wtf is this a surfboard support club? dude listen you failed okay, everyone does at some point. i mean i hit the reef pretty hard one time and i limped around costa rica for a week, i would have to lose my leg to not surf that vacation. **** happens keep practicing. paddling a mile who ever said sounds like a good idea, then walking around underwater with 50pound rocks. after that bmx though a fire wheel and your training will be complete. oh and dont forget to run to the top of mountain fuji and piss on a pine tree.
there's a board for almost every type of wave. a realistic board, that is. sure, Joe Pro can ride his 5'8" X 18-1/2 X 2-1/4 ripper stick in any wave from a foot to double overhead. that's from spending a LOT of time in the water and being in superior physical condition. for us mortal adult-sized people in decent shape, you gotta have the right board for the right wave. i don't even bother with a shortboard till it gets in the chest high range. why bother? i ain't competing in no friggen contest. i got an hour or two to catch as many decent waves as I can and have a good time and make sections with confidence and speed.
I definitely wouldn't get discouraged yet. I would pack the 6'4" in the car, but I would also pack old reliable in case the waves suck or you are not having fun. as a surfer, what are you trying to do? have fun and work on your style, or surf contests? there's no board you "should" be riding, it's only about what feels right. I should have realized this 20 years ago.
I've been riding my 7'6" funboard all spring and summer long.
Today I took out the 6'4" swallowtail I picked up the other day and blew it. I got up on two waves but they weren't official. I'm guessing I need more practice before I get on a shortboard.
What makes a good transition board after a funshape?
They waves yesterday where pretty small... And no power. Maybe you where the guy that I was out with- I said 'these waves have no power' I should have surfed Belmar... I don't know what I was thinking.
Anyways- if your a beginner- and for most ppl- riding a short board in small waves is a lot of work. It's hard to do cause there is not enough power. You need to bust out the short board when it's chest hi or bigger. And practice. Keep up with it. And like Tard mentioned- right back after you blew 50 waves
I own a 6'8 round nose squash tail,dont really know what u would call that,a kook mobile?a step up?a funboard?all I know is u cant paddle into shyt unless its atleast chest high,and its the lightest board I have.the thing takes off like a rocket when u pop up.idk who shaped the thing,but its a weird board.i surfed doomsday on the thing and it handled well,idk its just a weird board,i would like more volume,more weight,think its an epoxy,dont know too much about what goes into a board,just know the thing weighs like a quarter ounce,its super thin,like maybe 18inches and a quarter