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  1. #1
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    What kind of board should I get?

    I'm about 6'1" 165lbs. Any suggestions? New to surfing..

  2. #2
    Matt Kechele - Pug Performer
    Get it in the mid to upper 7ft. range. (not a tuflite like the picture though)



    Its what I learned on and still continue to ride a lot, years later, cause its such and awesome board. Catches nice and holds well in bigger surf, has a lot of drive, and turns great.

  3. #3
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    I was thinkin about getting a 7S superfish xl. Yeah or nah?

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    I'm against pop outs but that type of shape is good. longer and wider equals more stable and stability will make it easier to learn.

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    I believe both boards are very similar, although I am not sure if the 7S has as the ease of handling that the Kechele does. I have never ridden a superfish but I don't believe it has the same amount of entry rocker that the Pug Performer does, and is also a bit thicker in the tail.

    These are only assumptions, can anyone else inform about the 7S?

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by EwrWrop View Post
    I was thinkin about getting a 7S superfish xl. Yeah or nah?
    dude its fine. so is the Kechele. dont spend $600. Buy a used 7 foot funshape off the rack for $200. it really doesn't matter despite what everyones going to tell you. just don't but a chip.

    For the first year the ONLY thing that matters is paddle out EVERY chance you get.

  7. #7
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    Yeah thanks man. I've been bondyboarding for a while but I've just been wanting to start surfing

  8. #8
    I actually have a question along the same lines

    I've been riding a 7'2 fun board for a while and i'm thinkin of going shorter

    any suggestions?

  9. #9

    what i did....

    Quote Originally Posted by randomherochris View Post
    I actually have a question along the same lines

    I've been riding a 7'2 fun board for a while and i'm thinkin of going shorter

    any suggestions?

    I've been surfing sporadically for a few years. I haven't owned a board, just always rented. I started out around 8.5ft and kind of worked my way down to about where you are -- sometimes longer, sometimes shorter.

    Anyway, two weeks ago for my birthday, my GF got me a a board (with pretty specific instructions from me). The board i got is this one:

    https://triplexsurfandskim.c3.ixwebh...uct_detail&p=4

    It's an eopxy fish. Much of what i read online said fishes were good transition boards to go short. I have to say after one session in Del on 6/8 I am STOKED. I think it was acutally easier to catch waves and stand up on than the BIC funboards I had been renting. Plus you can really make some turns with it. In one day my surfing went up to a whole new level. Also, this board is probably a little bit on the big side for me (5'7" - 150lb)


    Anyway...some people will scoff since it's made overseas...but heres a good post that might clear the air a bit on some of the misconceptions...

    http://www.swellinfo.com/forum/showp...11&postcount=9

    As to the guy who started the thread....

    why not start out renting a few boards first? I would start out going 9ft and work your way down and see if you can keep catching waves. Of course, nothing wrong with starting out shorter and just having a bit more patience...

  10. #10
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    board help

    hey i surf ocean city most of the time and im fairly new to surfing. im 5'7 and 145 lbs. right now im riding a 6' shortboard. i can surf that fine. im looking to get a fish though. any suggestions on a good board for the average ocean city Md surf?