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    Surfboards for RI

    Im gonna be a freshman at URI next year, and was wondering what boards i should bring with me. Im six foot one and weigh 175, im physically fit. i ride a 6'2 alternator as my go-to board, i have a 6'8 fish for mush/small (3ft or less) and a ****ty six four board im gonna sell. my big question is, should i invest in a good 6'6 step up? how big does RI get at its biggest, and woudl my 6'2 be good in it? i ride the alternator in stomach high to overhead

    any comment s would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcsurf15 View Post
    Im gonna be a freshman at URI next year, and was wondering what boards i should bring with me. Im six foot one and weigh 175, im physically fit. i ride a 6'2 alternator as my go-to board, i have a 6'8 fish for mush/small (3ft or less) and a ****ty six four board im gonna sell. my big question is, should i invest in a good 6'6 step up? how big does RI get at its biggest, and woudl my 6'2 be good in it? i ride the alternator in stomach high to overhead

    any comment s would be great
    If you want to ride mush/small waves then you NEED a longboard. We have longboard point break waves out here that are far different from nj/long island. We have a bunch of longboard really shallow take off slow type spots here.

    We do have shortboard spots too of course.

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    your not moving to fiji dude. for the most part its mushy and ****ty like the entire east coast but occasionally gets good. bring your fish and a normal shortboard. and maybe a log, the URI kids clog the lineup up though the locals hate them all just a warning just be cool.


    Quote Originally Posted by hcsurf15 View Post
    Im gonna be a freshman at URI next year, and was wondering what boards i should bring with me. Im six foot one and weigh 175, im physically fit. i ride a 6'2 alternator as my go-to board, i have a 6'8 fish for mush/small (3ft or less) and a ****ty six four board im gonna sell. my big question is, should i invest in a good 6'6 step up? how big does RI get at its biggest, and woudl my 6'2 be good in it? i ride the alternator in stomach high to overhead

    any comment s would be great

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    What are the good spots around Newport? May be headed there on Thursday with a girl who's got a house near the beach. Figuring on what to bring for a board. Got a 6-6 fish with lots of volume, 7-0 hybrid, and 6-1 semipro that may not fare well in the chop that is forecasted.

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    The biggest I've ever seen it in RI is like 8 feet. March 9th. It was firing at Matunuck that day. Anyway, I've got a 6'1'' Channel Islands Gravy as my all around go-to board. It works in everything. Great board. I think you should invest in a step up because in my opinion (if you get the right dimensions), it will work in everything. Try sticking local if you can for a board too because they make boards specially for our area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIsurfer View Post
    The biggest I've ever seen it in RI is like 8 feet.
    Are you being serious? I've seen triple overhead plus clean and not closing out. This is of course incredibly rare and requires a hurricane.

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    A "step up" is the opposite of something that works in everything.

    Quote Originally Posted by RIsurfer View Post
    The biggest I've ever seen it in RI is like 8 feet. March 9th. It was firing at Matunuck that day. Anyway, I've got a 6'1'' Channel Islands Gravy as my all around go-to board. It works in everything. Great board. I think you should invest in a step up because in my opinion (if you get the right dimensions), it will work in everything. Try sticking local if you can for a board too because they make boards specially for our area.

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    Shark-Hunter, that is why I said it. Triple OH and clean is very rare.

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    so what you guys are saying is my magic stick will do me well, along with a fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcsurf15 View Post
    so what you guys are saying is my magic stick will do me well, along with a fish
    You'll be fine for the vast majority of days. Might want a log if you plan on staying at school over the summer.

    There's definitely the potential that during a hurricane, you'll be undergunned - I'd say cross that bridge if and when you get there. Even in most hurricane swells (assuming you're a relatively competent surfer, and if you're not, don't go surf a hurricane swell), you'll be fine with what you've got.

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