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    got my first board, have a few questions

    hey guys, i am going on a trip to florida in april and was going to rent a board, but i got the chance to buy a used board for only a little bit more than renting one for a few days would be. It is a channel islands rob machado signature series 6' 4'' by 18 7/8'' by 2 3/8''.(It also came with fins, traction pad, leash, and board bag) I was just wondering what size rider and what types of waves this board is for. I just couldn't find this board online (probably an older model) so any info on it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    heres some pics if that helps.009.jpg007.jpg006.jpg014.jpg012.jpg
    Theres a couple small dents on the top and bottom but the only damage that goes into the board is the ding on nose, how would i fix that?

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    what is your height weight and surfing ability .

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    Im 5'9'' 140lbs and ive never surfed before haha, but i skimboard, snowboard, skateboard so ive got pretty good balance.

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    Balance isn't the issue... more about timing the waves, catching them, and standing them... I am sure you would do fine staying on a board balance-wise.

    That board may be a little short. I had a few buddies who were really good skaters and snowboarders, but bobbed around in the ocean like a cork on a 6'4" board not being able to catch anything. The guy I am thinking of specifically was a lot bigger than you though at like 6'3" and 200.

    This may be a better board for long term, but your rides over the trip may be limited unless you get a short longboard or some kind of funboard.

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    especially in florida... I am from NY, but i go to florida frequently (West Palm area) and I have a 6' 1" that I rarely use because its flat (Moreso, in late spring like April than in the winter). I usually end up just riding my log on ankle high waves if I am lucky

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    thanks, im staying in cocoa beach for about a week and possibly go down to sebastian inlet for a day or two. What size waves would this be good for? and when the water gets warmer i will be surfing RI frequently, how would it perform there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cole View Post
    thanks, im staying in cocoa beach for about a week and possibly go down to sebastian inlet for a day or two. What size waves would this be good for? and when the water gets warmer i will be surfing RI frequently, how would it perform there?
    That is probably preferred in waist and higher waves. Normal FL waves are under waist high. I suggest finding a fun shape. It has some of the float you find in a log, but can turn fairly well. It also helps you get used to shorter boards. I can catch anything from ankle to waist high with my 7'4" fun shape.

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    when you go to sebastian inlet, make sure you paddle out to the main peak and introduce yourself to everyone. it's common courtesy when visiting a break.

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    First off i agree with all these guys ^ borrow or rent a funshape, prob like a 7foot something, super floaty easier to catch waves, once you get the hang of it, might take a little while. Some excel faster than others, i got thrown on to a short board first and it was a little discouraging at first but i was a little 12 year old and didnt give a **** when people saw me eating it.
    HOWEVER, i would say if you dig it the first few days on the funshape, dont be scared to try out the board you got.though it will likely be a little tuff at first . Lastly try to go out when its kinda empty the first few times so you can get your **** together and nobody gets pissy that youre in their way.
    Have fun good luck