catch about 80% of the waves i paddle on and grabbed a 6'4" santa cruz which I'm finding out is not for the east coast. i want to sell the cruz and get something for jersey. i caught my first line (green wave) last time out. so beginner to early intermediate. but i learn very fast and skated 10 foot half pipes and rip on my snowboard any trails on the east coast (diff sport but my balance is very good) so i don't want to waste to much money on a real novice board cause i already feel like ill be doing downturns in no time.

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    i guess what i want to accomplish is to surf short boards and really learn to turn and rip on the face of waves. I'm bored with white wash waves. i still need a thick board to catching the waves. I'm assuming it will still be a bit of challenge for me to get used to the switch to short. thanks for the help guys

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    If you want to really rip the face of a wave then except for 10% fo the year you are on the wrong side of the country. After 20 years of skating, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and pretty any other activity you could do with a board, I still rarely rip a wave apart. Round this coast it's mostly drawing smooth lines on the mellower stuff or grabbing a quick but sweet barrel and maybe a few good hacks on the bigger hurricane and Nor Easters. There are times and places for true power and ripping surfing but not as much as other places.

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    Get a Channel Islands, Lost..., Firewire, or any other board not designed for the East Coast. You'll be cool but not as stoked as you would be with a board from a local shaper.
    Truth sometimes hurts.

    ~Brian
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    damn brian layin it thick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenlight View Post
    Get a Channel Islands, Lost..., Firewire, or any other board not designed for the East Coast. You'll be cool but not as stoked as you would be with a board from a local shaper.
    Truth sometimes hurts.

    ~Brian
    www.greenlightsurfsupply.com
    Shape Your Surfing Experience
    Damn! Local shapers over China tears anyday!

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    im not looking for a cookie cutter Asian board. mainly local boards for jersey surf. I heard aftermath and chem boards are decent. dimensions are really what I'm looking for so i can get some prices from local shapers.

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