I'm not sure if this has been asked already or not but i really wanted to hear what you all thought. If you could only have one board for the rest of your life what board would it be and why? One thing to think about is when you get older! At the moment i only have a 5'6 quad and an old 6' board my dad got at Ron Jons in the 80's so i cant exactly answer this question. I think i would choose a longboard board in the 8'-9' range though, because it would be decent in smaller surf and still hold up in larger surf and would be easier to catch waves with when i got a lot older. With all that being said, which board would you choose, and why?
Yeah I think this "one board" thread has been done quite a few times already.
Definitely not a longboard, 8 foot board, or a 7 foot board.
It's funny (to me) but I've had a rotating cast of boards for the past 10 years or so, always at least 8-10 boards deep yet year after year 90% of my sessions are on some kind of 5'10 x 21" fish or round tail. With the right fins it will easily handle head high, or 2 foot.
If I had to stick with one board forever, I'd go with what works for me 90% of the time already. If getting old eventually meant I could no longer ride the 5'10" then so be it. I wouldn't sacrifice even one year of riding what works for me, just to be able to continue surfing into old age on a tank.
40 foot duke Alaia haha. No I'd probably do a 6-4 maybe. My friend has this nice Ricky Carroll fun shape and it's pretty good for all surf and when I'd get older I could (hopefully) still get up on it. *Edit* make it a 5 fin setup. Put a quad on with a knubby trailer fin.
Last edited by Southsidesurfer; Jan 3, 2014 at 03:04 AM.
Just a little twin fin fish. i've found they work in nearly everything. knee to overhead. mushy to barrels. Short enough to make a steep drop if need be, wide enough to paddle in early/surf small waves.
my dad (67 years old, been surfing since he was 17) has settled in on an 8'0" bonzer egg. he really only rides it when it's decent-good, though. he'll ride a mat or bodysurf otherwise & he's no longer surfing the coldest days of winter.
i figure something similar in the 6'6"-7'6" range would do me right if i had to.