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    Help with the right shaper

    Hello Community,<br />I'm looking to get a new board for the summer waves in OCNJ (on the south side) and was wondering if I should choose a specific shaper. I'm looking into Wynn, Heritage, and maybe just getting an off-the-rack Bing Dharma or something like that. I'm 5'4\", 100ish pounds, and I have a 5'10\" Tuflite Flyer (if you needed to know that). I'm open to ANY suggestions on shaper or dims or even the right board!<br />'ppreciate the help

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    Find a good local shaper. Go down to the ol' surf shop or two and ask around and find out who does the best work.

    A good local shaper will be able to shape you a board that should fit like a glove! Height and weight is only part of the equation. Let him know honestly your surfing abilities, where you surf, what your intentions are etc.... It really makes a big difference and you will be a lot more satisfied riding a good local custom shape instead of buying an over-priced, west coast, board of the month that Dane Reynolds endorsed, which most likely will be the furthest thing from your surfing abilities of functionality.

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    There's a ton of really good local shapers but if you want to stay in NJ please check out Essence Surf. They tutored a guy who made me a copy of the 5-10 hypto krypto and it came out great. I like it in all conditions from knee to head high. Im so happy with it, this spring im asking them to do a 5-6, 19.5, 2.5 version. Plus you could drive to them and pick up your board or talk with Gene and really get it dialed in.

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    I think he's in Florida...

    Nonetheless there are a handful of really good shapers down here to choose from. Pretty much boils down to personal preference and I maybe who is close by his home break.

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    Whoops...like rick cane when it starts raining. Saw ocnj and figured it meant ocean city NJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southsidesurfer View Post
    Hello Community,<br />I'm looking to get a new board for the summer waves in OCNJ (on the south side) and was wondering if I should choose a specific shaper. I'm looking into Wynn, Heritage, and maybe just getting an off-the-rack Bing Dharma or something like that. I'm 5'4\", 100ish pounds, and I have a 5'10\" Tuflite Flyer (if you needed to know that). I'm open to ANY suggestions on shaper or dims or even the right board!<br />'ppreciate the help
    I realize your in OC and Jackson, NJ is pretty far from there but I just recently got a board from a guy named Kevin Rider. He'll basically do what ever you want. His brand is Surfboards By Rider and website is surfboardsbyrider.com His contact information is all on his website. Hoped I helped.

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    If you are in Ocean City NJ you really shouldn't be looking anywhere but Brian Wynn. He's right over the bridge. That's a no brainer. He can shape whatever you want.

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    Cool stuff. @fam0612 do u know if rider ships? Seems like nice boards. I think I'll be going between him and good ol' mr. Wynn.

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    Just check out essence surf. Their boards are works of art aesthetically and they will build you a board to progress your abilities. And its way better than paying 5-700 bills for a surf shop board. http://www.essencesurf.com/

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    I'm not 100% sure of he ships, I could always find out for you.