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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidrock View Post
    It's been a few years, but I could've sworn that Chauncey's rented other boards than soft tops.

    Other than that, it's already been said that OCMD is beach break...pick any peak at the end of any street for miles. Some might be breaking better than others. You won't find any semi-secret reefs or points, so your call has pretty much been pre-determined.
    No shops in OC MD will tell you over the phone that they rent anything but fomaies. But, last time I visited, the fellas at Malibus hooked me up with a team rider board when I come into town... It took a little arm twisting and a "hey, don't you know (insert name drop here)" but they were super cool about it. Every kid I spoke to on the phone at first was like, nah we don't do that... But I went up the chain of command until I got my way. And they hooked it up. Had a ton of fun on it, and glad I got the board cause it was a solid 3-4 feet for two days.

    I would talk to Malibus and give them the ol', trust me, Im not a kook sob story.

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    The waves are good usually at OC as long as the swell is big enough. I go to Assateague Island (About 15 mins away from OC). The waves there break farther out and are rolling. Go to Chauncey's Surf Shop on 28th street and 54th street if you need wax or something. Go to any restaurant in OC and it's good.. If I had to pick one it would be Fish Tales. Awesome place.

    Alright... if I were you I'd be checking out Assateague Island so you can see if you like it... I think you will.

    Not to mention, OC went over beach replenishment... So AI might be your only choice...
    Last edited by Hawkheart; May 14, 2014 at 05:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    No shops in OC MD will tell you over the phone that they rent anything but fomaies. But, last time I visited, the fellas at Malibus hooked me up with a team rider board when I come into town... It took a little arm twisting and a "hey, don't you know (insert name drop here)" but they were super cool about it. Every kid I spoke to on the phone at first was like, nah we don't do that... But I went up the chain of command until I got my way. And they hooked it up. Had a ton of fun on it, and glad I got the board cause it was a solid 3-4 feet for two days.

    I would talk to Malibus and give them the ol', trust me, Im not a kook sob story.

    Chaunceys rents nearly anything but soft tops. Mostly NSP epoxys.

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    And as for Assateague,

    A) Make sure there is a decent enough breakable swell.
    B) Go at low tide.
    C) Have cash on hand to pay the small toll to park/enter, unless you have a yearly pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchafard View Post
    Chaunceys rents nearly anything but soft tops. Mostly NSP epoxys.
    Well, let me rephrase that. The had nothing along the lines of a proper shortboards. They said they had funshapes and soft top longboards....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    At your size, you're better off renting the soft top and having a blast rather than sinking a 5'10" Fish and not catching anything
    ^^ this

    Although if you can get your mitts on a gnome plank, there'd be a pretty good audience for 'Gulliver Goes Surfing.'

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    If the waves are 1-2 ft there is nothing.

    If you ride a 5-10 fish, and you can actually ride it well, then you just can. No shame in trying, at least...
    Last edited by Hawkheart; May 14, 2014 at 07:28 PM.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    ^^ this

    Although if you can get your mitts on a gnome plank, there'd be a pretty good audience for 'Gulliver Goes Surfing.'
    ^^^^^^^^^^

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  9. #19
    What is wrong with a soft top anyway? What, he won't really be slotting the barrels nicely? I've seen people ride plenty well on soft tops. Especially waves prevalent to the area. I think a softie would be just fine. People make such a science out of it all, IMO, and then you seen guys standing in barrels on skim boards and body boards. Whatever, bring a good attitude and wave when people see you standing on your 7' frame. I'd much rather have a ****tiest Chauncey's soft top then a ride a 2' shorter than you fish.
    But that's me, if it doesn't fit with your golf clubs, it doesn't fit and you should acquit.
    You've got all the advice you need here already..

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    I am not a foam top nazi by any means, I would just ASSUME here that those things may be quite squirrly if you aren't use to it. There is so much bend and give in them, I would feel like even bottom turning on one would be quite sketchy....

    Kind of like the fact that I have been skim boarding lately when its flat, and its obviously not a fiberglass/pro style board, so when I turn in the flats or try and ramp up and get some air, it feels like my ankles are about to shatter when I have any kind of impact. The thing bends and shifts under my feet to the point that I feel like its going to cause an injury. Too much flex in the thing. Not that your ankles will buckle bottom turning on a foam top, but I would assume it would have a similar effect, drag and end up having you slide out quite a bit.... dunno though.