I'm about 6'1" 165lbs. Any suggestions? New to surfing..
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What kind of board should I get?
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.
I was thinkin about getting a 7S superfish xl. Yeah or nah?
Jun 11, 2008, 07:39 PM #4
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.
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?
Jun 12, 2008, 12:31 AM #6Senior Member
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For the first year the ONLY thing that matters is paddle out EVERY chance you get.
Yeah thanks man. I've been bondyboarding for a while but I've just been wanting to start surfing
Jun 12, 2008, 02:18 AM #8Member
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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
what i did....
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:
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...
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...
Jun 13, 2008, 12:01 AM #10Junior Member
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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?