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    Small Wave shortboards

    Hey does anyone have a used or maybe new but cheap small wave shortboard for sale? Im 5'6 and looking for a smaller board that works great in small waves.

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    got a 5'6 sweet potato but im pretty sure its gonna have to much volume unless u weight 180

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    I have a barely used, 5'6 Fred rubble with stock dims that might work for you. In about the same height as you and it works great for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by es-dot View Post
    got a 5'6 sweet potato but im pretty sure its gonna have to much volume unless u weight 180
    Where / how much?

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    Wish people would leave the shortboards at home for the small waves personally. Never understood why 2 people need to paddle out on shortboards and get in the way of the 30 guys on longboards sitting 20 feet outside of them. Not a personal hit just decided this was as good a place as any to put this out there lol.


    Though I guess this might not even apply depending on what you mean by small waves

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSlyB View Post
    Wish people would leave the shortboards at home for the small waves personally. Never understood why 2 people need to paddle out on shortboards and get in the way of the 30 guys on longboards sitting 20 feet outside of them. Not a personal hit just decided this was as good a place as any to put this out there lol.


    Though I guess this might not even apply depending on what you mean by small waves
    Look at it the other way around... why do dudes on longboards need to sit 20 feet outside and take all the good waves from the shortboarders? Both can be fun on small waves, ride what you like.

    Disclaimer: I ride both, not trying to start any kind of longboarder vs. shortboarder battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSlyB View Post
    Wish people would leave the shortboards at home for the small waves personally. Never understood why 2 people need to paddle out on shortboards and get in the way of the 30 guys on longboards sitting 20 feet outside of them. Not a personal hit just decided this was as good a place as any to put this out there lol.
    i think there's a difference between "small" & "weak" waves...i hate riding my log in small but punchy waves...it's just too awkward to maneuver & fit into tight spaces. a short, stubby board works great in those conditions. when it's small & weak, then yea...log it up. no reason to hop & flail around like an epileptic pinniped on meth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHREDSLED View Post
    Look at it the other way around... why do dudes on longboards need to sit 20 feet outside and take all the good waves from the shortboarders? Both can be fun on small waves, ride what you like.

    Disclaimer: I ride both, not trying to start any kind of longboarder vs. shortboarder battle.
    I'm refering to the days when the waves are small and not pitchy, where the longboard is obviously the best board choice for the day. And for that reason is the reason the longboarders should be sitting outside in packs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSlyB View Post
    I'm refering to the days when the waves are small and not pitchy, where the longboard is obviously the best board choice for the day. And for that reason is the reason the longboarders should be sitting outside in packs
    well, then you can get into the mini-simmons/biscuit/fishcuit/plank/bottom feeder discussion...i, for one, have found that there are very few longboard-only days since i got on my bing puck last year. it's opened up a whole new world of small, soft, yet rippable waves.

    both have their place & it comes largely down to personal preference & what the surfer feels is the best board for the conditions. this is why i love having a large & varied quiver; it allows for personal choice while still matching the conditions w/ the proper equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSlyB View Post
    Wish people would leave the shortboards at home for the small waves personally. Never understood why 2 people need to paddle out on shortboards and get in the way of the 30 guys on longboards sitting 20 feet outside of them. Not a personal hit just decided this was as good a place as any to put this out there lol.


    Though I guess this might not even apply depending on what you mean by small waves
    If there are already 30 longboarders out, then the two guys on shortboards should find a different peak.
    Same thing applies the other way around...